The Fix for a Worn Out Bathtub

December 28, 2018

Is your bathtub is looking a little worse for wear? Are there scratches littering the once-lustrous basin of your tub? Does the color look a little faded where it once popped brightly? If you think that your bathtub is getting a little worn out, then rejoice. There are things that you can do to revitalize your bathroom and fix that worn out tub. Let’s take a look.

A clean bathtub

How Do Bathtubs Get Worn Out?

Well, life happens. Dogs get bathed. You take hundreds of showers. You drop your phone in the tub. Kids play submarines. Life happens in your bathtub and that can certainly take a toll on your bathtub. Scratches from little paws and dings from tiny feet. Sunlight may fade the color. Holidays filled with relatives will weight down on it. Your bathtub takes a whole lot of abuse over the years, and when it starts looking a little sad, there are a few things you can do to bring your bathroom back.

What Happens When Your Bathtub Gets Worn Out?

Though the scratches can certainly be unsightly, the damage can be so much more concerning than a little loss of cosmetic value. Scratches can lead to cracks and cracks can lead to water damage. Water damage beneath your tub and behind your walls can cause all sorts of long term problems for your home including mold. The water can also weaken your walls and floors, which can lead to serious issues of safety for your family and for anyone who will own the home in the future.

Use Epoxy to Make Repairs

Epoxy is a type of malleable plastic that is used in many different applications from flooring to electronics and everything in between. For your bathtub, it can be used to fill in cracks and holes to provide a watertight seal that will last for a long time. Though the fixes won’t necessarily be unnoticeable, they will make your bathtub usable again.

Invest in a Bathtub Liner

If you’re ready to fix the problem, then a tub liner is probably the best way to do it. What you’ll get with one of our acrylic bathtub liners is basically a brand new tub. The liner will be placed over your existing tub, providing a seal that lasts and protects your home from water damage. After all, water damage is going to be the biggest concern when your bathtub encounters a problem.

Bath Doctor is Here to Help You

If you’re looking to protect your home from water damage and other issues with your bathtub, then Bath Doctor is here to help you. We have over 40 years of combined experience handling bathroom remodeling projects of all kinds and we can help you too. If your bathtub is looking a little worse for wear, then we’re ready to jump in and make it great again. Contact us today for more information.

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