Elements of A Bathtub Remodel
It’s important to remember that a bathtub remodel is not a complete bathroom renovation. Instead, you are focusing only on one of the largest elements in the bathroom. Since the main focus is on the bathtub, the process for a bathtub model can be as simple or as complex as you desire.
Built in bathtubs typically receive a bath fitter or bathtub liners to bring new life to an otherwise boring space. Made of acrylic or PVC (Polyvinyl Chloride), this is an efficient and economical approach to create a new look for the tub.
Those with an old claw foot tub can update accessories on the tub, such as the feet, or completely repaint the tub to create design accents that work with the bathroom’s style.
Tile is a great option for adding a fun element to a bathtub that previously did not have anything going for it. Tiles can be placed on the wall or in the tub to create a 1970’s chic vibe. The tile will give a custom look to a tub and make anyone think you had a 1970s inspiration for the space.
Do I Need A Total Bathtub Replacement?
It is possible to avoid a total bathtub replacement installation process in most cases. So long as the tub is functional and does not have any cracks or structural damage, the tub can be refinished. Refinishing the tub requires bathtub remodeling companies to mix acrylic and paint together to create a waterproof surface for your tub. This process can be done with DIY kits, but they do not have the same crisp, clean finish. It is important to keep in mind that the fumes from refinishing a tub are extremely toxic, which is why it is almost mandatory to leave this process to a remodeling company.
In the event that a tub is rusted or damaged structurally, the entire tub will need to be replaced. While this is often the most expensive option for a bathroom remodel, it can be the most exciting. A new, modern tub allows you to have more control of your home remodeling project and create a space that is truly your own.