New bathtub or restoration

When an older bathtub falls into a condition of disrepair, the question arises of what to do with it next. You may hear completely contradicting views. Some believe that replacing plumbing fixtures with a brand new one is the most reasonable solution. Others are in favor of restoration, as it’s a more affordable and simple method to return to product to its attractive original appearance. Let’s learn more about these options so that you can make the most advantageous decision for your situation.

Complete bathtub replacement

The purchase of a new bathtub is often due not only to the fact that the old one has fallen into disrepair but also because of a planned complete bathroom overhaul. Your requirements for a bathtub may also have changed: for example, you now need a tub with a lower rim, or a more spacious or longer tub.

In other cases, the decision to install a new bathtub might lead to the following obstacles:

  • the need to replace or restore the flooring and plumbing
  • the added costs of dismantling the old bathtub, the delivery and installation of a new one, as well as additional repairs that are required

Bathtub restoration

The main argument in favor of restoration is the fact that most likely, the structure itself has not fallen into disrepair. Often, the damage only affects the outer layer of the enamel. Over years of use, the surface can turn yellow, crack, or simply lose its shine. In addition, rust or limescale may form. In this case, a short restoration process will be able to restore a snow-white, smooth surface. This is achieved by a special enamel-pouring technique, which creates a strong, dense, uniform layer. The bathtub becomes like new.

So if your goal is to give your bathtub a fresh, clean look - consider the option of restoration. It will save you a lot of money over the years, and the quality of the coating will be even better than a new bathtub.