Bath Tub Refinishing Ideas

Is your bathtub or shower exhausted and looking shabby? Do you have original bathroom installations and counters from the 60’s or 70’s in those outdated hues? Are you living with the past proprietor’s decorating plan? Have you put off rebuilding your bathroom because of the high cost or the interruption amid the work? In the event that you answered “yes” to any of these inquiries, it may be an ideal opportunity to resurface the tub, tiles and ledge in you Bathtub Refinishing.

Resurfacing can make it look like brand new

Some people say there’s nothing like a newly remodeled bathroom. And they’re partly right. Of course, a completely remodeled bathroom has its advantages, but you’d be surprised how resurfacing existing fixtures and countertops (and a maybe a paint job) can rejuvenate a bathroom with a whole new look – at a fraction of the cost of remodeling.

Save money, time and hassle

The average cost of replacing a bathtub is between $2,000 to $3,000, but you may refinish it in your choice of colors for about one fifth that amount. And with refinishing you don’t have the mess, hassle and added expense of demolition, including plumbing, and replacing or repairing the walls and floors around tub which are damaged during removal.

Refinishing also saves time

Refinishing a tub can take four or five hours and you can shower or bathe in it the next day. And you can refinish the other fixtures, countertops and tiles in a matter of days. Replacing a tub can take weeks – and if it’s your only bathtub, that can add up to a whole lot of inconvenience.

Resurfacing can repair chips and cracks

Sure, a new tub can last many years, but a refinished tub can last 15 to 20 years, or more with proper maintenance (see below). Refinishing is also an ideal solution for repairing small chips and cracks in fixtures that are otherwise in good condition. Judith from Easthampton, Mass., is still satisfied with the look and feel of her refinished tub. “It’s been approximately 14 years – my tub still looks good and is easy to clean. Before refinishing it was pitted, porous and impossible to clean”.

Can be used on many surfaces

Refinishing can have amazing results on a variety of surfaces, including porcelain, cultured marble, ceramic and fiberglass. But it must be done with the right materials and techniques. Be sure to ask how long the resurfacing company has been in business, and check references from jobs done at least three years ago. Newer resurfacing jobs will all look great and you won’t see how they wear over time. Also, many resurfacing companies offer warranties, so before hiring a refinishing contractor, take into account how they guarantee their work.