Bathtub Refinishing in Atlanta
The benefits of bathtub refinishing versus replacing
The cost of refinishing your old bathtub versus replacing is drastic. Traditional bathtub removal and replacement typical costs anywhere between $2,500 and $8,000 and will take up a large amount of time and effort. You can buy a brand new bathtub for as little as $300 at a retail hardware store, but the actual cost involved in removing and replacing your tub will likely be far greater. It involves tearing out the old tub, plumbing, wall surround and sometimes the floor. Bathtub restoration if done properly, by a professional company like Top Gun Applied Surfaces, can really save you money.
When homes are built, bathtubs are typically built around the initial construction. Most tubs are installed while the house is being built. Usually before the bathroom walls and floors are installed. So to remove that original tub, items such as bathtub surrounds, trim and plumbing that were initially built up around the bathtub will need to be removed as well. Also, depending on the tub’s size, it can also mean that removing the bathtub from the room may require cutting it into pieces to get through a door frame and dispose of properly. When installing a bathtub replacement, the plumbing would have to be reconfigured as well as the surrounding trim and walls.
Refinishing your existing bathtub is more economical and eco-friendly. The process is also time-effective. The refinishing/restoration process can take as little as 2 hours and your new tub can be used in as little as 24 hours. At Top Gun Applied Surfaces, we take your old, worn bathtub and resurface it to a brand new coating, making it look brand new, all without the additional delays of replacing.
Starting at less than $400 for a standard size bathtub, a bathtub resurfacing company can add a brand new coating to your existing bathtub, This process can save you over 80% over replacement. It would be crazy not to refinish versus replace in this tough economic climate.
Although there are do-it-yourself kits products available, they can be a disaster and cost double the price of a professional if not done properly. DIY kits will only last you approximately 3 months whereas a professional resurface is guaranteed for one year but will last for many. Stripping an old finish off a bathtub, repairing and patching any holes or cracks and making sure the room is properly ventilated from fumes produced by the process are all steps that better left to a trained professional.
Refinishing isn’t just limited to bathtubs. This process can be applied to sinks, wall tile, cabinets (both kitchen and bathroom) as well as kitchen and bathroom countertops. At Top Gun Applied Surfaces, we are trained professionals and have years of experience resurfacing countless bathtubs, tile, counters and cabinets in the Atlanta area.
Let Top Gun Applied Surfaces show you what we can do for your home without the mess of renovation. We can help give you the new, updated look you want without the hefty price tag. When quality matters, we can help!
Call us today for a free estimate!