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25. April 2013 10:42
by CMunro

Thankful For The Tub Liner - It's keeping us in business!

25. April 2013 10:42 by CMunro | 0 Comments

Most tub-liners fail because water gets under the drain and or behind the caulking. This causes water to get trapped between the old bathtub surface and new plastic liner creating what we call floaters, mold, and let's not forget the smell.

I’ll start there: We remove countless numbers of bathtub liners each year for the aforementioned reasons, as well as for cracks, burns, and the fact they're just down right ugly.  The cost to do a tub-liner and or wall system is also 6 to 8 times higher than the cost to refinish. An average bathtub liner starts in the thousands with lots of up-selling.  A professional bathtub refinishing company that has years of experience, knowledge, warranties and plenty of referrals may charge anywhere from $300 to $400 bucks. Three (3) hours it’s complete and looks like a new bathtub.

Lets’ not lose sight that tub liner companies aren’t all bad. They have great advertizing and give us refinishing companies plenty of work!  So thank you to all the tub-liner companies, for keeping Munro Products, and our fellow bathtub refinishers in business.

Here's a shot of the tub-liners we pulled out of one of the hotels we recently did. We pulled the liners, and refinished the tubs that were underneath, to a like-new condition.  The hotel owner was pleased to have the liners gone for good.

Happy Refinishing,
- CM


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