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How much does a bathtub liner cost?

Learn how much it costs to install a bathtub liner.
Bathtub liners can add years to the life of a bathtub for a fraction of the cost of replacement. Liners are typically made from acrylic, PVC, or plastic and are available in a range of colors and styles.

Typical Bathtub Liner Costs

  • Bathtub liners: The average cost range for a bathtub liner is $250-$1,300.

  • Professional installation costs: The cost for installation of bathtub liners is typically included in the purchase price.

Low-End Estimate for a Bathtub Liner

For liner purchase and installation: About $250-$1,300.

High-End Estimate for a Bathtub Liner

For purchase, installation, and replacement of surrounding panels and tub/shower components: About $1,000-$4,000.

What to Expect
  • Materials: Chemical solutions are used to bond the liner to the bathtub. Caulk and grout are typically required to finish the installation along with related tools for smoothing and placement.

  • Timing: Bathtub liner installation typically takes an average of 8 to 10 hours.

  • Mess: Since the liner covers an existing bathtub, there is limited mess involved.

Any Extras?

  • Many bathtub liners are made from ABS acrylic, the same material that is used to make football helmets.

  • Standard-sized liners are available. However, the majority of vendors specialize in custom liners, which require detailed measuring along with manufacturing time for the actual liner.


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