The bathroom is the most used room in your home. It's where we brush our teeth, shave, shower, and relax after a long day. So it makes sense that you want your bathroom to look its best.
For many homeowners, that means replacing their outdated bathtub with something more modern and stylish, but it can be difficult to choose the right option for your needs.
Read more to learn about your options when it comes to remodeling your bathtub.
Update the Porcelain Finish
If you're thinking about updating an outdated tub, there are a few things to consider before doing so. First, make sure that the tub is made of porcelain—not acrylic or plastic (as most modern bathtubs are). Porcelain is stronger than other materials, but also more brittle and can chip if hit or scratched. You'll need to take extra care when handling this type of material and watch out for heat sources like irons and steamers that could crack your surface over time.
If the finish on your tub has become outdated, you can replace it with a new one. Porcelain is a tough surface, but it can chip and crack over time. A new finish will make your tub look like new again!
In addition to looking fresh, newer finishes are often more resistant to staining and scratches than older ones.
Replace Your Bathtub
Starting a bathroom remodel is a major undertaking, and replacing an old tub can be just as time-consuming. Before you consider changing out your tub, make sure it's not worth saving. If there are cracks or leaks in your current tub that need to be fixed, try these methods first:
- Hair Dryer for Caulk/Grout
- Toothpaste with Water for Hairline Cracks
If you have no choice but to give your bathtub an entire replacement, be sure to find a licensed bathroom remodeling company with affordable prices.
Update Your Bathtub Surrounds
Over time, the tiles behind your bathtub can become outdated. This could be caused by a build-up of grime or dirt, or you may have patterns or designs that are no longer in style.
Updating your bathtub surrounds to a more modern look can make a huge difference in the overall aesthetic of your bathroom.
Refinish Your Bathtub
In most cases, refinishing an old bathtub is the best option. It’s less expensive, messier, and time-consuming than replacing it with a new one. The results are remarkable—the surface of your bathtub will look brand new.
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Refinishing your tub is an affordable and practical way to update the look of your bathroom. You'll get a beautiful, clean finish that will last for years to come.
Best of all, it's easy to do yourself! If you have any questions about this process or would like more information on refinishing and replacing bathtubs, contact Comfort Shower and Bath today!
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