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Bathtub Surround Ideas

Updated February 21, 2017

Tile is a classic standard for bathtub surrounds, but require a lot of maintenance to upkeep a quality look. Common issues with tile maintenance are grout and scouring cracks. A premade bathtub surround offers the option of a smooth, even surface for the walls around your tub or tub/shower that will last with less upkeep. Three great options for bathtub surrounds include granite, wood and coloured composites/plastics.

Mahogany Tub Surround

For an added upscale look in a plush bathroom, add a mahogany tub surround to your island bathtub. Kohler offers a sleek bathtub surround with its Barbara Barry Bathroom Suite designed for Kallista. Keep in mind that wood designs are intended for stand alone bath tubs.

Granite or Marble Tub Surround

A granite or marble surround is a classic pre-made option for your bathroom. Granite surrounds are available at your local home improvement stores such as Lowe's or Home Depot or may be custom designed and professionally installed. This surround option is a great selection for those looking for a convenient change from an existing tile installation or need a surround that is very easy to wipe clean.

Coloured Tub Surround

Creative contrasts boost the energy of your bathroom space. Adding unique colours are the best way to achieve this look. Swanstone offers a range of composite/plastic, solid surface tub surrounds in many easy to match colours. Black, blue, pastels, red, green and more can be installed are available in composite coloured tub surrounds.

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Lanae Carr has been an entertainment and lifestyle writer since 2002. She began as a staff writer for the entertainment section of the "Emory Wheel" and she writes for various magazines and e-newsletters related to marketing and entertainment. Carr graduated from Emory University with a bachelor's degree in film studies and English.