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Unread 06-12-2006, 03:50 PM   #1
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Swanstone tub surround - easy question !!!

What side faces the user: the "shiny" side, or the "duller" side ?

It's three-piece unit. The instuctions say that a sticker should be affixed the the side that goes towards the wall, but only one piece had a sticker, so the factory doesn't seem too concerned.

The piece I'm installing has a sticker that seems to be on the "shinier" side. However the shinier side also "seems" to be more bumpy, by feel, and in particular when you hold a bright light in front of it. Although you'd expect the bumps to show up (visually) more on the shinier side.

Anyways, you guys were a great help b 4 with my noobie floor tile questions, and Swanstone is closed for the day, so I'd thought I'd check in here and see if anyone had a definitive answer. Beside, even if I elect to call the factory, I'm never really sure about the knowledge of the folks that answer the calls.

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I'm no Swanstone expert, but the samples I remember seeing all had a very smooth satin finish, not a shiny bumpy one. So I suspect that the label is on the back of the one piece.
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Jeff has it, the smooth satin side is what you want to see. The slightly bumpy side is towards the wall.
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I called Swanstone, they said it used to matter which side was facing out, but it doesn't anymore due to a change in manufacturing. Now, it's up to the tastes of the customer. I agree, that satin side looks best facing outwards.

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