What Should I Do About My Bathtub?

big new tubWhen moving into a new (to you) house, you’ll probably end up wanting or needing to replace some things to get them to your liking. One of the areas you may need to look at is the bathroom. Replacing or refinishing your bathtub will have a significant effect on how your entire bathroom looks. Years of use can render your bathtub looking outdated and in need of a new look so how do you know whether you should go with a bathtub repair or a full on bathroom renovation by replacing the bathtub altogether? How much will you have to pay for bathtub repair or a bathroom renovation and how long does each process take?

Bathroom renovation

Carrying a bathtub from your upstairs bathroom and into a truck outside is not an easy feat, not to mention the nightmare of maneuvering it through doorways. You can find bathtubs that go for as low as $200 and as high as a few thousands based on the features and the size. In order to replace your bathtub, you will have to demolish the older one using special equipment. You may also have to get the older fixtures and the plumbing removed and replaced. The tiles around the tub will need to be removed and the flooring may have to be replaced or altered slightly. If you are thinking of a bathtub replacement for your bathroom renovation, you may have to consider the quality of the old tub compared to what is currently in the market. Your tub might be higher in quality with a few minor chips and stains compared to what is out there so you would be better off with a bathtub repair. You need to look into bath tub refinishing services. 

Bathtub Repair or Refurbishingbathtub refinished

Shower stalls, fiberglass, and cast-iron bathtubs can be simply refinished. Resurfacing, reglazing, and refinishing are terms used interchangeably when it comes to bathtub repair. The process includes deep cleaning the bathtub and sanding, repair of any cracks or chips, and the application of a durable coating. Different companies have different approaches to refinishing by using different coatings and different methods of getting the coating to adhere to the tub. This coating can change the bathtub’s color entirely or match the original color. This is a great option if you are looking to change your bathroom colors and you are on a tight budget. Finally, there will be wet sanding, buffing, and then polishing of the bathtub for a smoother and glossier finish.

Overall, your choice will depend on several factors such as labor involved in the project, the amount of time it will take, the cost of the project, and the quality of your tub. Bathtub repair or refurbishing will yield a high-quality result if the tub is old but well-made. Bathroom renovation by replacing your tub may end up being a labour-intensive process, which can cost you a lot more. if you decide to replace your tub and conduct a bathroom renovation, chances are you will not be able to use the bathroom for some time compared to bathtub repair which only affects the tub itself. Once you have weighed all the factors, it will be much easier to come to a decision regarding bathroom renovation, bathtub repair, bathtub replacement. Your go to company for any of your bathroom or bathtub needs is Specialized refinishing without a doubt. They’ve been serving the community for over 20 years, so they know what they’re doing!

For more ideas when you want to remodel a bathroom contact Specialized Refinishing at 919-747-4800.