tub/shower surround

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  1. 7echo

    7echo New Member

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    I was looking at solid surface for a surround(5' x 32" tub, surround approx 5' high) and the only one I see so far is Swanstone. Are there other options in solid surface? I might consider tile, but I want to get away from the grout lines and I think the solid surface would be easier to clean.

    Comments appreciated!
     
  2. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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    There is Corian, and other similar products by other brands, and of course there is natural stone. Your choice.
     
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  4. onezee20

    onezee20 Master plumber and Bathtub Befinisher.

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    You can contact BCI(google it) and buy an acrylic wall surround.
     
  5. 7echo

    7echo New Member

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    I thought Corian was out of the surround business? Something to do with the 1/4" material they used for that not working well? I will contact a Corian fab shop, thanks for the comment.
     
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  7. statjunk

    statjunk DIY Senior Member

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    If you grout with epoxy grout you won't have any problems keeping it clean. The stuff is like magic. I left blood on my grout the other night and it stayed there until morning when I noticed it. Rubbed it off with toilet paper. This was a decent amount of blood.

    Also the grout is white.

    Tom
     
  8. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    blood

    quote; I left blood on my grout the other night and it stayed there until morning when I noticed it. Rubbed it off with toilet paper. This was a decent amount of blood.

    Was this a crime scene after an axe murder?
     
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