Yes, Bathtub Refinishing Really Works!

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What is bathtub refinishing? Does it really work? Or is it better to replace the bathtub? Homeowners considering refinishing or replacing have a need to know the answers. While refinishing companies address these questions almost every day, the answers may surprise many homeowners. The procedure of bathtub refinishing isn’t a secret. The success or failure actually depends on the workmanship of the technician and the quality of products they use.

Perhaps you’re familiar with this service and already know what wonders refinishing can provide,  You may, in fact, know refinishing by other terms, such as resurfacing or reglazing.

Bathtub, shower and countertop refinishing make sense when it comes to updating your bath fixtures and tile. This is a service that works great if you don’t have the budget or the time for a total replacement. Refinishing when done right is likely to minimize the cost of the home renovation project by at least two-thirds.

Refinishing is a ‘green’ process and you can avoid messy demolition – which contributes to our landfills. This is a sort of a renewable service, where technicians use safer, non-toxic, and more environmentally friendly materials. And the best part is that the whole process can be done in less than a day and you may be able to use your bathroom in just 24 hours or less.

Considering bathtub refinishing a ‘do-it-yourself’ project could be a big mistake, especially if you lack the required expertise. Moreover, reaching any refinishing company randomly or blindly may also give you unfruitful outcomes. Why? The company you hire may be inexperienced or their process may not be non-toxic and durable.

You should always do your homework beforehand to make sure that you hire a well established, experienced, and professional company that is licensed, insured, and bonded. Be sure to research the materials they will be using to ensure the new surface will be porcelain, durable and without toxic fumes and residue. Taking the time to do so will help you have the bathroom of your dreams instead a of a nightmarish experience.


Author: Jerry Smith

Jerry Smith is the founder and co-owner at Total Koatings, Inc in Sarasota, Florida. This is a family franchise business owned by Jerry and daughter Jodie Smith with Jerry's sons Steve and Randy both factory trained technicians along with other non-family staff. Serving Sarasota, Manatee, and Charlotte counties since 2006 with thousands of satisfied customers.

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