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Is Ceramic Tile Refinishing Worth It?

Is tile refinishing worth it?

Ceramic tile refinishing is a much better option to replacing ceramic tile because it is both time and cost effective. It is not only more practical, but also less of a hassle than new tile and you avoid the mess of removal and replacement. Tile refinishing is also far superior to an over the counter DIY tile repair kit.

Is reglazing a tub worth it?

Clawfoot tub refinishing and refurbishing

See the difference – From old and moldy to fresh and new!

Tub reglazing is the same thing as bathtub refinishing, just a different name for it. It is worth the money if your tub is in good working condition and you like the overall style of it. The reglazing / refinishing process can remove surface imperfections, like scratches, shallow cracks, and stains. Even if your tub or shower is old, dirty, leaking, or full of mold, we can still repair and refinish it to look like new again.

Does Ceramic Tile Refinishing last?

With proper care, your new surface finish will last 10-15 years or longer. The glazing compound we use on ceramic tile is extremely hard and durable. However, as you might expect, improper care, higher-use areas, and excessive moisture may experience a reduction in lifespan.

Can you change ceramic tile color without replacing it?

If you’re ready for an update in the color of your tile you don’t have to replace them when ceramic tile refinishing is a better option. We have lots of popular colors to choose from. In fact, and color you want is available on the Sherwin Williams color chart.

Sherwin Williams Custom Colors for bathtub refinishing

How much does it cost to replace a bathtub and surround?

The average cost to replace a bathtub and surround is $5,500; with the low to high price range being around $1,500 to $12,500. Installation may be on the lower side if you choose a combo with built-in shower and surround. We can refinish ceramic and fiberglass tubs and shower surrounds for a small fraction of the cost to replace them.

Tub Surround Refinishing

Fiberglass Tub Surround Refinishing example.

Can you refinish ceramic tile yourself?

Short answer is yes, you can refinish your tile yourself. But only if you’re ready to take on a big project that involves a steep learning curve, a high risk of ruining an expensive to replace fixture, and working directly with dangerous caustic chemicals.

Also consider that since DIY tile refinishing kits are inferior to the products we use, then even the best technician will get questionable results with substandard materials. It is a far cheaper and an easier option to enjoy a professional tile refinishing service. That way it’s done right in one day or less and you get a warranty on the materials and labor.

What type of tile can be refinished?

We only refinish ceramic and porcelain tile. See our tile refinishing gallery for examples of our work. Cast iron tubs are also good candidates for tub refinishing.

How do you clean a refinished tile surface?

For regular cleaning, use a mild non-abrasive liquid cleaner and water and a soft wash cloth or a sponge. If the cleaning tool is safe for Teflon surfaces then it’s okay for your refinished tile surface too.


Do you have questions? We have answers! Please contact us for a prompt and friendly reply.


Bob Kennedy and Ryan Schatz, Owners of Surface Renew Arkansas

Bob Kennedy and Ryan Schatz, Owners of Surface Renew Arkansas

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

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