Is there anything more relaxing to do than soak in a hot bubble bath after a long day of hard work?
Well, it’s not going to be nearly as relaxing as it should be if your bathtub is deteriorating, damaged, or covered with stains, chips, and cracks, right?
The good news is that you may not need to replace your bathtub if you’re having such issues, and you may not even need basic repair work. For simple stains or chips, all that you may need to do to solve this issue is a simple refinishing job. Replacing an existing bathtub is always going to cost several thousands of dollars, and repair work can cost up to a grand for the worst kinds of problems. Simple refinishing work will always be much cheaper.
Why Is Replacing A Bathtub So Expensive?
While you may think that just replacing your bathtub to get a new one sounds more appealing than having your existing tub repaired, the truth is that the replacement process will be very complicated and expensive. Since most tubs will not even fit through a bathroom door, they need to be cut and then assembled. Labor expenses alone for replacing a bathtub can cost several thousand dollars.
What Will The Refinishing Process Look Like?
Refinishing a bath tub will be a very quick and simple process for the technicians here at Hoffman Estates Bathtub Refinishing. First, we’ll strip the old finish from the bathtub, and then sand it down until it is as smooth as possible. Next, we’ll repair holes, chips, and cracks that we see.
Next, we’ll add pa primer and multiple layers of coating before adding another layer of sealant over the entire bathtub. You can expect the bathtub to be ready to use within seventy two hours, but sometimes only twenty four hours is needed before the bathtub is ready for use just as it was before.
When the refinishing process is complete, you should not see any stains, chips, or cracks like you saw before, as they should be covered up and any imperfections left will be blended in with the rest of the surface.
Refinishing a tub is also something that can be done with older bathtubs as well, which are typically made out of more high quality materials in contrast to what is used today.
What Are Some Alternatives To Refinishing?
One popular alternative to refinishing a bathtub will be to reglaze the bathtub. This is a one time only process that will give your bathtub an exceptionally smooth and glossy finish, which will really improve its overall aesthetic look and value. However, glazing can also only be done if the tub is in decent condition, and it’s not a process that can be reversed. Reglazing is also usually best suited for newer tubs rather than older ones, which can have more issues.