Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 9
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by runner Tub Surround
The product was put up by my husband and me. It was fairly easy to put up but I strained my neck getting in and around the braces.
I would never ever use the enclosed glass shelving!
August 2, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by OldSkeptic Good surround looks nice
Installed OK but requires attention to the included directions as some parts are tricky and must be cut fairly close. That would include where the end and side panels fit into the moulding between them. These moldings have recesses for the panel to fit in which provide water tightness and so the panel needs to slide in as well as possible. So cutting panels to length is critical.
The hole for the spout and control likewise need to be correct of course.
Note: Be careful to make sure that the spout is clear of the panels lower horizontal raised decorative ridge. That means that the lower edge of your spout where it fits against the surround panel needs to be 6 inches or so higher than the tub. Measure to be sure.
Same goes for the upper shower head pipe if it happens to be located over the upper part of the end panel and you need to be careful of that horizontal raised decorative ridge up there also.
The only real criticism I have is that the panels don't glue very easily to the backer even with *lots* of excellent and correct for this application type adhesive. We used a good backer ("Hardiboard"), and still didn't get the decorative center portions to stick well. We finally wound up taping panels in place as much as possible to hold them while the adhesive dries but the best way would be to use adjustable pole jack/clamps (which I didn't have). to keep pressure on the panels in some way until the adhesive dries.
Not terribly difficult to install but needs a little care plus measure twice cut once thinking.
That said, the surround looks classy and nice when done.
December 8, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by t8534 Decent Product
Bought it on sale so saved a little, but think it is overpriced for what it is. Time will tell if it holds up but as of now looks good and seems like a good product. I think they could have made and provided better edge molding,the 2 strips they provide are too thin and in my opinion not enough edge or width to cover and stay well enough.after careful placement the inner edge has come away from the panel and can not reposition without removing and it removing the paint with it.would have to scrape it clean and put some kind of adhesive to reattach it.For the cost should have provided better finish molding.And would reccomend using more adhesive on panels than what is shown on directions,areas without adhesive move in and out when touched or wiping down unit.
May 4, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Djk Flimsy
This is a flimsy product with too many seams. For the price, we are extremely dissatisfied with the wall system. Due to a time crunch, we installed but with regrets. We will replace it down the road.
June 30, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Redskinbill56 Poor design.
I am a plumber with 30 yrs of experience. This surround looks great installed but has design flaws. The protruding "ribs" make it hard to glue to any surface, I used new greenboard for the backing. There are too many seams which could lead to leaks down the road. Also for the diy the kit came with no instructions or warranty info, which is always a bad sign.
February 3, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Daisy Looks good...
This was definitely easier to install than a 1 piece tub surround... It seems durable and is visually appealing.
January 20, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by trouty not reel good
its desent looking but the ankors they give for the screws don't stay in place since there is no lip on the they do not work on cement board and they screw covers half to be trimmed since they were made wrong
November 9, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by luckylin58 Attractive Surround
My son-in-law installed this elegant surround in an afternoon. I feel that the surround is of good quality. The walls are made of sturdy material. The diamond pattern on the back wall adds designer flair. The surround looks wonderful by itself. However, trimming it out with small glass tiles is a nice option.
January 15, 2014