Cost to Install a Solid Surface Tub Surround
Find the average cost to install a solid surface tub surround yourself compared with hiring a contractor. Use your ZIP Code to adjust the cost to where you live so you can decide to do it yourself or hire a pro to do the job. Learn what to consider and the steps involved.
The three walls surrounding a bathtub take a lot of abuse, especially if the bathroom serves a house full of family members who bathe daily. Those conditions call for a hard-working, durable surface with the ability to withstand the moisture and continued workout. A solid surface material is a good choice to replace less-than-perfect tub walls; a three-wall panel system designed for a bathtub enclosure is even better. It includes a single seamless back panel, two side panels and two corner molding strips.
A carpenter will charge $640 to remove the plumbing fixtures, replace the existing walls with a solid surface wall panel system, and reinstall the plumbing fixtures. The cost will be more if structural repair work is needed for the walls or if you want to replace the old fixtures with new ones. If you have plumbing and carpentry skills and tools, you can do the job for $500, the cost of the wall panel kit. However, we think it's a job best left for a professional who has the expertise and array of tools needed to custom cut the material to fit the openings for the plumbing fittings.
National Average Cost
Install a Solid Surface Tub Surround
- DIY 57%
- PRO 43%