Rated 3.0 out of 5 by 2
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JL Not what I was expecting given the price.
Surface looks good but is paper thin (literally). Thickness is 1/4", quite flimsy, requiring great care during installation due to tendency to flex and bend which can lead to breakage. Seriously, an acrylic liner seems more stable. Definitely not a value at over $1000 for a 3 sided 60"x30"x72".
However, once installed, it doesn't look too bad. Can't speak to long term viability, but be careful what you use to clean (no abrasives, pads). If looking for a stone solution, would definitely recommend something else, preferably solid stone or a quartz/resin composite.
Hey Home depot, better specs would be highly recommended (e.g. thickness, surface thickness, material type (surface coating over composite material) rather than a single useless phrase ("composite").
June 28, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BusProf Holding solid for 4 years
Had a poor tile job go bad on us. Stripped sheet rock to studs, put up concrete board, sealed with the pink frosting stuff used to seal shower pans. Then cut and glued up swanstone product. Kind of tricky to hold in place until the glue dried. Built a scaffolding, basically a 2x4 framed wall across the tub/shower opening. Used some boards cut to length to push the back piece against the wall. Then tore down the scaffolding and glued up the side pieces using boards cut to length to push against each other. The concrete board plus the swanstone thickness added together ended up flush with the sheet rock on the top and side edges. A little work with concrete mud and fiberglass mesh tape and it looks like it was built that way from the start. Swanstone cleans easy and have had no issues so far - 4 years and counting. More work than a fiber glass insert, more money for the material than most surfaces, but once it is in, it is very easy to keep clean. To us it is worth the extra money and effort, but may not be for some.
November 28, 2013