[QUOTE=JimT] My wife and I are preparing to get a couple of estimates on remodeling our main bathroom, part of which involves replacing an old steel tub with fiberglass wall surrounds, 60 inches by 31 or 32 inches. Since both of us are retired, we are on a limited budget, so cost is a consideration, and we love anything that is LOW MAINTENANCE.
1) We are thinking of going with one of the 3- or 4-piece fiberglass tub/shower surrounds. Is this the best option for relatively low cost and LOW MAINTENANCE? If not, what else would you recommend that is relatively low cost and LOW MAINTENANCE?
2) Assuming we go with a multiple piece tub/shower surround, some of them are advertised as caulk/adhesive free (snap together), but I've read some articles that recommend using caulk even though the manufacturer does not require it. Does anyone have enough experience with such units to tell me what they recommend - to caulk or not to caulk - that is the question.
3) What specific name brand or model of the multiple piece tub/shower surrounds is recommended? Why?
Many thanks for any help/advice that you can give to us.
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