Bathroom Renovation Alternatives – Acrylic Bathtub Liners and Bath Walls
Bathtub replacement is the primary source of income for independent bathroom contractors. What most homeowners don’t realize is that almost everything in your bathroom is affected when you replace your bathtub. You’ll be re-installing plumbing, removing wall tiles and drywall, installing new cement board, re-tiling and grouting the walls and possibly replacing your bathroom floor.
In most instances your bathtub replacement project turns into a complete renovation job, it could take weeks to complete and creates a tremendous mess. It’s the bread and butter that keeps small bathroom contractors afloat, but there are alternatives. Now you can give yourself a whole new bathtub without replacing your existing one…and you can do it without risking an unexpected renovation job.
RenosGroup.ca is one of Ottawa’s largest dealers of custom acrylic bathtub liners and bath walls, putting us on the cutting edge of innovative product design technology. Our bath liner and wall systems are custom-molded to fit right over your existing bathtub, shower base, or wall surround, eliminating the need for extra work such as plumbing, flooring or tiling.
Our liner material itself is non-porous, keeping dirt out and protecting the integrity of your bathroom. Our acrylic bathtub liners and bath walls won’t rust, chip or crack and because acrylic is a non-porous material it’s easy to clean with a simple non-abrasive cleaning product. In fact, RenosGroup.ca exceeds every industry standard because we use the thickest acrylic material currently available and provide the industries largest colour selection.
Using acrylics as a renovation alternative for your bathtub/shower area has many benefits over complete bathroom renovations:
- Acrylic bathtub and bath wall liners fit right over your existing tub and walls. There’s no spiraling renovation costs because the renovation job is so small. It’s fast, easy and clean, protecting you from the potential bathroom renovation money pit.
- In the best case scenario, replacing your bathtub will take 3-4 days, during which time you won’t have access to your bathroom. Acrylic liner Systems are normally installed in one day and can be used the following day.
- Even a perfect bathtub replacement job means you’ll lose wall and possibly floors tiles, leaving you with an unfinished bathroom. Our acrylic liners take the stress out of bathtub replacement.
The best course of action for any bathroom renovation is to fully explore your options. We’ll do that with you during your free in-home consultation.
The second alternative to bathtub replacement is a short term solution perfect for home sellers, property managers or rental properties. It’s called re-glazing. We do not offer bath tub re-glazing but will gladly refer you to someone who does great work.
Re-glazing is a refinishing process which employs industrial cleaners, hydrofluoric acid and other chemicals and compounds. The necessity of these products alone means this a job for a professional. A professionally re-glazed bathtub turns back the clock transforming your dull and worn out bathtub into a sparkling mirror of its former brilliance. Not only will we leave you with a bath tub that looks and feels like new, but you’ll be able to use it within 24 to 48 hours.
Bathtub re-glazing takes place in your home and can be completed in hours, not weeks. Nothing is removed from the bathroom, leaving tiles, wall surrounds, flooring and plumbing just as you’d left it. We feel that bath tub re-glazing is more of a temporary solution and we don’t usually recommend it for long term home owners unless the bath tub does not get daily use.
RenosGroup.ca is one of the only companies in Ottawa that offers all levels of bathroom renovations from acrylic bathtub liners & bath walls to designing you a new bathroom from scratch. Contact us today about your free in home consultation.