Question about Tubs

Old 02-06-10, 12:09 PM
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Question about Tubs

Hi Everyone! I've been looking at the all-in-one/molded shower tubs recently to possibly use in our spare bath. There's currently a a.i.o fiberglass tub/shower in there. I noticed at the big box stores, that they're shifting their inventory more towards the "kits", where you buy the tub and the walls 'snap' into place. Just curious as to opinions on these. Are they better than the a.i.o's? Do they do a good job keeping things dry behind the walls (assuming they're installed correctly) or is it better to do a tub and tile surround or stick with the fiberglass/acrylic molded tub/shower combo?
Old 02-07-10, 02:28 PM
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A lot of the time retro-fitting a one piece tub can't be done due to clearance probs. Thats where the separate walls come into play. If these are installed per instructions there is usually no problems.
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It is almost always the case that you can not get a one piece tub/shower module into an existing bathroom. Those are literally installed BEFORE the walls go up. Hence, the aptley-named remodel units.

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