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10-23-2010, 01:27 PM
I am a landlord with a 3 family home. looking to redo the bathroom. What should I do as far as a bth tub and shower for tenants? Should I purchase a sterling unit or just buy a tub and then tile the rest of the tub and unit? I have heard horror stories regarding the 3 piece units in regard to mold and seams coming apart etc.. I need something that is durable and easy to take care of with tenants.. Can anyone advise? Go with the units or do tile?? help thanks Janet
10-23-2010, 03:01 PM
The fibreglas or acrylic kits are easy to install, but can be damaged by tenants failing to keep clean, or cleaning with the wrong products.
Tile is a little more work to keep clean, but if they let it get moldy , then the worst case is you need to repoint some grout.
The only "single unit" you will be able to fit in there is a multipiece one. The most durable, long term, is tile over a "good tub". My limited experience with Sterling is that they are NOT a "good" tub.