Why is bathtub reglazing normally a much wiser choice?

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When you are a homeowner, usually after some years, you will have an important decision in front of you: should I demolish all my tiled walls to replace my old and worn out bathtub or should I put up with the undesirable look of the bathroom to avoid the high costs and all the hassles that come associated with a project of that nature?

Bathtub refinishing: the best alternative to conventional remodeling

The answer from most of the experts is normally “NO”. There is an alternative that will help you achieve excellent results with very little to no headaches: bathtub refinishing. If you do your homework right, the decision will not be not hard. The route of the conventional remodeling will present you a scenario in which you will  have ahead of you a project of several thousand dollars;  you will need to tear down pretty much everything (at least the walls around the bathtub if the purpose is to replace it). 

The project would involve demolition, drywall installation, tiling, plumbing, grouting and you will have to deal with an uncomfortable amount of dust and a big mess in the property that would last for at least a week or two

There are many advantages to bathtub reglazing (it is also known by this term), if done with the correct company: it takes a few hours only and its clean and inexpensive. The price of  the bathtub resurfacing process varies depending on the state and the condition of the bathtub but it would be ranging between $2500 and $400, worst case scenario, for a savings of an average of 75 to 80% over the cost of replacement.

Bathtub refinishing  has many other advantages: as a general rule it requires no permits, the color options are unlimited and the disruption of use is of only a couple days while the durability is similar to that of a brand new bathtub if not more when taken care properly.

This animated video sums up very concisely most of the advantages of the refinishing process in general and the bathtub refinishing procedure in particular.

Bathtub refinishing is suitable to all kinds of bathtubs and most situations or conditions

Standard size bathtubs, roman tubs, art deco tubs, stand alone tubs, claw foot tubs, Jacuzzis or any other kind of bathtubs, regardless of the material, size or color are all good candidates for the bathtub refinishing service. Some of the most frequent materials are: cast iron, steel, cultured marble and acrylic.

Many people tend to believe that a bathtub must not have serious damages to qualify for refinishing. This is a big misconception: as a matter of fact unless the bathtub’s body is seriously and massively corroded, most of the damages like chips, rust, holes, cracks and many others can be resolved and always with excellent results. 

Here are some examples of bathtub refinishing services classified by the type of damage.

  • chips  
  • cracks
  • holes due to corrosion
  • discoloration
  • peeling paint

 As you can see there is wide array of situations that can be resolved with the bathtub refinishing service and the outcome, if done with a reputable and experience company, is pretty astonishing.    

If your property is located in South Florida and you think it is in need of a bathtub resurfacing service give us a call today for a free no-obligation consultation at (954)860-TUBS (8827). We are one of the most reputable refinishing companies in South Florida and we have a team of highly trained professionals waiting to give you a hand with your project. We use top of the line products and we promise a job of the highest quality in which the bathtub will look like from the manufacturer if not more beautiful. We have plenty of options for you.

1 Comment
  1. Richard Smith 2 months ago

    Excellent article about bathtub refinishing. Very well explained why refinishing a bathtub is a good alternative. Thank you.

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