most durable (non tile) tub surrounds


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Old 04-26-23, 01:07 PM
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most durable (non tile) tub surrounds

hi. we're looking to redo out tub with a soaking tub and tub surround (essentially replacing what's there)
I've read acrylic is actually better, but what i've seen (big box stores) seems really flimsy. If anyone could give me some guidance of what properties/specs I should look at when purchasing, i'd appreciate it.
 
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We'll need to know more about what you are doing to help. Most soaking tubs are free standing and do not have attached surrounds. "Normal" bathing tubs have surrounds and are often sold as a surround and tub package.

In my house the soaking tub has no surround. It's just a tub sitting some distance away from painted walls. A surround can be almost anything a solid sheet like granite/stone or quartz, tile, metal sheeting...

If you are doing a dedicated, free standing soaking tub that in my mind say premium. So, I'd avoid anything synthetic like plastic, vinyl or fiberglass and look at premium materials like tile and stone.
 
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I've used several Sterling Ensemble Medley tub/shower surrounds and they seem fine. Not flimsy at all.
 
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thanks Xsleeper, I'll look at them

Pilot dane, Its a second bath, about 10x12, but it's pretty ratty looking (there when we bought the house) so it doesnt have to be a soaking bath, but the bath we have now is only about 10in to bottom of overflow. If we could get another few inches, ideally 3-4, that'd be plenty.


 
 

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