A bathtub replacement is an expensive, messy and oftentimes difficult DIY project. Two alternatives exist though: bathtub refinishing and tub liners. With them, your current tub stays in place and there’s none of the mess of demolition. Still, the two options are quite different. South Shore Dream Bath, one of the top bathtub remodeling companies, describes them both to help you decide which one is for you.
It involves cleaning, sanding, patching and painting over the existing surface. The special coating used in this method is not ordinary paint, rather, it depends on the material used in the original tub. This is an excellent way to breathe new life into your old bathtub.
If a precise liner is not available, custom fabrication is usually ordered. The liner is then set right over the old bathtub and surround. South Shore Dream Bath, contractors for bathroom remodel services, installs acrylic bathtub liner.
Finish and Cost Comparison
Refinishing keeps the original contours of your bathtub. For an old tub that is in rather bad shape, a liner may produce better results. To keep the unique shape of your bathtub that you love, go for refinishing. Furthermore, tub liners reduce the inner size of your bathtub. This may be a problem for some people.
Refinishing may be the better choice when the cost is considered. A liner costs more where labor is in short supply or the installation more complicated. Trust South Shore Dream Bath for the best bathroom remodel estimate.
Refinishing is messier because it involves sanding and spray-painting. It creates negative airflow in the bathroom, moving paint-laden air out a window. Also, objects in and around the bathtub need covering up. By contrast, installing a tub liner is only a carpentry/construction project. It involves no paint and few solvents.
South Shore Dream Bath provides tub replacement, tub refinishing and tub liners. We will assess the condition of your bathtub and recommend the best option for you. Based in Rockland, we serve South Shore, North Shore, MetroWest, Cape Cod and Greater Boston. Call us now at (781) 733-5405 for a consultation.