Why You Should Replace Your Bathtub Rather Than Use a Liner

Your bathtub sees a lot of traffic, from long luxurious soaks to fun bath time with the kids. Although it’s a vital part of life, this regular use can cause the bathtub to lose its gloss and develop deep stains, break, or peel. In this state your tub becomes unattractive and will be avoided. Additionally, it may be a safety risk for seniors who want to age in place and who run the risk of slipping and falling.

The team at Darek & Sons Remodeling are experts at bathroom remodeling and offer replacement services. Replacing your tub can instantly uplift your bathroom space. You can choose from a variety of colors and accessories and benefit from the strong, non-porous acrylic, antimicrobial finishes. We also specialize in a variety of walk-in tubs and bathtubs rather than an acrylic shell. These products are durable and covered by a limited lifetime warranty.

The Disadvantages of Bath Liners
Bath liners have been around for a while and are a popular solution as an affordable quick fix. Through the years tub manufacturing has seen many advancements and this together with simplified installation processes have placed the cost of a new tub in a similar price range compared to bath liners. There are more disadvantages to using a bath liner when compared to a new tub installation.

Water trapped between the bath and liner – this has been a frequent problem where water or moisture gets between the bath and liner. This causes long term problems, like mold growth.

Lumpy surface – this can happen if the liner is not a perfect match for your tub. The base of the bathtub may feel uneven or lumpy to the touch.

Tub liner flexing – again if the liner is not a perfect match there may be gaps between the bath and liner. Under strain, weak or outdated acrylic liners may stretch into these areas and even crack.

Additional Plumbing may be required – installing a bathtub liner will make your tub higher, which could lead to old drain caps and pipes not being long enough. There is the chance that you need the help of a plumber to adjust your drain heights to match the new bathtub liner’s height.

These are just a few points to consider when thinking about whether to replace your bathtub or having a bath liner installed. Darek & Sons Remodeling can assist you with all your bathroom and home remodeling requirements in several locations around the country. Get in touch with us to find out more about our wide range of products and services. Complete our online form or call us. We provide free estimates and on-site or virtual consultations. The team at Darek & Sons Remodeling is waiting for your call.