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 Mudrooms

Mudrooms are extremely useful to stop children and adults from tracking excess dirt and other debris around the house. They can also be great storage areas for boots, coats and other outdoor accessories. Often, because of the amount of traffic a mudroom sees, wear and tear can occur.

The basic elements of a mudroom start off with hooks or racks. This is for hanging outdoor essentials such as coats, hats, scarves and the like. Some type of cubby is usually present for other items that can’t be hung on a hook.

There is a trend of combining the laundry room and mudroom. This is a great option for a smaller house where both rooms are needed. Often the floors in these rooms are tile or concrete and are perfect to deal with the amount of moisture and dirt that gets tracked into them. The floors can easily become damaged over time from heavy use and need to be replaced. Instead of replacing the flooring, consider refinishing it. The experts at Refinish First can refinish many surfaces including tile and concrete for less than the cost of replacing.

Sinks are extremely useful in mudrooms. They can be used for washing dirt off of gardening tools, boots, or even cleaning animals depending on the size of the sink and the animal. Refinish First can also repair and refinish porcelain, acrylic and composite sinks. If the sink has become cracked or damaged from heavy use, consider refinishing instead of replacing it.

Sink Refinishing

Sinks, both commercial and personal, can become damaged over time. They are high traffic areas that get a lot of use and abuse. They can become chipped, cracked, discolored scratched and dull. Before replacing the entire unit, consider refinishing. It can save a lot of time and money.

Refinish First can refinish porcelain, acrylic and composite sinks. Many times cleaning agents can ruin a sink’s finish. Chips and cracks in a sink are inevitable over time. Replacing an entire sink and can be costly, especially if there is more than one to replace, such as in a commercial business. Refinishing the sink’s surface can cut the cost dramatically and make it look brand new.

Refinishing takes less time than completely replacing the sink. There is no need to disconnect from drains and pipes to refinish. It also cuts down on the time that the sink and the bathroom are unusable.

The new surface that Refinish First puts on can last 15 years or longer with proper care and maintenance. There are many different colors to choose from and different finishes too. It’s even possible to create almost any custom color if you like the one already on the bathtub or shower.

Contact Refinish First for a free refinishing estimate in the home or for a business.