Bathtubs, tiles, countertops, even tile floors can be reglazed rather than replaced. Reglazing gives the fixture a brand new surface and appearance. So why heed the warning, “Don’t replace, reglaze”? There are a plethora of reasons! With traditional replacement, the biggest problems are involved with taking out the old bathtub. In the process parts of the bathroom tile, walls and floor must be torn away and sometimes the old plumbing is in the wrong place to fit the new bathtub. Even if you are a sworn DIY fan, the cost of replacement of a bathtub typically is over $2,000 when all is said and done. Replacing a bathtub is costly. We provide a detailed reglazing vs replacing chart, which can be viewed by clicking the link.
Original bathtubs are generally much better quality than the bathtubs you can buy at home depot and other home improvement stores. They stand the test of time. By reglazing rather than replacing, the surface is renewed and will last many years. With reglazing your worn out fixtures and tile can be restored to their original luster in less than a day. You are spared from the down-time and hassle of replacement. Reglazing will also save you up to 80% of the cost of replacement. Don’t replace, reglaze!