There’s nothing quite like soaking in your bathroom after a hard day’s work. You need to make sure the sudsy water doesn’t splash onto the walls or spill onto the floor, however. The water may rot parts of your drywall or result in mold formation.
The key to preventing moisture damage to your bathroom walls is a tub surround. There are a few things you need to take into account before buying one, however. HomePride by HomePride, one of the state’s top shower remodeling companies, lists some of them below.
A tub surround is the walls surrounding your bathtub. Since they effectively serve as a buffer for excess bathwater, they have to be made of non-porous materials like acrylic, cultured marble, composite stone, and fiberglass. As such, it comes down to which material best fits your bathroom and your tub’s aesthetic.
Of course, the color of the tiles should match the tub, but this is just the rule of thumb; you can experiment with a slightly different shade or texture so long as it complements the color of your tub. Be careful with creating too much contrast, as the stark difference may highlight the age of the different fixtures in the bathroom and disrupt the consistency of your bathroom’s aesthetic.
When in doubt, consult one of your local shower replacement contractors on which material will enhance your bathroom’s aesthetic.
When buying a new tub surround, make sure it fits your tub. But be mindful of any other fixtures, like a window right above your tub, that might overlap with the tub surround, as you’d need to take these into account. It would be a good idea to inform your contractor of any fixtures near your tub beforehand.