Tub surround Only, No walls


I want to install a tub surround. The tub itself is a mess but the walls around it are fine. Can I just put a surround over the tub and leave the walls as they are?
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If I understand the question, you want something like this to put over the tub.
http://www.universalplastics.com/bath-sys.html
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Right. But I don't want to install the wall surrounds. All I want to cover is the tub. I guess what I'm asking is, is there any reason why the walls AND the tub both have to be covered if the walls are in good shape? Are these systems manufactured in such a way that the walls and tub both have to be covered.?
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One would normally cover both to give it that updated look. Since you're working there and spending money, doing both isn't too much more of either. But no, I don't believe you have to do both, but you do need to make sure you have a good seal between the wall and the tub.
So although it would not be required, it is probably a good idea to do the walls, too.
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On 9 Dec 2006 14:15:05 -0800, snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:

Yes. The tub insert is entirely separate from the wall covering.
Do you plan to do this yourself?
I didnt think to ask Bath Fitters if they would sell me the tub without installation. (Largely because my tub is already too short, and I don't want it any shorter. Even a half inch would be noticeable I think, if they could make one that only used a quarter inch at each end.)
I have a two-part epoxee I'm going to try to use to repair the damage. If it looks worse, I can replace it then as easily as I can now. This time I'm going to practice using the paint, wait to see how it dries, and mix a second batch to actually do the tub.
I guess it would depend on how complicated a proper installation is and how much they want the deal. Obviously, it's not rocket surgery, but otoh, if there are some steps that have to be done just so, or many steps, and they don't have instructions, they may not want to bother writing them for you. OT3H, the only obscure thing that I can think of is if and what they put between the new tub and the old tub.

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I was thinking the same thing. The tub surround apparently has an edge sticking up around it that the walls are suppose to go over. I just wondered if this would look odd.
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