Our bathtub is old, scratched and cruddy. We were wondering about having a
vinyl liner put over it along with a wall surround unit to cover the tile. How
does this compare with just simply having the tub refinished? Pros/cons?
What is the cost of something like this? Any suggestions on what company to
use? How long does it take to do (i've heard only 1 day for the liner). Does
the liner really last a lifetime and stay clean without mildew?
Thanks for your help.
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I had my tub refinished. Don't remember the cost (not cheap and had to showers
friends house for a couple of days while it cured/dried) It didn't last too many
years before it also got discolored and started peeling. I just had it relined
year so i have no comment pro or con except it makes the inside width smaller for
those who want to take a bath with their spouse. I was able to use it to the
I asked about price when I saw a reliner at the
home show last year. The man said for a bathroom
like mine it would be about $1000. I immediately
thought $1000-$1500 dollars. I always figure at
least a 50 percent increase over what they give
you as a quick response.
I have heard that reliners can have problems.
They have been known to get water under the liner,
and then have a bulge that gives under your feet.
Remember that it isn't a real bath tub, just a
sheet of (heavy) plastic over the original.
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