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How To Give Your Bathtub A New Lease On Life - Articles Surfing

Over the years, your trusty bathtub can take quite a beating. It is not surprising to see tubs with scratches, cracks, gouges or even burns! So, you've decided to finally do something about it. You could always get a new one, but it certainly can end up being an expensive proposition:

* Bathtubs are not a small ticket item to begin with.
* You will need to pay a professional to remove the old tub.
* And of course, you have to pay a professional again to install the new one.
* There can be a significant amount of time involved (days or even weeks), when the bathtub will be completely unavailable.

Depending on what shape your bath tub is in, you may have several simpler and less expensive options. Let's examine them now...

Alternatives To Replacing Your Bathtub

1. Repainting: You can have your tub repainted. While DIY kits are available, it can be a tricky process, so hiring someone is usually advisable. Still, this is a relatively quick 1 day process, and easier on the wallet. It is a good way to give your tub a shiny new look, maybe even a new color!

2. Bathtub Refinishing: This process is also known as reglazing or resurfacing, and essentially puts a new surface on your tub, which can easily last another 20 years, with a little care. Refinishing is also usually done within a day.

3. Bathtub Liners: A new liner can be installed over your tub, giving it a brand-new look within a few hours.

4. Bathtub Surrounds: These are walls around the tub, so they do not actually do anything to improve the bathtub itself, but instead dress up the surrounding area.

Hopefully, one of these options can be used, but there are times when the tub is not worth saving, and you may have no choice but to replace the bathtub completely.

Submitted by:

Rob Barnes

Rob Barnes writes for Bath Tubs For You, A Bathtub Guide, a resource to helping you select, buy and maintain bathtubs, covering topics such refinishing bathtubs.



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