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Bathtub Liner Systems vs. Bathtub Refinishing

It is often asked what the benefits are of refinishing a bathtub and tile area verses the installation of tub and wall liner systems. The cost factor is the most likely concern of the industry’s consumers. In order for you to make the most informed decision as to whether to go with full replacement, or simply refinish, here are some key facts:

  • The average bathtub and tile liner cost is roughly $5000.00 verses the average bathtub and tile refinishing cost which is roughly $895.00.
  • The average life span of tub liners is only about 6 to 8 years, and then some kind of restoration process will need to be applied.
  • Tub liners regularly lose their gloss and very often fill with water between the old tub surface and the new tub liner.
  • By comparison, the average lifespan for bathtub and tile refinishing is about 10 to 12 years, and refinishing can be done again to freshen up the glaze if needed in future years.

So whether you need a full bathtub refinishing, small surface repair, or a simple slip guard bottom protection, your local independent refinishing dealers can do the job successfully.  The best part is that you will save money doing it, and the result will last longer than typical replacement or tub liner systems.