There’s nothing like taking a nice, long soak in your tub after a long day. But what if you can’t relax in your tub because it’s starting to look a bit worn? If refinishing the tub isn’t an option, you’ll need to get a tub replacement.
In general, you’ll have two options for a tub replacement: Either you install a tub liner or a brand new bathtub. Which is better: a tub liner or a new tub? Well, it depends on your needs and budget.
South Shore Dream Bath, one of your trusted bathroom remodeling companies, lists the benefits of each option below:
If you’re on a tight budget, you might want to consider having a tub liner installed. Tub liners are custom-made shells that can be installed on top of your old tub. They’re usually made from non-porous acrylic, an easy-to-clean material.
How long does it take to manufacture custom tub liners? On average, it takes two to three weeks for a manufacturer to finish making a custom tub liner. Before your tub liner can be manufactured, one of your local bathroom remodeling contractors will need to take measurements and pictures of your old tub first. While creating a timeframe for your bathroom remodel, you’ll need to take these into account.
What are the advantages of installing a tub liner? For one thing, they’re cheaper than a tub replacement. And since there’s no need to remove your old tub, you can save on labor costs, which comprise a large portion of a tub replacement project’s costs.
If you want more design flexibility, a tub replacement might be a better option. Since a tub liner is installed on top of your old tub, you won’t get the chance to update your bathtub’s style. To learn more about your design options and how you can maximize your returns on investment on a new tub, consult a professional bathroom remodeler.