Why not buy a new bathtub if it can be done for around the same price as having your current one refinished?
A brand-new bathtub can be purchased for less than $500, but it cannot be replaced for the same amount. Why? Considering that the bathtub is typically the focal point of a home and that installing a new tub is by far not the most expensive aspect of remodeling a home.
The bulk of the replacement cost is originally concealed. Which one of these costs are hidden, specifically?
The price of hauling away and emptying a bathtub
Can you physically carry the tub outside, remove it from the bathroom, or reposition it? What sort of garbage disposal plan do you have, if any?
Even if you are successful in removing the tub entirely, there is a good chance that you may damage some of the bathroom’s tile and that the new tub’s plumbing won’t even work with the existing fixtures.
So, you might also need to employ a tile installer and a plumber.
Hence, updating a $500 bathtub might easily cost hundreds of dollars or even thousands.
So why is tub refinishing more beneficial?
How long will a newly refurbished bathtub last?
A newly installed bathtub and one that has just undergone renovations have a lot in common. A resurfaced surface may last 20 years with good maintenance, which is equivalent to the lifespan of a brand-new bathtub.
Do refinish bathtubs require any additional maintenance?
Yes. Use only mild, nonabrasive cleaning agents without bleach because a correctly refinished surface looks feel, and cleans like new. Abrasive cleaners like bleach can harm or lessen the sheen or luster, just like what might occur to any brand-new surface.
For best results, keep nonsilicone caulking in place around all refinished surfaces, especially bathtubs. Furthermore, keep suction mats of any type out of refinished bathtubs. To avoid moisture accumulation between the mat and the tub when using a nonsuction mat, you must remove it after each use.