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!


Refinishing Damaged Hotel Surfaces

With a heavy amount of traffic, it is easy for hotel rooms to become damaged. Countertops can be cracked, chipped and marked up. Bathtubs and showers can become worn, dingy, and cracked. Keeping up with repairing damage or replacing these damaged surfaces can get expensive and create a lot of down time, creating a loss of revenue.

Instead of spending endless amounts of money and closing down a room for weeks for repairs, consider refinishing the surfaces instead. Refinish First can repair multiple surfaces including: porcelain, fiberglass, acrylic, cultured marble, laminate, tile, and solid surfaces. They can also repair any chips or cracks during the process, making the surfaces look brand new.

Refinishing is also a good alternative for a complete renovation. Hotels can change their color scheme and look by refinishing floors, countertops and showers. Refinish First can create almost any custom color and match just about every color. They also have a variety of stone finishes.

A bathtub generally takes three to five hours to refinish, and can be ready to use within 24 hours. For countertops and tile, if a solid color or speckled finish is chosen, the process only takes three to five hours and is ready the next day. However, the stone finish takes about two days to apply and 24-48 hours to cure. Although it takes a couple of days, the process can be much faster than replacement and they can have hotel rooms up and ready to go, with a minimum amount of revenue lost.

Hotels that are in need of surface repairs or want to update their rooms could benefit from refinishing. Contact Refinish First for a free estimate.