Over time bathtubs become worn out and run down leaving you with a tub that is chipped, cracked, discolored and unattractive. If your bathtub has deteriorated or is showing signs of wear and tear, you may be looking into the possibility of replacing it, but there is another alternative. Instead of replacing it for a new one, consider refinishing it instead.
Don’t Replace Your Bathtub
Replacing a bathtub can be a difficult and costly process. Not only will you be required to pay for the replacement tub, but you will also have to pay to have the old tub removed. The process of removing a bathtub can be difficult and if not done carefully, it could end up costing you more than what the tub is worth or cause injury.
To remove an old bathtub, you will need help from a plumber to ensure that water is turned off and all faucets, pipes, and fittings have been disconnected properly. In some cases, you will also need to hire someone to remove wall panels, drywall, or even tile before you can attempt to pry the tub away from the wall. If the tub is not removed carefully, the surrounding walls, plumbing, and flooring can all be damaged and require repair. Even after removing the tub, you will still be faced with the task of getting it out the door, out of the house, and then what to do with it. Bathtubs are large, heavy, and they can’t just be thrown away in the trash.
In addition, to removing the tub, you will also have to ensure that the new tub is installed properly without causing damages on the way to the bathroom or once in the bathroom. Tile work, flooring, and walls will need to be replaced and plumbing must be hooked up properly to avoid a leak or water problem.
Replacing an old bathtub may seem like the best solution, however there is an alternative that will save you time, money, and work.
Refinish Your Bathtub
Refinishing an old bathtub offers a great solution for people looking to improve the appearance and condition of their tub without having to replace it. Refinishing is quick, affordable, and durable. It doesn’t require you to remove the old tub or to spend more time and money on plumbing, tile, or handyman work, but it does renew both the look and feel of the bathtub.
If your bathtub is discolored, outdated, cracked, chipped, or rusted, refinishing will restore and repair the condition of the tub. It can be done to match the original color or refinished to a new color. When properly maintained, refinishing provides durable, long-lasting results that can last as long as a new bathtub would.
For the best results, the refinishing process should be left to a licensed and bonded company. They will have the experience and high quality supplies needed to deliver a bathtub that looks and feels like a brand new one. Refinishing doesn’t simply paint over an old tub; during the process, any chips or cracks in the surface are filled and repaired in order to ensure a smooth surface for the new coating.
Tubby’s Tub And Tile offers expert bathtub refinishing in Las Vegas and surrounding areas. Call us today at (702) 682-8827 to learn more!
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