Bathtubs, tiles, countertops, even tile floors can be reglazed rather than replaced. Reglazing gives the fixture a brand new surface and appearance. So why heed the warning, “Don’t replace, reglaze”? There are a plethora of reasons! With traditional replacement, the biggest problems are involved with taking out the old bathtub. In the process parts of the bathroom tile, walls and floor must be torn away and sometimes the old plumbing is in the wrong place to fit the new bathtub. Even if you are a sworn DIY fan, the cost of replacement of a bathtub typically is over $2,000 when all is said and done. Replacing a bathtub is costly. Home Advisor provides numbers based on user reports and can be viewed by clicking the link.
Original bathtubs are generally much better quality than the bathtubs you can buy at Menards and other home improvement stores. They stand the test of time. By reglazing rather than replacing, the surface is renewed and will last many years. With reglazing your worn out fixtures and tile can be restored to their original luster in less than a day. You are spared from the down-time and hassle of replacement. Reglazing will also save you up to 80% of the cost of replacement. Don’t replace, reglaze!
Reglazing also saves landfills, by improving what you have rather than ripping out and replacing.
The above picture shows demolition of an entire bathroom. Surrounds had to be removed to pull the tub. flooring also destroyed. This will be a full gut job, costing thousands of dollars. Don’t replace, reglaze! Instead of spending thousands, for a few hundred dollars, you can have the look of a brand new tub.
New Finish LLC in Saginaw Michigan offers affordable bathtub, tile and countertop refinishing services. By reglazing instead of replacing, home owners save thousands of dollars, experience no inconvenience and receive fast, friendly service and a full warranty!