The Cost of Bathtub liners
While it is true that choosing a bathtub liner over bathtub replacement will save you money, bathtub liners are still more expensive than bathtub refinishing. Average liners can START at $1300 and go up, while the average refinishing job with Rhino Refinishing & Repair only starts at 500.00, depending on repairs, etc.
*Prices subject to change
Time to Install Bathtub Liner
Installing bathtub liners is much more time intensive than bathtub refinishing. First, a sales person comes to your home with a contract for you to sign. Then, either the sales person or another technician measures your tub. The liner is then manufactured in an off-site factory, increasing the likelihood of discrepancies between the liner and your actual tub's measurements. Then the liner is shipped to the installer. Once the installer receives the liner, they schedule another appointment for installation. The entire process can take anywhere from 3 to 6 weeks from the initial conversation with the sales person. With Rhino Refinishing we come to your home, and from start to finish it takes 5-7 hours.
Water Accumulation from Liners
Bathtub liners are designed to fit over your existing bathtub and walls. Several problems that may occur are result of water building in the space between the existing tub and the installed liner. This is next to impossible to remove without replacing the liner itself. Over time, this water becomes stagnant, and will lead to offensive odors and unsanitary mold and mildew. The following issues can result in this water buildup:
- Cracks in the liner around the drain or from flexible due to improper measurements.
- Since liners are formed from a single sheet of plastic, the corners are typically thin and are prone to cracking as well.
- Improper installation or insufficient adhesive can also result in leaks around the drain areas.
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