From those late-night soaks to bath time with the kids, your bathtub sees a lot of use. While a necessary part of life, this daily usage can lead to loss of the finish, deep staining, cracking, and peeling of the bathtub. No one wants to continue using a bath in this condition. Plus, it can also be unsafe for those who are aging in place and are more prone to slips and falls.
At Luxury Bath of Texoma, we offer bathtub replacement that will give your enclosure a fresh look for years to come. You’ll enjoy strong, non-porous acrylic, antimicrobial finishes, and a selection of colors and accessories too. Best of all, we install real walk-in tubs and bathtubs instead of an acrylic shell. You’ll have a durable fixture backed by a limited lifetime warranty in your home too.
Drawbacks of Using Bath Liners
Bath liners have been around for decades, and they are a popular option for their speedy installation and affordability. With recent improvements in manufacturing and streamlined installation processes, getting a bathtub replacement these days costs about the same as a bath liner. There are also some drawbacks to using liners versus tubs.
- Water Under the Liner: Bathtub liners have frequently had problems with water leaking underneath. Liquid tends to collect between the liner and the old bathtub providing a place for mold to grow.
- Uneven Surfaces: If the bathtub liner isn’t an exact match to the old tub shape and size, it can feel uneven or bumpy when you walk across the tub floor.
- Flexing of Tub Liner: Also, if the tub liner isn’t an exact match it can also leave open spaces between the liner and bathtub. Weak or old acrylic liners can flex into these spaces under pressure and potentially crack.
- Increased Plumbing Work: The bathtub liner will increase the height of your bathtub so the old drain caps and pipes aren’t long enough. You may need to call a plumber in to raise the height of all of your drains to match the new height of the bathtub liner.
These are just a few of the reasons to replace your bathtub instead of using a bathtub liner. If you are interested in learning more about our bathroom remodeling services in Texas, consider giving us a call or filling out our online form. Luxury Bath of Texoma can help you schedule a free virtual consultation or in-home consultation, and a free cost estimate.