Can You Put a Tub Over an Existing Tub?
If you’re tired of your outdated and dysfunctional bathtub, a bath remodeling project is probably starting to look incredibly enticing. Many homeowners shy away from a tub remodel, however, because they believe it’s beyond their budget. However, these days, a complete bathtub replacement project is a lot more affordable than you might realize. If you find yourself wondering if you can put a new tub over an existing tub, you’re not alone. Thankfully, when you work with BathWraps, you’ll have plenty of options.
The Benefits of a Bathtub Replacement
In the past, bathtub liners were often the preferred method for a bathtub facelift. Bathtub liners, such as those offered by BathWraps, could be installed atop your existing bathtub’s footprint, allowing you to receive all the benefits of a new bathtub without the costly expense of a full-scale tub remodel. However, as technology has evolved and improved, the need for old style bathtub liners is a thing of the past. In fact, almost all homeowners have found that instead of a simple liner installation, a bathtub replacement offers them much more of the qualities they are looking for, including:
- Low-maintenance characteristics, perfect for homeowners who are tired of scrubbing grout that never comes clean
- An updated appearance and modern styling, ideal if you don’t love the look of your faded and stained bathtub
- Customizable accessories, like shelving, grab bars, built-in seating, and soap dishes
Materials Make a Difference
Another reason why many have moved away from essentially putting a new tub over an existing tub, as is the case with bathtub liners, is that it can lead to worsening problems in the original tub. Traditionally, many bathtubs were made from porcelain or old plastic blends, which can lead to problems with chipping and peeling, as well as mold and mildew growth. BathWraps replacement tubs, on the other hand, are crafted from nonporous acrylic, and feature Silver Shield™ anti-microbial technology, making them incredibly low maintenance compared to tiled shower surrounds with perennially dirty grout. They’re guaranteed never to crack or fade for as long as you own your home, as well!
Your New Bathtub
You might be surprised that compared to a bathtub liner installation, a bathtub replacement often has a similar cost and timeframe. If you’re curious about upgrading your bathroom, reach out to BathWraps today. You can find out more about our bathtub replacement products, find a qualified local dealer, and get started on replacing your old grimy tub for good. And, with our industry-leading one-day bathroom renovations and top-tier products, you’ll love working with BathWraps! Contact us today to learn more or get started.