You have multiple choices to consider when deciding to install a tub surround. Material options include surrounds made of acrylic, plastic, vinyl, fiberglass, marble, wood or granite. Prices of tub surrounds can vary from around $100 to more than $1,000.
Options of Bathtub Appearance
Do some research to determine the visual and material options you want your surround to have. Decisions of color, finish, pattern, style and number of pieces play an important role in the search for the least expensive surround. Acrylic surrounds are generally the cheapest option.
Who Will Install the Surround
Assess the situation to determine whether the project of tub surround installation will be a do-it-yourself project, or whether you will contract someone to install it for you. Completing the job yourself may be cheaper, but your situation may require the expertise of a professional.
Consider All Costs
Include the cost of supplies needed for installation of the surround into your budget. Supplies other than the surround itself may include caulk, faucet, nails, screws, backer board, grout and plumbing supplies.
When considering a do-it-yourself project, check local retailers and compare prices. (Prices vary according to location, and time of year.) If using a contractor, ask multiple candidates for price quotes before making a decision on a service.
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