Redoing a bathroom, any way to tell the condition of the tub?
Just like the topic says.. I'm eventually going to be redoing another bathroom in the house, but the lingering question for me is what to do with the tub. Currently it looks fine cosmetically, no cracks/etc, and I'd love to just be able to not touch it and just retile all around it. Is there anything I should look out for or is it worth just replacing it because they "wear out?" The tub is an American Standard, pretty sure it's porcelain over steel, and it's original from the house built in '85. If I stand in roughly the middle of the tub, there is a tiny bit of flex, but not something I'd consider bad (but I'm not informed either).
I'll post a picture up later if you guys would like, but I was just wondering if these tubs tend to last a very long time and I can redo everything around the tub w/o issue, or it's worth replacing the tub while I'm in the process of redoing the whole bathroom..? I'm a believer in doing things right the first time, but also see no need to rip out the tub and make a lot of work for myself if it's likely fine. I do plan to change the shower diverter valve and fixture for the shower, but didn't want to touch the drain/tub itself. Thanks!
Last edited by NewHomeDIYGuy; 09-26-2012 at 11:12 AM.