Materials used in your bath or shower should stand up to moisture
The term “surround” is an appropriate way to describe the wall sections that enclose a bathtub or shower. These surrounding walls have a job description that goes far beyond what we expect from standard walls. A bathtub or shower surround has to stand up to soaking conditions day after day, without allowing moisture to penetrate into wall cavities or mold to grow on wall surfaces. Tub and shower surround also typically contain recesses and/or shelves where soap and shampoo can be stored.
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Tile surrounds Are Beautiful And Can Be Easily Installed
A tile tub or shower surround has come to signify high quality. You have the opportunity to select the tile colors, sizes, and patterns that suit your fancy, it’s possible to create a one-of-a-kind composition when your bath or shower surround is built.
For many homeowners, this design opportunity is worth the premium price that tile contractors usually charge for this work.
Panel-type surrounds offer excellent value
These days, many homeowners prefer the exceptional durability and common-sense utility you get with panel-type surrounds for bathtubs and shower stalls. Unlike a tiled surround, which is made from hundreds of individual tiles, a panel-type surround is made up of no more than several large wall panels that are designed to overlap and (in some cases) interlock, forming a near-seamless surface.
With panel-type surrounds, there are no grout joints to crack, admit water and support mold growth. Instead, you have thick, durable surround panels that direct water down toward the drain. The bottom edge of each panel overlaps the wall flange where the top edge of the shower base or bathtub is secured to the wall.
Panel-type tub and shower surrounds can be made from acrylic, fiberglass, plastic or thin solid-surface material. Surrounds are available to match common tub and shower stall sizes, in a limited selection of colors and styles (including faux tile). Some surrounds are designed specifically to go with a particular model of bathtub or shower base, while others are easily adapted to tubs and shower bases made by other manufacturers. Most surrounds have built-in features like soap dishes, shelves and grab bars.
The popularity of panel-type surrounds is easy to understand. They perform better than tiled surround walls at preventing moisture damage around tubs and showers. They can be installed more quickly and more affordably than tile. If your tub or shower already has a tiled surround that is not in good shape, it may not be necessary to rip out the old tile in order to install a panel-type surround. Some panel-type surrounds are designed to be installed directly over old tile walls –another time- and cost-saving feature.
A beautiful bathroom starts with our free design consultation
Klein Home Solutions offers a high-quality bathtub and shower surrounds at a price that’s affordable. Schedule a consultation with one of our bathrooms to remodel specialists today to learn about all the styles, colors and options available. We also offer quality bathroom renovation solutions, including bathtub liners, shower enclosures, and tub to shower conversion – just a few of the various bath and shower products we provide homeowners throughout Greater Erie.
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