Refinish your existing tub, or rip and replace? Maybe you’re trying to decide between these two options right now. In the end, it comes down to three main factors: how much time you have, how much money you are willing to spend and whether you are happy with your bathtub’s size or style.
Here are a few guidelines to help you make the right choice:
When to reglaze
Reglazing is an excellent choice for anyone on a budget; your total cost will fall within the range of $400 to $500, since there is no need for new plumbing or remodeling. You can buy a new bathtub for about the same amount of money, but the additional installation costs – plumbing, tiling, grouting, moulding and caulking – can become quite costly.
Refinishing is also ideal when you need to make a quick change to your bathroom – the work can be done in a day and after three days of letting the new finish cure, you’re ready to use the tub. Installing a new bathtub can take a long time because of all the extra plumbing and other renovation work that goes along with it. So if your bathtub is in decent condition and you like the size and style, but you just want to update the colour, restore the shine and make it easier to clean, refinishing is the way to go.
When to replace
There are few circumstances in which replacing is a better option. Even badly damaged tubs can be fixed; it just takes a little longer to finish the job. However, if you want a completely different style or size of bathtub, you will have to replace it.
Ready to refinish your bathtub? Come to Bathtub King Refinishing, where the knowledgeable staff can offer helpful advice and service that is second to none. Give them a call at 705-748-9484, or for more information, visit their franchiser’s website, www.bathtubking.com.