Bathtub Liners are very hard to remove. To remove a liner usually involves ripping or cutting the old liner out which can cause damage to the existing bathtub. Due to the manner in which they are installed, liners have a bad reputation for cracking or overtime creating a hole or crack in the caulk.
When that happens water gets trapped in between the tub and the liner and creates unpleasant odors and overtime mold and mildew build up. Once water gets trapped in between the bath tub and the liner it is impossible to clean it out, therefore the only fix is to replace the liner.
Avoid the hassle, time and expense of installing or replacing a bathtub liner! and have your bathtub refinished.
Water Accumulation from Bathtub Liners
Improper installation or measurements can lead to water accumulation between the tub and the liner. Bathtub Liners can crack overtime either from everyday use or improper installation. Bath Tub liners are designed to fit over your existing bathtub and walls. Several problems that may occur are result of water building in the space between the existing tub and the installed liner. This is next to impossible to remove without replacing the liner itself. Over time, this water becomes stagnant, and will lead to offensive odors and unsanitary mold and mildew. The following issues can result in this water buildup:
>>Cracks in the liner around the drain due to improper measurements.
>>Since liners are formed from a single sheet of plastic, the corners are typically thin and are prone to cracking as well.
>>Improper installation or insufficient adhesive can also result in leaks around the drain areas.
Beautiful Finishes refinishing eliminates open spaces because our process creates a permanent molecular bond between the new finish and the existing substrate, moisture cannot accumulate, thus eliminating the problem.
The tub liner to the left failed in less than 3 years from installation. Note: The adhesive used to “glue” the liner on.