How much to replace bathtub surround?

Question Icon
Posted by: from Oak Forest
2/25/2019 at 7:25:04 PM

I want to replace just the surround around my bathtub and shower. It currently has a surround installed that has been glued to the drywall behind it. How much would it cost to replace the surround?

User Icon
Date/Time2/25/2019 at 8:49:12 PM

Hi Edward,

Assuming you simply want an acrylic replacement surround this fix would be $360-480 in labor and $300-500 for the surround and adhesive.

$980 + Tax

Without seeing the condition of the framing or drywall.

Be prepared to budget for replacement of those things as well if your contractor recommends it. Many of us would not feel comfortable installing on damaged drywall.

Good luck with your project!


User Icon
Date/Time2/25/2019 at 10:56:09 PM


Adding a new Bathtub or replacing an existing one can help you create a luxurious spa environment for your entire Bathroom.

However , installing Bathtub can also be a time consuming and labor intensive Project.

Unless you' re a skilled Carpenter and Plumber it's probably in your best interest to hire a Professionaly to do the job.

The Average Cost to install a Bathtub is $3250,but can range from

$1800 to $6800,depending on the type of tub and modification needed .The Average Cost of the Tub it self ranges from $450 to $2850 or more.

Types of Bathtubs.


Culture Marble

Cast Iron


Bathtub Styles

Installation options.

Tub Surround.

A Bathtub Surround provides Smooth , even Surface for the Walls around your tub or tub Shower .

This surface has name of the cleaning and maintanance Problems, associated , with tile and grout.

There are available, made from many different materials from acrylic to Granite.Each material will be available in several Colors, so you're sure to find Somenthing that will fit your Bathroom.

User Icon
Date/Time2/26/2019 at 10:18:21 AM

An acrylic glue down tub surround is not very expensive. Removing the old one from the drywall and installing the new one isn't a big job. If every thing went smooth, a local handy man could do this for as little as $1000.

There are many other factors that could add to that cost.

1. The quality of the surround you choose

2. The condition of the drywall after the old surround is removed.

3. The condition of the tub. If it is getting due for replacement, then that would be the time to do it

3. The condition of the taps and mixing valves, again, that would be the time to change them if they are at all questionable.

So a basic $1000 job could significantly increase, so have a contingency fund.

Search the TrustedPros directory and discover the best contractors in your area.

Find your home service pro
Great renovations start with a great contractor.

Since 2004, TrustedPros has been helping homeowners find the right contractor for their home improvements and repairs.

Post Your Project

Within hours you'll be comparing offers from top-rated professionals. It's free to post and you're under no obligation to hire.

Trustedpros Inc. does not warrant the accuracy, completeness, safety, legality or usefulness of any Content, or Whether Content is Current and up-to-date, and TrustedPros Inc. Shall have no liability whatsoever with respect to your use or reliance upon any content or for content being removed or otherwise ceasing to be available. Please refer to the terms and conditions of use of this websites for more details.

Get quotes from top-rated contractors