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 Bathtub Surround
Author: hschlink (MN)


Backstory: Remodeling our bathroom with an alcove tub and can't spend the $$ on tile.

Can you put a bathtub surround on a tub that is labeled for tile? For example: I like this Kohler tub; however, Kohler is telling me I should only use their extremely expensive Choreography stone walls for surround OR use tile. I found a Delta surround that I really like and would prefer to put that on the Kohler tub. The particular tub I like has a tile flange around the 3 sides; however, I could look for another....unless the tile flange would work with any surround. :-) Thanks in advance!

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 Re: Bathtub Surround
Author: packy (MA)

i put one in last summer for a customer. the inside corners were rounded not perfectly straight. also there were little grooves in the plastic for the water to run into so as not to overflow the lip.
i'm guessing you can not use the delta..
you probably need a tub with a lip designed for tile. with those you can substitute plastic walls for tile with no problem..

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