If you haven’t gotten your bathroom renovated in a while, you might notice stains, chips, or cracks on your existing bathtub. At this point, you can only do two things – replace the bathtub or get it refinished.
The former can be extremely expensive and time-consuming. If you don’t think you can afford a renovation, consider bathtub refinishing. All it takes is a quick one-day job to replace the old, stained layer of your bathtub with a fresh, modern, and stylish surface.
However, affordability is not the only thing to consider before you opt for a bathtub refinishing project. Each bathroom is unique with regards to the location of the bathtub, various fixtures, and the plumbing structure.
Here are a few tips to keep in mind to ensure a well-done, professional bathtub refinishing job!
Your bathtub’s shape will determine whether you can opt for refinishing or not. Bathtubs come in different shapes and styles like a corner bathtub style, a 3-wall alcove tub, or even a clawfoot bathtub style.
If you want a different style or shape, you will need a new bathtub that fits correctly. If, however, you’re okay with the existing bathtub and simply want to get the stains and cracks refurnished, then choose refinishing. In the end, what matters is how you want your bathtub to look like.
If you’re buying a new tub, getting it inside the bathroom could be a hassle. You can expect a considerable amount of demolition if the bathtub is too big for the door.
Therefore, before even contemplating a new bathtub, figure out how you would like the old one to be removed and stored and how the new one should be installed. This includes planning for easy ways to get the new tub in and installing it with the least amount of side damages.
Bathtub refinishing typically creates a smooth, sleek surface that might be slippery. If you’re specifically concerned about traction control, you need to specify the need for an anti-slip coat to the professional installers. It might be hard to clean, but you should definitely consider it if you have children or older people in the family.
If you want to remodel other elements like the toilet or the vanity area, then it’s better to get the bathtub refinished and installed first. Always make sure to get the bathtub refinished before installing new tiles or any other fixtures.
A successful bathtub refinishing project can only be achieved when the plumbing is done properly. If there’s a leaky faucet or a backup problem, you need to get it fixed before refurnishing the bathtub.
If you’re using the same bathtub that was initially installed when your home was being built, then it’s probably made of a heavy-duty material like cast iron.
This makes your bathtub sturdy, durable, and one that has stood the test of time. In this case, installing a new one would be foolish. It’s better to get your existing bathtub refinished with a new, smooth surface.
If you’re looking for professional bathroom remodeling experts, then get in touch with Everglaze. Our team can work with you to remodel your bathroom in a way that fulfills your vision and matches your personal style! Get in touch with us by clicking here or call us at 410-391-2284 to talk to our representatives!