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Know Your Tubs

junblerg2Are you thinking about getting a new bathtub? What kind of tub would you like? This short guide will familiarize you with the various tub styles you have to choose from so that this important decision can be made easy and painless.

Free Standing Tubs

If you’re looking for a classic, vintage look, a free standing tub is the way to go. These tubs are made of solid porcelain and are the roomiest tubs around, so you can comfortably take a long, relaxing bubble bath. You can also get one with a shower head hooked up to it. For an even more vintage feel, look for a claw foot tub.

Alcove Tubs

Alcove tubs are enclosed by walls on three sides. These tubs are usually surrounded by tile or paneling, and since they are surrounded by walls, showerhead installation is easy and convenient.

Drop-In Tubs

These tubs are surrounded by wood that is covered with tile, granite, or other materials. Similar to a free-standing tub, a drop-in tub can be placed anywhere in the bathroom as long as the plumbing can be connected to it.

Corner Tubs

Corner tubs are most similar to a Jacuzzi. They are often large and luxurious, and have jets for added relaxation.

No matter what bathtub style you choose, eventually you will start to see wear and tear. Perhaps your tub has acquired a ring that no amount of chemical cleaner or elbow grease can remove. When this happens, don’t throw out your old tub. Get bathtub reglazing in Atlanta from Carolina’s Tub Doctor. Visit CarolinasTubDoctor.com today for more information.

Replace, Cover, or Refinish? – Part 2

bathtub reglazing atlantaThe previous blog entry discussed the pros of each method of bathtub remodeling: complete replacement, covers, and refinishing. In this post, we will examine the cons of each method. When you are thinking about remodeling your tub or shower, it is important to weigh both the positive and negative consequences.

Replacement

The main problem with a complete replacement is the cost. You are looking at anywhere from $2,000-$3,000 for a full replacement. There may be several contractors in your home at once, with a lot of dust and debris. You also have to find somewhere else to bathe for up to ten days while the remodel takes place.

Cover

Depending on who you hire for this job, a bath liner can look cheap and plastic. There is also the chance that mold can get between the liner and the old tub. This method can create dust and debris in your home.

Refinishing

Bathtub reglazing in Atlanta will take slightly longer to complete than covering your old tub: about 48 hours. This method will retain the look and feel of the original tub, so if you aren’t happy with the overall design of your tub, this may not be the method to choose.