Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Should Your Windsor Bathtub Be Replaced?

Figuring out exactly at which point a bathtub needs to be replaced is the million-dollar question. Here, we’ll break down the basics of how frequently bathtubs should be replaced.
These days, while many people prefer to use stand-alone showers, they still want to keep the bathtubs in their houses. When it comes to the lifespan of bathtubs, unfortunately, there is no scientific or sure-fire way to know when it is absolutely time to replace a tub, and when you could get away with using it for a couple more months or years.
General Thinking
Usually, how much you use a tub will have a lot to do with how long you can keep it looking good. If, for example, you have a bathtub in a guest bathroom that’s seldom used, then that tub could theoretically last forever. But at the same time, if you have a bathtub that you use daily, then I would say you could probably expect to get about 10 to 12 years of use out of it. Unfortunately there is no exact answer as to when a bathtub should be replaced, generally speaking, it should be done once the paint and finish starts wearing thin. By the time a bathtub's finish has started wearing thin, and when it gets to the point where you can see that it is worn through the paint in certain areas, it is probably past time for you to replace it with a new tub.
Signs of Deterioration
You should also look for any sign of deterioration to determine whether your bathtub needs work. Anything like cracks or that sort of thing is a sign that you need to call in an expert for help.
Cost Comparison
Just because the paint is wearing down on a tub or it is starting to show signs of age does not necessarily mean you need to replace it entirely.
Many people out there specialize in bathtub repair and refinishing. With a lot of these refinishing techniques, they can actually make the tub look like new.
Additionally, you could even have the tile around your bathtub refinished by a professional rather than replace it. If you do decide to go this route, take into account that you will get nowhere near the life out of the job that you would with a replacement tub and/or tiles.
Whether you have a basic tub or hot tub, the above tips are suitable for use with all.
As always, if you have any problems or concerns that I may be able to help you with, please don't hesitate to contact us.

This article was published by:
Keith McGorlick,
Author, Blogger,
Home Improvement Expert &
President of, Lakeside Interiors
Windsor, Kitchener & Barrie Ontario
In Windsor, call 226-787-5835 or,

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