The truth about bathtub restoration
When you buy a new home, you expect to move into a place that is completely the way you want it. The truth is, rarely do we find a home that has everything we were looking for. Unless you are building a custom home to your exact specifications, homes like this don’t exist. There is always give and take when finding the right place for you. You have a list of must-haves which are not up for negotiation and then you have the list of things that would be nice to have. Many of these things, however, can be added later.
Sometimes we find a home or have lived in a home for many years, whose bathtub has seen better days. Whether you bought your home yesterday or in 1978, doing some updates will make your house fresh and breathe new life into a dated space. One such house freshener is bathtub refinishing and here is the truth about bathtub restoration.
Bathtub refinishing in Atlanta is a cost-effective bathroom makeover that is an alternative to replacing a bathtub that is worn, damaged or simply a dated color. A professional bathtub refinisher will repair chips or cracks and restore the surface of your tub to look and feel like new. You will save thousands of dollars and avoid days or even weeks of demolition and costly replacement.
According to the National Kitchen and Bath Association, the estimated cost of completely replacing a bathtub is about $3500.
This not only covers the cost of the new bathtub, but you have to consider that a plumber will need to be hired, removal of the old tub, retiling your walls and bath surround, repainting and possibly retiling your floors. That just leads to major messes and lots of money.
Refinishing your existing bathtub can be done in one day for $300 – $500.
Many people have the preconceived notion that refinishing your bathtub can’t possibly equate to the beauty of actually demolishing your bathroom and starting over. That myth simply doesn’t hold up to reality. Many older homes have well-constructed bathrooms and very durable bathtubs. These things were done correctly back then, when homes were built to last. So what if the avocado green bathtub isn’t exactly the style anymore? It does not warrant removing the entire tub just to change the color.
The truth is, most tubs built today are still built in the same shape as older tubs but with shoddier materials that will have to be replaced in a few years anyway. The key is to keep that old cast iron tub and just bring it back to life. Take that avocado green color and replace it with bright white to make it stand out. If you follow the after care instructions after your tub has been refinished, you can enjoy a brand new tub for years to come.
Let the experts at Top Gun Applied Surfaces show you what we can do for your bathtub. Bathtub refinishing in Atlanta is an easier and more affordable process than you think.