looking for tub and surround

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by cabriggs, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. cabriggs

    cabriggs New Member

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    Hi. We want to remodel a bathroom. Currently it has an old tub with tiled walls for the shower. My wife hates tile. Absolutely refuses to consider it for the remodel. So I'm looking for tubs with matching shower walls. This is on the second floor, so I need the shower walls to be in multiple pieces.

    So far I've found these online:
    American Standard Acrylux
    Lasco Remodeline
    Maax Advanta, Aker
    Sterling Acclaim, Accord, Performa, Ensemble

    First question: are there any other manufacturers/lines I should look into?

    Second: any recommendations? I know my plumber isn't a fan of Maax or Sterling. Any others to avoid?

    Thanks much.

    -cb
  2. cabriggs

    cabriggs New Member

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    And I forgot to mention that Swanstone is probably out of the budget, unless it costs much less than I think it does.

    -cb
  3. Terry

    Terry Administrator Staff Member

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    Any of those should be fine as long as you do a good job drywalling and painting around the kits when you are done.

    I prefer to not use the kits, but get made to fit panels or tile that cover that old work that is removed. It's easy to get something like a cultured marble that will cover everything, spend a bit more on that, and skip the drywall and texture work.
  4. cabriggs

    cabriggs New Member

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    Agreed. That's why I have a contractor for that. We did a Lasco a couple of years ago and it came out nicely. It was a 2-piece unit that wouldn't fit up the stairs for this remodel.

    Do you mean real marble, or a marble-patterned Swanstone or Terestone?

    Speaking of Swan, any thoughts on the Swan Veritek kits?
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