Tub to shower conversion

Hello all - We plan on converting a one-piece fiberglass tub/shower unit into a shower only. We have received estimates from a local contractor who proposes to do the conversion using off-the-shelf materials and local franchises of two companies (BathFitters and Luxury Home Systems) who specialize in this sort of work. Cost proposals are significantly higher for the local contractor, which causes us to lean toward using one of the nation-wide operations. Both BathFitters and Luxury Home Systems use acrylic for the shower base and walls. Has anyone here had any direct experience with either of these companies, especially regarding the quality of their materials? I realize there are going to be some variables between franchisees, but would appreciate the benefit of anyone's prior experience. TIA
Don M.
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We had Bathfitters in to deal with a deteriorating tile situation around a shower/tub. Worked like a charm, as it was turning into a maintence nightmare. I did have a couple of seams open up as things settled a bit, but they came right out and made it right. Overall, I'm satisfied.
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I personally don't like acrylic bases. If you are all skinny people then you won't put much weight on it. If you are a little beefier, you may find it to start cracking around the drain unless it is perfectly supported underneath with absolutely no vertical movement as one moves around on it. They also scratch very easily so you have to be careful with cleaning products as most have some abrasives in them.

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