Mold, Water Accumulation & Other problems
There is no way for a tub liner to perfectly fit your existing bathtub. However, improper installation and/or poor measurements will increase the issue of water building up between the tub itself and the liner. Bathtub Liners will crack over time from every day use, poor fit and/or improper installation. Tub liners are intended to fit over your current bathtub and surround. There are considerable problems that will occur as a result of water accumulating in the space between the existing tub and the installed liner. It is almost impossible to get rid of the water buildup without replacing or removing the liner itself. Over time, the accumulated water becomes stagnant, and will produce embarrasing odors and unhealthy mold and mildew. Because liners are made from a single sheet of plastic, the corners and edges are thin and prone to cracking. Poor installation or insufficient adhesive can also lead to leaks around the drain area. Budget Refinishers refinishing eliminates these issues because our refinishing process creates a permanent bond between the new finish and the tub itself so water and moisture cannot accumulate, eliminating any of the issues associated with tub liners.
This tub liner failed in less than 1 year from installation.
The black tar-looking stuff is the adhesive used to “glue” the liner on.
Unlike refinishing, bathtub liners have limited color options. Bathtub liners only have 1 or 2 color options and are made of a single sheet of plastic. Therefore, they do not have a nice glossy sheen like that of a new acrylic bathtub or a refinished tub. With Budget Refinishers, we can refinish numerous bathroom fixtures in a variety of colors with a beautiful glossy like-new sheen. You’ll be able to custom coordinate to match or choose an entirely new color scheme to create the desired look and feel you’ve always wanted. Remodel the feel of your room without remodeling your wallet!