Even if you clean and maintain your bathtub on a regular basis, you may notice the presence of hard-to-remove stains and grime, cracks, chips, and other forms of damage. Because nothing can spoil the look of your bathroom more than an old, dirty-looking bathtub, bathroom remodelers offer two options to address this problem. The first option is a complete bathtub replacement, and the other is a bathtub liner installation.
While bathtub liners are quicker and cheaper to install, full bathtub replacements provide the best value and offer greater benefits. In this article, expert bathroom remodelers at Baths by Bee will share some of the reasons why it is still wiser to opt for a bathtub replacement than a bathtub liner installation.
Bathtub Replacement is a Long-Term Solution
Bathtub liners are sheets of acrylic or PVC plastic which are molded in the shape of a bathtub. Because they are installed on top of the existing tub, they merely cover the damages instead of solving the underlying issues that might be present.
On the other hand, a bathtub replacement will take care of potential problems that can turn into much larger ones. A bathroom remodeler will inspect the support beams and flooring, the walls and plumbing system for issues and fix them before installing a new tub.
A New Bathtub Adds Value to Your Property
The bathroom is one of the parts of the house that sells, according to real estate professionals. By getting a new bathtub, you are boosting the market value of your home and also provides a better bathing experience for your family. Furthermore, this project can significantly improve the functionality and aesthetic appeal of your bathroom.
Modern Bathtubs Offer More Advanced Features
Newer bathtubs have better durability and offer an advanced set of features, like easy-to-clean surfaces and built-in resistance against bacteria, mold, and mildew. Additionally, modern bathtubs provide a smooth and nice sensory feel compared to bathtub liners. Newer bathtubs are also engineered to never break down like liners and older bathroom materials will—and premium quality products are guaranteed to never chip, peel, scratch, or dent.
A new bathtub will also offer homeowners the chance to upgrade the style of bathtub, whether it’s a new pattern or color, or a completely different type. For example, those hoping to upgrade their bathrooms with safety-approved, ADA features can transform their current bathtubs with walk-in tubs. For those that want a more luxurious, spa-like bathroom experience, jacuzzi-style tubs can replace a traditional tub model.
Bathtub Replacement Prevents Water Damage and More Severe Issues
Because bathtub liners are installed over the existing tub, water can get trapped in between these two layers. In the long run, the moisture can turn your bathtub into a breeding ground for bacteria, mold, and mildew—creating an unsafe environment for your family. Furthermore, wood walls and floors, support beams and other issues can become weakened and unstable, or can even collapse when threatened by water damage.
This is why it’s so important to have your older tub inspected for underlying issues before deciding on a quick fix like a bathtub liner. A full tub replacement will take care of these problems and eliminate the risk of having to schedule expensive repairs down the road.
High-Quality, Affordable Bathtub Replacement in Indiana
The success of your bathtub replacement project largely relies on the quality of service that your bathroom remodeler can provide. If you are looking for a reliable company that offers top-quality products and flawless installations, Baths by Bee is the company to call.
For more than 35 years, we have been the trusted name in the bathroom remodeling industry. We’ve worked in over 50,000 homes across Indiana and in nearby areas, offering superior remodeling work in bathrooms all over the state. In our commitment to provide the highest level of customer satisfaction, we continuously strive to become better at what we do, which is why we’ve earned an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and other industry-related awards and accolades.
To learn more about our bathtub replacement process and other services that we offer, get in touch with Baths by Bee today by giving us a call over the phone. If you’d like to go ahead and set-up an in-home estimate and design consultation for your new bathroom, fill out our online form.
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