Recent Review: SHOWER We highly recommend Re-Bath of the Triad. We did some homework before selecting the firm for the installation. We selected Re-Bath. They replaced our old fiberglass shower with a new Durabath shower. It is convenient, safe, and easy to use. It is also easy to clean. In fact, it almost doesn’t need cleaning. No mold. No leaks. Re-Bath first starts out with a layer of OSB board, then applies a layer of Denshield, which has a fiberglass covering that is mold resistant. Then the Durabath material is applied to the Denshield. There are various materials used to make the shower walls and pan. Fiberglass is the most prevalent. The fiberglass used today is said to be easy to scratch, will easily get dirty, is often hard to clean, and frequently cracks. Of about 15 people we talked with who had showers replaced, 3 or 4 had fiberglass showers previously which had cracked, become un-cleanable, or could not be kept free of mold. Acrylic is better. Then there is a group of products made with various other substances. They all, I believe, have an acrylic base. Besides acrylic they contain marble dust or granite dust or something like that. DuPont produced the first such product branding it Corian. Still more advanced (in terms of hardness and smoothness of surface and hence in terms of mold prevention, ease of cleaning, etc.) are products such as Durabath, which is a Re-Bath proprietary product. Re-Bath’s record on the BBB and Angie’s List is just about impeccable, some others were good, one was not so good. Re-Bath’s references were all between happy and euphoric. For others, references were happy. The personnel at Re-Bath seemed at least as qualified, helpful, and knowledgeable as any and clearly better than some. When I asked Jay Koehler, one of the owners, about safety in the shower, he pointed out that any very hard, easy to clean material will get at least somewhat slippery when you add soap and water. So use a bath mat. Well, others had been trying to convince us that their product prevented slipping. This came across that Jay was looking out for our welfare rather than spending his energy extolling his product. I liked that. (Of course, it is not impossible that the other products are non-slip; I doubt that and certainly am not going to take the chance. We will use at least one shower mat.) When all was said and done, it was clear that Re-Bath has a super product. One other firm may have as good a product, but they were much more expensive. There was at least one firm which we think would have done a good job, but Re-Bath has better materials and track record. Re-Bath cost more than that firm, but the difference seemed worth it. There was a time, when moving into my first home, that I was thrilled with a fiberglass shower that was terribly hard to clean and scratched by the end of the first week. It was, however, infinitely better than trudging through the snow at night in sub-freezing weather to a privy. Now I want a shower that is safe, durable for the long term, needs very little in the way of cleaning, and will not mold. If it looks nice, so much the better. Also, I want my money’s worth. We got this and more with Re-Bath. We are very happy with Re-Bath and recommend them highly.