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Old 03-24-2012, 05:51 PM   #1
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We are almost ready to remodel our master bathroom. Wife is tired of scrubbing mold and hard water off the original tub and tile walls. I was considering having the tub resurfaced and put up the arylic/fiberglass walls, but if I do find a decent "seamless' one-piece kit I think that would be cheaper and easier.

Suggestions are welcome, and tips on insulted and prepping for the install are very much appreciated.

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And why not have the water tested and buy a water softner so this staining does not continue?
Without doing that anything new you install will just get stained again.
I doubt your going to find a one piece encloshure. Reason being no two tub walls are ever the exact same size. There's lots of 3 and 5 piece units that when assembled look like one piece units.
The best ones are nailed directly to the studs not just glued on. There at least 3 time thicker.

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A one piece tub and surround probably wont fit through your doorways. They are usually used for new construction or major remodels.
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A proper tile installation with waterproofing, premium thinsets and epoxy or urethane grout will do you major justice if you take that route.

As for kit surrounds, nail up wall surrounds are just a step above a cheap glue up home center wall surround...
Check with your local plumbing suppliers for Swanstone glue up wall surrounds. When installed properly, it will surpass your lifetime and the next homeowner as well

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I want to tile, but I also want to demo the whole bathroom and make a new addition for it so it can be a spacious room, like it was ment to be. Our budget doesn't include a water softener or supplies to maintain one. Whenever she gets a bug..., I learned to say "Yes dear," and just go ahead with her plan.

(Yeah, I'm not putting an MDF crap vanity in a humid environment. )
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I want to tile, but I also want to demo the whole bathroom and make a new addition for it so it can be a spacious room, like it was ment to be. Our budget doesn't include a water softener or supplies to maintain one. Whenever she gets a bug..., I learned to say "Yes dear," and just go ahead with her plan.

(Yeah, I'm not putting an MDF crap vanity in a humid environment. )
Check into www.conestogawood.com
They have really nice cabinets, full ply box, solid wood shelves and solid wood toekicks! Very nice for bathrooms

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