Rated 2.8 out of 5Â by 26
Rated 5 out of 5Â by dclark1965 I like the look of the product. Bright and clean! Beautiful!
*The walls are thick and not flimsy like other products.
*I bought this surround wall not only for the quality of the product but also for the shelves. However, after installation and use, I don't like the shelves on the long/middle panel. Water sits on the shelves after the shower, so I have to wipe them off after each shower. Not a big deal; just don't leave your soap on one of these shelves. It's okay for bottles.
*I cut a window out of the long panel. It was best to use a jig saw instead of a utility knife.
*I found it best to use Loctite instead of Liquid Nails for the adhesive. Loctite was quick. Liquid Nails took hours and lots of pressure for it to adhere.
October 11, 2013
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Dissapointed looks good, price is right, but,
Installation directions are straight forward but lacking. An explanation on whether the back panel overlaps or butts against side panels is not clear. If you decide to overlap the back panel over the side panels, for a better waterproof seal, the back panel, (or side panels) are not molded to allow the back panel to fit flush to the wall.
February 24, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Slachtes Poor instructions, poor design
We purchased this (expensive) shower wall because it seemed the best option for our needs at the time. However, the instructions were minimal, not giving helpful directions for how to put it up. There was an obscure piece of plastic on the side pieces, and we didn't know what they were for. The instructions said nothing about them, so we broke them off so it would lie flush against the wall. Later, when installing, we realized these were there for a purpose. We were supposed to put the middle wall in first, and we did the opposite because the instructions didn't say. All in all, not a big deal, but then we also installed it, and the center of the wall doesn't line up with the center of plumbing, offsetting the shower. Who designs this low-quality product? Is it never tested? It's a standard tub size. I would not purchase this product again, and the more I use Home Depot do-it-yourself supplies, the less I want to purchase Home Depot's products.
January 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by nonickname2 Great product, but very delicate
This is a very good product for the price. I have installed about 6 of these now in my rentals. 1st one came out okay, using a skill saw to cut with appropriate blade. BUT after trying different techniques installing them is a breeze and are perfect regardless if walls are square. You will have the same problem with any surround and tile when walls are not square (and they most likely will not be square). Cons: Very poor packaging. Pull the panels out before leaving store. 50% chance they will be damaged. Pros: Nice looking, clean easily and now install very easily. From experience, the best way to cut this product is to use a belt sander. Works great! My walls were not square and had to trim all 3 panels to make the squares line up. Dry fit the panels, make your lines with a marker (comes off with alcohol) Put the panels on a flat surface and sand off the amount you need to remove. Take a file and smooth off edges and then fine sand paper block to re-establish a rounded edge. It is true that the side panels have a finished edge and if you cut them it will remove the rounded edge. I used a file to re-round the edge and it looks great. Re-dry fit and then proceed to glue with recommended Grab glue (con: I used 3 - 4 tubes per panel)
February 18, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Mike Best wall surround for the money
This is my fourth bathroom remodel, and If you follow the directions you will have a top quality installation that looks great. I could not be happier with this wall kit.
February 13, 2013