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Bathtub Liners vs Bathtub Refinishing


Tub liner on top of your old bathtub Compared to refinishing your bathtub, tub liners are typically the same price or even more, so it’s not necessarily the most inexpensive avenue to take. Tub liners only cover up your bathtub problems, not solve them. Why pay the same amount or more for a product that masks the real problem?

Bathtub Liners vs Bathtub Refinishing The Cost of Bathtub Liners While it is true that choosing a bathtub liner over bathtub replacement will save you money, bathtub liners are still more expensive than bathtub refinishing. They are usually 50% to 70% more expansive than bathtub refinishing. Average liner can start at a cost of $1,300 but if you add accessories: a wall system, soap dishes, etc the price could go up to $3,500. More expansive versions of bathtub liners can even cost up $5,000, while the average refinishing job can be much less than $375. A smart low cost alternative to bathtub liners is refinishing of the existing bathtub. The refinishing bathtub process usually takes 4 to 5 hours and the installation of a tub liner could take up to several weeks.                                                                                                                              

Choosing Bathtub Liners over bathtub refinishing may not be your best option. What are Bathtub Liners? Bathtub liners are made of one-piece PVC plastic or acrylic, then the liner is molded to the shape and size of your existing bathtub and then the liner is glued down to your existing tub with a strong industrial glue.When bathtub liners are compared to bathtub refinishing? Most people think Bathtub liners are a better alternative to bathtub refinishing. But when you take in cosideration all the problems that can occur with a liner your better option is refinishing. Bathtub refinishing is the process of restoring a worn or damaged bathtub surface, to a like-new condition. This process typically involves repairing any damaged areas from the liner, prepping the surface and applying a new finish. It is not a good idea to install a bathtub liner over a bathtub that is not seriously damaged, when a simple refinishing can fix the problem. Bathtub Liner Problems:  

In Touch Refinishing eliminates open spaces because our process creates a permanent molecular bond between the new finish and the existing substrate, moisture cannot accumulate, thus eliminating the problem. bathtub-linersbathtub liner The tub liner to the left failed in less than 3 years from installation. Note: The adhesive used to “glue” the liner on. Bath Tub Liner Replacement Bathtub Liners are very hard to remove. To remove a liner usually involves ripping or cutting the old liner out which can cause damage to the existing bathtub. Due to the manner in which they are installed, liners have a bad reputation for cracking or overtime creating a hole or crack in the caulk. When that happens water gets trapped in between the tub and the liner and creates unpleasant odors and overtime mold and mildew build up. Once water gets trapped in between the bath tub and the liner it is impossible to clean it out, therefore the only fix is to replace the liner. Avoid the hassle, time and expense of installing or replacing a bathtub liner! .

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Water Accumulation from Bathtub Liners Improper installation or measurements can lead to water accumulation between the tub and the liner. Bathtub Liners can crack overtime either from everyday use or improper installation. Bath Tub liners are designed to fit over your existing bathtub and walls. Several problems that may occur are result of water building in the space between the existing tub and the installed liner. This is next to impossible to remove without replacing the liner itself. Over time, this water becomes stagnant, and will lead to offensive odors and unsanitary mold and mildew. The following issues can result in this water buildup: >>Cracks in the liner around the drain due to improper measurements. >>Since liners are formed from a single sheet of plastic, the corners are typically thin and are prone to cracking as well. >>Improper installation or insufficient adhesive can also result in leaks around the drain areas. Note: The adhesive used to “glue” the liner on. Bath Tub Liner Replacement Bathtub Liners are very hard to remove. To remove a liner usually involves ripping or cutting the old liner out which can cause damage to the existing bathtub. Due to the manner in which they are installed, liners have a bad reputation for cracking or overtime creating a hole or crack in the caulk. When that happens water gets trapped in between the tub and the liner and creates unpleasant odors and overtime mold and mildew build up. Once water gets trapped in between the bath tub and the liner it is impossible to clean it out, therefore the only fix is to replace the liner.

        

     

                                                                           

                                                                               

             

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