Rated 2.8 out of 5 by 13
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tuscany The Best Quality and Value
Will fit 32 x 60 tub size nicely but don't expect to trim the side panels to fit a 30 x 60 tub. The side panels cannot be functionally trimmed to remain centered on either end wall.
If your tub is 32 x 60 then you would be hard pressed to find a surround of this quality for the price.
I shopped and researched specifications for surrounds for weeks, on line, in stores, and discussed options with mfg. technicians. I wanted this surround more than any other. But no matter what anyone says, trimming the side panels to fit a 30 x 60 tub is a disaster waiting to happen. If your tub is 32 x 60, go for it. You'll be glad you were able to use this gem.
April 4, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by bosox1 very disappointed
This was a big project for me -- borrowed a truck to transport the tub surround, pulled off tile and drywall, re-did the plumbing, finally ready to install the tub surround when I discovered that the side panel soap dish is in the way of my tub/ shower faucet handle. So I can't use this tub surround. There are two other soap dishes, so why design one more where all the plumbing goes? Why not have the panel where the plumbing goes just be flat -- it would be so much more helpful! I am frustrated! Before purchasing this product (seems to be durable) make sure your faucet handle is no higher than 36" above your tub.
September 20, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sparky The Best!!!
I spend several weeks at numerous online sites and in person at several Home Improvement stores and looked at hundreds of tub surrounds. This one is clearly one of the best in this price range. It is perfect. The panels are thicker than every single one that I looked at. This is the second tub surround I have put in this same bathroom and it is way better than the previous. I highly recommend this to anyone looking in the $200 to $300 range. This tub surround cost extra to have it shipped to my house but was well worth it. Home Depot did an excellant job at handling the transaction as well as the shipping company.
May 29, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Tech3 Worthless instructions, poor design
I'm a plumber by trade and purchased this for my own home for the ease of installation that SHOULD come with using a surround as opposed to tile. I was attracted to the Everstrong because of the extra thickness of the panels especially around the soap holders, etc., I've seen many surrounds broken in those areas. I have partially unboxed the unit and it is BEAUTIFUL! Unfortunately I WILL NOT be attempting to install this surround after just reading the instruction sheet and taking a few quick measurements. Put the ends in first? That is obviously incorrect. My experience has been that if a manufacturer cannot get the installation instructions correct, NOTHING else will be right. Back it goes!
December 27, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CleDIYer Nice looking tub surround for the price
Looks very nice, price was good. Be careful, HD had an instore model identical to this one but $60 more and under different name. Also, be careful when installing, instructions are wrong, install long wall piece first then the end pieces. Finally if tub area is less than 32 inches deep the shelves on the end pieces will be a little off centered when trimmed. My tub was 60 x 30 so end shelves are about an inch off center once I trimmed to fit my tub area.
September 2, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by wineguy Good quality for the price.
We bought this tub surround as we needed one we could cut a window into the back panel.We used a jig saw to do our 2 downwards,then scored the bottom edge with a stanley knife. The plastic tends to melt behind your saw cut, so cut slowly and try to keep the edges seperated behind your cut or they will melt back together. Its also helpfull to have a second person keep downward pressure while trying to score the bottom cut. It took repeated scoreing and slight pressure to get the bottom to snap off evenly. We also chose to put the back panel on first followed by the end panels. It came out looking great. The shelves are far sturdier then most of the others we compared it to and the fininshed tile look fit great over our new tub. I would highly recommend this product for the average do it yourselfer!
June 13, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by DaveDYIguy Not balanced and design is awkward
I installed this and when putting up the side walls I was "committed" to installing it, but not happy. The quality is good, but the design should be changed. First off, just put the handle for the wash rag on one side, not both. Next, they are 7" from the wall, and 6" from the outside. Since I had to cut around 4" off the outside wall it looks way off balance. This is the only reason I would not recommend this product.
Lastly, the directions did not say of you put the wall piece from corner to corner, or from the gaps that are "cut out" into each side piece.
October 29, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by canman47 Sturdy but poorly designed
Now that I have it installed I can say that it looks pretty good but the design and instructions have problems. The panels have no overlap and rely on a bead of caulk for sealing. Despite what the manual says you can not cut this stuff with a utility knife-too hard and thick. They also recommend a saber saw which makes a melted mess with blobs of plastic which can be cleaned up with a sander. A table saw actually works pretty good if you have a large table. The instructions to cover the entire wall with adhesive are wasteful and ineffective. After using 8 tubes just on the end panels I realized that the only part of these panels that touches the wall are the soap dish and grout lines so I just ran a bead on those and it worked fine. If you put adhesive on the outside edge it will squeeze out and make a mess of your wall. It is pretty thick and sturdy but most casual do-it-yourselfers will have a hard time with installation.
April 2, 2013