Bath Tub Liners vs. A Whole New Tub

October 27, 2017

If you’re planning to remodel your bathroom, one decision to make will be whether you should refit or replace your current bathtub. While there are many reasons to go with a bathtub liner vs. a whole new tub; in this article we’ll go over the pros and cons of either choice to help you in your decision.

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First, What is a Bathtub Liner?

Bathtub liners are single pieces of acrylic shaped like your bathtub or shower and quickly installed over the existing bathtub and walls. These acrylic fittings are custom made by professional bathtub liner installation services who will first come out to measure your existing tub. Then, they will go over the various style options with you so you can choose the ideal look for your new tub liner .

Pros and Cons of a Bathtub Liner

Now that we know what a bathtub liner is, lets go over the pros and cons of going with a tub liner vs. a whole new tub. For starters, tub liners install quickly and custom-fit your current space. This means minimal remodeling for the tub and shower areas but a brand new look to fit whatever style you’re going for. Similarly, this means you save a decent amount of money opting for a tub liner vs. a brand new tub. In addition, acrylic is an extremely durable material and because it all comes as one piece it is very easy to maintain.

So with all the benefits, what are some potential cons of going with a bathtub liner? Some home-owners want a major change. Maybe you’re looking for a total bathroom remodel and you’d like a new claw-foot tub or you like the look and feel of a new all-stone tile shower; if you fall in this category, then a bathtub liner probably won’t be for you.

Pros and Cons of a Brand New Bathtub

The main benefit of a new bath tub will be that you can pick out the dimensions and style you’re looking for. For some, this means a free-standing claw foot tub; for others its a huge Jacuzzi tub. By going with a brand new bathtub you can set the stage of your bathroom and won’t be limited to the current dimensions.

The flip-side to this is a new bathtub will be much more expensive than a tub liner. Obviously, a single-piece bathtub will be just a maintenance-free as a single-piece tub liner; but a tile shower will not. Similarly, acrylic material is much more durable over time than other materials so keep this in mind as well.

SO which option do you go with?

Ultimately, the choice is yours. Most of this decision is personal preference. That said, it’s strongly suggested you check out the full offerings available with a bathtub liner as you may be surprised. The customization and styles choices are extensive; you will be surprised.

For more information on getting a new bathtub liner, or for advice on your full bathroom remodel, get in touch with the Baltimore bathroom remodeling experts at The Bath Doctor. For a free estimate, fill out this form on our website or give us a call at 410-444-4133

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