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!

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Restaurant Renovations

When restaurants become a little worn down, it is easy to replace chairs, booths and carpet, but some surfaces are a little harder to keep looking new without doing some major remodeling. Before considering a costly remodel, keep in mind that kitchen surfaces, bathrooms, countertops and table tops can all be refinished to look brand new.

A rundown looking restaurant can be a deterrent for customers and end up hurting business. But keeping everything looking like new can be expensive and time-consuming. Surfaces, especially table tops, often get scratched or damaged. These can be refinished to look like new and last up to 20 years or more.

Restaurant kitchens take a beating from the multitude of pots, pans, knifes and hot plates. Instead of shutting down the restaurant for days to replace these surfaces, a better option is to refinish them. It requires less time and less construction mess making it much easier for the business owner.

Restaurant bathrooms get a barrage of visitors every day. They get way more traffic than the average at-home bathroom and need updated more often. This can get expensive if fixtures, such as sinks, need to be replaced frequently. Refinishing can cut down on this cost by making the fixtures look like new and they will last a lot longer.

Even if the restaurant isn’t in need of an update, but just needs an updated décor and color scheme, Refinish First can help. Refinish First can create almost any custom color and they have a variety of colors and textures in a stone look.

If you’re restaurant is in need of an update, Refinish First can get the job done!

Bowling Alleys: Saving on Renovations

Bowling alleys are a great place to relax and enjoy a family evening out. Unfortunately, many alleys have been around for decades and are in desperate need of repair. Areas such as bathroom and concession surfaces, scoring tables, tile floors, countertops and even tables receive heavy and often abusive treatment. Despite understanding the repairs they need, owners are frequently torn between wanting to keep their business looking nice and the loss of revenue that would occur if they closed even a portion of their business to make repairs. Refinish First has the answer to this dilemma.

Refinish First offers floor, counter, and tile restoration services that cost a fraction of the price to fully remodel an establishment like a bowling alley, but our services will still provide that same freshly remodeled appeal. As an added benefit, we can do larger refinishing jobs, such as these, in a few days rather than weeks of hassle, closures, and limitations.

In short, if you are (or know of) a bowling alley or other business needing surface repairs, help them out by letting them know about Refinish First. Who knows they may thank you with a free game of bowling!