If you are in need of a new bathtub, you may be wondering if a bathtub replacement is a better option than a tub liner. In most cases, a bathtub replacement is the best investment. Learn more about the benefits of a bathtub replacement vs. a bathtub liner.
If you have minor cosmetic issues with your bathtub, a bathtub liner can help refresh the look of your tub without requiring a full replacement. As easy as it may seem to cover up the cosmetic issues with a bathtub liner, this solution can’t fix serious issues such as mildew, mold, or water damage. These issues require a more in-depth repair, such as a bathtub replacement.
A bathtub liner is a quick solution for covering up cosmetic issues but as mentioned above, it cannot solve common issues such as water damage, which is common in most bathrooms due to the constant exposure of moisture.
If you have a bathtub and a wet area that is very old, you will require a thorough inspection of the area to identify any underlying issues that a bathtub liner cannot resolve. In some cases, issues that only seem cosmetic are much more serious. Therefore it is crucial to address any issues that are affecting the walls or flooring located around or near the tub before you start to make improvements to your bathroom.
If during the inspection it is found that you have more serious issues that require the bathtub to be removed, a bathtub replacement will be a better option than a tub liner.
A tub liner is a convenient choice when you have a tight budget and small cosmetic issues, but it will not add as much value to your home as a bathtub replacement will. A bathtub replacement is better than installing a new tub liner in multiple ways. The top three reasons a bathtub replacement is a better investment include:
Design it your way – While tub liners are available in a variety of styles, a tub replacement provides you with the option to change the style of the bathing area. This gives you the freedom to transform your traditional tub into a spa tub, a walk-in for a safer experience, or even a bath and shower combination to help you get the most out of your space.
Improve your structure – A new liner can refresh the look of your bathtub, but it cannot resolve any of the underlying issues that may be occurring in the wet area of your tub. When you choose a bathroom replacement, your underlying structural issues can be resolved before your new bathtub is installed.
Add more value – When you install a replacement tub and upgrade your bathroom for a more luxurious experience, you are making an important investment in improving your bathroom now and in the future, adding more value to your home in the event you decide to sell.
If you are ready to remodel your bathroom and upgrade your experience with a luxurious spa tub or save space with a standing shower and bathtub combo, Kitchen & Bath Galleria has got you covered! Our experienced staff can help you create the bathroom of your dreams from design to construction.
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Greg is the owner of Kitchen & Bath and has been providing designing and building services since 1986. With that much experience, he's become an expert in several types of home renovations.