Solid surface bathtub -Many homes have shower and tub combinations within their bathrooms. To prevent water damage to adjacent plaster and other building materials, this combination requires a protective material built against all the walls that enclose the swimming area. Many materials are available for construction of an aesthetically pleasing surround, including solid-surface options. Solid surface bathtub typically requires professional installation, at a cost of between $ 1,100 and $ 2,000 for materials and labor.
In the past, the tile was a primary election to surround a combination shower and tub. However, the tile is prone to leakage through crumbling grout intended to hold it in place. Alternatively, solid surface bathtub materials offer a leak free choice as entire envelope is a continuous surface. Typically, solid surface materials are made from acrylic polymers. The polymers are a mixture of plastics and resins. The combination of acrylic polymer offers a choice of non-porous surround that resists bacteria and mold growth. This is especially useful because the envelope is commonly wet bath maintained long after the swimmer has left the shower area and bathtub. In addition, solid surface materials offer many color options for a bath unique look.