When you are a homeowner, usually after a few years, you will have to face an important decision: should I rip out all my tiled walls to replace my old and deteriorated bathtub or should I put up with the undesirable look of the bathroom to avoid the high costs and all the hassles associated with the project? The answer is normally NO.
If you are well informed the decision is 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.
At this point you would probably be wondering: "what alternative do I have to avoid all those headaches then?" The answer is very simple: bathtub refinishing. This choice always comes in as a savior of time and stress for the homeowner. Refinishing a bathtub, if done with the correct company, poses several advantages: it takes only a few hours only while the process is considerably clean and inexpensive. The price ranges depending on the state where the property is located as well as the condition of the bathtub but it would be ranging between $300 to $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 general rule (depending on the county or city) it requires no permits, the color options are normally 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.
The most important thing when the time to do this it arrives is to choose the right service provider. You should always look for a highly reputable company. Do some homework or due diligence is recommended. Check the reviews, find out what products they use, whether there has been a complaint against them, what experience they have, how long they have been in business, are some of the things that could be done before hiring someone.
A durable refinishing job will always require some unavoidable steps: deep cleaning, acid wash (if the bathtub is made of metal), sanding, removal of old caulking, application of bonding agent and of top coat. During the spraying stage of the procedure a ventilation system should be used to avoid overspray and all the areas around the bathtub should be taped and masked.
At completion all the tapes and coverings must be carefully removed and the bathtub must not be used, touched or put in contact with water for at least 24 to 48 hours for a proper curing. The best choice is to not use the bathroom at all for that lenght of time but if the toilet or sink are the only ones in the house the resident must make sure not to open the hot water with the door and windows closed or the excess of moist could damage the finish.
If the right products are used the homeowner can easily expect a use of the fixture of several years: normally minimum eight. For a long durability the resident should follow important instructions like never lay mats on the tub, use pure bleach or abrasive materials, among a few other.
If you live in South Florida and think that in need of a bathtub refinishing service America Refinishing pros is there for you. Please give us call for a free no obligation consultation: (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. We also offer other services like tile refinishing and countertop refinishing
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