Fiberglass Shower Surrounds vs RevAquaWalls


For years, fiberglass shower surrounds have been the go-to choice for covering tile & grout showers because few options were available. Since then, another shower solution has emerged and is making noise in the Multifamily and Hospitality industries. RevAquaWalls by Surfacequest are installed directly over tile and grout to transform a shower space. Below we match up fiberglass shower surrounds against RevAquaWalls to see how they compare.


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Installation Time


Fiberglass shower surrounds typically take a full day to install. Care must be taken when handling the fiberglass surrounds because they are thin and susceptible to scratching and cracking.  Compare this to the installation of RevAquaWalls, which takes less than three hours to install. RevAquaWalls panels are both durable and lightweight and can be installed by Surfacequest Certified Installers or by your maintenance staff.


Demolition Needs


Demolition is needed when a fiberglass shower surround is installed in place of tile and grout. Compare this to RevAquaWalls, which installs directly over tile and grout with no demolition required.


Renovation Timing


Because the installation of a fiberglass shower surround is lengthy, they are typically not installed in occupied units. This means communities often must wait until unit turn to install a fiberglass surround. RevAquaWalls can install in occupied units because it is both a fast and clean installation process.




Acting as the go-to option for many years, fiberglass surrounds are often considered to be a baseline standard. There is no ‘wow factor’ with fiberglass shower surrounds. They also do not add value to a bathroom. RevAquaWalls enhances the shower experience. The updated look of RevAquaWalls adds value to any bathroom.


Pattern Options


Fiberglass shower surrounds typically come in a plain white or neutral color. RevAquaWalls is available in 35 unique patterns including stone, linen, and wood looks. You can view all the RevAquaWalls patterns here.


Property Owners, Managers, and Tenants appreciate the updated, clean look of RevAquaWalls. Interested in trying RevAquaWalls in your community? Contact Us to request a mock-up.


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