If the bathtub & shower combo replacement kits you’re seeing on the internet, or in your local Home Center store, leave a lot to be desired, you’re not alone. And while you want your alcove bathtub, replacement wall panels, and tub door to be functional, you don’t necessarily want them to be cheap, flimsy, and lack style like most bargain basement fiberglass tubs.
Below you’ll not only see what you’ll get with an Innovate Tub Shower Combo Kit (with options not available in budget bathtub replacement kits) but also learn the benefits and details about these tubs, wall panels, and bathtub doors. And if you still have questions, read the FAQ section, or call an Innovate Bathroom Product Specialist.
Clear Advice for How to Choose the Best Tub Type for You!
For a long-lasting, high-quality alcove tub replacement kit start with a bathtub that is built to last. After all, the tub is the ‘foundation’ of the project.
Learn the options of the Duraline alcove tub shower systems below. Whether you’re bathing small children, need a low-height tub deck for someone whose mobility isn’t the best, or look for a functional soaking tub/shower combo, you’ll find below a replacement bathtub that will work for you.
This DuraLine shorter alcove tub has a lower deck height to get in. It works well for bathing small children and provides an easier entry for those with mobility challenges. With its thicker construction and heavier acrylic design (note this 60” x 30” x 14” unit weighs 75 lbs.), and 25 year warranty, you’ll know you have a tub which is built to last.
This DuraLine tub works bathing the kids, or for a relaxing soak and has plenty of room to move around while showering. With its thicker construction and heavier acrylic design (note this 60” x 30” x 18” unit weighs 77 lbs.) and 25 year warranty you’ll know you have a tub that is built to last.
This DuraLine tub works perfectly for bathing the kids, or a relaxing soak and has plenty of room to move around while showering. With its thicker construction and heavier acrylic design (note this 60” x 32” x 18” unit weighs 80 lbs.) and 25 year warranty you’ll know you have a tub which is built to last.
This DuraLine tub works perfectly for a relaxing soaking tub experience and a tub shower combo system with plenty of room to move around while showering. With its thicker construction and heavier acrylic design (note this 60” x 30” x 21” unit weighs 104 lbs.) and 10 year warranty you’ll know you have a tub that won’t cause you to remodel due to a product failure.
This DuraLine tub works perfectly for a relaxing soaking tub experience and a tub shower combo system with plenty of room to move around while showering. With its thicker construction and heavier acrylic design (note this 60” x 32” x 21” unit weighs 106 lbs.) and 10 year warranty you’ll know you have a tub that won’t cause you to remodel due to a product failure.
Grout free wall panels in bathtubs (contrary to what you usually see on the Internet) DO NOT have to be white, plastic, short, flimsy, and boring!
With the Innovate Tub Shower Combo Kit select from 29 different patterns, colors, and styles. They’re 3/8” thick with a finished look you’ll swear is real tile, stone or even organic materials like cracked cement or rough wood.
Most standard tub shower combo kits on the Internet have thin glass doors, hard to clean bottom tracks, come in a chrome finish (which spots easily) and aren’t very tall (usually 58” to 62” tall).
With the Innovate Tub Shower Combo Kit you’ll get 3/8” thick heavy frameless glass with no bottom tracks, a brushed nickel finish (simple to clean) and 66” high tub door so taller members of your family won’t need to duck to get in. Also, you can choose from a bypass (2 doors slide) or walk in glass bathtub door. And you’ll even get easy to clean, glass surface protection at NO EXTRA CHARGE!
This 60” wide heavy 3/8” thick frameless bypass tub door (with 2 sliding doors) has a brushed nickel finish, is 66” tall, and both doors slide. It’s easy to clean with glass surface protection and has safety glass protection.
This 3/8” thick (and 66” high) walk in tub shield has a 23” wide fixed panel and a 15” wide pivoting door which opens 180 degrees to the outside and 20 degrees to the inside. It has simple to clean brushed nickel hinges. This door works in a variety of sized alcove bathtub replacement projects and includes glass surface protection.
Models (excludes glass door):
Duraline bathtubs in 14”, 18” and 21” curb heights are thicker and sturdier (from 75 lbs. to 106” lbs. depending on the size) than competitive models. They come with an integral nailing flange for a waterproof installation.
Acrylic bathtubs are simpler to clean than fiberglass (which can yellow or gets dirty) and warm to the touch.
Choose a 14” high (perfect for bathing small children or those with mobility challenges), 18” high (good for soaking or bathing kids) or 21” high tub decks (for a relaxing soaking experience).
These 3/8” thick laminate wall panels are 3x thicker than what you’ll get in budget shower kits.
With 29 patterns you can match Modern Farmhouse, Modern Minimalist, Transitional or Traditional decor. Patterns like white subway tile, white herringbone, black hexagon, Bianco marble, rough wood, white or silver-gray marble and cracked cement will transform your out-of-date bathroom.
You’ve wanted to stop ‘doing battle’ with tile grout joints, but the thin, white plasticky wall panels you’ve found in common shower kits look cheap and fake. With laminate wall panels in the Innovate Shower Kit program you’ll get indented faux grout joints AND realistic looks.
The wall panels in cheap tub kits are only 60” tall and don’t reach the ceiling. With laminate tub wall panels and 14” to 21” Duraline bathtubs, your new system will reach the top of your 8’ or 9’ ceiling so you won’t have to repaint or remove mold near your ceiling.
Cheap tub doors wobble when opened and won’t give you the upgraded alcove bathtub and shower combination you’d like. With 3/8” thick heavy glass and 66” tall bathtub glass doors you’ll feel the luxury AND won’t have to duck getting in.
Budget shower kits come with chrome finishes. Chrome finishes are notorious for spotting. Innovate Shower Kits come in a simple-to-maintain brushed nickel finish.
Why wait 12 weeks or more to FINALLY get your bathroom back because you couldn’t get the bathtub, or the wall panels or the glass door? Innovate Tub Shower Kits will arrive in 2 to 3 weeks.
When you buy a tub shower combo kit, it’s not like buying a new dress or pair of boots. You want to know how the bathtub, walls and glass are installed – and in what order. You may need help with the right size and design. Rely on the Bathtub Product Specialists at Innovate Building Solutions to put these pieces together (and we’ll even share our cell numbers with you to reach us).
|Feature||Our Innovate Kits||Others Kits|
|Sturdy Tubs||Acrlyic is thick and durable||Thin fiberglass or acrylic|
1-1/6″ solid surface curb
2-3/4″ reinforceed acrlyic curb
|4″ – 5″ high curbs|
|Wide Selection||14″, 18″, and 21″ tub height options in standard 60″ x 30″ or 60″ x 32″ sizes||Limited sizes|
|Easy to Clean||Our materials are simple and easy to clean||Fiberglass gets dirty and yellows|
|Thick Panels||3/8″ thick wall panels (3x thicker than others)||1/8″ thin panels|
|Wide Selection||29 color/pattern choices you can mix and match!||Typically 1 choice: white|
|Realistic Look||Indented faux grout joints, textured patterns, and fun designs!||Molded fiberglass or acrylic|
Tub-to-ceiling coverage for 8′ or 9′ ceiling
Can extend side walls to 48″
|60″ and walls above the tub surround will need maintained|
|Sturdy Glass||3/8″ thick strong glass||1/8″ – 5/16″ thin glass|
|Easy to Clean||
No bottom track on bypass door
Brushed nickel finish doesn’t show water spots
Glass surface protection against mold and scum buildup
Hard to clean “U track” at bottom
Chrome finish spots easily
No glass protection included
|Tall Glass||66″ high (no ducking to get in)||60″ high causes problems if taller than 5’10”|
|Selection||Bypass (2 doors slide), and walk-in glass shield||Usually sliding where only 1 door opens|
|Long Warranties||Industry leading warranties (10yrs – lifetimes depending on component)||1 – 5 years only|
|Bathtub Specialists||Our bathroom product specialists will give you their cell numbers to help with your job||Customer service reps who handle broad range of product types with limited techical knowledge|
The 60” x 30” bathtub with the 14” high tub deck will be best.
First, remove your existing one-piece fiberglass unit (especially if this old tub shower has a built-in seat, or shelving systems which extend too far into the alcove). Then look for bathtubs with higher decks (18” and 21” are 2 options), with deeper ‘bathing wells’ (this is the inside dimension). Consider using oversized recessed niches for soap and shampoo to create free space around the tub.
Yes, in the Innovate Tub Shower Combo Kit program you have 10 tub size/deck height options, 29 wall panel patterns and 2 glass tub door options. This kit gives you the flexibility to mix and match what you need – all at a more affordable price than buying each product separately.
You can (a) reframe the opening to a smaller (or larger) size or (b) build a platform around the tub and use a drop in tub.
To get a detailed list of what’s in each kit, click on the see the model #’s section above. Go to section
Step 1) Install a bathtub with an integral flange.
Step 2) Install the grout free laminate wall panels. If the panels are too tall for your space, make your cuts from the top of the panels.
Step 3) Install a bypass (2 doors slide) or walk in pivoting tub screen.
The Duraline bathtubs have a 25 year warranty (in the 14” and 18” deck heights) and a 10 year warranty in the 21” high deck height.
The laminate wall panels have a lifetime warranty.
The glass tub doors have a 10 year warranty.
These warranties cover the product to be free from manufacturing defects. If there’s a problem, Innovate Building Solutions will provide a new product or replacement part free of charge. Damages resulting from an improper installation or improper cleaning are not covered.
Refer to the ‘Tubs’ tab on this web page to see how many gallons of water your size/depth tub can accept. Then for the weight of the tub multiply the # of gallons the tub can accept by 8.33 pounds per gallon of water. Add the weight of the Duraline tub (which are between 75 and 104 lbs. depending on size) to get the total weight. For most homes you will not need to reinforce the joists with these tubs (unless you have a structural problem prior to your remodeling project).
These products are 100% waterproof and don’t require any surface sealants.
The #1 reason Innovate chose a brush nickel finish is we know you HATE cleaning spots off chrome shower door frames. Sure, chrome finishes are cheaper, but they’re a pain to maintain. And while matte black finishes are growing, we chose the classic (and more popular) brushed nickel finish for the stocking program because they sell the best.
If you’d like other door finishes (or obscure glass tub doors) Innovate can get them for you. However, they’ll be priced higher than the standard shower kit program where we buy glass doors in bulk and save by shipping them in the kit together.
Since these kits are shipped together, you’ll save about 10% vs. buying the components separately. And yes, you can buy a bathtub and wall panel kit (with no door) if you’re planning on using curtains (see the ‘complete kits’ sections).