Frequently Asked Questions

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Frequently Asked Questions
About Bathroom Remodeling

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Bathroom Renovation Queries

What Are Your Hours Of Operation?
Where Are You Located?

We’re located in Bay Park at:
1154 Morena Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92110

Feel free to stop by Monday – Friday between 8:00am and 4:00pm.

You’ll likely find an owner, manager, staff member, installer, or another friendly person excited to help you out and speak face to face.

We also encourage everyone interested to schedule a free design consultation and estimate.

How Long Does A Typical Bathroom Remodel Take?
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Truth be told, the fun part about remodeling is that there’s no such thing as a ‘typical bathroom remodel’. Each project presents its unique challenges and design specifics. Most of our projects take 1.5 – 2 Days. More complex projects with tubs/showers larger than a 60 x 30-inches area take longer.

For example: The picture you see here is a recent remodel that we did where the shower and bathtub are separate from each other – also known as a “Cali Combo”. These projects can take 4 –5 days depending on several variables.

What Material Are Your Products Made Of?

Our products are mainly composed of a material called BP-Cor2. This is a high-tech polymer made up of 15% acrylic and 85% ABS (the very strong stuff they make football helmets out of). It’s an advancement over the traditional old-world tile and new-world acrylic.

We can even make our product look like tile by laser etching grout lines in the material. This way you can still have tile, but you don’t have the cleaning and maintenance hassles. This is why we like to refer to our product as ‘New World Tile’.

What Licenses Do You Currently Have?

We have a California Class B General Contractors license as well as a C-36 Plumbing License. Additional protection for you includes a bond with the state of California, a Liability Insurance policy, and Workers’ Compensation.

Do You Have A Showroom?

We don’t have a “showroom” but we have an office and a warehouse that you’re welcome to visit Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm. We also have a few great displays that we’d be more than happy to show you.

Do You Install Bathroom Products I Have In My Possession?

No. Our system is tight and efficient and when we deviate from that, things don’t run as smoothly.

To live up to our value of quality, we need to be able to offer a Lifetime Warranty on both labor and products. We can’t do that with products someone else purchases. That said, we have a massive selection of products and can almost always provide something you’ll love.

How Do You Remove Baths And Install New Custom Showers In 1.5 Days?

With a long-standing and effective system, skilled expert installers, and proper training. Our installers, which are employees of Shugarman’s Bath, are trained in all the trades needed to complete a project.

They can handle the demo, plumbing, waterproofing, panel cutting, finish work, and most glass. This means you don’t need 5 different trades coming into the job. Our products are also installed much more efficiently than traditional tile. Instead of hot mopping, tiling, and grouting, which can take a week, you can do the Shugarman’s version of those tasks in 1.5 days. Learn more by visiting The Shugarman’s Way page of our website.

Do You Offer Financing?

Yes, absolutely! It’s very common for these types of projects to be financed. We offer tons of flexible options like No Interest No Payment plans, No Interest plans with payments, or low monthly payments. Visit our Financing Page to learn more.

Can I Work On My Design Before You Come?

Of course. And we encourage that. If you’re interested, we have a Design Studio on our website that can give you a sense of the different options. You can also check out all of our Portfolio of Project Images to get some inspiration on what you may want to see in your bathroom.

What If You Find Unforeseen Problems During My Remodel?

Simple: we’ll take care of them. We’re wet area specialists and we always expect the unexpected. It comes with the territory in this line of work. We frequently run into mold, rot, termite damage, leaks, etc. But if it’s in the wet area (your tub/shower area), we most likely handle it!

Do You Do Repairs?

We don’t do general repair work. Why? Because we see it as ‘bandaid work’ that will buy you some time but eventually fail. Then you’ll need to pay to make repairs again if that’s even possible. Or, you end up having to pay for replacement bath and shower products after wasting your money trying to maintain them. With Shugarman’s, you’re guaranteed excellent workmanship that LASTS.

Do You Offer Senior Or Military Discounts?

Yes, we do! We’re proud to do so. Additionally, there are often other promotions that may be available to you. Our consultants will always find you the best deal that they can and save you as much money as possible. Visit our Special Offers page to learn more.

Do You Refinish Bathrooms?

We don’t do refinishing or liners. We see them the same way we view temporary ‘bandaid work’ repairs. They’ll buy some time but will eventually fail. Then you’ll need to pay to have them done again if possible. Or, you end up having to replace it at that time after wasting money to attempt a repair.

Do You Use Tile?

We don’t use “Old World Tile” or conventional tile. We have a newly manufactured product that’s non-porous and antimicrobial. It has laser-etched grout lines that give you the look of tile without having all the extra labor and costs involved. No more scrubbing, bleaching, or sealing grout lines every 6 months.

Do You Do The Whole Bathroom Or Just The Shower Area?

We’re “Wet Area” specialists. That means we tackle just the tub and or shower area and everything directly involved with them.


For other aspects of bathroom remodeling outside the wet area, we do have multiple other contractors that we work with regularly. If we feel they would be the best fit to help, we’ll offer you their contact information at no additional charge. It can save you 10 – 20% on a larger project!

What Makes Your Material Stand Out?

What makes our special materials stand out is their incredible durability, easy maintenance and cleaning, lifetime warranty, and the fact they’re fully customizable.

Do You Have Warranties?

We offer lifetime coverage on our work and the products that we install. Visit our Lifetime Guarantee Info page for more information.

Why Should We Choose Shugarman’s Bath?

Because we’re family-owned and operated, local, completely customer-focused, and we CARE about your needs and your home. If you call us…we’re going to listen. Period. Furthermore, our reputation across San Diego and Orange County, our 5-Star reviews speak for themselves. Visit our Customer Stories page to learn more and see for yourself.

How Many Design Options Do You Have?

We can help you navigate and choose from over 360 color and style options.

How Do I Get Pricing Or How Do I Get Started?

We offer free in-home design consultations with our expert designers. They’ll inspect your bathroom, listen to your needs and plans, and then take you through the step-by-step design of the entire bath or shower space. Give us a call at 619-332-2220 or Fill Out This Form and one of our team will contact you as soon as they’re available.

How Much Do You Charge For An Estimate?

Our consultations are always FREE, no-pressure appointments to get you the quote you need and answer all of your additional questions.

Do You Work On Commercial Properties?

Yes, we can work with a commercial property here in San Diego and Orange County. As long as there’s a bath or shower that needs to be replaced and we’re engaged with the owner or owners so that they can approve the design and project. Then we work with managers throughout the process once we have the owner’s sign-off.

Do You Work On Rentals?

Yes, we can work on a rental property. As long as we’re in contact with the owner or owners so that they can approve the design and project. We can work with managers throughout the process once we have the owner’s sign-off.

Do You Have A Minimum?

We do NOT have any minimum charges or fees. The only “minimum” would be that there’s a tub or shower that needs to be replaced or installed.

Contact Us

We’re happy to answer all your questions and address any concerns you might have regarding features or pricing. If you’re ready, we’ll also get you scheduled for our FREE no-pressure, no-obligation consultation with one of our specialists. From our family to yours, we thank you for your time today.