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Your Bathtub: Reglaze or Replace?

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Bathtubs are an essential component of any house, and they are available in a wide range of forms and materials to fit your requirements and tastes. Your bathtub is one of the most used rooms in your house and a key feature of your bathroom. It’s where you take hot baths, soak in the tub after a hard day, or relax with a soothing soak if your back hurts.

While your bathtub is a common feature in most houses, it isn’t usually in good condition. Fortunately, giving your bathtub a makeover is simple. You can either replace your bathtub or remodel it for a more contemporary, updated style with a little effort, patience, and know-how. How to know when to replace or reglaze your bathtub?

Why Reglaze Your Bathtub?

Bathtub reglazing is a cosmetic procedure that involves replacing the old porcelain coating on the inside of your bathtub with a new glaze. The porcelain coating on your tub becomes less safe if it is worn out or damaged. If you slip on it, it will hurt you, but it may also allow germs to develop on the tub, making you sick. Worn-out porcelain is also more difficult to clean, increasing the expense of upkeep.

Benefits of Bathtub Reglazing

Drawbacks of Bathtub Reglazing

When You Should Replace Your Bathtub?

You may need to replace your bathtub rather than reglaze it for a variety of reasons. The first is that your tub has many cracks and breaks. This is a serious problem that will not be solved by reglazing. It is costly to replace a cracked or damaged bathtub. A tub reglaze may assist temporarily, but it’s not a long-term answer.

Benefits of Bathtub Replacement

Drawbacks of Bathtub Replacement

Conclusion

In the house, bathtubs are among a select few fixtures that are seldom upgraded. You can understand why when you look at all the possible problems and drawbacks. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to increase the safety and longevity of your bathtub. It’s time to think about getting a new one if yours is beyond repair. The cost of replacing a bathtub is more than reglazing it, but it’s also more long-lasting than reglazing it.

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