Should Your Replace or Refinish Your Bathtub?
As a homeowner, it’s very important to you that your bathrooms are comfortable, attractive, and relaxing, and your bathtubs have a huge effect on all three of those things. An older bathtub may have a lot of charm, but if it’s worn out, it can be less attractive, and if it doesn’t function properly, it can be uncomfortable. Replacing the tub is one way to solve these problems, but refinishing it can often solve the same problems while allowing you to keep your older tub, and it can even save you money. The professionals at 1st Choice Home Improvements can help you decide whether replacing or refinishing your home’s bathtub would be more beneficial to you and your bathroom design. But here is an overview of you probably should replace, and when you should refinish:
If you’re completing gutting and rebuilding your bathroom for a remodeling project, getting a new bathtub is probably your best choice. If you’re removing flooring and wall coverings, it can be more economically beneficial to go ahead and replace the tub as well.
On the other hand, if you’re not completely remodeling your Pensacola home’s bathroom, refinishing your bathtub can help you get it back to its most attractive, and the cost will usually be around one-third of the cost of removing and replacing the tub.
Newer bathtubs are made in different shapes and sizes than older bathtubs, and because tubs are often installed in a way that’s integral to the whole design of the bathroom, installing a new tub may require more changes than you’ve considered. Often, you’ll have to demolish walls and replace flooring in order to install a new bathtub. You’ll need to hire a plumber, tile setter, and maybe even an electrician in order to get the new fixture functioning properly.
Bathtub refinishing will not require you to make any changes to your Pensacola home’s bathroom, so if you’re looking for the most efficient way to make your tub more attractive, this is your best option.
A refinished tub will be restored to like-new condition, and it can have a great effect on the look and feel of your entire bathroom.
Especially if you live in an older home in Pensacola, you may want to keep your tub because it’s an antique that’s giving your bathroom a retro appearance. Bathtub refinishing will allow you to keep your claw-footed or cast-iron tub, which helps you maintain the charm of your bathroom design, while upgrading it and making it look and feel brand new.
Finding a replacement for these kinds of tubs can be extremely difficult, and bathtub refinishing can be extremely beneficial.