Bathtub Refinishing and Reglazing is a cost effective alternative to bathtub liners. By refinishing your bathtub, tile, or shower unit, you can avoid the common problems associated with liner installations. Our reglazing process eliminates the open space for water to get trapped in, because our process creates a permanent molecular bond between the new finish and the existing bathtub. Therefore, there is not space for the moisture to accumulate.
Bathtub refinishing is not only more economical than bathtub liners, it is more sanitary, practical, and can prevent future costs from repairing improper liner installations.
Disadvantages of Bathtub Liners
While a bathtub liner may save money over bathtub replacement, bathtub liners are still much more expensive than having you bathtub refinished. Bathtub liners cost thousands of dollars, while the average refinishing job will cost a few hundred dollars, depending on job difficulty and repairs.
Liners are manufactured in an off-site factory, with the likelihood of discrepancies between the liner and your actual tub’s measurements.
Bathtub liners are designed to fit over your existing bathtub and walls. Often times, water can build up in the space left between the new liner and your existing bathtub. Over time, the trapped water becomes stagnant, and will lead to offensive odors and the unsanitary growth of mold and mildew.
Common Problems with Bathtub Liners Include:
1. Cracks can easily form in the liner around the drain.
2. Because liners are formed from a single sheet of plastic, the corners are typically thin and are prone to cracking.
3. Improper installation or insufficient adhesive can result in leaks around the drain areas, leading to water accumulation between the liner and existing bathtub.
Replacing Bathtub Liners
Due to the liner installation process, bath liners can be difficult to replace if they do eventually wear out or fail. The removal process involves ripping or cutting old liners out, re-cleaning the original surface, and installing an entirely new liner, costing additional thousands of dollars.
Limited Color Selection
Bathtub liners often come in a limited selection of colors and finishes. Epic Tub & Tile Refinishing, Inc. can custom design any color to fit your needs.