Installing a bathtub liner is an easy way to restore the appearance of a tub when it gets worn out or becomes outdated. This project is less expensive and less labor-intensive than completely replacing the bathtub, and it can still give homeowners appealing results.
|What you can expect|
|Range per liner:||$1,185.99||$1,463.19|
|Range for this type of project:||$1,186||$1,463|
Bath Tub Liner Cost
Cost of residential-grade, high-gloss seamless acrylic bathtub liner. Select from 5 colors and 8 patterns. Rate is inclusive of local delivery, as well as standard excess for perfect installation and occasional repairs.
Bath Tub Liner Labor, Basic
Labor cost, under typical conditions, for a complete installation. Surface will be cleaned, fixture trim removed, and adhesive applied. Liner will be attached and secured with edge sealant, and fixture trim replaced. Fee is inclusive of all aspects of the project, such as thorough planning, acquisition of equipment and material, preparation and protection of project site, and meticulous cleanup.
Bath Tub Liner Job Supplies
Requisite supplies for the job, including fabrication and polishing disposables, manufacturer-recommended underlayment, fasteners, adhesives, and surface sealants.
|cost to install a bathtub liner|
|National Avg. Materials Cost per liner||$896.09|
|National Avg. Cost (labor and materials) for 1 liner||$1,303.37|
|National Cost Range (labor and materials) for 1 liner||$1,166.99 - $1,439.74|
Since a new bathtub liner is installed over the existing tub, the old tub needs to be carefully prepped to remove soap scum, oil and other debris. Its fixtures also need to be removed so the new liner can be slipped into place.
The cost of installation varies based on the type of liner being installed. A full system, which covers the wall as well as the tub, costs more than a liner that only covers the tub. Some full systems have options for built-in storage areas and shelving, which can further increase the cost. The amount of preparation needed on the existing tub is another factor to consider.
Liners cover up an old bathtub’s problems, rather than fixing them. Homeowners must be sure that the issues they’re concealing are merely cosmetic, such as scratches and stains. More serious problems, such as moisture around the existing tub that is sealed in place by a tub liner, can cause more damage. Liners must be installed accurately, or water can get between it and the old tub, which can result in mold growth. To avoid an undesirable outcome, homeowners are advised to consult a plumber before beginning this project.