Slip Resistant Surfaces

Over two-thirds of accidental injuries happen in the bathtub or shower. Bathtub and shower surfaces are already fairly slick, but add water and some soap and they become downright dangerous. Having slip resistant materials could help to reduce the number of injuries.

Slip resistant mats or treads can come off pretty easily and be more of a nuisance than a help in the bath or shower. Instead of constantly reapplying stick-on slip resistant mats, try something more permanent to prevent bathtub and shower falls.

Refinish First can install slip resistant surfaces in bathtubs and shower pans to reduce the slickness of these surfaces. The surface they install chemically bonds to bathtub or shower floor, making it resistant to cracking or peeling.

Slip resistant flooring can help everyone from slipping in the bathtub or shower and reduce the number of injuries in the bathroom. Ask Refinish First about installing a slip resistant surface in the bathtub or shower.

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Vintage Bathroom with a Colored Bathtub

Vintage bathrooms are all about fun colors. In the 1950’s and 1960’s interior decorators used a lot of pastels. This trend also carried over to bathroom decorating, where bathtubs escaped the normal white shade and went lavender, yellow, aqua, pink, and green.

Homeowners can use these colors to create a vintage-inspired bathroom. With a pink, blue or lavender bathtub, homeowners can design a spa-like bathroom by making it the focal point of the room. To do this, use a variety of white shades for the rest of the bathroom.

For a more classic feel, mix traditional features with a yellow, mint green or pink bathtub. Pink and green or blue and yellow were common color combinations back then. Add a pedestal sink and a checkered floor to complete the look.

Mix the pastel bathtub with modern features to create a modern, yet whimsical bathroom. Add modern bronze faucets to the pastel tub to tie it into the room. Play off of the tub’s color when buying accessories such as soap holders and towels.

Tired of boring white bathtubs? Head on over to Refinish First. They can replicate any color and create countless custom colors for bathroom surfaces.

Renovation vs. Refinish Timeline

Renovating the bathroom is a large project that can take months depending on the materials used and how extensive the renovation will be. Instead of a complete renovation, consider letting Refinish First make over the room for a fraction of the cost and time.

With a renovation, the process starts with planning and creating a design or at least picking materials. Finding the right contractor also takes time. After deciding who and what they want, homeowners have to wait for the materials to be ordered and shipped. Depending on what they order it can take anywhere from five business days to eight weeks.

Each individual stage of the renovation will take one to two days, which can extend the construction to almost a month. If there are no problems with construction or the budget, everything will go smoothly, but problems frequently occur, extending the timeline.

For those who are happy with the layout of their bathroom, but are tired of the old, worn out, lifeless bathroom surfaces, Refinish First is a better option than renovating. Their refinishing process takes much less time, getting the bathroom back in use in no time.

For a standard bathtub, the process usually only takes three to five hours. After is cures, it is ready for use within 24 hours. For countertops and tile, the length of time depends on which finish homeowners choose. The solid color or speckled finish takes three to five hours, and again is ready within 24 hours. The stone finish, which mimics granite, takes two days to apply and additional time to cure.

Instead of possibly taking months, the bathroom can get an affordable upgrade in less than a week. With new surfaces it can look like a completely different room. Call Refinish First for a free estimate.

Replacing vs. Refinishing

Bathtubs are subject to all sorts of stains and marks that just don’t come off even after hours of scrubbing. Homeowners really only have two options when deciding what to do with an embarrassingly stained bathtub. They can completely replace it, or they can refinish it.

When making this decision, the most important factor is cost. Replacing a bathtub can get costly, depending on the type and the labor required for the project. The cost for just the new tub can vary between $400 and $1,000 depending on the type. Labor is usually $200-$400 and takes about five hours. Don’t forget other materials like fittings for around $40 or debris disposal which is usually around $20.

Refinishing a bathtub with Refinish First can save up to 75 percent on the cost of replacement. It will look just like a brand new tub, without that new tub cost. They can refinish many bathtub surfaces including porcelain, fiberglass, acrylic and marble.

It typically takes 3 to 5 hours to refinish a bathtub and it is ready to use the next day. Homeowners don’t have to worry about additional damage to their bathroom like they would with a bathtub replacement. There is no demolition necessary, no debris left behind.

If homeowners have a damaged bathtub, or just want to change the color, they should give Refinish First a call. They can be in and out in no time!

Floating Shelves

Looking for a way to display decorative pieces in the bathroom? Try using floating shelves. They come in many different sizes and colors to work in any bathroom. They can be arranged and hung at different heights for taller or shorter decorative pieces too.

Put towels, miniature soaps, lotions, and candles on floating shelves to make the bathroom feel like a spa for guests. Space them out a little farther and add a vase with flowers for a pop of color and fresh scent.

Floating shelves can be bought in triangle shapes to stick in corners for bathrooms without much open wall space. This way decorations can still be added to spice up a bland bathroom, without taking up a bunch of space. Another option is to go L-shaped in a bathroom with more space. These shelves fit into corners, but offer long areas on either side to put decorative items for a more dimensional look.

For bathrooms with the classic beach theme, use chunkier, bare wood shelves to tie in the theme. The thicker the shelf, the heavier the items put on them, such as large seashells or heavy vases and containers.

For a more eccentric and eye-catching style, get shelves of varying lengths and stack them diagonally, instead of right on top of one another. This can create a collage of sorts when pieces are placed on them.

It can be hard to find room to display decorative pieces in the bathroom, especially if there isn’t much space. Floating shelves can help remedy this problem, while not taking up more room than necessary.

Refinish Cultured Marble

When designing bathrooms, some homeowners choose to go with cultured marble for the vanity. While many enjoy this look, cultured marble is not without its faults.

Cultured marble can be stained fairly easily and once stained, it is difficult to get rid of. Scratches are also almost impossible to repair. Although heat resistant, it is susceptible to heat damage as well.

Homeowners who have installed cultured marble vanities in their homes may have issues with them becoming damaged and find themselves challenged with repairing them or replacing them. However, the experts at Refinish First can repair cultured marble and refinish the surface, completely transforming it.

By refinishing, homeowners save time and money because Refinish First doesn’t have to tear out any existing features. They create a chemical bond that is extremely durable, however if they are abused and become damaged, Refinish First has the capability to repair it.

Call Refinish First for help refinishing cultured marble surfaces or other kitchen and bathroom surfaces. They can transform and old, dull, or damaged surface to look brand new.

Refinishing Locker Rooms

With winter sports about to end and springs sports poised to start soon, it’s time to get those locker rooms in shape. Year round they take a beating from cleats, mud, and equipment, which can take a toll on locker room surfaces. Instead of a complete remodel, refinishing those surfaces can take much less time and cost a lot less.

Whether it is tile showers, floors, countertops or sinks, Refinish First has the job handled. They can transform a variety of surfaces including ceramic tile, porcelain, fiberglass, acrylic and more. Chipped tiles are repaired during the refinishing process. Missing grout is also replaced and then sealed.

Want to ramp up the school spirit in the locker room? Refinish the surfaces in school colors! Refinish First can match an existing color or create almost any custom color imaginable. Create a custom locker room feel while fixing any imperfections on the surfaces.

Refinish First has completed tile shower and locker room projects for Boise State University, Northwest Nazarene University and Brigham Young University Idaho. Contact them for a free estimate!