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Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by jmfeeney579 Don't bother
To be frank, just save your $, spend it instead on building your own custom surround. This thing is a piece of garbage, plain & simple. It's flimsy, it looks cheap, & it is in no way worth what I paid, period. It comes with a cheap flimsy piece of, Idk, mdf, which has little clips that you screw into the floor to keep it steady. You then attach the acrylic piece with sticky pads-not kidding-to the cheap mdf board, which has a white transition strip along the sides & bottom. You can clearly see where the acrylic piece stops at the bottom of the transition piece because it's designed so cheaply that its made so as not to even line up at the bottom to give a seamless look. Build yourself your own transition piece made of real wood that you can attach a surround to, which also would provide an access panel so you can reach the whirlpool motor, which this doesn't even provide. The tub I got this for is a great tub, very nice. Unfortunately American standard has no accessories for it.
December 10, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by DrDoom Not for mobile home instalation
This is probably great for a stick built house but I installed it in a mobile home that has a crawl space under it. When ever the wind blows the air comes up through the hole in the floor (which has insulation packed in it) and blows out around the apron. I ended up sealing all of the edges with caulk. Also the tub has only 2 support blocks on the sides to hold the apron support in place so It bows in in the middle. I attached a 2X4 to the middle of the apron under the edge of the tub to keep it from bowing in. It looks good but I could have done a better job using plywood and FRP. Also the glue used to hold some of the trim in place had come undone so I ended up using FRP glue to reattach it.
December 28, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Frustrated Worst money I ever spent. Trust me, don't buy it
This is the worst money I ever spent. If they spent $30 in labor and material I would be surprised. Why did I end up using it? Because I was already committed to use the apron because of the way I framed my walls. I will number the problems since there are so many.
1) The color of the fiberglass didn't match the color of my tub. It wasn't too far off, but it was off.
2) The fiberglass was coming off the Oriented Strand Board (OSB), so I had to glue it back on. They used OSB instead of plywood.
3) The apron was too short so I had to either send it back and build my own or use it and fill in the side(s) with fiberglass I bought on my own. I talked to customer service with Home Depot, and they gave me a $50 gift card, so I used the apron.
4) The angle clips that were screwed into the backside of the OSB at the bottom were loose. The angle clips are used to screw the OSB into the floor.
5) $180? This apron is worth about $50.....maybe.
6) The apron was over an inch shorter than the tub.
7) The velcro pieces were attached to the top of the apron instead of the bottom.
8) Yes, really, there are velcro pieces used to hold the apron to the backer piece.
Trust me on this, it isn't worth the money. Do yourself a favor and spend the money on building a wall yourself.
March 29, 2014