Bathtub refinishing/bathtub reglazing, bathtub repairs
Bathtub refinishing is known by about only 20% of the people in the U.S.A. according to on estimate. Still, bathtub refinishing, when used in a bathroom remodeling project instead of replacement, can increase the value of your property substantially. bathtub refinishing saves money and time and saves the landfill of all the heavy and messy old fixtures. bathtub refinishing therefore benefits the environment.
What Is bathtub refinishing?
Bathtub refinishing is the process where we clean and sand a finished old or new bathtub, clean the tub of debris, apply a primer and then two or three top coats of quality finish.
Bathtub refinishing has been compared to painting a car. The compounds used are different, but the prep work, repair and painting processes are similar. bathtub refinishing is also called re glazing or resurfacing. Bathtub refinishing, reglazing or resurfacing are basically the same terms with very little but basic differences. When new bathtubs are manufactured, they go through a process of glazing.
The bathtub glazing process involves, applying a glaze to the tub and the firing the tub in a kiln at temperatures over 1500 degrees. The final product is what we call porcelain. Nobody in the refinishing business can duplicate the process of firing the tub in the kiln at a temperature exceeding 1500 degrees in a person's home.
Surface restoration is another term that is used in the refinishing industry. Restoration involves doing both structural and cosmetic repairs and then finishing it up a finish or coating. refinishing on the other hand, involves the removal of the existing finish, stripping, sanding, cleaning, priming and finally the application of the top coat for durability and shine.
Bathtub refinishing Vs bathtub Liners?
Bathtub liners are manufactured at the factory as one piece designed a particular pre-measured bathtub. These heat molded "skins" are applied over an existing bathtub or shower and then glued in place using an adhesive caulk. because bathtub liners are glued to the original bathtub, they leave air pockets in between the liner and the tub. That creates a recipe for water to collect and for mold and mildew to grow.
How big is the bathtub refinishing Industry?
Of the $233 billion dollars spent on home remodeling projects, 61% is spent on refinishing. Interestingly, remodeling sales have nearly doubled in the last decade. Compounded by the prime rate melt down, there is every reason to believe that refinishing will be slowing down pretty soon.
Additionally, there are lots of homes, apartments, hotels, motels, retirement homes, government housing agencies that would benefit by refinishing instead of replacement.
Who Are The Industry Players?
There quite a few companies that are big and getting bigger in the refinishing business. They are:
Here are the companies to watch for....
Choosing a reputable bathtub refinishing company
Choosing a reputable surface restoration company is the most important decision you will have to make in your kitchen or bathroom remodeling project. Yet it is also a decision that’s not easy for you to make because of misleading advertising, confusing claims and unsolicited information that is false all the time.
So, how do you find a qualified, competent and trust-worthy professional refinishing company?
But before we get to that, what kind of shopper are you? Well, there are two groups of people looking for a bathtub refinishing company. The first group are people who are fixed on finding the lowest price at any cost and the other group are people who are looking for a good value.
Decision made on price, price and price alone.
There is a good proverb for this group of people. “ When you pay peanuts you get monkeys”. For some misguided reasons, a lot of people expect to get a Bentley when they pay for a Toyota or they want to harvest apples when they planted oranges. If all you are armed with in your kitchen or bathroom remodeling decision is price and price alone, we are not your refinishing company. This is what you get when you base all decisions on price:
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