Chicago Bathroom Remodel Specialist with Bath Planet Suggests Tips for Hiring a Bathroom Renovations Contractor
Replacement bathtubs and new shower liners are fast, easy and affordable as opposed to complete bathroom remodeling; however, the results are only as good as the contractor who installs them
To help consumers avoid some of the common pitfalls when hiring a bathroom remodel specialist, Bath Planet has posted a link to a free, downloadable brochure containing advice to help homeowners make an informed decision. Even if they do not choose Bath Planet for their bathroom renovations project, the owner does not want to see the unscrupulous contractor gain their business.
One of the most popular bathroom remodel options offered by Bath Planet (http://www.bathroomremodelchicago.blogspot.com/) is an acrylic bathtub and shower liners. Replacement bathtubs and new shower liners are quick and affordable as opposed to complete bathroom remodeling, but they are only as good as the contractor who installs them.
According to the local bathroom renovations expert the most important factor to consider is the method used when creating and installing tub and shower liners. A good company will custom mold the tub and shower bases with heat, using the existing fixture as a form. Those who do not custom-form their bathtub liners for a perfect fit may work cheaper, but they use foam fillers to make them fit. This poor quality work results in gaps and uneven surfaces between the material and the old tub.
Although acrylic varies little between companies, installation methods and materials do. The bathroom remodel expert with Bath Planet suggests the following important factors to consider when choosing a company to install a replacement bathtub and new shower liner:
Type of adhesive used: Butyl tape, also known as butyl rubber, combined with silicone adhesive is the best choice. Foam strips, cheap adhesives and inferior materials will not hold up over time.
Experience: Knowledge and skills, specific to bathroom renovations are necessary for a durable, problem-free bathtub and shower liner installation.
Waterproofing: Get the specifics! Tub liners need to be installed using butyl rubber and drains and overflows must be waterproofed with silicone. It is also vital to properly waterproof vertical corners.
Finishing: Make sure the company does not use T channel or detached strips to finish the edges. Rounded edges formed right to the walls give a clean, finished look that will not deteriorate over time.
Wall Type: Tub/shower surrounds are either one-piece or multi-piece. One-piece systems only work in bathrooms with 3 standard walls around the tub. Cathedral, arched or sloped ceilings require a customized, multi-piece system. When installed properly, the multi-piece shower surrounds are just as waterproof as one-piece systems and are not prone to horizontal cracking in the corners.
Bath Planet offers a complete line of quality and affordable acrylic bath systems that can be customized to any bathroom or budget. With hundreds of style and color options, Bath Planet offers cost and time-effective installation of low maintenance solutions to bathroom remodeling. Options include: bath and shower wraps/ liners, tub to shower conversions and walk-in tubs for people with special needs. Visit http://www.bathplanet.com/chicagoland/ to learn more.
About Bath Planet:
Bath Planet was created to meet the needs of consumers who were dissatisfied with the quality and workmanship available in the bathroom renovation market. Standing behind their products, Bath Planet has developed an unrivaled reputation for quality and workmanship as a manufacturer of acrylic bath and shower solutions and has extended that level of quality into all of their products. Bath Planet has earned the prestigious Good Housekeeping Seal which is among the most trusted and widely recognized consumer emblems today.
Bath Planet Chicagoland
1800 South Park Ave
Streamwood, IL 60107
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