What is a Tub Liner?

May 7, 2019

Bathtubs can get ugly after years of wear and tear. You might be thinking to yourself, how does one fix this mess? A total bathtub replacement or a whole bathroom remodeling might pop in to your mind, but that’s messy and expensive, along with a number of other issues. The next option would be either get your bathtub refinished or get a tub liner. Both options have their pro’s and con’s, and we’ll address those today and help you decide if you want a tub liner or not.

So, What is a Tub Liner?

A “tub liner” is a sheet of either acrylic or PVC material that’s heated and molded to fit your tub perfectly. It lines your tub to make it good as new if your old tub had damages that were beyond repair. Tub liners are easy to install and easy to clean, as it’s one solid, watertight piece that simply slips in to your current tub. Tub liners give your tub a whole new life that could even outlast a brand new tub if installed and taken care of properly.

What’s the Best Option?

Before picking between getting your bathtub refinished and getting a tub liner, you should do your research on both options. Tub liners are easy to install, as well as quick to install, and clean. They also last longer, and they’re more durable than simply refinishing your tub. Refinishing your tub just puts a thin coat of surface over your tub that will eventually crack or wear away, especially if you’re doing it as a DIY project.

While efficiency and longevity are big factors in deciding between the refinishing and getting a tub liner, cost is also big factor. Refinishing your tub is the more affordable option, as you could do it yourself for a decent price. However, a DIY project like this is always best left to the experts. Mishandling refinishing a tub can result in less than satisfactory outcomes, so look in to calling someone who can help you with your bathroom remodeling in Maryland.

What Do I Do Next?

If you’re still on the fence about what you want to do with your tub, give the Bath Doctor a call and see how we can help you decide what to do with your bathtub. We are Maryland’s bathroom remodeling company, and we can help you decide on the best thing to do with your bathtub.

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