Bathroom & Kitchen Guide

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Protect Your Bathroom Walls with Bathtub Surrounds

Once your bathroom space gets really outdated and old, you will have to make wise decisions in order to remodel this space without having to spend a fortune. One of the most common problems with any aging bathroom is the fact that the tiles that surround your bathtub become cracked, rusty, completely out of style and difficult to keep clean. For instance, the grout around your bathroom tiles can discolor, erode and even start to mildew. Luckily, there is a simple, easy and inexpensive way to take proper care of this problem. All you will have to do is to install a quality bathtub surround.


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Bathtub Surrounds by Glassido


The main reason why you should go for a bathtub surround is that this accessory is crack, chip and stain resistant under regular and normal use. Clean-up will become a breeze with such a bathtub surround because you will not have to deal with difficult-to-scrub and dirty grout lines anymore. The material a bathtub surround is made off will allow you to clean its surface easily and quickly and even in less time when compared to the time you took in order to have your old bathtub cleaned. Bathtub surrounds are designed to fit right over any old fixtures and tiles and you will experience no time-consuming and dirty demolition work. In fact, all you will have to do is to remove the handles and faucet, fit your bathtub surround right into place and caulk around the bathtub edges.


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Bathtub Surround  by ASB


Next, you will have to replace the hardware and allow the caulk to dry as per package instructions. The main intent and purpose of any bathtub surround is to offer a higher level of protection to all the bathroom walls that surround your bathtub from all the water that is likely to be dispelled from this unit. So, you will have to consider buying bathtub surrounds that are thicker in nature because, the thicker your bathtub surround is, the more effective it is when dealing with proper protection against water damage. However, thicker bathtub surrounds come at higher prices as well.


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Bathtub Surrounds by Lux Elements


Currently, there are several kits you should take a closer look at in order to choose the one that matches your needs. For instance, you can go for a kit that includes 3 pieces or one that comes with 5 pieces. If you want to provide extra room for flexibility, you should definitely go for a kit that has 5 pieces. Next, you will have to choose the material you want to have for your bathtub surround. It’s recommended to go for a material that is easy to clean. For instance, a smooth surface or a surface that does not display any scum or debris is likely to be the most effective when it comes to cleaning and basic maintenance. Choosing the right bathtub surround is to be regarded as a necessary element that should be included in any bathroom maintenance, improvement or remodeling. Bathtub surrounds are designed to offer a real source of protection for the bathroom walls against all the moisture that is usually emitted in a bathroom space.       

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