Maintaining your bathtub is crucial to its cleanliness and beauty. If your bathtub looks outdated or has imperfections, there are different ways you can fix its appearance. Bathtub replacement is often the first solution that comes to mind, but it can be expensive and is not always necessary. If your old bathtub still has excellent structural integrity, consider bathtub refinishing or tub liner installation.
Continue reading as Bath Planet of Boston explains the difference between tub replacement, tub refinishing and tub liner installation.
Replacing the entire tub is usually the preferred way to deal with an old, worn-out tub. It’s a great option if you want to invest in a new shape, material or advanced features. However, it can be expensive, messy and time-consuming. Tub replacement requires demolition to get rid of the old bathtub.
Experts refinish a bathtub by cleaning, sanding, patching and refinishing the existing surface. A special coating is used to bring back the pristine look of your tub, although the actual formula varies, depending on your bathtub material. Generally, bathtub refinishing is ideal if the tub is not severely damaged.
Bathtub Liner Installation
A bathtub liner matches the shape of your current tub. It’s a solid insert that is custom fabricated and placed inside your existing tub and over the bathtub surround. That said, it’s vital to get the correct size of liner for your bathtub. Bathtub liners are typically recommended for old tubs that are cracked, scratched, dented or rusted. They do a better job of covering these imperfections than refinishing.
If it’s time to give your tub a new look, Bath Planet of Boston can help with your project and guarantee high-quality results. Call us at 508) 372-8831 (Shrewsbury), (781) 332-4423 (Pembroke) or (781) 932-4805 (Woburn). You can also fill out our contact form for a free consultation.