DIY Shower & Tub Wall Product Lines
The Product – Our shower & tub walls combine a 1/4" thick PVC backed composite with a high resolution printed digital image to create the look of real stone, marble or granite. The material is UV stabilized to resist staining or discoloration. The images are protected by a scratch resistant hard coat top layer and a clear protective poly layer. This innovative material is easy to work with and will last!
Where to use – these walls can be used anywhere you want a high end looking wall surface that is easy to maintain and is waterproof. The most popular uses include tub & shower walls, corner bench seats, shampoo and soap shelves, kitchen backsplashes and cubbies.
- Looks like real marble, granite and stone – with a broad range of color options.
- Costs less than real stone.
- Resists mold and mildew.
- Easy to clean.
- Durable, lightweight with multiple finishes to choose from.
- Simple installation can be done by a DIY homeowner.
- Free shipping – nationwide supply
- Since Innovate Building Solutions also is an authorized installer of these systems we can help you through your installation questions (we are not only a wholesale Internet site but we also have installation contractors who work with the product on a daily basis!).
Color Selections & Finish Options
Our decorative tub and shower wallboards come in a variety of standard and special colors for virtually any bathroom design. The special colors are only slightly more expensive and take approximately 3 weeks to get.
Satin hardcoat – This finish is similar to a paint semi-gloss – it still creates a nice looking shine, but not as shiny as high gloss. This finish incorporates a thinner poly cover which has a hard coating for superior scratch resistance.
DIY Shower & Tub Interior Wall Panel Kit Sizes & Options
Whether you’ve got a standard size tub or shower (with a square, rectangular or NEO angle base)– or a custom enclosure there is a shower & wall panel kit available for you. All standard kits come with one corner shelf.
Standard Decorative Tub Surround Wall Panel Kits
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Prestige Split Back Wall
Size – 60" x 32" x 60"
This kit includes a split panel with a seam strip for an easier installation and lower cost design. Available with new construction or remodel option trim molding. Front moldings will rest on the tub. Since the trim overlaps the panels the height and depth can be extend to 62" and 34" respectively.
Elite 60 Tub Surround Kit
Size – 60" x 36" x 60"
This kit is available in a split back or full back panel (for a more professional look). Available with new construction or remodel option trim molding. This system includes 8" x 20" tub leg panels pieces for installations that will extend beyond the tub. Since the trim overlaps the panels the height and depth can be extend to 62" and 38" respectively.
Elite 74 Tub Surround Kit
Size – 60" x 36" x 74"
If you’d like to extend the tub walls higher the Elite 74 is an excellent choice. This kit is available in a split back or full back panel (for a more professional look). Available with new construction or remodel option trim molding. This system includes 8" x 20" tub leg panels pieces for installations that will extend beyond the tub. Since the trim overlaps the panels the height and depth can be extend to 76" and 38" respectively.
Standard Decorative Shower Surround Wall Panel Kits
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Royale Surround Kit
Size – 60" x 36" x 78"
This DIY shower kit is available in a split back or full back panel (for a more professional look). Available with new construction or remodel option trim molding. This system works well with most standard 60” wide rectangular shower bases (and it is an excellent choice for tub to shower conversion projects). Since the trim overlaps the panels the height and depth can be extend to 80" and 38" respectively.
Elegance Surround Kit
Size – 48" x 36" x 78"
This DIY shower kit is available with a full back panel (for a more professional look). Available with new construction or remodel option trim molding. This system works well with most standard 48" wide rectangular shower bases. Since the trim overlaps the panels the height and depth can be extend to 80" and 38" respectively.
Splendor Corner Surround Kit
Size – 40" x 40" x 78"
This 2 wall DIY shower kit is available with a full back panel (for a more professional look). Available with new construction or remodel option trim molding. This system works well with most standard corner and NEO angle bases 40" wide (or smaller). Since the trim overlaps the panels the height and depth can be extend to 80" and 42" respectively.
Custom Shower & Tub Wall Kits
If you have a custom sized shower there is no need to worry – we’ve got you covered. Different groupings of our standard panels can be put together to make a kit for your specific project. Here are the panel sizes we can work with for your custom shower or tub:
- 60 x 96
- 36 x 96
- 60 x 60
- 36 x 60
- 16 x 60
- 16 x 96
DIY Shower & Tub Trim Moldings
Just like real stone our decorative interior shower and tub wall panel system comes with a variety of trim moldings to dress up your project. There are moldings to finish off the edges of the panels, inside and outside corners, covers seams between two panels and also to complete window openings and corner and bench seats.
Molding Sizes – 1 1/2", 3" and 6"
Trim Molding Options
There is a "standard trim" and "remodel option" trim moldings available for our system. They are explained below:
Standard trim – The edges of our interior shower and tub wall panels are covered by our trim system. These trim pieces have an "L shape" are designed to overlap the panels. The small lip of the trim returns back to the drywall. This trim makes the installation easier to do (because the panels do not need to be cut perfectly) and also creates the look of real stone, marble or granite.
Remodel trim option to go over existing ceramic tile or other surface – If you’re looking to adhere our waterproof wall panels over tile or another surface you’ll want to order your system with the “remodel trim” option. In this case the trim moldings have a longer return lip (the short leg of the "L shape" molding is longer than with the standard trim package). This longer lip can be cut to the proper depth to cover all for different tile thicknesses.
DIY Shampoo shelves & niches, corner seats, and accent strips
The need to create soap and shampoo niches (either recessed inside the walls or extending out from the walls) is extremely important to have a well functioning and safe space. Our niches are preassembled for easy installation and create the look of real stone without the worries of leaking.
Shampoo & Soap Corner Shelves
15” corner unit Recessed with a single shelf inside (8” x 16” opening space with a 14” x 22” outside space). Recessed without a shelf (11” x 11” inside space with a 17” x 17” outside space).
Accent Strips and Borders
To complete a finished stone look consider adding a decorative accent strip. A small selection are shown below.
DIY Shower & Tub Wall Installation Process
One of the important benefits of this system is it provides a quick and easy installation process for a contractor or do it yourself consumer alike. Follow these 4 basic installation steps for a successful hassle-free installation:
Step 1 – Cut shower & tub wall panels to fit and adhere to walls using polyurethane adhesive – Cut the back walls first, then the side wall panels and attach them with the polyurethane adhesive. In many cases with the DIY kits no cutting will be needed if you have a standard sized tub or shower.
Step 2 – Cut trim moldings to fit and adhere over edges of panels – Since the trim panels overlap the shower & tub wall panel edges the panel cuts don’t need to be perfect and the trim moldings can be adjusted to be level and plumb. Note - in the DIY standard kits the trim pieces are already pre-cut.
Step 3 – Install corner shelf – With the standard wall or tub kit you’ll receive one corner shelf. Screw the metal installation brackets into the wall. Then the shelf is installed as a “clamshell” over the bracket.
Step 4 – Apply 100% silicone sealant to seal all joints – Silicone sealant will be needed where a panel meets another panel or your trim meets a panel. The color match translucent sealant is available with our optional installation kit.
Frequently Asked Questions about DIY Shower & Tub Kits
1. What is the advantage of working with Innovate Building Solutions?
Innovate Building Solutions is much more than a nationwide shower and tub wall supplier. We offer many other bathroom remodeling products (including shower bases and glass and glass block shower wall systems) at wholesale direct prices to compliment your space. In addition our company is a professional installer and contractor in our local markets –the materials you purchase from us are also the materials we install on a daily basis in our regional markets (we have qualified people to help you with your questions!).
2. Which stone and granite patterns are most popular?
The stock colors are the most popular – these include Breccia Paradiso, Golden Beaches, Mocha Travertine, Petrafini and Calcutta Gold.
3. Can I install your shower & tub wall panels over my old tile?
Yes – our PVC backed composite material can be installed over old tile but you need to choose the "remodeling trim option" so the trim moldings will cover over the old tile. Make sure your old walls are not spongy or falling apart before installing your new walls.
4. Can your system applied over one piece fiberglass surrounds?
No. Old fiberglass tubs and showers will need to be removed and a wall backer board will need to be installed before applying our PVC backed composite material.
5. What is this composite material made of? Will it last over time?
Our composite material is made to last. This 5 Part system includesa clear poly top layer, followed by the high resolution pigment, the Xtra Bond cement, the 1/4" polyvinyl backing with a Dow Corning adhesion layer on the inside.
6. What are the biggest benefits to this material?
This material is easy to clean (and install), will not crack, chip or fade, will not collect mold and mildew and comes in many different stone, marble and granite choices at a cost effective price.
7. What cleaning products can I use?
Use clean soft cloth with cleaners like Fantastic, Windex, Green Works, 409, Tilex Spray, Pine Sol and Lime Away spray. Doe not use abrasive or gritty cleaners (like Comet, Scotch Brite Pads, Magic Eraser etc.).
8. When replacing bathtub walls what type of tubs do you recommend?
You can use any type of tub with this system. The most popular ones tend to be made of cast iron and acrylic.
9. If I’m doing a bath to shower conversion is this material right for the project?
Absolutely - when removing the bathtub you will need to use a wall backer board where the old tub used to be and then apply our composite material onto this substrate.
10. Is this material easy for a DIY person to use?
Absolutely – refer to the "installation tab" to learn how to install this material. Our material can be cut with a utility knife, jigsaw, circular saw or other power saw. It is lightweight – making it much easier to work with than other wallboards like cultured marble or granite. This system also does not use any harsh chemicals that create bad odors in your home.
11. Does an installation kit come with your tub and shower wall kit?
An installation kit (which includes 12 tubes of polyurethane 9500 adhesive and 3 tubes of translucent silicone caulk) can also be purchased for an extra charge with our wallboards.
12. What is your warranty?
We offer a 5 year limited warranty on this product.
What the warranty covers: Our warranty covers all wallboard panels, trim and prepackaged kits shall be free from manufacturer’s defects for a period of 5 years from the date of original purchase. These materials need to installed in conjunction with our installation instructions and not damaged due to misuse, abuse or improper installation. This warranty will cover indoor installations.
What this warranty does not cover: Damage caused during shipping, or by improper loading, moving or other forms of handling this product. Damage caused by improper cleaning or by use of cleaning products not recommended by the manufacturer. Changes made to the product by tradesman or installers or installation errors. Please note that slight variations in color may exist from one batch to another. Costs associated with the installation or removal of interior wall panels.
What Innovate Building Solutions will do: If the wallboard products covered by this warranty are found to be defective by Innovate Building Solutions (or one of our authorized representatives) we will repair or at our option replace the product with a similar panel or trim piece. Our option to repair or replace under this warranty does not cover any labor or costs associated with the removal or installation. We will not be responsible for any other incidental or consequential damages attributed to a product defect or to the repair or exchange of a defective product.
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DIY Shower & Tub Wall Panels & Kits
This easy to install DIY shower & tub wall panel kits combine the look of natural granite, marble and stone into a 1/4" thick composite material which is easy to work with and virtually eliminates maintenance. There are no grout lines, no sealing is required, and our do it yourself kits are affordable as well.