Tub liners or “skins” may give bathtubs a facelift, as they can cover up little nicks or unsightly blemishes that may be bringing down the look of the entire bathroom.
While these liners can save people money in that they don’t have to run out and buy a new tub (or fully renovate their bathrooms), there are some important things to know about them if you are considering lining a tub with a “skin,” rather than refinishing it.
Here’s Why You Should Rethink Using a Bathtub Liner
1 – Liners don’t resolve the underlying problems.
Although a liner cover for your tub will hide the unsightly blemishes on your tub, it will not fix them. So, you may just be putting off the real fix you need. In fact, depending on how long a liner stays on a tub, it could end up intensifying the damage to a tub.
2 – Liners can trap water by the tub.
With liners on a tub, there is a distinct possibility that water will get in between the liner and tub. If this happens, mildew and mold can develop and possibly start eating away at the structure of the tub.
3 – Liners don’t always provide a good feeling in the tub.
Whether you take baths or shower in your tub, you want the experience to be pleasant. With liners in tubs, however, you can be left with a sponge-like feeling on your feet and/or body. You may also end up feeling less stable standing in the tub.
4 – Liners are not cheap.
In fact, tub liners tend to be more expensive than bathtub refinishing.
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