The Basics of Bathtub Refinishing

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Home renovations can be costly and tedious, but they are certainly rewarding. One area of your home that can be difficult to renovate is the bathroom. The average life of bathroom shower enclosures is 50 years, but that doesn’t mean that your bathroom couldn’t use a bit of improvement. Bathtub refinishing, also known as bathtub resurfacing, bathtub reglazing or bathtub re-enameling is the process of refreshing the surface of a worn, damaged bathtub to a like-new condition. Damaged bathtubs are a breeding ground for dirt and germs, and reglazing a bathtub can be cheaper than buying and installing a completely new tub. Refinished bathtubs are often easier to clean than the original product.
When it comes to bathtub refinishers, there are two options. You can refinish the tub so that the coating looks like new, removing any cracks or blemishes, or you can add a new coating to recolor an outdated look. Both options will greatly improve the condition of your bathtub and prevent the need for future bathtub repair.
Bathtub refinishers only take 3-4 hours to complete their work, and then it’s just a matter of waiting 24 hours for the tub to cure until it’s ready for use. Bathtub refinishers can properly reglaze your tub so that it will last an additional ten years and prevent you from needing to purchase a completely new tub.

After the tub refinishing process, you may feel the need to make improvements on other parts of your bathroom, such as the tile. Tile flooring looks nice but doesn’t have a long lifespan. When one piece becomes cracked or broken, it won’t be long until a whole section of the floor has become cracked or broken as well. Ceramic tile is very durable, stain resistant and waterproof and offers a classy look. However, it can be difficult to install and very cold to walk on. One option to remedy this is to install the ceramic tiles over a radiant floor heating system, but it tends to be a pricey process and isn’t completely necessary. Whatever type of flooring you choose, it’s important to make sure it’s certified slip resistant so there’s minimal risk of slipping or falling on a wet floor.

Overall, home renovations are certainly a fun and exciting process. Do your research, determine your needs and plan accordingly.