bth and shower

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by janetcal, Oct 23, 2010.

  1. janetcal

    janetcal New Member

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    I am a landlord with a 3 family home. looking to redo the bathroom. What should I do as far as a bth tub and shower for tenants? Should I purchase a sterling unit or just buy a tub and then tile the rest of the tub and unit? I have heard horror stories regarding the 3 piece units in regard to mold and seams coming apart etc.. I need something that is durable and easy to take care of with tenants.. Can anyone advise? Go with the units or do tile?? help thanks Janet
  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    The fibreglas or acrylic kits are easy to install, but can be damaged by tenants failing to keep clean, or cleaning with the wrong products.

    Tile is a little more work to keep clean, but if they let it get moldy , then the worst case is you need to repoint some grout.
  3. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    The only "single unit" you will be able to fit in there is a multipiece one. The most durable, long term, is tile over a "good tub". My limited experience with Sterling is that they are NOT a "good" tub.
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