Rated 3.8 out of 5Â by 34
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Chuck Excellent Product
I researched many different types of tubs & wall surrounds and decided on this one. I was very happy with the quality. It was very sturdy and packed securely to avoid shipping damage. Once the wall studs were prepared, the install was a breeze. Everything lined up and went together perfectly. I've been using it for about a month now, and I'm very happy with the product.
May 14, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by DonJoy Looks Great
Wasn't too difficult to install, I purchased the tub that goes with it and the hardest part was smashing out the old cast iron tub. I measure twice and made the template like the instructions advised and the holes for the existing faucet and handles worked out fine. We were back showering in no time.
September 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Handyman1 Better than expected quality
I had a 40 yo tile-on- waterproof sheet rock bath fall apart and needed to fix it. I looked at the available options and decided to go with the Swan 'direct to stud' set.
At 76 yrs I'm not as fast as I used to be, so the tear out was the worst part of the job. I was also concerned about how it would fit on the cast iron tub that was there.
Once I got the area cleaned up and the existing drywall trimmed away, my wife(32) and I had no trouble putting the pieces in place.
I chose to cover the surrounding areas with 4 1/2" w strips of 1/4 tempered hardboard(from HD), and finished the job with a custom tinted paint(also from HD) that matched the existing wallpaper.
The wife loves it, and once the calking dried, we took a shower, and everything felt firm and secure.
I plan on getting another one for the other bath. A good, cool weather project for us.
The only thing I would recommend changing, is to put a dab of adhesive on each of the 6 attaching clips so that they don't fall off when attaching the side to the back panel.
July 9, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Bill Great surround after 1 year +
I've had this surround for 1 year and 1 month. The product is excellent. I installed it with no problems. I used another tub, so had to cut the tabs off the bottom of the surround which is designed to go with the same brand tub.
The tub has to have a lip around the top edge. The back goes in first and is nailed at the top edge. The sides are installed and need to be pressed against the back after they are hooked into the back. While pressing the side against the back for a snug fit you install the a screw or 2 along the edge to hold it there. Then add the screws as needed along the edges.
Since installed the surround has held up and no leaks. I did not use any calk since that is the point of this surround. If installed properly it needs no calking. As the directions point out you need plumb walls and a level tub.
If your walls are off more than 1/8th inch top to floor this surround (others too) will not fit properly and might leak or hang loose.
Overall it is a solid material.
Shipping was a problem with some as it was with me. The Depot took care of the replacement panel quickly and it was shipped to my house by a different carrier. Too bad I could not tell the Depot to use them in the future and drop the other shipping company.
January 31, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Anthony1 A very satisfied customer...
This item is a special order product. It cannot be purchased at the store. So I orderd this item online and hoped that when it arrived, it would be exactly as pictured on the webpage. It was delivered sooner than I'd expected and when I inspected it, I was happy to see that it was even better than I had hoped it would be. I was only plannng to replace the bath walls since the tub was in good shape. However, I was so happy with this product that I went online and order the matching tub. It was delivered in less than 5 days and it's nice. I am very satisfied with this Home Depot online purchase and it was so easy to order these items online. Thanks Home Depot!!! TONY
April 12, 2007