Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 14
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Shan57 Easy enough
This was my first ever home renovation project. I did have the help of a friend but I'm amazed at how good it looks and that I actually did it! Doesn't come with directions so you have to print them out from the website.
October 11, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DMC Tub surround
If everything in this world had perfect 90 degree lines, then this tub surround would of been a piece of cake to install. But since nothing is as pictured in the instructions. I had to really take time to install these panels. My tub had a drop, on the water end of things. Resulting in a 3/4 inch difference from the drain end to the other end. So I had to draw a line with a level, to carry the reference line on all three sides. Then after that line was made. Place a corner panel in (dry fit) and marked where the high and low points where. Then transferred those marks to the bottom of panel and belt sanded the line I transferred. So the panel would come out even with my wall markings. Every panel had to be done that way -dry fitted first and sanded material off the bottom, to come up even with my level line. The instructions say to put their tape exactly here and the caulk exactly there. Then start with a corner piece to apply to wall. Word of Warning. There is absolutely no room for error to move your panel into place to meet your line once that tape meets the wall. This is a very hard product to install, because after the panel is set, I used 2x2's with filler wood strips in sections, not to mare the panel. And to apply even pressure so the caulk would hold tight.
So it took a lot of pressure sticks (homemade poles) and time to put up-overall about 4-5 days.
I failed to mention that my first attempt started out somewhat good until I tried to put in the first corner piece with all the tape and caulk ready to go. Once it touched the wall I could not move it-due to the double stick tape. Tried to pull it away and reposition it, I broke the panel. So I had to basically order a whole new kit. I didn't us the tape the second go around. Just caulk near the edges and used wood strips to apply pressure to hold it tight against the wall This worked a lot better setting your panel to your level line. So $327 x 2 + a bunch of lumber-it would of almost been cheaper to tile the whole tub.
October 18, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by B122 2nd purchase of the Tub surround
Follow the instructions to a T. Especially the bracing which seems excessive but worth every 2x4 you need. Save them for the next install and they worked. The only negative was I ordered the first one on 3/3/2016 at a total cost of 283.26. The second order was placed on 4/12/2016 and the total cost was 327.28. A difference of 44.02 in a little over a month.
May 3, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by woodbear Nice Surround
Ordered on line and product shipped for free to my local Home Depot store. Pick up was easy and I was able to inspect the carton before leaving the store. No damage to carton was noted. Doubt that would have been the case with UPS, FedEx or other delivery company. This is by far the nicest quality tub surround I have installed. The walls are quite thick but still easy to handle. I bought several tubes of the very best GE Silicone adhesive, which I applied generously, to make sure adhesion would be good. Installation was quite simple, but fabricating all the necessary bracing to hold everything in place while the adhesive dries took some time and additional money. Overall, a very nice quality surround at a reasonable price point. Note you must have computer access to download the installation instructions.
August 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Snowbird63 great value
After waiting for over a month for another bath surround (different company) and was delivered damaged, we were told there were three in store. we excitedly checked each one and all were either damaged or had wrong depth side walls. we left that store and checked on line at Home Depot. There was one just right size and it came in within week in perfect condition. It was easy to install and feels solid, even shelves are quite solid. Very pleased with it.
August 2, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Amanda Easy and functional
This surround was pretty easy to install, it was a pain to cut the holes for the faucet and knob, but that is to be expected. I have a very narrow stairway that turns, so the 5 piece set was the obly option for getting it up the stairs to the bedroom and it fit perfectly. It is easy to keep clean and the shelves are perfect for shampoo, conditioner, and soap bottles.I highly recommend this surround.
May 23, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Spanky Super Product !!
Great Three Piece Tub Surround. Looks Very Well When Done. Used Extra Glue To Make Sure It would Stay put.. Makes the bathroom Really Shine.
April 12, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by KJ Better than most
This was definitely a better surround than those found in-stock at the stores.
It was a much thicker material, and even though it had to be shipped to the store, everything arrived without any damage.
My only reason for not giving it 5 stars, is because they no longer provide the 100% silicone to use as the adhesive. (They do provide 1 color-match tube to use as a seam sealant.)
You now need to provide the adhesive silicone yourself.
I also used much more silicone than what they recommended...just to be sure that it has very good adhesion.
It's been installed for about 1 month now, and looks great!
December 29, 2015