An old bathtub that’s gotten too dirty and dingy can do a lot to take away from the appearance of your bathroom. Beyond the aesthetic of your bathtub, mildew and mold can get embedded into the finish and spread infections like athlete’s foot. You can remedy this as well as small chips and cracks with tub refinishing in Fort Worth. At New Finish Tub and Counter, we understand that there are a variety of benefits that come with refinishing your bathtub, so we put together this short guide to outline some of them for you.
Many of us are trying to do what we can to decrease the size of our carbon footprint. Yes, refinishing your bathtub is going to require chemicals that will end up getting into the ecosystem. However, the amount of trash and waste that comes with replacing your bathtub is going to be far beyond the impact of the chemicals that end up in the trash after refinishing. What’s more, there are often stringent protocols that must be followed when removing and trashing your old tub.
You don’t have to do a full remodel
Your bathroom has been designed to fit the specific bathtub that you have in there right now. Whether it’s a pedestal tub that fits perfectly in the corner or an alcove shower/bath combo that’s inlaid in the bathroom, you have an arrangement that was specifically created for the bathroom. Should you decide that you want to replace your bathtub, you’ll likely have to do some remodeling to get it to fit properly as it can be difficult to find a tub with the exact dimensions that you had before.
You can update the color
You can liven up your bathroom by changing up the color scheme. For instance, you might have a kids’ bathroom that’s been pink and a purple bathtub but they’re out of the house now so you want to go with more neutral tones. You can change the color of your bathtub to fit with your new colors scheme so it looks natural having a white bathtub with black and white towels. Let your team know what color you would like and they’ll make sure it works.
Gives you bathroom new life
An old bathtub creates a worn-out and old look in your bathroom. This can happen despite new towels, a fresh countertop, and clean mirrors. Give your bathroom a revitalized look by refinishing your tub. This will refresh the feeling in your bathroom by getting rid of persistent soap scum or mildew that’s worked its way into the current finish on your tub.
Buying a new bathtub can cost hundreds to thousands of dollars. You can save yourself a solid chunk of change by paying for a refinish as opposed to replacing your tub altogether. Your tub will look as good as new for a fraction of the cost of buying a new tub and paying to have it installed.
Taking out your tub and having a new one installed takes time and makes a mess. Your bathroom could be torn up for several days while the installation crew removes your old tub, cleans up the area and performs any necessary repairs, then puts in your new bathtub. Beyond this, you’re going to have to wait for the tub to cure and settle completely before you can use it again. A tub refinishing doesn’t take more than two days to complete and you can get back to using your bathtub within the next 10 days. Installing a new bathtub can sometimes take much longer than this process.
Reach out to learn more
If you’d like to learn more about tub refinishing in Fort Worth, get in touch with our team today at New Finish Tub and Counter. We can present you with your options and even let you know if your tub can be refinished. Give us a call at 214-960-9550 or send a message using our contact form for a free estimate.