Rated 2.8 out of 5Â by 13
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0Â 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 5.0 out of 5.0Â 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 5.0Â by Claudius Installation instruction are wrong
I would recommend the product with telling the person not to follow the instruction sheet. And I would warn about the soap dish not being properly positioned.
I recently purchased a tub surround model # 671-3542 39124 . I'm sure that you welcome feedback from your consumers. Here it is.
In the store, it looks great. Made of acrylic it looks solid. So I bought it.
This is not the first tub surround that my wife and I install. (This is the 5th house that we own).
So, we started to prep the walls. While my wife was doing the final touch, I opened the box and read the instructions. It says to install the ends first then the back wall. I mentioned that to my wife and we both thought that it was wrong. But we thought that we should do it the way the manufacturer says to do it. So we proceeded to install the end piece where the faucets are. Then we did a "dry run" with the back wall piece just to see how it would fit. We have a window on that wall. We then realized that it wouldn't fit. We had planned to stop for lunch but it's a good thing that we didn't. We had to quickly cut out the window opening to get it ready. Then we had to lift the edge of the end piece in order to slide the back wall piece behind. It's a good thing that we didn't stop for lunch because the glue would have set. Then we installed the other end piece and everything fits fine. You should review your installation instructions.
Then we installed the shower doors that we had previously.
We have a regular size bathtub. Nothing fancy. Run of the mill standard size tub. Why do you build a tub surround that overlaps the tub by over an inch? And why don't you mold the soap dish in the middle of the tub? The molded soap dish is 11/16" outside of the center of the end wall piece. That makes the soap dish about 2" off the faucets which ARE in the middle of the tub. Then if you look at the doors, it really looks bad. The soap dish is 1 Â½ " from the doors and 6 Â½ " from the wall. It looks like an amateur installed this, but it wasn't. The plumber installed the faucets in the middle of the tub and I installed the doors in the tub's edge where they should be. The amateurs are the manufacturers of the tub surround.
Like I mentioned at the beginning, it looks great in the store. But when it's installed where there are faucets and doors...........
Just in case you want send me a copy & paste reply, don't bother.
May 1, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â 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 1.0 out of 5.0Â 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