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Nancy in Mich

Nancy Nygaard, I love Swanstone, too. I have a similar product called Transolid for my shower. I just wanted to point out that Swanstone, Corian Transolid, and a few others are not acrylic, but are something called Solid Surface. These products are a more durable plastic than acrylic is. They are thicker material and do not crack like acrylic can. They also do not have a surface with a gloss finish that wears off over time or can be scratched or scuffed easily to ruin the finish. When the Solid Surface material gets scratched or scuffed (if it ever does) it can easily be sanded and buffed to repair the surface. The do make wonderful showers and I wonder why we do not see more of them.

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Nancy Nygaard

Thank you for correcting that Nancy in Mich. I couldn't remember exactly what the material was since it's been a while since I've read the specs. You make very good points for others to be aware of with these materials. It's very a very thick - about the same as tile - material, not at all flimsy like some may be invisoning. They have an appearance similar to Corian countertops with the same qualities. I have never seen a scratch in any of mine and I've installed Swanstone in 6 showers now.

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Sussie Khan

Great advice and useful ideas thanks! I'm taking notes and I think that is a good suggestion about installing a vanity with drawer storage. Before starting a bathroom remodel I think that it's helpful to know how much it would cost. So, I tried this online Remodeling Cost Calculator that gives you a quite accurate estimate of the cost of your bathroom remodel, here it is: https://app.mykukun.com/Bathroom-Renovation-Cost

   

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