Reglazing Your Existing Bathtub
A common misconception many homeowners seem to have is that when you remodel your bathroom, you need to replace your tub. This would mean you have to install a completely new tub. Replacing your tub is not always necessary. There are many options out there for resurfacing your bathtub. Reglazing your existing bathtub is an option.
Know Your Options
There are many companies that offer to “cover” existing bathtubs with acrylic. This process can break or dent your bathtub easily. We recommend considering that some tubs (even if they are 40 years old or older) may still be perfectly fine. Old cast iron tubs that were bought in the 50s and 60s may look older with chips and stains, but can easily be brought back to life with a simple and cost-effective reglazing process.
How to Resurface Your Bathtub
We recently met with a homeowner whose bathroom was your typical ’60s bathroom with a pink tub and tiled walls. She wanted to update her bathroom without breaking the bank. One of the suggestions we made was to simply keep and reglaze the pink tub to white. This will help her cut costs by not replacing the whole tub. Not only does this save on material costs, but it also helps keep our trade partners’ costs down- because our plumber does not need to install the new drain piping needed for a new tub installation.
If you are interested in remodeling, your bathroom and talking about the options for possibly reglazing your tub contact us today, 781-826-2577.