BATH FITTER: Answers to Your Bathroom Remodeling Questions
Here are some answers to commonly asked questions about BATH FITTER bathtub remodeling, acrylic showers, shower conversions, and more.
Why should I have a BATH FITTER acrylic bathtub or tub liner installed instead of removing my old tub?
Removing a bathtub is a difficult and messy job. The process can damage flooring, walls and plumbing, and put your bathroom out of service for days. When you choose BATH FITTER, we will install a beautiful new acrylic bathtub liner right over your old one in a matter of hours.
Why shouldn't I just use bathtub resurfacing or bathtub refinishing?
Repainting can make a bathtub look very good. Unfortunately, such painted-on finishes are fragile and require special care. Most jobs we have encountered have to be redone within two to five years. There is also a strong odor associated with repainting, and the coating requires three or four days to dry. You may want to ask someone who has used bathtub refinishing to see what they thought of the process and the results. Additionally, bathtub resurfacing does not provide a long-term solution that’s seamless and easy to clean. Installing a BATH FITTER acrylic tub liner or acrylic shower provides a long-lasting, efficient solution to revive your bathroom.
Is the one-piece BATH FITTER wall installed right over my old tile?
Yes. Our unique, one-piece seamless wall system is installed right over existing tiling. If necessary, we repair any bad spots in your wall first to ensure a solid, secure base for your new tub surround or shower surround.
How will it look when it's done?
A BATH FITTER shower surround, bathtub liner or shower conversion installation will transform your bathroom beautifully and look like you installed a brand new bathroom. Our products are durable and virtually maintenance free.
Can mold grow behind the new wall and under the new tub?
No, mold only grows in the presence of moisture. Our system seals and waterproofs the underlying area. Therefore, mold will not grow. We ensure this by thoroughly cleaning and disinfecting the existing surfaces prior to installing the new tub and wall.
How long will a BATH FITTER acrylic bathtub liner or shower surround last?
Acrylic baths and showers have been used extensively in bathtubs and spas throughout North America for 25 or 30 years and much longer in Europe. Acrylic, unlike porcelain, fiberglass or enamel surfaces, can be maintained and kept looking brand new even after years of use with the application of a simple buffing compound. Also, because the material is colored all the way through, minor scratches won't show and deeper ones can be buffed out.
I have seen complaints about BATH FITTER on other websites, why?
Some of these complaints are outdated and were resolved a long time ago. Our corporate office looks into every complaint. We have discovered that some complaints have been posted by saboteurs who never even received BATH FITTER’s services. Nationally, only 1% of all BATH FITTER customers have a service issue, and it is BATH FITTER’s policy to address concerns promptly. In the event a customer has an issue with our products or services, we see to it that it is resolved. Over the past 25 years, BATH FITTER has transformed the bathrooms of thousands of homes to the delight of their owners.
What type of warranty does BATH FITTER offer?
BATH FITTER’s acrylic bathtubs, tub surrounds, replacement showers, and shower conversions are guaranteed for life. You can buy with confidence with BATH FITTER.
Get answers to all your questions about BATH FITTER shower and bathtub remodeling—call us today at 1-800-892-2847 or contact us to set up a free in-home estimate. Or click here to find a BATH FITTER location in your area.