Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 14
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Cabingirl Chipped. Twice!
I had to repack two times. The same panel was chipped both times. Construction could not wait. I purchased direct from home depot a much cheaper surround. Very disappointed. But I had a deadline
August 16, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by ChesapeakeVA Swanstone Fiberglass Panels
All the reviews gave it 5 stars. I honestly thought it would be thicker than it was. It is about 1/8 to1/4 inch thick. Installation is very easy, but it only came with one tube of adhesive. No installation instructions were with it. I googled a Swanstone video. Nice and simple design. Matches the American Standard regular white tub pretty closely.
August 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HOMEPRO VERY NICE !! WAY BETTER THAN ONES CARRIED IN STORE
I looked at the tub walls kits in stock at local Home Depot. Most were very thin and flimsy. After checking options online, I ordered this Swanstone 3 piece set. VERY NICE !! Much thicker ! Nice glossy finish (so cleans up easy) ... I wanted the least amount of soap shelves so easier to keep clean. I got the 3 piece kit (not 5 piece kit) so there would be less seams to caulk (less maintenance down the road and less chance of any leaks) ... Slight downside > one of the walls in my tub area must not have been square so I had to trim the bottom edge of one of the panels. I used a jig/sabre saw with a very fine blade for most of cutting and a hacksaw to cut the curved part of panel. Panel was kind of tough to cut but did NOT crack. (I put a piece of plywood underneath the panel to add some support ... put plywood about an inch away from edge I was cutting) ... The kit came with 4 tubes of silicone (didn't see that in directions but silicone was "hidden" in bottom of box under Styrofoam) ... 3 tubes were CLEAR silicone and one was WHITE. CLEAR is for sticking panels to walls ... WHITE is for sealing around edges of panel ... (hard to tell which tube is which color but it has CLEAR or WHITE printed in tiny letter on tube) ...
OVERALL >> This has been installed for a month now ... LOOKS GREAT !! EASY TO CLEAN (so far ... hope finish holds up for years and years) ... SO GLAD I replaced my old tub walls ... AND SO GLAD I ORDERED THIS instead of going with one of the cheap ones in the store ! Shipping was $55 (because it's over-size) but it was well worth it !!!
March 12, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Upnorth Good quality
Good quality surround. Only comes with one tube of adhesive and no directions though. Wish it was available in a taller option as well.
February 19, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RunnerDave Sturdy surround
This surround is more expensive than most of the other choices and had to be pre-ordered. Directions were not included in my package but there is an excellent how-to video on Swanstone's website This is the second bath/shower surround of this make and model I have installed. It is an easy installation and because it is sturdy I didn't have to worry about an accidental breakage. The old surround was cheap, thin, and flimsy and ripped out and apart easily. My walls were not straight or flat and I glued new tub surround direct to green board after applying sealer. Had to use a lot of adhesive and some sanding/filing was required along tub line to achieve a flush fit. Although it says its not required, I uses the silicone caulked all the way around. It looks good and I am again happy with this product.
December 12, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HC Nice surround. But, size does not match the description
This s a nice surround. It's easy to work with. The only issue I have is the size. It's advertised as being 30 inches deep. But, it is only 29 inches deep. It's for use with a 30 inch tub.
December 22, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by IOMTT Very forgiving
I would have given this a 5 star but there were some pockmarks on one of the side panels. Luckily they are in an area that the shower curtain will be covering. This was my first install of this kind of product. The walls is my bath are not exactly square and definitely not flat. My tub was not quite level on one end and I had to sand down some of the bottom of one of the side panels. I used a heavy grit (60 I think) paper and hand sanded it down about 1/8" and it was very easy to sand and to see your progress. Unbelievably it fit the first try. There are a couple areas that are a little higher and lower in spots but you have to look for them. That is not the products fault. Really happy with this product. I bought it because of the other positive reviews and wanted to give one of my own.
September 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jean75 High quality, easy to install surround
This was the 1st tub surround that I ever installed. Installation was very easy. I used Loctite Power Grab adhesive and it really worked well. Using the box to make a template for the holes that had to be cut made that part go really well. Once the 2 end pieces were glued on, the middle panel was a snap. You have some wiggle room (2-3" of overlap on each side which is great if your walls are a little out of square like mine). The surround is fairly thick and stiff, not like some of the really thin ones I've seen. We really like the plain design. I would not hesitate to buy another.
April 28, 2015