Tile refinishing will revitalize old bathroom appearance in a few hours for a fraction of the cost of replacement. Bob Vila’s website has an article titled “9 Ways to Make Your Old Bathroom New Again”. It began with, “If a trip to the bath feels more a like a trip in time to the 1960s…” That’s hilarious! Love that guy. It’s so funny because as a professional tub and tile refinishing technician I see this all the time in homes.
Revitalize Old Bathroom
Sometimes stepping into some older homes is like stepping back in time. Personally I love historical homes. Antiques are awesome and deserve preservation. But in contrast, old and broken is not as nice as old and clean in good working order.
That’s why we love refinishing tile and refurbishing antique clawfoot tubs. And like I said earlier, refinishing bathroom tile will revitalize and renew your old bathroom in mere hours! We can restore the original color as close as possible or we can refinish to a bright white surface. Like Bob says in his article, “Stop living in the pastel.” Check out our color chart for all the popular modern colors by Sherwin Williams that we offer you as color choices.
Bob Vila’s Advice on Old Floor Tile
In his revitalize old bathroom article he says, “You may be ready to break up with the decorative ceramic tiles on your bathroom floor, but retiling a bathroom can put it out of commission for several days. The good news: You can paint over most ceramic tiles that haven’t received significant water exposure. Alternatively, cover tiles with color-blocked, flat-woven, or recycled jersey area rugs that capture the senses.”
While I agree with almost all of that statement, I don’t agree with where he says to “paint over” tiles. This is semi-accurate wording but mostly a misnomer. We do spray and bond a new surface over ceramic tile, however, we do use common paint. Our spray is an acrylic urethane epoxy, not paint. We use a similar compound to the original manufacturer coating. So therefore it bonds correctly, is durable, looks like new, and lasts almost as long as the original.
Refinishing Bathroom Tile
Concerning floor and wall tiles, he claims, “You may be ready to break up with the decorative ceramic tiles on your bathroom floor, but retiling a bathroom can put it out of commission for several days.” This rings true. Many years ago I was in property management. To revitalize old bathroom we had to contract lots of tear out and replacements of dated and/or worn and broken floor and wall tiles; same thing with sinks and bathtubs too.
In fact, these costly experiences are what led me to look for faster and more cost effective options for bathroom remodeling. And so that’s how I found out about tub resurfacing and refinishing bathroom tile. I hired a service to give it a try and I was blown away. The entire process took less than a day, instead of less than a week more usually a month. I liked the fast service so much that I transitioned out of property management and into tile refinishing.
Tub, Sink, and Tile Refinishing for the Win
Because of my history I deeply understand the needs of property managers. And being a homeowner myself, I also understand their needs as well. What we all want and need is to save both time and money without compromising quality. Am I right? If you agree than please check further into refinishing bathroom tile. Maybe you love it as much as I do. Maybe you won’t go into business doing it, but you will love our fast, friendly, and cost effective service. I actually guarantee that!
So if you’re ready to revitalize old bathroom then contact Surface Renew today to set time for an onsite estimate. Or ask us a question. And then we’ll reply ASAP with your answer and/or your custom price quote. We’re all about great customer service!
Call Surface Renew today to set time for an onsite estimate for refinishing bathroom tile surfaces that are ready for repairs or updating.
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Bob Vila article source: https://www.bobvila.com/slideshow/9-ways-to-make-your-old-bathroom-new-again-49299