When it comes to remodeling your bathroom, there are many different things you can do to help fit your budget and save you money. One of the most popular money saving techniques to make your bathtub look brand new is to use a liner rather than replacing it. A liner is cheaper than a full replacement, but will come with various drawbacks.

Going with a full replacement may set you back a little more than you wanted to spend, but it can actually save you more money in the long run. Pacific Bath Company, a professional bathtub replacement company, can install a new bathtub in your bathroom that will last for as long as you own your home—so you will never have to worry about replacing it again. In this article, our expert team of shower, tub, and walk-in bath professionals will take a look at some of the most important benefits of choosing to replace your entire bathtub instead of opting for a bath liner.

Liners Can Harbor Mold

Bathtub liners are acrylic covers that are glued down into your existing tub and help to give your worn-out bathtub a new look. Over time, caulking and glue can deteriorate, allowing moisture to get under the liner and cause mold. Most people do not notice that they have mold under the liner until either they remove the liner, or until it becomes such a problem that it spreads out from underneath. This mold can cause health problems and larger problems for the porcelain tub under the liner.

Water Damage

In more extreme cases of caulking failure, not only moisture, but considerable amounts of water can get under your liner. This is usually noticed by a sloshy feeling when you step into the tub as the water moves around underneath the liner when stepped on. Water that gets trapped under a tub liner can start to deteriorate glues, cause damage to the porcelain or materials underneath the liner, and even grow mold that will be a much bigger problem later down the road.

Liners Can Produce Uneven Surfaces

Since tub liners are glued down to the previous tub surface, it will require a trained professional to ensure that the glue is evenly applied to ensure that there are no uneven surfaces during installation. Uneven surfaces can cause an unpleasant bath experience, water puddling, and a potential slip hazard. This is especially dangerous for older household members, disabled, and smaller children that struggle with mobility or have balance issues. A replacement tub—and ideally, a Kohler walk-in bath installation, will provide a safer, more accessible option for those that need it.

Not as Aesthetically Appealing as Porcelain

Most tub liners are made of an acrylic material that has a dull appearance when compared to porcelain. A tub liner is a nice, cheap way to get your bathroom looking better at the moment. But if you are trying to sell your home soon, spending the extra money on a bathtub replacement is sure to be a higher selling point for buyers interested in your home than a liner. While the liner may look much better than your current tub, to potential buyers, it may seem like a quick fix or cheap installation option.

Professional Bathtub Installation

Founded on the idea that people should be treated with honesty and respect, Pacific Bath Company has quickly made a name for ourselves as one of the top bathtub installers and bathroom remodeling experts in the Oregon area. Offering superior customer service and superior products by Kohler, rest assured that the highly trained team at Pacific Bath Company will get your bathroom looking better than ever.

Pacific Bath Company is well trusted within the industry by some of the biggest brands. To get a free, no-obligation quote, fill out the online quote form and a team member will be happy to assist you.