Best Solutions for Old Showers | A Comparison
Renovating a bathroom is often at the top of to-do lists by property owners all over. Homeowners, and even hotel owners, look to upgrading a bathroom to increase property value and appeal. Other times, a bathroom renovation is needed because there is just too much mold and mildew to take on, plumbing problems, or the space is simply out dated – whatever the reason, renovating a bathroom can be a time-consuming and pricey project to take on. Whether you are looking into a complete renovation or a simple update, it is important to understand the labor and costs involved before taking on such a large project.
Bathroom renovations can range from new sinks and vanities, new hardware or plumbing, and floor upgrades to complete shower and bath updates. All bathrooms and style preferences are different, so estimating costs in bathroom renovations can range from affordable do-it-yourself projects to requiring professional installers and thousands of dollars. If the scope of your project requires a cost-effective, do-it-yourself installation, ATI’s MirroFlex Tub and Shower Walls can give you that updated look with minimal cost and labor compared to other options.
MirroFlex Tub and Shower Walls are a home renovator’s dream thanks to their durable, non-porous, grout-free properties and easy installation and maintenance. Bad tilework or existing surrounds can be covered up in just hours. They are suitable for both residential and commercial environments with wet wall surfaces including shower recesses and laundry walls. Installing a MirroFlex Tub and Shower kit is easy for the DIY’er. Since MirroFlex panels are made from thin, thermoplastic laminate, they can be cut to size with a razor knife or scissors and easily fit most standard showers. After disconnecting existing fixtures and repairing any damage to the wall, MirroFlex panels are easily adhered to the existing shower wall. This can all be done with a short list of supplies you can pick up at your local Lowe’s while choosing your favorite of our 30 pattern and finish combination options. ATI supplies clear installation instructions as well as an informative installation video found on YouTube. You can find MirroFlex Tub and Shower Walls currently at Lowe’s, ranging from $275-$400. With stylish and contemporary designs, and MirroFlex’ easy-to-clean surface, a new shower wall will give your bathroom a fresh new look for a low cost.
Many other companies offer similar solutions to cover old and dingy showers. Bath Fitter and Re-Bath offer an acrylic system in a variety of design/finish options that cover the old, existing shower and tub. Not only is this a pricier option ($3,000-$4,000), but it is not something that can be done by the property owner. Expect a 1-2 day installation while professional installers come and remove old plumbing fixtures and prepare for the new tub or shower surround while it is being cut and formed in a manufacturing facility off site.
A new shower surround from MirroFlex can improve the overall look and functionality of your bathroom without putting a huge dent in your budget. You can find our MirroFlex Tub and Shower Walls online at Lowe’s.