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Should My Tub Be Replaced or Refinished

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 can be purchased for less than $500, but it will cost significantly more to replace an old one. Why? These areas usually attract the most attention, while not being the most expensive home improvement job.

In reality, the majority of the replacement cost was first concealed. Could you provide us some examples of these “hidden costs”?

Costs of Tub Removal & Disposal

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

The plumbing for the new tub could not be compatible with the existing fittings if you try to expand the tub that far. There is also a significant chance that you will damage some tiles. Consequently, you might also need a plumber and a tile installation. The cost of fixing a $500 bathtub may therefore easily reach several hundred dollars.

Why Does Refinishing Perform Better Than Alternatives?

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

Do refinished tubs require special upkeep?

Yes. If you want professionally refinished surfaces to retain their brand-new appearance for as long as possible, never use bleach on them. Abrasive cleansers like bleach can dull or destroy 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.