How much is a new tub?
The price of the bath depends on the material from which it is made, what size the Cup is, what country produced the advanced options feature.
Bath, made by domestic manufacturers are a lot cheaper than imported. Their quality is not lower.
Thus, the cost of cast iron bathtubs, made by Russian companies, ranging from 9 500 to 14 500 rubles, depending on the size and quality of cast iron. The same bath imported will cost from 10 to 29 200 000.
Can the old tub replace with steel. It is cheaper and easier. But the heat does not hold, unlike cast iron. This bath will cost from 3 850 to 24 000 rubles.
Recently popular acrylic baths. Their range is very wide, and the choice of a bath becomes a difficult task. You should pay attention to the thickness of the layer of acrylic – the subtler it is, the worse the quality. Acrylic bathtub is from 5,000 to 34,000 rubles. There are expensive options of acrylic baths custom shapes with light, massage jets. The cost of such baths from 90 000 rubles.
The expenses are not limited to the purchase of new bathtubs. Still have to spend for its shipping, installation and dismantling of the old baths. In addition, installing a new bathroom entails a renovated bathroom and beyond. Bringing the old heavy bulky tub, work can damage walls, floors, doors in other rooms.
It turns out that the replacement bath is expensive. On the other hand, spend one day choosing a quality and comfortable bath you for many years can not worry about its appearance and condition.
If funds do not allow to replace the bath and the old bath depressing, you can consider more economical option – the restoration of the bath.
How to restore a bath?
The old and fairly cheap method of restoration of a bath – enameling. This method uses epoxy resin and hardener. The coating will last from 3 to 12 years. But if before applying the enamel master low-quality processed surface, the coating will soon begin to bubble and climb pieces. In this way the restoration is still one drawback – the material can give stains, from what bath looks untidy.
A relatively new method is considered to be the restoration of the baths of liquid acrylic liquid bath. It lies in the fact that the bath pour the liquid acrylic, it spreads through it and, when cooled, forms a new plastic surface. Material for this method of restoration is quite expensive but it is non-toxic and odorless. This bath will be smooth and beautiful and will last a long time.
There is another way to quickly and easily turn an old bath in a new – insert acrylic insert, which exactly reproduces the form of the old baths. In this technique, there is an effect of a thermos, water in a tub longer cools. The disadvantage of this restoration is its high cost, which can be associated with the cost of new bathtubs.
The average cost of restoration is 3 000 rubles. To save, you can restore the bath in one of these ways myself. But if you've never done this before, it is better to overpay a little bit and to trust the professional.