Tile Replacement or Refinish First Refinishing?

Replacing bathroom tile just because the grout needs repair, the tile is a dated color or you have a single tile missing, is an expensive proposition. You can save up to 75% of replacement costs by having your bathroom tile refinished by Refinish First. Ceramic tile refinishing is an affordable, durable and beautiful alternative to removal and replacement of tile countertops, vanities and walls.

Bathroom tile around the bathtub, on the walls or on the vanity are all excellent candidates for tile refinishing. Refinish First’s process of cleaning the tile, use of our bonding agent, and application of superior top coats will assure you a durable long-lasting finish for your bathroom tile. Our process involves specialized equipment, primers, bonding agents, top coats and clear finishes. The differences between painting vs. refinishing tile are durability, surface gloss and how long the new surface will last. Even though these terms sound technical, our process is much quicker and far more economical than replacement.

Compared to refinishing tile, replacing bathroom tile can be a very difficult process. Determine what is behind the tile. If the tile is set in plaster or lightweight concrete, it will be much more difficult to remove than if the tile is glued or set onto green board or drywall. Once the tile has been chiseled off the wall, it is likely the backer board would need to be replaced. This is a messy, dirty process and you’ll need to be prepared to have the bathtub out of service for days if not weeks. Before you start ripping down tile, be sure to get a free estimate from Refinish First. We can refinish this same bathroom tile for a fraction of the cost and generally have your bathroom back in use in 24 hours!


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