Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 27
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Cherios Water collects behind tub/surround
I had this product (tub & 3-pc surround) installed 6 days ago. I asked the installers about the gap between tub and surround - needed caulking? Was assured it did not, that it was "self-draining". Maybe in front of the surround, but it becomes water-logged in the deep, unseen 2" behind tub/surround when shower water hits it. Takes many paper towels and a lot of time to get water from behind surround/tub in corners and all the way around. Then I used a hair dryer to finish drying. I'm having a hard time finding someone to make this tub/surround waterproofed behind it!! I'd hate to see this set after a year or two of standing water behind it - would be black with mold. Manufacturer should do the right thing and give instructions on heavy caulking, backer rods, vinyl corner pieces, etc, to waterproof unit behind the tub/surround!!! (Don't blame discoloration on "hard water" or other nonsense!) Suggest you not buy this product unless you include in the installation waterproofing the unit!! My set has been installed for 6 days, unused, until I can find some way to get it waterproofed. Will have to wait to see if the tub cracks, like it has with a lot of other reviewers.
October 7, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Mike Multiple Cracking on the edge of head bathtub
I had general contractor installed the whole set on 12/31/15. We did not used it until today. After installation, I went online and found out product defect aka cracks. I did check it multiple times, but did not find any cracks at all. After I cleaned the tub and scrubbed for today on Tuesday. I did not see any cracks. When we moved in this afternoon, I found multiple cracks.
Since, it already installed, HD is willing give me a new bathtub. But I have to pay the labor cost for general contractor to take out old tub and reinstall new tub. I hope he would honor his work by not going to charge for installation cost.
January 28, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by NotAnotherOne defects
Took the first one home. Perfect box - no damage. Upon opening the lid of the box, I found a manufacture defect in the bottom curve of the tub. Closed it up and returned it. There was a second tub on the shelf. Opened that box in the store to find the same manufacturer defect in the identical place. This has to be an issue with the mold the tub is made from.
This is a quality control issue. It seems that all the tubs have a problem of one kind or another. From the reviews and experience I have determined the cast / metal tubs rust under the porcelain giving a nice orange tint, or the porcelain chips easily. The acrylic tubs are cracked from shipping or have manufacturer defects / repairs. This was tub number 5 and 6 from 3 different manufactures. It is appearant that this level of quality has become acceptable to the average repair person, or they would be piling up in the stores or possibly given to Habitat for Humanity. Homeowners beware!
July 26, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Loudmouthofthesouth Right hand bathtub and shower rap
Right hand bathtub and shower rap middle, right, and left
July 19, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by LearningIsExpensive In Hindsight, I recommend something else.
I bought two of these for rental units. Had to return one tub and one back wall because of cracks out of the box. This should have been a sign, but I installed the first tub successfully, then began to work on the second tub. The nailing flange cracked on the second tub as we were dry fitting. After a few days a crack developed in the first (installed) tub. These tubs are very brittle and not thick enough in certain areas, especially the flanges. Hopefully I can get my money back.
March 25, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tom Aquatic Replacement Tub and shower walls
Installation would have been fairly straight forward, but we were replacing a cast iron tub with tile walls from the 1930's. Had to remove the tile and concrete underlayment back to the studs to get the tub to fit into the existing space. Also the old tub was 4" longer than the Aquatic, so we had to fur out one wall to make it fit properly. Knew about both of these issues in advance so it was not a surprise.
Tub would likely have been relatively easy install if not for these issues.
Key to a good fit is that the floor under the tub needs to be absolutely level, and the walls perpendicular to the floor to get a good fit and have the seams where the panels fit together align properly.
January 19, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Nick123 Soaking Tub Right hand
Tub looks great. I had some trouble fitting the tub in the space but once that was worked out everything else lined up. I like the no caulk features and the shelf space will be very useful.
March 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nhdiys Great!
Was leary after reading some on line reviews.watched manufacturer installation video of similar type . Went pretty smooth. Best advice was using the premixed nonshrink grout as a bedding. Used one bucket. Feels solid. I'm a good sized guy too. Minor cons. The gaps in the walls not as tight as hoped and yes a bit smaller with walls, wish I went without center shelf. Think that is typical with all these types of enclosed wall/tub products.
December 8, 2015