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What is a shower wall surround?

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A shower wall surround is an alternative to tile around a shower or bathtub. It is typically composed of one or more large panels that are placed on the wall to protect the area surrounding the shower.

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Shower wall surround kits are much more cost-efficient than other methods of refinishing a shower. As of 2014, they typically cost between $60 and $500, while other methods, such as tile or solid surface, can cost as much as $2,000.

Homeowners can install shower wall surrounds. Once the faucets and knobs are removed, the shower wall surround should be cut to allow spaces for the faucet and knobs. Then the adhesive can be put on the walls, and the shower wall surround can be pressed into place and sealed with caulk.

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