It's a great DIY project, with easy and simple instructions. Even someone new to DIY home renovation will be able to install it without damaging the underlying building materials of his or her home. Water damage can sometimes be an issue with tile installation, but as long as you follow the instructions, it's not likely with a tub surround. Initial tub surround installation is also much easier than tile.
The range of materials used to construct these tub surrounds can be anything from acrylic, synthetics or granite. The various values of these materials cause the price spectrum to vary widely from a few hundred dollars to thousands of dollars. If you choose a model that is lower on the price spectrum, you'll find that the investment is comparable to what it would cost to install new tiling. The variety of materials offers so many choices as to budget, style, and taste, you're sure to find something that meets all of your needs.
Say good-bye to that stained, outdated grout and tile. It's hello to your new, low maintenance tub surround and hello to an empty slot on your "To Do" list.