Bathtub liners are designed to fit over existing tubs and surround walls, and are glued over your existing fixtures, nothing is removed.
Bad Bathtub Liner AFTER Removal
Bathtub Liners are made out of vinyl, acrylic or plastic the same as new pre-fab units. Liners are generally 50% to 70% more expensive than bathtub refinishing and take several weeks to order and fabricate because they have to be custom fit.
Problems arise when water becomes trapped in the space between the existing tub and new liner. Over time, this water becomes stagnant, and will lead to offensive odors and unsanitary mold and mildew. This is next to impossible to correct without removing and destroying the liner itself, then you’re back to square one.
Bathtub refinishing has always been good for the environment even before the whole going “green” movement. The ongoing reduction of old bathtubs, tile, countertops and sinks from entering landfills has a substantial contribution in helping to save our environment. Today it has gotten even better with the development of our new ECO-Friendly low VOC Coatings.
|COSTS:||$ 400-500 per tub*|
$ 300 tile surround*(if needed)
|$700 demo, removal |
$250 new tub
$750 plumber, parts
$300 new drywall
$600 tile work
$700 flooring, carpentry
$200 permits, inspections
|$1,400 - $2,500*
|DISRUPTION:||minimal disruption||major dust, debris and waste||moderate dust and debris|
|COLOR CHOICES:||any color is available||limited to what is produced||limited, only 2 or 3 colors|
|DURABILITY:||10 plus years||10 plus years||5-10 years (provided water doesn't become
trapped between liner and tub causing mold
|TIME W/O TUB:||1 day||7-14 days||2 days (3-6 weeks Including liner fabrication)|
|TOTAL COSTS:||$400-800*||$3,500*||$1,400 - $2,500*|
|*prices based on an average|