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Little Rock AR Bathtub Refinishing Service Company

Surface Renew specializes in bathtub refinishing; especially antique fixtures such as clawfoot tubs. However we also do a whole lot more! In addition to refurbishing other antiques like farm house sinks, we also refinish old floor and wall tile. Plus old countertops of tile, stone, and laminate. Modern fixtures too such as fiberglass tubs, tub surrounds, shower stalls, plus more.

Residential and Commercial Tile Refinishing Services:

  • Bathtub Refinishing – Fiberglass, Porcelain, and Cast Iron
  • Tub surrounds
  • Shower stalls
  • Clawfoot tubs
  • Antique fixtures
  • Farmhouse sinks
  • Countertops: Tile and Laminate
  • Wall tile – Ceramic and Natural Stone

Natural Stone Care Services:

  • Concrete floor polishing,
  • Natural stone floors and countertop repair and refinishing,
  • Marble and stone restoration
  • Concrete staining, and
  • Concrete leveling

We serve residential and commercial customers over a wide area covering most of Arkansas. While our home office is in Little Rock, we have several other locations all over central, northwest, and southwest AR.

Surface Renew is proudly veteran owned and operated. Many of our technicians are also former military. So we’ve found a camaraderie amongst each other and appreciate the military style approach to structure, cleanliness, politeness protocol, keen attention to detail, and extreme pride in our work. Our methodology reflects well upon the finished product thus making customers very happy with our overall service.


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Our services include bathtub, shower, tile, sink, and countertop refinishing. Refinishing is also known as resurfacing or reglazing. We also do repairs too! Tile and bathtub refinishing is a cost and time effective alternative to replacement. We resurface fixtures with a hard and durable surface. These new surfaces come in a variety of modern colors and textures of your choice. Repaired and refinished surfaces are ready to use that same day.

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Is bathtub refinishing worth it?

In most cases yes, absolutely! For example, if you like the style of your tub and want it to look new again then refinishing is worth it. However, if you want a different style, such as going from a traditional tub to clawfoot or Jacuzzi tub, then replacement (depending on your budget) might be a better option for you. Refinishing a tub is similar to painting a car. It’s the same car under the hood but after refinishing it now has recent repairs and a new looking surface. So it’s going to still be the same shape and style you started with. But it will look like new; either in the original color or any other color you want.

Is it cheaper to resurface or replace a bathtub?

Resurfacing a tub is generally cheaper than replacing a tub. In fact, resurfacing your bathtub will save you about 70% over the cost of replacement. While a brand new bathtub may only cost a few hundred dollars (for a cheap one), there are other costs to replacement such as removal and disposal costs, plumbing alterations, and tile work. These costs quickly add up. And so you can easily end up spending nearly $1,000 to $2,000 more in labor and other expenses to replace your bathtub.

How much does it cost to coat a bathtub?

Our prices start as low as $395 for standard porcelain bathtub refinishing. Same starting price for fiberglass and cast iron. We also include a 3 year guarantee with all our services.

Does bathtub refinishing last?

Yes, it will last for many years with proper care and maintenance. The durability of a bathtub refinished by Surface Renew is very similar to that of most new tubs available now. As a general rule figure on 10 to 15 years in a residential setting with normal every day use. That’s for our professional service. In contrast we do not recommend amateur diy bathtub refinishing with bathtub refinishing paint. That type of finish will not last more than a year, and that’s if it’s done right.

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Surface Renew Inc. is based in Maumelle, AR., serving greater Little Rock AR areas, central and northwest Arkansas. Veteran owned and operated. This is the blog to our Little Rock bathtub refinishing company website. In this blog we post related articles of interest, personal experiences while on the job, and sometimes our own perspective on the refinishing industry.

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About The Owners

Surface Renew Van with Bob and Ryan in Little Rock Arkansas

Bob Kennedy, founder of Surface Renew. He is the primary owner, local Arkansas resident, and retired Army veteran. One key component of tub refinishing that carries over from the armed services to his business is his attention to detail. Our Arkansas bathtub refinishing process, like the Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) of the military, must be followed to a “T”, every time in order to achieve the best possible results! Helping Arkansas homeowners and property managers since 2004.

Ryan Schatz, co-owner of Surface Renew. Ryan partnered with Bob at Surface Renew in 2008 after a 15-year career in the concrete industry. He serves as the company’s Vice President and oversees sales and general operations. With his extensive background in the concrete industry prior to joining our company, he is the perfect person to be in charge of our concrete and natural stone polishing department.

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Contact Us

Company: Surface Renew, Inc.
Arkansas Central Office: 501-920-9326
Arkansas Northwest Office: 479-226-0703


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