If you’re thinking of upgrading your dingy, old bathtub, you have two options: removing the old tub to make way for a new one or covering the old tub with a liner. Bathtub liners are single pieces of acrylic shaped like your bathtub and installed over it. These acrylic fittings are custom-made by professional bath installation services.
However, if your current tub is too worn out and damaged, a liner may not be the best solution. Instead, it’s best to replace your bathtub. Bath Planet of Boston explains four reasons why.
1. You’re investing in a long-term fix. Installing bathtub liners may only offer a temporary solution to the staining, cracking, and chipping your current tub may already have. Liners don’t solve these issues but only cover them up. In some situations, you might aggravate the problem by keeping the unsightly damage out of sight. Bathtub liners, therefore, are only a good option if the tub isn’t too outdated or damaged. A brand-new bathtub, meanwhile, may provide a more long-term fix if your old tub is too old.
2. You’re preventing water damage. If you choose to get a liner for your already damaged tub, water can likely get trapped between them. Over time, your bathtub can become a breeding ground for bacteria and lead to mold and mildew growth, which can affect those with respiratory ailments. In addition, water damage due to uneven floors can be a problem to deal with. With a new bathtub in place, you won’t have to worry about water damage.
3. You want a good-looking bathtub. Bathtub liners can be custom-fitted to your current bathroom. They are made in acrylic, an extremely durable and low-maintenance material. However, they won’t add anything to a bathtub that’s already showing stains and other signs of damage and therefore are rendered useless. To enjoy a better look and feel for your bathtub, replace the entire fixture with a new one. In doing so, you get to transform your bathroom space for the better.
4. You’re looking to increase home value. Although a bathtub liner is a more affordable option, a new bathtub may be worth the investment. Liners are good to have when your bathtub is relatively new and you want to enhance its look. A new bathtub, meanwhile, gives your bathroom a boost in terms of aesthetic appeal and functionality. More importantly, this investment can also boost your property’s overall value, which is a good thing since home buyers look for properties with at least one bathtub.
When it comes to your bathtub, you can trust Bath Planet of Boston to provide expert recommendations. Our bathroom contractors can help you determine whether you should get a liner or a new tub. For homeowners in Shrewsbury, call us today at (508) 372-8831; in Pembroke, at (781) 332-4423 ; and in Woburn at (781) 932-4805. You can also fill out our online contact form to request an estimate.