Nothing can spoil the look and feel of your oasis-like bathroom more than an unsightly tub. Fortunately, if the prospect of a full tub replacement does not appeal to you, there are other practical solutions to this problem, such as relining your tub. While this is indeed a good option, it will still depend on your unique situation. To learn whether or not you should reline your tub or replace it altogether, here are a few things that you need to consider.
What Is a Bathtub Liner?
Bathtub liners or tub inserts are made by vacuum forming an acrylic or PVC sheet. As the name suggests, it is used to cover your tub to make it appear brand-new. They come in a wide variety of colors and styles making them a very popular material with homeowners.
Tub and shower replacement contractors often recommend installing a new bathtub liner because they are inexpensive, are readily available, and are easy to install. They are also a breeze to maintain and can withstand mildew and mold.
Bathtub liners are primarily used to cover dirt, streaks, and other imperfections in your old bathtub, they are not meant to fix major issues. Simply put, if your old tub is leaking due to a bunch of tiny cracks, we do not recommend that you fix the problem by slapping a new tub liner on top of it. If the problems in your tub are more than just aesthetic, we suggest that you consider replacing it instead.
Thinking about changing a tub to a shower? Or maybe you are considering installing beautiful glass shower doors? Whatever the case may be, you can turn to South Shore Dream Bath for all your bathroom remodeling needs. To schedule a consultation, please give us a call at (781) 733-5405. Alternatively, you may fill out our contact form to request a free quote today.