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.?
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.
On 9 Dec 2006 14:15:05 -0800, firstname.lastname@example.org 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
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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