When you want to give your bathroom a new look, a bathtub liner may seem to be the ideal solution for a replacement or even bathtub refinishing.
Bathtub inserts, on the other hand, have a number of drawbacks that you may not be aware of until it’s too late. Don’t slap a bandaid on it if you can treat the root of the problem for less money!
What are the Benefits of Using Bath Liners?
Bathtub liners, often called bathtub inserts, are molded plastic or acrylic covers that are bonded and caulked over your existing tub.
6 Issues With Bath Liners
Made from Plastic
When you use a bathtub liner to cover your present tub, you’re sacrificing the beauty of a porcelain tub in favor of acrylic or plastic. Although acrylic is long-lasting, it cannot match the durability of a porcelain tub. Tub liners have a reputation for breaking. Acrylic and plastic have a different feel than porcelain, which you should consider if you want to soak in the tub sometimes.
Lined Bathtubs Are More Expensive
Although most people believe that bathtub inserts are less expensive than refinishing, the truth is that liners are often more expensive. Liners may easily cost a few thousand dollars, but refinishing simply costs a few hundred.
Prone to Leaking
Despite the fact that tub liners are made to fit over your tub as tightly as possible, they are bonded and caulked in place. Water may easily get between the liner and the existing tub, causing odors, mold, and mildew. Water removal is difficult, and water will accumulate again.
Installation Takes TIme
It might take weeks or even months from the time you sign the contract with the contractor of your choosing to the time your bathtub liner is installed. Your tub’s measurements must be submitted to the manufacturer, who will create and send the liner to the installation. After that, the technician must schedule the installation of your liner.
The Need to Hire a Plumber
It’s easy enough to slip a cover over your tub, but the added height needs a plumber’s adjustment of your drain and overflow.
It's Difficult to Replace
Your tub liner will wear out and need to be replaced at some point. Removing an old tub liner is a challenging process that may require cutting the liner out of the tub.
Save Time & Money by Refinishing Instead
Bathtub refinishing is a one-day job that is a fraction of the price of a new liner. There’s no need for demolition, no risk of mold or mildew, and no plumber is required. Our restoration procedure brings your porcelain tub back to its former glory, if not better! We provide a variety of color options so that your tub will always match your decor. Now is the time to get a free quote!