Bathtub refinishing is one of those strange, new home remodeling industries that has cropped up in the last few decades. Yes, bathtub refinishing, also known as bathtub reglazing, has been around for much longer than that. But its popularity and wide acceptance by the average homeowner is a new thing.
Bathtub reglazing is often seen as the cheap way out; and in a sense, it is. Shower and tub reglazing is cheaper than a complete tear out and replace, and it is cheaper than tub and shower surrounds. After all, who can resist the temptation of taking care of that eyesore that has been hanging over your head for years by a simple application of bonding agents and coatings--all within the span of one day?
Better than a new tub or shower? It depends…
What it all comes down to is this: bathtub and shower refinishing extends the life of your tub and shower. However, from a pure product perspective - it is never as good as a replacement. Remember “new is new”. The refinishing companies rarely make any claims otherwise (they only say that if you have a beloved tub, such as a claw foot cast-iron tub, refinishing allows you to keep it, rather than trash it). When you roll in other factors such as demolition and cost, then refinishing may even rise above the tear-out-and-replace option.
Give All American Refinishing a call and we will explain the process and savings you’ll experience with our proven refinishing methods.