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Old 04-14-2012, 12:18 PM   #1
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I am considering a Sterling tub for my bath remodel. After searching for 6 hours on the web so far I am not much closer to finding a tub. I need a standard 60x30 with tiling flange since I will be tiling the walls, textured or non slip floor, 15-19" overall height, white in color. Sounds pretty simple I thought.......WRONG!! They either have a lip on the top that will divert water from the shower head (which is what is mainly is used for) or other small issues that wont work for me. I will be installing shower doors. I was told to go with acrylic instead of cast iron or porcelin enameled steel for ease of install. I will be removing a cast iron tub. I will be setting this in a mortar bed. After much searching I found 2 models that seem to fit my needs:

Sterling Advantage
Sterling All Pro

My concerns are:

#1 - price seems too cheap to be good quality
#2 - I cannot find info regarding floor texture (I assume they have some sort of texture, but do not want to order one to find out they do not)

The warranty seems great for the Vikrell material (10 yrs ) To me this is a plus, I do not want to have to destroy the bathroom after this remodel to remove a tub any time soon so I want a good one the first time!

If anyone can give me any info on these tubs as far as floor texture or their likes or dislikes on these models I would really appreciate it!! I am about at my witts end searching for a tub!!

Thanks in advance!

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Find a plumbing supply house with a show room so you can see the tubs up close,or maybe check box stores.
Then you can look for same tub online

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I have looked online and for some reason all the retailers near me do not stock these two. Home Depot, and Menards can order them, and Lowes does not have this type. It would be awesome if I could see one in person!! Thanks for the advice, I will see if I can find a smaller store that may stock these.
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Did you try an actual supply house with a showroom like briggs or ferguson?
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I am going to try and find one near me and see what they have on display. Thank You
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Tell em youre just getting ideas,dont tell them youre ordering online.
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Once again I have found a different idea, and this I think is a WINNER...

Maax Advanta New Towne 6030 IFS (Whatever IFS means???)

It just a bit higher height than I want but I think we can get used to a 5" height increase soon enough. Im not sure what the integral apron is, I hope it means it stays attatched and does not fall off...

Price seems good and they say 25yr warranty an this material on their website.

Now to find a place that has one I can look at......

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