You are dissatisfied with the same old color of your bathroom? After long lasting use,
the surfaces of your tub became scarred and it isn’t as smooth as it used to be? These
might be all good reasons to for replacement of the tub and its surroundings but before
you spend your money on the new bathtub, you should think about refinishing. There
are a lot of reasons why you should pick bathtub refinishing instead of buying a new
1. It is more complicated to replace tub than refinish it
It is almost impossible to replace a bathtub without ruining the rest of the bathroom. For
example if the new tub is bigger or smaller than previous one you will have some
additional work. It also might happen that some pipes and floors have to be replaced,
especially those that are surrounding the bathtub. You also have to take care about
coloring. New bathtub won’t look good if the tiles are worn up. If you are not careful
enough, replacing a tub can turn into a full makeover of the bathroom. Considering this,
reglazing is far easier than replacing, unless you use a standalone
Depending on the used materials refinishing a tub can be performed in several stages.
An expert in tub reglazing will first clean its surface, and then uses an acid in order to
make a rugged surface. This way the glaze will cling to the tub so it won’t peel off later.
Once the glaze is cured, the tub will be buffed and polished. After just 24 hours it can be
2. Refinishing can save the time
If everything goes smoothly, both, bathtub replacement and refinishing take about the
same amount of time. Generally it takes one to three days for each process, if there are
no unplanned issues. When it comes to replacement, you will not be able to use whole
bathroom. The reglazing only affects the use of the tub itself. Additionally, during the
replacement delays may occur, so potentially this process take longer than reglazing
3. Costs are lower when you do refinishing
If you are skilled enough to change the bathtub on your own, replacing will not cost you
much. Mostly tubs cost from $200 and higher. For a quality product you will have to pay
at least $1,000. It will cost you around $3,000 total to get the contractor to replace your
bathtub. Costs can also include those related to transporting your old bathtub to the
landfill since City pickups probably won’t be willing to pick it up. Also include permit
payments if your country requires one for bathroom remodeling projects. For refinishing
one usually has to pay up to $500.00, although cost may vary. Those costs are limited
to supplies and work.
4. Better quality.
If your bathtub is well made
but now old and worn out, it is better solution to refinish it
professionally. This way you will probably get end product of higher quality than any tub
you could buy for the equal amount of money. Most of the new bathtubs are made of
lower quality material than the older ones are. That is why reglazing can provide you
with amazingly wellbuilt
5. Reglazing keeps the character of the bathtub.
Today tubs are not as large or as classy as older tubs made of cast iron. You can
refresh your stylish bathtub by refinishing it and you will keep its original look and
character. You can even adjust the color and yet keep its charm.