Installing a bathtub liner is the perfect bathroom remodel idea if your bathtub is in need of an update but you can’t spare the time or resources. Bath Planet SW Virginia shares details about this cost-effective alternative to a bathtub replacement.
What Is a Bathtub Liner?
A bathtub liner is a shell that is measured to custom-fit your existing bathtub. It is made of durable non-porous acrylic and has all the desirable features that you’d want in a new tub. It’s easy to clean, resistant to mold and mildew, extremely durable and has a non-slippery surface. Bathtub liners also resist accumulation of mineral deposits that turn into bathtub rings.
Before the bathroom remodel begins, we will take accurate measurements of your existing bathtub, which are then entered into our system. It then selects the closest match out of hundreds of molds. A sheet of acrylic is then set over the mold, then heated and vacuformed. If you choose matching sidewalls and accessories, these are also fabricated along with the bathtub liner. After thorough cleaning and drying, the bathtub liner will be installed over the existing bathtub, followed by new hardware.
Benefits Over Regular Bathtub Replacement
Bathtub liners offer many benefits over conventional bathtub replacement. A typical bathroom remodel usually takes days, which means that unless you have a second bathroom in the house, you won’t be able to take baths in your own home for the duration of the installation.
On the other hand, removing the existing bathtub isn’t required when installing a bathtub liner. This means the installation process will only take hours, not days and requires fewer installers. Aside from the pre-installation cleanup to eliminate potential mold growth, the bathtub liner is ready to install upon delivery. It’s also much less messy since nothing will be removed from the bathroom. Ultimately, a bathtub liner will cost a fraction of what a bathtub replacement would have cost.
To learn more about bathtub and bathroom liner installation or our other remodeling services, call Bath Planet SW Virginia today at (434) 333-7742. You can also fill out our contact form to schedule a free, in-home consultation. We serve many areas in and near Lynchburg and Roanoke, VA.