No one wants to waste money on home improvement, yet so many homeowners find themselves in that exact situation. They buy something thinking it’s a good deal, only to find out how unreliable it really is. This is the case with bathtub liners, shower liners, and any other pre-fabricated liners you can buy for your bathroom. Read on to learn why a bathtub liner is a bad idea.
Bathtub Liners Are More Expensive Than They Seem
At first glance, bathtub liners seem like an affordable way to cover or replace the tile around your tub/shower. This is because the base price of the liner doesn’t take into account the labor to install it or the headaches you’re likely to face along the way. Liners for larger bathtubs can get expensive because of the large surface area they have to cover. You could cut your costs in half or more with tile refinishing instead.
Tub Liners Rarely Fit Correctly
You might be thinking, “What if I install the shower liner myself?” The fact is that liners rarely fit properly, especially if you have an older home. The walls expand and contract with time, which leads to a not-so-square shower for the liner to fit into. Even after multiple modifications, it’s not likely that you’ll get a perfect fit. Without a solid seal around the liner, you’re going to battle moisture damage and warping over time.
Liners Look and Feel Cheap
There is no escaping the look of tub liners. They’re dull, flat, and unappealing to the eye. Oftentimes the liners will feel spongy to the touch, either because of a poor fit or because of moisture damage below the surface. That flex doesn’t make for a pleasant shower experience.
Shower Liners Are Prone to Moisture Damage
The whole point of the tile or liner around your shower is to keep moisture off the walls. Properly installed tile and grout will do just that. Liners are less reliable. Their construction may trap moisture between the wall and the liner, creating a breeding ground for mold and other issues. This could eventually lead to massive remodeling bills that further waste your money.
A Better Solution: Bathtub and Shower Refinishing
There is a more affordable, more durable, and better looking alternative to bathtub liners. It’s called tile and bathtub refinishing. Through our proprietary refinishing process, you can get the look of brand new tile without any demolition whatsoever. We can also refinish your bathtub, shower pan, sink, counters, and much more. This affordable facelift costs 2-3 times less than many shower liners, and it looks so much better in the end.
To find out more about tub refinishing and tile refinishing, contact Maryland Tub and Tile at 877-717-8827. We would be happy to schedule an in-person consultation.