Find out the truth about Tub Inlays.
Confusion About Tub Inlays
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Tub inlays are not to be confused with tub liners. Tub inlays cover only the flat, floor area of the tub. Blackstone tub inlays offer a permanent solution to cracked fiberglass, acrylic, and certain cultured marble tub and shower floors, even those with holes in them. No more sagging or spongy floors to worry about and no leaking tubs and showers. You can now have your tub floor repaired by having the Blackstone tub inlay, or a shower floor inlay installed on to your acrylic or fiberglass tub or shower floor, at a fraction of the cost of a renovation.
Clearly, I speak for a great many frustrated people. They do not make fiberglass bathtubs and showers as durable as they used to years ago. In today’s world of mass production, quality control is not always at the forefront when it comes to fiberglass and acrylic tubs and showers."
How Are Fiberglass Tubs And Showers Made
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These tubs and showers are made on a mold and can present challenges that are not visible during production. Some of these challenges manifest themselves as spider cracks, air pockets or the more technical term is called a void. They are usually found in the floor by the drain, and in the rounded areas of the tub or shower unit.
Blackstone tub inlays are a great option with acrylic and fiberglass tubs and showers that may not have enough support in the right areas of the tub floor. Even at the installation stage, in many cases, no additional support is added. Obviously, over time the floor area begins to break down, delaminate, or totally gives out. The floor may begin to crack and eventually these cracks will become large enough that the tub or shower will begin to leak. This may cause considerable water damage to the rest of the home.
- Tub inlays are not required for a small repair area. With larger fiberglass repairs, there is always the possibility that the repaired area could crack again. This in turn could become expensive and very frustrating for the customer as well the company doing the repair. More repair options.
- Another alternative is to tear out the tub or shower. Then you are into an expensive bathroom renovation costing you $3500.00 to $10,000. You are now replacing drywall, tile, floor coverings possible plumbing issues, paint. The list could go on depending on the bathroom. Discover more:
Tub Inlay Options
Two options are offered. A smooth surface along and slip resistant surface can be installed on the floor of the damaged tub or shower after the floor has been reinforced. The floor of tub or shower is measured to determine the size and configuration of the inlay.The custom made inlay is then installed with an adhesive that is formulated to provide a permanent bond to the original surface. They will function better than the original tub or shower surface because of the added support across the floor area and will not crack under normal use conditions.
Tub inlays can be installed on steel, acrylic, fiberglass, plastic, and certain cultured marble tubs. The inlays can be color matched to virtually any tub color. (An up-charge for color matching applies).