Frequently Asked Bathroom Remodeling Questions
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We provide our customers with a professional bathroom remodeling experience utilizing the highest quality materials for exceptional value and ease of maintenance. From a single bathtub or shower stall renovation to a complete bathroom makeover, we want to make sure that when you look at your bathroom 5, 10, 20 or even 30 years from now you’ll be happy that you chose BathCrafters for your remodel.
We primarily install acrylic tub and shower fixtures. Depending on whether you have an existing cast iron, stamped steel or fiberglass tub we will offer you a selection of options that range from a tub or shower base liner to a complete tear-out and replacement fixture.
A bathtub liner is a new acrylic bathtub that is manufactured to custom fit over the top of your existing bathtub. The technology is advanced but the idea is quite simple. You can get a brand new acrylic tub to update your bathroom without the mess and higher cost of a traditional replacement bathtub.
It’s very common in older homes for the master bedroom to have a small shower in the master bathroom. Typically they are made from a stone terrazzo base and a tile wall surround. Sometimes even the floor is tiled which makes it a completely custom size. In either case, we can install an acrylic shower base liner and wall system over the existing surfaces without the mess and hassle of a demolition. Oftentimes, a tile shower will have some water damage or loose tiles which is why the shower is being remodeled in the first place. Rest assured we NEVER install acrylic over damaged or loose tile walls. Any compromised wall sections will be removed to the studs and repaired before your beautiful new acrylic shower is installed.
EasyCare is the product name for our cross-linked acrylic bath or shower systems. Its unique properties make our bathtub liner 4.2 times harder than others in the industry. Our tubs also have an acrylic cap that is 2 ½ times thicker than the standard liner.
Most people who buy a new bathtub or shower aren’t even aware that the materials used are critical to the fixture’s longevity. And that almost all tub liner companies compromise on the quality or the material in order to offer a lower price and get jobs from customers who don’t know better.
For instance, it is critical that a tub liner be made from a sheet of cross-linked acrylic, as opposed to the industry standard of durable-rubber acrylic, or else it will not resist the wear and tear of daily use and regular cleaning. The difference is usually triple the lifespan and a finish that will look better longer.
The acrylic is also non-porous – that means there is no place for mold, mildew, germs and bacteria to hide making it virtually maintenance free. It is more scratch and stain resistant and gives you the superior shine, strength and durability to last a lifetime even with daily use.
We have over 800 tub molds that are made from original bathtubs.
After we submit 18 precise measurements and two photos of your bathtub, the manufacturer will enter this data into a computer database to determine your bathtub mold. Using a state-of-the-art thermoforming process, an exact duplicate acrylic tub will be formed that fits your bathtub like a glove – giving you a new bathtub without any demolition.
Acrylic has been used extensively in bathtubs and spas throughout North America for over 30 years and much longer in Europe. Acrylic, unlike porcelain or enamel surfaces, can be made to look brand new even after years of use. With proper maintenance, acrylic can last indefinitely.
Absolutely!!! We warrant our EasyCare bathtub and wall systems for a lifetime due to the fact that it is rare to have any problems. Our acrylic is so strong and durable that with proper care it will last for several decades. Click here to view our warranty.
Actually you are replacing your tub with a new bathtub liner. A bathtub liner gives you a premium acrylic bathtub that is non-porous (smooth and easy to clean), warm to the touch, high gloss and very durable without the mess and higher cost of traditional replacement.
Traditional replacement of tearing out the original fixture is an alternative, however, a more expensive one. No matter what you are replacing, you must tear-out the old items just to replace them with the new. According to NAHB (National Association of Home Builders), the national average for replacing a bathtub, wall surround and vanity is $8,563. Because the bathtub is installed in the home when it is being framed, it is the most expensive item to change. The wallboard and coverings are placed on top of the tub and the floor is nestled tight against the tub so it is a major ordeal to remodel a bathroom.
The bathroom is still one of the most remodeled rooms in the home. Updating an existing worn-out bathroom will always be in style and always provide a sound investment for older homes whether the home is being sold or updated to be more comfortable.
If you have a one-piece or multi-piece fiberglass tub or shower, unfortunately, a liner system is not a viable option. For this reason, we can remove your existing tub or shower and install a new high quality acrylic replacement bathtub or acrylic shower base and custom wall surround. And the great news is that we can do this in just two days without requiring you to remodel your entire bathroom.
We use the same premium acrylic used by Kohler, Jacuzzi and many other top bathtub and spa manufacturers. The only difference is the time and money savings from alleviating the demolition of the old bathtub. Acrylic is the #1 chosen product for bathroom remodeling. Acrylic is smooth, shiny, a great insulator, durable and non-porous so it is virtually maintenance free. Your bathroom will look newly remodeled, up-to-date and absolutely beautiful.
In as little as a day, we can update most bathtub and 3-wall surround systems. The next day you will be relaxing in a healthy, shiny, new bathtub and you get that newly remodeled look without the stress of an ongoing remodeling project. An extra day will be needed however, if you are updating your plumbing valve or adding accessories like shower doors, seating or window options as most or our customers usually do.
Yes!!! Our EasyCare Bath System utilizing cross-linked acrylic is not only beautiful; it is an economical and effective solution for worn-out bathrooms. It increases the comfort of your home, the pride of ownership and thus the appreciation of your home’s value. Due to the cost savings of our product and our great reputation, most of our work comes from referrals of past customers and even plumbers and contractors who would rather not pullout and replace an older cast iron bathtub.
It all depends on the choices you make and what is the best solution for your bathroom. As you can imagine it costs money to send an expert out to your home for FREE. However, it is the best way for us to see what needs to be done and find out what you would like to accomplish. We’ll bring lots of before and after photos, acrylic samples, accessories and show you what options you have. If you like our recommendations you will receive a written proposal.
We’ve updated bathtubs from as low as $1500. We’ve also remodeled bathrooms as high as $15,000. It all depends on the conditions of the bathroom remodel, the selection choices you make and what is the best solution for your situation. That’s why for your sake, we give a FREE in-home consultation.
Just like any industry there is competition. The great news is that our products are second to none.
There are two main issues you should consider when remodeling your bathroom:
- The PRODUCT
- The COMPANY
First, the PRODUCT – we utilize the #1 chosen remodeling product for bathtub or shower replacement. Our bathtub liners are thicker, shinier and stronger than any other product in this industry.
- 4 times harder acrylic
- 2 ½ times thicker acrylic
- Patented installation parts
- State-of-the-art computerized thermoforming
- Over 800 tub molds for a perfect fit
- UPC – Uniform Plumbing Code certification
- ANZI 124.8 US Government manufacturing code
These and others all add up to durability, strength of product and the very best value for your investment.
Second, our COMPANY – over the 14 years we’ve been in business under the same ownership, we have seen many competitors come and go. The average business life span is only 3.5 years. Even though they gave longer warranties, they weren’t in business when the homeowner needed them.
We run our business by concentrating on achieving complete satisfaction of every customer one by one and not by conventional business practices of tracking volume and managing the bottom line numbers.
We believe if your honest, perform quality work and work hard to achieve every customer’s full satisfaction, the bottom line will fall in place!
Homeowners in homes over 20 years old that have old, worn-out bathtubs that are ugly, hard to clean, wrong colors and unhealthy. They are embarrassed by the unsightly appearance of their bathroom and want a new fresh look and the comfort of a smooth and shiny new bathroom that is easy to clean and maintain.
It’s best to think ahead. Spring and fall are home improvement times so that means everyone else is doing the same thing.
Homeowners wait until the fall holidays when they think of the friends and family that will be coming over, and call us with a sense of urgency to update their bathroom ASAP. Due to our workload, sometimes we can’t accommodate their schedule.
Our product and company is so well received that after a spring or fall home show we are inundated with requests for our services that it is difficult to keep up. Think ahead and do the work before the big rush, before the home shows and before the holidays.