My old tub was cracking and being repaired with Gorilla Tape. I did not like the fact that the tub had a big slope at the back which I felt made it dangerous to step into the tub. My new tub is not only beautiful, but more functional. The back slope is negligible and the rim is lower by about 4 " than the old one which makes stepping into so much easier. I no longer have to worry about mold as mold resistant boards were installed behind the new tub walls. I got to decide where to put the shower outlet and grab bars to suit my needs. The installers were hard working and did an amazing job in one day. I can highly recommend this company and their product.