The bathtub, along with the shower stall, should be the cleanest place in your home. After all, you take a bath or shower to get clean, right? Unfortunately, as your bathtub ages it can crack, peel, chip, or fade. These changes permit the intrusion of mold and bacteria while dramatically decreasing the bathroom's appeal.
By Craig Friesen
December 31, 1969
Bathtub repairs and replacements can cost you a fortune. Thankfully PVC and acrylic bathtub liners provide an excellent alternative. You will want to visit a showroom and choose a color to match your current decorative scheme, but this is also a good time to think about other changes you may wish to make in your bathroom.
The Disadvantages of Bathtub Repair
Choosing to install a bathtub liner can be a less expensive option than tub replacements or repairs. Bathtub repairs often require plumbing
changes and may result in losing the use of your bathtub for several days. When your bathtub is removed for repairs, you may also have to replace broken tiles. Sealing your tub properly to avoid future leaks and the build up of bacteria are additional tasks for your bathtub repair specialist. Finally, your bathtub may not look as good as new once repairs are completed. Much of this can be avoided, however, with the installation of a bathtub liner.
What You Should Know About Bathtub Liners
Bathtub liners are usually acrylic although some may be made of PVC or other plastics. Whereas bathtub repairs can inconveniently take days to accomplish, a bathtub liner is usually installed within a day. After visiting a showroom and choosing the color of your bathtub liner, a contractor
will visit to take measurements of your current tub before ordering. Installation can take half a day or so with a new drain, overflow, and caulking sealing the process. The next day you should be able to use your wonderfully smooth and clean bath.
About the Author
Craig Friesen is a freelance writer and an ordained Mennonite minister in rural Saskatchewan, Canada. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies from University of Manitoba and a Master of Divinity degree from Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary in Elkhart, Indiana. A computer hobbyist, Craig operates several home-based online businesses in his leisure time.
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