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The decision to repair or to replace a bathtub can be a difficult and potentially costly one. There are a few different options available but if you’re looking for many of the advantages of a new tub and shower without all the costs of a full reno, a bathtub liner may be a good choice.
A bathtub liner (sometimes referred to as a shower liner) is a molded insert that installs over your old cast iron or steel bathtub. They are typically installed by professionals and are often custom-fitted to your old tub. Most designs consist of two pieces, one to cover the tub and one to cover the walls, also making it easier for installation. They cannot be installed over old acrylic or freestanding tubs.
On the surface, a freshly installed bathtub liner may seem almost as good as a new tub. However, there are a couple of things to consider before making a final decision: