Tub to shower conversions are one of the most popular bath makeover projects that we are doing these days.
The older population is creating this demand, having a hard time getting in and out. Not to mention, most of these tubs that were installed in the 70s, you cannot even bath in.
Did you know that walking into your tub is by far the most dangerous place in your home?
Our bathroom remodel team does tons of tub to shower conversions in San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita, Valencia, Palmdale, Oxnard and Ventura County. We are constantly in the consumer’s home, designing bathrooms that fit your lifestyle.
One of the most frequently asked questions is “What is the difference between Twin Home Experts and Luxury Bath Technologies, when it comes to tub to shower conversions?”
We want to first go over what Twin Home Experts and Luxury Bathroom Technologies of Pacific Coast has in common:
- We both offer the same materials, even though they claim they have a microban coating, this is just a nice selling point. Being that Twin Home Experts is a leader in black mold removal here in Los Angeles, we have never had to clean mold or mildew on any acrylic materials, period. This is a non-porous material. Mold and mildew need organic porous substrates to grow.
- We offer the same shower pans, which in our opinion are the best shower pans on the market.
- John, the owner of Luxury Bath Technologies, used to work for Twin Home Experts. We had different visions, and wanted to preserve our 30 year track record.
- Both Companies can do a tub to shower conversion in 1 to 2 days.
- We both have a B- contractors license
The Big Differences
Licensing and Certification
Twin Home Experts is a real licensed C-36 plumber for over 30 years of track record. We are also certified in black mold removal and water damage remediation.
*We don’t charge extra for mold removal, or dry down restoration. It’s always included in our bathroom remodel.
Luxury Bath is NOT a plumbing contractor, and does not have the C-36 license. They are not certified for mold or water damage either.
Although Luxury Bath Technologies has a B- contractors licence, John OToole, the actual owner, is NOT a licensed contractor. He is using someone else’s license.
Why this should be important to you as a homeowner
When it comes to your tub to shower conversion, the bathroom contractor you choose to do your tub to shower conversion is super important. It is vital that they know PLUMBING.
The drain feeding a tub is a smaller diameter pipe, so in order to properly upgrade to shower from a tub, you really have to have a darn good plumber that knows how to properly remove your old underground drain system and increase the drain pipe to a 2-inch.
If not, this can cause issues later on with backing up that you are left to deal with.
Secondly, the hot and cold water system needs to be properly upgraded and installed to accommodate your new shower. Especially when you are adding hand held sprays, body sprays or a rain shower head. The copper plumbing needs to be secured in a way your not going to hear noise through out your house. Only a really good plumber knows how to correctly do these details.
Twin Home Experts redoes a lot of work out there with plumbing that is not up to standard, because most bathroom remodel companies use their tile or drywall guys to do it.
Here is a real example of our customer Gabby, who fired her bathroom contractor because the plumbing was absolutely terrible. We came in took over the bathroom remodel here in San Fernando Valley.
Here is a text message to us:
Twin Home Experts has well over 600 reviews on Yelp, Home Advisor and Google with an average 4 star rating.
Luxury Bath Technologies has a 1 star rating on Yelp and only 7 reviews posted on Google.
Time in business
Twin Home Experts has been in business for over 30 years. We’re family owned and operated and have performed over 25,000 jobs.
Luxury Bath has maybe 1 year in business as a start up here in the Valencia area.
We were told by some recent clients that they loved Twin Home Experts onsite full acrylic bathroom showroom.
Luxury Bath has a few displays, but doesn’t show all your options.
Tub to shower conversion costs
The tub to shower conversion costs can range from $6,500-$10,500 depending on a number of factors.
We are both going to be within $500.00-$1,500 of each other.
We will always recommend going with Luxury Bath Technologies of Pacific Coast if there pricing is 25%-35% percent less than our bid. We help you review their contract to make sure you are getting a great deal and you’re protected.
Twin Home Experts personal review on Luxury Bath Technologies of Pacific Coast
They have a great product.
The challenge is, they are a new company so it would be difficult to see if they will be around in the next 5 to 8 years to back the warranty if something should go wrong.
Historically, remodel companies go out of business within 5 years.
I would ask Luxury Bath Technologies to go see some of the most recent bathroom projects in your area. This will give you a true insight on how their workmanship looks after some use.
Well folks, hopefully this helped give you a clearer picture of the differences between Twin Home Experts and Luxury Bath Technologies of Pacific Coast.