Shower liners are acrylic forms that fit over existing shower stalls as part of a bathroom renovation project. The use of a shower liner can help to minimize the costs of renovation significantly, as the liner eliminates the need to remove any current components of the stall. A shower liner may be constructed to work with a preexisting shower stall or a shower and bathtub combination.
There are a number of variations on the structure of a shower liner. Some designs call for the inclusion of bathtub liners as well as liners for the floor and the surrounding walls. Because the liner is essentially a new skin for the space, it is necessary to prepare the area that is to be lined with the acrylic components. Often, this involves a thorough cleaning of the space as well as smoothing the area so that the shower liner can be attached using water proof adhesives.
Making use of a shower liner floor, a shower pan liner and a shower base liner along with wall liners and bathtub liners is a simple and relatively inexpensive way to update the look of a bathroom. There is no need to tear out existing fixtures or attempt to repaint tile and porcelain that has yellowed or scarred in some manner. By cleaning the area and applying an even coat of adhesive, it is possible to slide the liners over the current fixtures and press them into place as a way to make sure the liners are firmly in place. Caulking around the floor line and the edging where the shower liner meets the bathroom wall will help to complete the seal.
Shower liners are available in several sizes and also a range of colors. Along with simple and sleek color combinations, it is also possible to obtain a shower liner that has a pattern. This makes it possible to have the wall liners have the appearance of tile, while still eliminating the need to clean tile grouting in the future.
It is possible to purchase a shower liner product for immediate use, assuming the shower stall or tub and shower combination is of a standard size. When the dimensions for the space are not standard, it is still possible to custom order a liner that will slide into place with relative ease. While a custom liner is more expensive than the standard models, the customized liner is often still less expensive than gutting the bathroom and installing new tile and bathing fixtures.