Bath Fitter has completed more than 2 million installations since the company began in 1984. Its unique service model is centered on covering existing surfaces in the bathroom with durable acrylic shower and tub liners. These liners are guaranteed to never peel or crack, making Bath Fitter bathroom remodel renovation process low maintenance yet high quality.
In addition to installing a customer's shower or tub liner, Bath Fitter can rip out the unwanted bathtub and shower, a service offered if customers choose to tackle a more laborious bath and shower remodeling project.
Whereas tub, shower, and wall replacements require demolition and removal of existing parts, Bath Fitter simply installs new parts over the existing ones. Existing surfaces are measured, cleaned, and repaired where necessary. Bathtub faucets are removed, then, walls, tubs, and shower bases are installed, followed by accessory installation. Cleanup is minimal compared to what is required after demolition. The installation process is quick and simple; technicians usually take just one day to install parts.
Cost will always vary based on the products used, the size of the tub or shower, as well as if there is a need for a tub or shower to be removed. With that being said, the cost of the acrylic material used by Bath Fitter is typically lower than the cost of using traditional tile or stone materials, when refinishing the tub and shower area.
In addition to material cost differences, installation cost is typically lower for the acrylic tub and shower wrap compared to a tile or stone backdrop installation. The installation cost for tile or stone is typically more expensive because first, the contractor must demo and bathroom and remove the existing tile as well as prep lay and grout each tile or stone. On the other hand, an acrylic wrap backdrop simply wraps over the existing tile, no demo, grouting, or meticulous tiling necessary. The price difference in labor cost could be moderate to severe depending on the scope of the bathroom remodel.
Bath Fitter offers a number of custom choices in each renovation category:
The company can also install a slip-resistant coating on baths or showers or cover existing walls with wainscoting.
For as long as you own your home, your installation of Bath Fitter’s acrylic bathtubs, tub surrounds, replacement showers, and shower conversions are covered for life. This guarantee is an element of Bath Fitter's excellent customer service that helps customers to trust the products being used in their home.
Unlike porcelain, fiberglass, or enamel, which show scratches — acrylic can be maintained and kept looking new with a buffing compound product. Silicone elements used in your bathroom remodel should be cleaned with a mixture that is 50% water and 50% bleach. Check the Bath Fitter website for more detail on proper cleaning instructions.
The Bath Fitter website features an interactive design tool that allows prospective customers to experiment with the design of their future shower or tub liner renovation. Users begin the online design mock-up by first choosing from various tubs and showers. Next, the detail decisions work their way down from accent wall colors and styles right down to the faucets and towel bars, all without hiring an interior designer, a huge money saver. Users can even save and download designs to revisit later.
Once customers have a better idea of their desired design direction, they are encouraged to call Bath Fitter for a free initial consultaion. This consultation helps to iron out the bathroom design details as well as provide customers with an estimate of how much the Bath Fitter renovation cost will be.
Though Bath Fitter’s acrylic products have advantages, they do need to be maintained with particular cleaning products and systems. For example, soap and other residue needs to be regularly removed from the tub and shower, and silicone needs to be cleaned with a bleach compound regularly. Installing third-party accessories or using cleaners not approved by Bath Fitter, such as any type of aerosol spray, can void the lifetime warranty. This sort of specified up-keep may not be realistic fo a specific type of consumer.
Bath Fitter does not offer a complete bathroom remodel, as the company’s installation services do not include toilets, sinks, or flooring. If a consumer is looking to do a full bathroom renovation then Bath Fitter is not the comprehensive bathroom remodeling company that can take care every single detail. Coordinating two different bathroom remodel companies to finish the job could possibly make things more complicated.
Since Bath Fitter is strictly a shower and tub liner company the standard product used is a large acrylic wrap that covers the existing tile or plastic bath and shower enclosure. Potential consumers who a have a specified design ascetic, tile or stone they wish to use on the bathroom wall, cannot be accommodated through Bath Fitter.
Having limited options to pick from is an issue for those that are wishing to use textiles other than the standard acrylic inventory that is produced by Bath Fitter.
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