Should you refinish or replace your bathtub?
If you can buy a new bathtub for the same cost as getting your old one refinished, why not just buy the new one? Seems simple enough right? Your new bathtub will cost you about $300 for a standard one which is about the cost of the average Atlanta bathtub refinishing job. But, just because you can purchase a new bathtub for $300, doesn’t mean you can actually replace it for that price. Confused yet?
Houses are built around bathtubs and the most expensive part of replacing a tub is definitely not the cost of the tub. The expenses of replacement are hidden costs that you don’t factor in.
Removal and disposal costs
Removing the tub and getting it out of the bathroom and the house is not an easy job. If you are able to do it yourself, kudos to you. Then you have to figure out how to dispose of it.
Hiring a plumber. And a tile man.
Even if you have gotten as far as removing the tub, part of the bathroom tile will surely have been torn away and the plumbing for the new tub may not fit the old plumbing fixtures at all. So now you are going to need a plumber and a tile man. This can end up costing you hundreds or thousands on top of your brand new $300 tub. Remember, that’s a standard tub. You aren’t even getting your dream soaker tub unless you want to shell out another grand or more.
Repainting the bathroom
After the bathtub is replaced, plumbing up to code and tiling all finished, the walls need a new coat of paint. Not just because the color is outdated but because of all the construction, the walls have gotten a bit messy.
Now the fixtures don’t match
You have your new bathtub, wall paint and tile done; now the vanity doesn’t seem to match and the floor seems a bit dated. It truly is a never-ending cycle when it comes to replacing anything in our home.
If you are now apprehensive about replacing your tub, here is another reason why refinishing may be a better option. They don’t make quality bathtubs like they use to anymore. So why would you want to take that old cast iron tub out of its home and replace it with fiberglass or some other weak material that will have to be replaced in a few years? Hire a professional and get that bathtub refinished.
A professional refinishing company will take that old, worn, dated bathtub and for a fraction of the cost of replacing, will make it brand new again. No demolition, no remodeling your entire bathroom. Just a quick refinish to your tub and you are done. Atlanta bathtub refinishing can be done in as little as two hours and you are ready to use it again in just twenty-four! How’s that for stress relief?
Top Gun Applied Surfaces is the best professional tub and tile refinishing company in Atlanta. We also resurface cabinetry and countertops.