The bathroom represents one of the more important areas of a house, and a dilapidated bathtub or shower can drastically lower its overall resale value.

The Importance of a Bathtub Surround

It’s impossible to prevent exposure to moisture in a bathroom, and the best you can do is implement an effective way of dealing with the situation. A bathtub surround acts as a protective layer around this section to ensure the walls aren’t in direct contact with water/moisture.

Some elements to consider when seeking a reliable solution include:


It’s essential to choose a waterproof option. Concrete is popular because of its nonporous nature. Installing concrete panels or tiles ensures that no moisture will manage to find its way to the back of the surround and into your walls. The durability of this option also means you don’t have to replace it every few years, making it a cost-effective alternative.


You should also make sure that the surround covers enough square footage to ensure no stray droplets reach an unprotected space. In general, a surround should cover between 5 and 6 feet of space around your tub to ensure the area is adequately covered.

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