Fiberglass bathtubs are a popular choice among homeowners because of their inexpensive cost. However, after a few years of use, fiberglass bathtubs don’t have that brand-new gleam like they originally had. In fact, you may notice that your bathtub has unsightly stains or even cracks. Here are some reasons why cracks in fiberglass tubs are common:
- Improper installation: Since fiberglass material is flexible and bends when weight is placed on it, a tub needs adequate support to withstand frequent use. A plumber should place a stable concrete mixture underneath the bathtub for support. If your bathtub has many cracks, the plumber who completed the job may have been inexperienced and installed the tub improperly.
- Heavy objects: A fiberglass bathtub can receive nicks and cracks if heavy objects are dropped. Shampoo bottles are unlikely to do considerable damage if you drop them. It’s when you have unreliable plumbers dropping heavy tools or children playing with clunky bathtub toys that cracks can form.
- Harsh cleaners: Do you wash your fiberglass tub with bleach or other chemicals? Using harsh cleaners can make the tub lose its gloss and weaken the surface. Instead, find a gentle bathroom cleaner that you can let sit on the surface for five minutes, then clean off with a wash cloth.
Our Fiberglass Tub Repairs
If you’ve found cracks in your bathtub, you don’t have to break the bank on buying a replacement tub. At Tub Tile & Tops, we can make your tub look like new for a fraction of the cost! With our fiberglass repair services, we can fix any cracks and revitalize the surface with our refinishing process. To learn more about our bathtub refinishing services, contact us at (615) 469-0756 to hear from one of our experts. We also complete fiberglass repairs for showers, swimming pools, and Jacuzzis.