Cost to Install a Solid Surface Tub Surround – 2021

| Last Updated: August 20, 2021

National Average Improvement and Repair Cost







$ 770

$ 550

Would you do this project? According to our survey, 57% of respondents preferred DIY compared to hiring a pro.

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The average price to Install a Solid Surface Tub Surround noted above is cost data to compare a contractor’s estimate with doing it yourself.

How much does it cost to install a solid surface tub surround? The contractor cost to install a solid surface tub surround is $770 vs. doing it yourself for $550.

The three walls surrounding a bathtub take a lot of abuse, especially if the bathroom serves a house full of family members who bathe daily. Those conditions call for a hard-working, durable surface with the ability to withstand moisture and continued workout.

A solid surface material is a good choice to replace less-than-perfect tub walls; a three-wall panel system designed for a bathtub enclosure is even better. It includes a single seamless back panel, two side panels, and two corner molding strips.

A carpenter will charge $770 to remove the plumbing fixtures, replace the existing walls with a solid surface wall panel system, and reinstall the plumbing fixtures. The cost will be more if structural repair work is needed for the walls or if you want to replace the old fixtures with new ones. If you have plumbing and carpentry skills and tools, you can do the job for $550, the cost of the wall panel kit. However, we think it’s a job best left for a professional who has the expertise and array of tools needed to custom cut the material to fit the openings for the plumbing fittings.

Here’s a useful online resource about working with all types of Solid Surfaces.

Wrapping up, given the average cost to install a solid surface tub surround you can compare the price of a contractor’s bid with doing it yourself. 

Welcome! We hope you’ll find the job costs of home improvement projects useful when you’re deciding whether to do a job yourself vs. hire a contractor. We’re the authors of 20 home improvement books, most notably Home Improvement for Dummies©, Bathroom Remodeling for Dummies©, Carpentry for Dummies©, Plumbing for Dummies©, and Painting and Wallpapering for Dummies©. Our most recent book Fix It and Flip It is in its second edition. We’ve appeared as home improvement experts on television programs such as CNN, Dateline, the Today Show, HGTV and many others.