Bathtub Refinishing vs. Replacement

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Bathtub Refinishing vs. Replacement

Are you looking to redo your bathtub as part of your bathroom remodeling? If so, you may consider getting the tub refinished instead of completely replacing it. This is a reliable, cost-effective way to make tremendous changes in your restroom. In the guide below, we will compare the pros and cons of bathtub refinishing and bathtub replacement so you can determine what to do for your home.

Cost Comparison

Bathtub refinishing is significantly more affordable than bathtub replacement. Rather than paying for a new fixture entirely, you are paying for a durable coating to go over your existing tub. Guests, visitors, and future buyers will think it is a brand new tub, but it’s really just an extension of what you already have in your bathroom. Make the dramatic impact you’ve always wanted without having to pay a fortune for it.

Durability and Longevity

Bathtubs are built to last. Assuming that your current tub is still in good condition (no major cracks), the coating we apply during your bathtub refinishing will last just like a new tub would. Of course, this depends on the amount of use and abuse the tub goes through. A person who uses his bathtub to wash car parts may need a new coating faster than a bachelor who only takes a few showers a week. With proper care though, you should be able to get years out of your bathtub refinishing with no trouble at all.

Visual Transformation

Both bathtub refinishing and tub replacement have the potential to transform the look of your bathroom. The only true benefit you may get from buying an entirely new tub is changing the shape or size of your bathtub. If you like the shape and size of your current tub though, you can easily change the color during the refinishing process. This is particularly beneficial for older homes that have pink, green, or blue bathtubs.

Also keep in mind that with bathtub refinishing, you have the option to change the color of the tile surrounding the bathtub. This covers up stubborn grout lines that are hard to clean and quickly collect mold. In one process, you can get rid of all the dated tiles in your bathroom without having to tear them out. Our bathroom refinishers can repair your existing tile before the refinishing is complete so it looks smooth and new.

Installation Time

With refinishing, you don’t have go through the hassle of having your bathroom demolished. The installation can be completed in a single day, versus multiple days of grueling work. We will go over the aftercare instructions when we complete the process, but for the most part, you will be able to use your bathtub very quickly. If you are looking for a quick, easy way to renovate your restroom, this is the perfect option for you.

Return on Investment

At the end of the day, you’re going to get a bigger “bang for your buck” with bathtub refinishing than you will with a new bathtub. Whether you’re flipping a house, preparing for a future sale, or remodeling a home you plan to live in, you’re going to get a great return on investment from bathtub refinishing.

Contact Maryland Tub and Tile today to schedule a free quote for your project, and one of our experts would be more than happy to assist you.

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