To Save Money
If you want a new look for your bathroom, but don't want to
spend thousands of dollars remodeling, then refinishing is your best value.
Replacing the bathtub alone can cost as much as $3,000. With refinishing,
you only pay a small fraction (as little as 10 percent) of the cost of
replacement. And anyone who has ever replaced the tiles or sink in
their bathroom knows the mess and hassle of demolition, as well as
the hole it can put in their wallet.
To Save Time
Refinishing a tub can take as little as four hours. You can
shower or bathe the very next day. Replacing a tub, however, can take weeks,
when you factor in the time to rip out your old tub, install a new one, let
caulking dry, and readjust or replace plumbing. With many homes having only
one bathtub, weeks of delay are not affordable, practical or convenient.
Refinished tubs or ceramic tiles can easily last 15 to 20 years
or more with proper maintenance. A new porcelain bathtub may last a few years
longer, but the cost of replacement is nearly triple what it would cost to
refinish. Not only is refinishing more cost-effective, but refinishers are
also able to provide extras, such as slip-resistant surfaces and custom colors.
Alfred Sardo of Toms River NJ is still satisfied with the look and feel of
his refinished tub. "It's been approximately 14 years -- my tub still looks
good and is easy to clean. Before refinishing it was pitted, porous and
impossible to clean." Refinishing is also great for repairing small chips
and cracks, making it ideal for fixtures that are otherwise in good condition.
Professional restoration companies like Garden State Bath Systems, Inc. guarantee
their work, so be sure to ask about warranties when shopping for a refinisher.
Replacing old fixtures like the tub, sink and tile can be expensive and
difficult. But even if you're remodeling on a budget, you don't have to
live with old or ugly fixtures any longer. If the surfaces are made of
porcelain, ceramic tile, fiberglass, acrylic, cultured marble or laminate,
you can now update your bathroom and save time and money.
Because Garden State Bath Systems, Inc. can match nearly any color,
you can change that avocado green tub to a color you really like -- even
white. Since most of us have purchased previously owned homes that were
decorated according to someone else's preferences, it's probably not
exactly the way you'd like it to be. Now you can change that 1970s color
scheme in just a few hours. And at a savings of up to 90 percent of the
cost of replacement, it's a hard value to beat. Not only will your
bathtub look great, but it will also feel silky smooth!
When looking for the right refinisher for your bathroom-remodeling project,
remember to do a little research. "Refinishing is a great process if it is
done with the right materials and techniques, but all refinishing is not
the same so be sure to ask the right questions. Ask how long the company
has been in business and ask for references," says Robert Mantovani of
Garden State Bath Systems, Inc.