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Frequently Asked Questions About Bathtub Liners

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Frequently Asked Questions About Bathtub Liners-tublinersWe often hear questions from our Columbus, Ohio customers about how our bathtub liners work. We answer some of those questions below.

Do I have to remove my old tub?
No. We will be fitting the new acrylic liner into your existing tub for a snug and solid fit. We are the only company that offers over 650 molds dating back to the early 1900’s. With our computer assisted software we ensure your bathtub liner is an ideal match to your existing tub.

How long does installing one tubliner take?
The installation time for one tubliner is just one day! Compare that to the cost and time it would take to replace your existing tub or shower.

Will I be able to use my tub the same day?
We recommend not using the new bathtub until the next day to allow proper sealing of all areas in the installation.

Will my plumbing be affected?
During installation, if you have a local water shut-off we will utilize this to allow the rest of your home to maintain normal water pressure. If there is no local shut-off valve for your bath area, your home water may be off for a few hours during the installation.

Can you repair water damage on my bath walls during the installation?
Yes. We can repair drywall damage as needed. A cost estimate will be based on the total area needing to be repaired.

Top Five Bathroom Design and Remodeling Trends Today

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Top Five Bathroom Design and Remodeling Trends Today-LuxBath-300x169Bathroom remodeling trends reflect a growing desire for a contemporary look with a spa-like feel. Bathroom designers and homeowners are embracing a more open space with a clean, minimalist appearance. Bathroom design is incorporating many natural elements, among other things.

Here are 5 hot trends happening in bathroom design today.

Custom Showers

Custom showers have quickly become a main focus in bathroom remodeling projects. Homeowners are seeking to create a spacious area with low or no threshold, allowing the tiles to flow seamlessly into the rest of the room. Added features like benches are also popular.

Freestanding Bathtubs

For many years, a bathtub or jetted tub was a must on most homeowner’s wish lists. Today, many are opting for the sleek look of a freestanding tub, if any at all. A classic claw footed tub is still in style, creating a focal point for the room.

Natural Materials and Colors

In keeping with the modern minimalist feel, materials and colors are trending towards natural tones. From warm wood grains to glass tiles, outdoor elements are being brought into the bathroom in order to create a zen-like atmosphere that allows for ultimate relaxation.

Efficient Fixtures

Homeowners are seeking to reduce their consumption of water, so efficient faucets and fixtures are in demand. With multiple shower heads and double sinks quickly becoming the norm, it makes sense to use more eco-friendly fixtures.

Freestanding Vanities

Vanities that look like a freestanding piece of furniture are increasingly popular. In fact, shelving and other storage units that are not built in are in demand. Freestanding pieces offer flexibility and allow homeowners to maximize the open space in a room.

For homeowners seeking a fresh look, our Columbus Ohio bathroom remodeling experts can get you started on the path to create a space with a whole new feel. Transform your bathroom into a relaxing retreat and embrace a modern design that will provide efficiency and style for many years to come.

How a Tub to Shower Bathroom Conversion Works

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If you have a bathtub in your bathroom, then you have the space for a walk-in shower.

How a Tub to Shower Bathroom Conversion Works-Grand-16-225x300So many of us use our bathtubs to shower. Converting that tub to a shower just makes sense. A tub to shower conversion is a cost effective way to remodel your bathroom and maximize your space. A standard sized bathtub (5 feet) takes up more space than people realize and provides a nice space to install an amazing shower.

Plumbing

Good news! Your plumbing will not have to be replaced. Bathtubs typically have right or left drains and a shower pan can be installed with a right or left drain as well. Once the shower pan is installed and leveled, they are sloped so they drain properly.

Acrylic Shower Walls

There are 22 different options when it comes to acrylic shower wall systems. They are installed from floor to ceiling and have lots of options for plumbing fixtures – hand held and shower head. The acrylic we use is easy to clean. We use a 4-layer high-molecular acrylic that is the most durable, chemical resistant acrylic available. It also has the added benefit of Microban, which is the same ingredient that Colgate puts into their toothpaste to kill gingivitis. So, not only is it safe to ingest, but it also kills bacteria on contact between cleanings.

With tub to shower conversions, we are able to take out an old bathtub and install a new walk-in shower with plumbing, walls, fixtures and accessories in just one day.

Stop dreaming about the pictures in magazines with amazing showers with multiple shower heads, body sprays, and benches…now you know that you have the space in your  own bathroom to create a shower like this too!

You can learn more about tub to shower conversions by visiting our Shower Units page or by visiting our bathroom remodeling showroom in Columbus, Ohio.

Tips for Remodeling Your Bathroom on a Budget

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A small budget shouldn’t stop you from having the bathroom of your dreams!

Here are some things to consider:

Buy Supplies Yourself

Tips for Remodeling Your Bathroom on a Budget-DSC_0561-300x198The cost of bathroom remodeling materials can definitely add up. These costs can easily be reduced though by doing the shopping yourself. Also look for special deals and closeouts on discontinued items. These will be much cheaper and can save you big time on budget!

Start With a Small Project 

Simply a new coat of paint can bring new life to your old bathroom. It can even make a cramped space feel bigger if you use the right colors. Make sure you spend some time thinking about what colors you like best because this could be a starting point to choosing a whole new color scheme for your bathroom and accessories!

Another option is a beadboard. This is easy to install, is inexpensive and can even offer extra protection to the lower half of your bathroom walls. A beadboard can also jazz up an empty bathroom wall. Remember to consider your color scheme here!

Look For Coupons or Special Deals

Tips for Remodeling Your Bathroom on a Budget-250offDon’t be shy about asking about special deals and looking around for coupons to save even more money. We offer a special coupon to our customers to save $250 off a bathroom remodeling project in Columbus, Ohio.

Accessories and Hardware 

Tired of your old towel bars or robe hooks? This bathroom hardware is easy and inexpensive to replace. You can even buy a whole matching set to pull your theme or color scheme together. Also, think of other ways to add functional accessories to your bathroom. A shelving unit or cabinet above the toilet looks nice and provides extra storage for towels. If you already have several cabinets and shelving units in your bathroom, consider refinishing them to add a fresh look to your bathroom.

Bathtub Liners

Installing a bathtub liner is a great, inexpensive alternative to purchasing and installing a whole new tub. Remember, it is best to work with a professional to install a bathtub liner to get the best installation and warranty. Bathtub liners are custom fit to your bathtub and look and feel like a brand new tub!

See, bathroom remodeling doesn’t have to cost a small fortune! We hope these tips will help you create a brand new bathroom in 2014.

For our readers in Columbus, Ohio, we invite you to visit our bathroom remodeling showroom for more ideas and inspiration on planning your new bathroom.

Bathroom Remodeling: Building a Better Bathroom With the Onyx Collection

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Bathroom Remodeling: Building a Better Bathroom With the Onyx Collection-IMGP1105-300x225Beautiful. Elegant. A touch of class. A sense of style. These are the words you want to hear from friends and family when they see your newly remodeled bathroom. But there’s one other word that will bring you peace of mind as you prepare to remodel – durable. A beautiful bathroom is a sight to behold, but what good is it if it’s not built to last? That’s why we want to introduce you to a long-lasting option you’ll want to consider when you are planning your bathroom remodeling project – the Onyx Collection.

The Onyx Difference

The big deal in bathrooms these days is tile. And why not? Tile adds the right touch of elegance to an area. Our Onyx Collection goes the extra mile because Onyx has the look of tile combined with the ease of installation and cleanup of an overlay. Onyx products have very few pieces, so installation is a breeze. And by eliminating grout lines, the possibilities of leaking and cracking are reduced. And even better, The Onyx Collection is made in the USA!

Onyx Can Make Your Bathroom Beautiful

One of the best aspects of bathroom remodeling is the fact that the only limits are your imagination and budget. We’ll help you work within your budget, and the Onyx Collection allows you to let your imagination run wild. Grab some remodeling magazines, picture yourself in one of those luxurious bathrooms you see on TV, go online and print out some pictures of stunning bathroom spaces. Then, head on in to our bathroom remodeling showroom in Columbus, OH and see how the Onyx Collection can bring your imagination to life!

Want a sparkling, polished, shiny look? Go for the gloss finish. Need something softer and more natural-looking? Make it a matte finish. Color your world with a choice of hues from Snowswirl to Storm. Shower bases, wall panels, window sills, table tops, bowls, sinks…you name it, we’ve got it. We can even custom fit our products to meet your specific spacing needs.

Onyx Goes On and On and…

Bathroom Remodeling: Building a Better Bathroom With the Onyx Collection-onyx3-206x300Forever. That’s a mighty long time. And it’s a word we take seriously. Every product manufactured in the Onyx Collection carries with it the following guarantee: “Yes!  Guaranteed Forever”. How can we make that claim? Simple. It’s all in the science.

Our Onyx bathroom remodeling products have a composition of two-thirds alumina trihydrate and one-third polyester resin. Basically, the same stuff that makes up the roofing material and electrical wire coating on your house and the plastics in your car are at work to bond your bathroom materials together.  It’s tough stuff…but it’s also easy to clean. Non-abrasive household cleaners will do the trick. You can even use kitchen dishwashing soap to keep your new Onyx bathroom sparkling.

If you’d like, we can get started right away. Give us a call here at Luxury Bath of Columbus, OH to schedule a free in-house estimate or stop by our bathroom remodel showroom to see how the Onyx Collection can bring a touch of elegance and style into your bathroom space.

Luxury Bath of Ohio Earns Esteemed 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award

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Luxury Bath of Ohio Earns Esteemed 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award-AL-2013-SSA7-216x300Luxury Bath has earned the service industry’s coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award, reflecting an exemplary year of service provided to members of the consumer review service in 2013.

“By really listening to our customers, our team can match the best products, services and value to create beautiful bathrooms that we know their family will enjoy, and be proud of, for years to come,” says Luxury Bath owner Michelle Wray.

“Only about 5 percent of the bathroom remodeling companies Luxury Bath competes with in Columbus, Ohio are able to earn our Super Service Award,” said Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks. “It’s a mark of consistently great customer service.”

Angie’s List Super Service Award 2013 winners have met strict eligibility requirements, which include an “A” rating in overall grade, recent grade, and review period grade; the company must be in good standing with Angie’s List, have a fully complete profile, pass a background check and abide by Angie’s List operational guidelines.

Service company ratings are updated daily on Angie’s List. Companies are graded on an A through F scale in areas ranging from price to professionalism to punctuality. Members can find the 2013 Super Service Award logo next to company names in search results on AngiesList.com.

Columbus Bathroom Remodeling: Pick Acrylic to Do the Trick!

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Options. That’s what we’re all about here at Luxury Bath of Columbus, OH. When it comes time to remodel your bathroom, we want you to know that there are a number of choices you can make to build the perfect bathroom. One of those choices can be made right at the foundation – what material will you choose to beautify your bathroom space? In this article, we want to highlight a choice that is proving to be fast, cost-effective and long-lasting…acrylic.

The Science of Acrylic

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Here at Luxury Bath, we are the area’s exclusive provider of Luxsan multilayer and single layer acrylic bathroom remodeling products. These are the finest acrylic surfaces you can find and their composition is nothing short of amazing.

The Luxsan 3000 series features a four-layer construction. The adhesion layer is topped with a layer of ABS plastic which is impact-resistant and extremely durable. On top of that is a high-molecular acrylic layer pigmented with your choice of color. A clear high-molecular weight acrylic layer tops it all off. With the Luxsan 4000, you have an added layer of granite particulates. For the single layer Luxsan 5000, your choice of color runs all the way through the durable 150 gauge layer.

What Can You Do With All of This Acrylic?

Just about anything you can dream up! Instead of tearing out an old tub, save money and time by having an acrylic tub liner custom fit right over top of the old tub. Feel like having a luxury shower installed? You can easily convert your current tub space to an acrylic shower or have a separate tub and shower space installed to accommodate whatever mood you’re in. You can even opt for a walk-in tub in order to meet the special needs of a loved one.

Benefits of Your New Bathroom

If you’re considering a bathroom remodel, you are more than likely experiencing some issues such as cracking, leaking, mold and mildew. With acrylic, those problems are a thing of the past. Acrylic is a non-porous material, the products are custom-fit and they feature Microban, which helps prevent the growth of bacteria, mold and mildew. No caulking, leaking or cracking. And clean up is a snap! Just try some simple dish soap and water to bring sparkle and shine to your space.

Once your dream bathroom is a reality, you’ll find the time you spent worrying about maintenance is now spent admiring the beauty of your new acrylic products…and relaxing in your beautiful tub or shower.

Be sure to schedule an in-home estimate or drop by our Columbus, Ohio bathroom showroom to check out the wide variety of styles, colors, textures and products available in our acrylic line. We’re sure that once you see what we have to offer at Luxury Bath, you’ll be ready for a stunning new look for your bathroom!

Bathroom Remodeling: Start Things Off in our Showroom

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If you’re a regular visitor to our website and an avid reader of our blog, you’ll notice one aspect we like to highlight here at Luxury Bath of Columbus, OH is our showroom.  This area is the pride and joy of our business.  It’s here that we get to show you, our loyal customers and our potential customers, exactly what we have to offer to meet your bathroom remodeling needs.

Think about it – if you’re in the market for a new car, do you watch a commercial or check out a picture in a magazine and immediately place an order?  Of course not!  You head into the showroom, take a look at the cars, kick the tires, take a seat and go for a test drive.  Why should the place where you spend every morning or evening be any different?  You want to test drive our products and our showroom is the place.  So, without further ado…it’s showtime!

What’s in Store?

Right from the start, you’ll notice a vast array of options for your bathroom remodel.  We know that remodeling can be an overwhelming experience, especially if you’ve never done it before.  That’s why we have a team of experts on site to answer any questions you might have.  They’re here to spend any amount of time you need in order to make sure you get the right products at the right price.  You see, with all of these options for materials, colors, styles and accessories, we can help design your bathroom to fit your budget.  You might even discover something you never thought possible.  With our expansive showroom, your imagination can be fueled by what’s around the next corner.

We also know that making these decisions will take some time.  That’s why we want you to be comfortable while you’re here.  Relax and enjoy your stay.  We have beverages available and we even have a play area for your kids, so be sure to bring them along.  Hey, it’s their new bathroom too!

Products to Meet Every Need

You can read up on our complete line of acrylic and Onyx products, but it’s so much better when you can see and feel them up close.  Only then can you tell which approach is best for your remodeling project.  You’ll also get a chance to preview our entire array of products.  Vanities, floors, commodes, cabinets, accessories, showers, shower-to-tub conversions, walk-in tubs, whirlpool tubs, soaker tubs…they’re all here.  And time would fail us if we discussed the variety of colors and patterns available.  You simply have to see it all to believe it all.

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Planning Your Visit

Of course, while you’re reading this online, you can take a quick virtual tour right here on our website and you can even watch a quick video which features some of our products.  But it’s one thing to see a two-dimensional image…and it’s quite another to immerse yourself in a world of remodeling options.  You’ll want to feel the textures, see the colors and patterns, walk into a walk-in tub, step into a shower, sit on a shower bench…test drive what we have to offer.

That’s why we recommend you take a little time and visit us in person.  Our showroom is open Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm.  Stop by and let us take you on a tour so you can discover your beautiful brand new bathroom.

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Bathroom Remodeling: Keep It Looking New

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We certainly hope you’re enjoying a newly remodeled bathroom thanks to our team here at Luxury Bath of Columbus, OH.  If you are, or even if you’ve seen the dazzling examples of dream bathrooms in our showroom, you’ll notice that one of the reasons our bathrooms are so stunning is that they are immaculately clean.  You’d be surprised how many people neglect this one simple step in maintaining a beautiful bathroom space.  In this article, we’d like to present some helpful hints to keep your bathroom in tip top shape.

Cleaning – Make it a Habit

How often do you find yourself scrubbing and spritzing right before friends and family stop by?  Don’t worry – we’ve all been guilty of that.  Unfortunately, by letting the bathroom cleaning go unattended for a while, you’re just making the work that much more difficult.  Bathrooms should be cleaned weekly at a minimum.  We also recommend taking a few minutes each and every day to do some minor cleaning (wipe down the counter and products, pick up clutter, put towels in a laundry hamper or basket) so your weekly cleaning doesn’t become overwhelming.

Keep Your Supplies Close

It’s easier to clean a bathroom when the cleaning products are handy.  Each bathroom should have a scrub brush for the toilet.  They’re inexpensive and you are much more likely to clean the commode often if the brush is on site.  Organize your rags, scrub brushes, glass cleaner, soap and tub cleaning products so that they’re not cluttered.  Be sure to keep them out of the reach of children and make sure the cleaning products have child-proof caps.

Luxury Bath Products Make Cleaning Easy!

If you’ve remodeled using Luxury Bath products, you already know how easy it is to clean the bathroom.  For normal everyday cleaning, we suggest using a mild soap, such as dish detergent and water with a soft wash cloth.  Avoid using scouring pads or abrasive cleansers as they will dull the surface over the years.

Other recommended cleaning products are Formula 409 and X-IT.  Vinegar and water may also be used to soften water minerals.  If you need to use a disinfectant, try Clorox Bleach diluted with water to sanitize the enclosure.

We do NOT recommend using the following:  Original Clean Shower, Clean Shower for Plastic Showers and Glass, Soft Scrub, Dow disinfectant cleaner, Lysol disinfectant cleaner, acetone, Lestoil, ammonia, fingernail polish remover, aerosol cleaners, or scouring pads.  Again, these products can dull the surface and could even void your bath product warranty.

Should you have any questions about cleaning products, feel free to contact us here at Luxury Bath of Columbus, OH.  Our friendly, knowledgeable team can provide some further assistance about the best ways to keep your Luxury Bath products sparkling. By following these guidelines, you’ll never have to be embarrassed when friends or family decide to make an unannounced visit.  When that doorbell rings…you’ll always be ready to show off your beautiful bathroom!

Making the Decision to Remodel Your Bathroom: Bathroom Updating Tips

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As a homeowner, you’re faced with decisions on a frequent basis. One of those decisions could be whether or not to remodel. If you choose to give your home an updated look, the next question is, “Where should I start?” Here at Luxury Bath of Columbus, OH, we naturally suggest you start with the room where you get each and every day off to a great start – your bathroom. Before you begin the bathroom remodel, however, there are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind.

See the Big Picture

First, determine how the bathroom is being used. If this is a space where you’ll taking a nice, long soak after a tough day at work, you’ll probably want to increase the usable area to accommodate a spacious tub. If the primary use is to grab a quick shower, brush those pearly whites and hit the road in the morning, then a tub-to-shower conversion might do the trick. Will you and your significant other be sharing the space at the same time? You might consider dropping from a double sink to a single and maximize the counter space. Since we handle everything from floor to ceiling including cabinets, floor tile and commodes, be sure to check out our showroom. Our design team can even help you come up with a few ideas.

Count the Cost

Once you have an idea of what you want, it’s time to work up a budget. You can work on the project in phases, but you might be surprised at how affordable an entire bathroom remodel can be. At Luxury Bath, we can work with your budget to ensure you’re getting the most for your money. We have a wide variety of fixtures, accessories and materials…and, we even offer a “90 days same as cash” program.

One other note on budgeting – be sure to factor in some of the unexpected costs such as hidden water damage to walls and the floor. Again, our team can help you in spotting those ahead of time.

Finding the Perfect Fit

It’s one thing to see a picture of a stunning bathroom in a magazine and it’s quite another to use that bathroom on a daily basis. For example, a shower bench that looks amazing in print, might not be the most comfortable seat for you. That’s why you’ll want to get a feel for all of the elements that will be placed in your remodeled bathroom. Walk through our showroom, have a seat, stand at the sink, take hold of the grab bars. It’s your room…customize it to your needs.

As with any remodeling project, you want to see the big picture. At Luxury Bath of Columbus, Ohio, we can help you bring that picture into focus.

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