Does your bathroom need a little sprucing up but you’re not sure where to start? Perhaps your bathtub is looking a bit drab after years of use? Your bathtub is the centerpiece of your bathroom, and is a good place to start if you want to revamp your bathroom without completing renovating it.
But how much does bathtub replacement cost and how difficult is it? Factor in the the cost of a contractor, in addition to demolition work, removal, landfill fees, a tiler, and a plumber, and the total cost of project has just skyrocketed. Some choose to install an acrylic liner, however, this is still costly and only puts band-aid on your bathroom problems instead of taking care of the.
Perhaps it’s time to consider bathtub refinishing. Bathtub replacement can be expensive, as the demolition alone can cost upwards of $1,000. While refinishing your bathtub still requires the services of professionals –bathtub refinishers — it is an easy, cost effective option that can be to breathe new life into fiberglass, cast iron, and porcelain bathtubs.
A common misconception that steers many people away from bathtub refinishing is the assumption that the tub needs to be removed and taken to a workshop to complete the refinishing process. While some refinishing does take place offsite, the majority is done onsite. Technicians are professionals, and act according. They understand that this is your private home, and take the necessary precautions to minimize the mess.
After the technicians carefully mask off the area and set up drop-cloths, and nicks, dents or holes in the tub are filled. Then, it is primed, sealed, and painted with a glossy, durable top-coat in the color of your choice. Though do-it-yourself or DIY refinishing is possible, this is a job that’s best left up to pros. They have the experience, tools, and resources to get the job done right.
Now, let’s talk dollar and cents. Though you may be tempted to run out to your local hardware store and purchase a shiny, new bathtub for $300-$400, be warned that the actual bathtub installation costs are sure to be much greater. However, for an average, medium sized tub, refinishing can be done for almost exactly the same costs and can be completed in a day (the bathtub will not be ready for use for about two to three days).
It’s easy to see why so many people are choosing bathtub refinishing over total bathtub replacement. It’ll make your wallet, and your rubber ducky happy!