A bathtub surround provides a smooth, even surface for the walls around your tub or tub/shower. They come in many styles, materials, and colors. When your tub and surrounding tile area has seen better days it’s time to choose between buying a new one and refinishing what you already own.
Tub Surround Refinishing
Tub surround refinishing is something worth considering because replacing a tub surround is also a costly and messy process. Finding a new tub surround to match your existing bathroom may prove difficult if not entirely impossible.
So instead, many homeowners are looking into tub surround refinishing. This process typically starts at $395, depending on overall condition prior to refinishing. Even if your bathtub stained or has cracks we can repair and refinish the surface into like-new appearance. Our coatings can match just about any color scheme you need.
The tub surround refinishing process involves three steps:
- First, your tile refinishing technician strips off any old finish and preps the surface for refinishing.
- Next, we repair any holes, cracks, or chips.
- And then we apply a primer and multiple layers of coating.
The bathtub and surround can be back in service in one to three days. And with proper care the finish should last 10-15 years.
Do it Yourself Kits
There are do-it-yourself tub reglazing kits available for around $50-$100. But these products don’t use the same technology as we do. So the results are less durable and often look painted on rather than smooth and “like new”. And that’s if the homeowner can do the work as good as a pro that does it every day.
Also involved in the process are hazardous chemicals to contend with. Therefore tile reglazing and refinishing is best left to a professional. Because a professional tile refinishing expert is certainly a safer and faster way to go. Also a pro is less expensive in the long run when you factor in mistakes and medical bills.
Avoid High Replacement Cost
Replacing an existing bathtub with a new one is an expensive and messy process. Removing the original tub involves breaking it away from the wall and the floor. And cutting it into pieces to fit through the bathroom door is very common. There may also be other flooring, trim, surrounds, and plumbing that need to be removed and replaced.
Furthermore, new tub installation takes days to complete, sometimes a few weeks or longer depending on factors beyond your control.
While a new tub can cost as little as $300, labor expenses can easily add $1,000 or more. In fact, HomeAdvisor.com states that the national average price for replacing and installing a new bathtub is $3,650 (as of time of writing, July 2021). “The average cost to install a bathtub is $4,218, but can range from $1,393 and $7,046, depending on the type of tub and modifications needed. The average cost of the tub itself ranges from $200 to $8,500 or more.”
By renewing your bathtub’s surface with our refinishing service you avoid all the high costs and stress of replacement. Imagine having a new looking tub surround in one day and for only around $400-$750. Price range depends on size and any necessary repairs.
Contact Surface Renew today to set time for an onsite price quote. 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!
See our tub surround refinishing gallery for examples of our work.
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