Should My Tub Be Replaced or Refinished

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When a brand-new tub can be purchased for virtually the same price as a repair, why waste money on repairs?

A brand-new bathtub may be purchased for less than $500, but it would cost much more to replace an old one. Why? These regions often receive the most attention even though they don’t require the most expensive home repairs.

In actuality, the majority of the replacement cost was initially concealed. Can you provide us some examples of these “hidden costs”?

Costs of Tub Removal & Disposal

Can you remove the tub from the bathroom on your own? Is there access to the lobby or restrooms? How do you plan to get rid of it, if you can?

The plumbing for the new tub could not work with the existing fittings if you try to expand the tub that much. Furthermore, there’s a good chance that some of the tiles will break. As a result, you could also want a plumber and a tile installer. As a result, the cost of fixing a $500 bathtub might quickly increase to several hundred dollars.

Why Is Refinishing More Effective Than Other Techniques?

An updated bathtub has the same lifespan as a brand-new one. With careful care, a mended surface can last up to 20 years, which is equivalent to the lifespan of a brand-new bathtub.

Do refinished bathtubs require special upkeep?

Yes. If you want professionally refinished surfaces to maintain their brand-new appearance for as long as possible, never use bleach on them. Abrasive cleansers like bleach will dull or lose the gloss or luster just like they would on a brand-new surface.

Maintain the non-silicone caulking in good condition and refrain from placing a suction mat in the tub if you want your refinished surfaces to last as long as possible and look as good as new. Mildew buildup between the non-suction mat and the tub can be avoided by removing the mat after each use.



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