5 Facts to Know about Walk-In Tub Conversions

Are you considering converting your bathtub into a walk-in tub? Or do you have family members who regularly have accidents getting in and out of a traditional bathtub/shower unit?

If so, here are some facts you should know about walk-in tub conversions.

Walk-In Tub Conversions: Here’s What You Should Know

1 – Walk-in tubs are ideal for those with mobility limitations.

Walk-in tub conversions can offer various benefits, including possibly increasing the value of your home. Contact us today for a free quote on converting your tub to a walk-in unit.

Walk-in tub conversions can offer various benefits, including possibly increasing the value of your home. Contact us today for a free quote on converting your tub to a walk-in unit.

In fact, walk-in tubs eliminate the need to lift one’s leg to have to step over the edge of a tub or shower unit. For those with mobility issues, including people with physical impairments and/or the elderly, this can be crucial to prevent falling accidents and potentially serious injuries.

2 – Walk-in tubs tend to come with anti-slip features.

Another way important feature of walk-in tubs is the anti-slip features they tend to come with. This is because the risk of falling for some people may not end once they are in the tub; moving around and trying to bathe oneself can end up causing people to slip and fall (and this, again, could be very risky to some, especially those who are aging and are more fragile).

Common anti-slip features in walk-in tubs include (but are by no means limited to):

  • Handrails
  • Textured pads
  • Seats within tubs.

3 – Walk-in tubs eliminate the need for potentially dangerous sliding shower doors.

With walk-in tubs, a swinging, sturdy door typically replaces the traditional sliding shower door. This can be essential for people who may lean on these doors for support and stability while bathing (as the sturdy door of a walk-in tub can stand up to some leaning while a sliding shower door usually won’t).

4 – Walk-in tubs can come with fast-draining features.

This, in turn, means that less water ends up on the floor around these tubs, further reducing the risk of dangerous slip and falls for those with mobility issues.

5 – Walk-in tubs can increase the value of a home.

Depending on where your home is situated, replacing a traditional bathtub/shower unit with a walk-in tub may end up adding value to your home. For instance, walk-in tub conversions can be especially appealing (and more valuable) when homes are located near or in retirement communities.

Contact Colorado Tub Repair Today for a Free Estimate

Are you ready to get a free quote on converting your tub to a walk-in unit? Or are you ready to refinish the tubs and tile in your home? If so, contact us today for a free estimate by calling (303) 908-8764 or by clicking here. You can also email us using the contact form located here.

Bathtub Refinishing: 4 Reasons to NOT Use Bathtub Liners

Tub liners or “skins” may give bathtubs a facelift, as they can cover up little nicks or unsightly blemishes that may be bringing down the look of the entire bathroom.

While these liners can save people money in that they don’t have to run out and buy a new tub (or fully renovate their bathrooms), there are some important things to know about them if you are considering lining a tub with a “skin,” rather than refinishing it.

Here’s Why You Should Rethink Using a Bathtub Liner

1 – Liners don’t resolve the underlying problems.

Here are some important reasons to reconsider using bathtub liners. Contact us for a free quote for our bathtub refinishing services. It’s more affordable than you think!

Here are some important reasons to reconsider using bathtub liners. Contact us for a free quote for our bathtub refinishing services. It’s more affordable than you think!

Although a liner cover for your tub will hide the unsightly blemishes on your tub, it will not fix them. So, you may just be putting off the real fix you need. In fact, depending on how long a liner stays on a tub, it could end up intensifying the damage to a tub.

2 – Liners can trap water by the tub.

With liners on a tub, there is a distinct possibility that water will get in between the liner and tub. If this happens, mildew and mold can develop and possibly start eating away at the structure of the tub.

3 – Liners don’t always provide a good feeling in the tub.

Whether you take baths or shower in your tub, you want the experience to be pleasant. With liners in tubs, however, you can be left with a sponge-like feeling on your feet and/or body. You may also end up feeling less stable standing in the tub.

4 – Liners are not cheap.

In fact, tub liners tend to be more expensive than bathtub refinishing.

Contact Colorado Tub Repair Today for a Free Estimate

Let us refinish your bathtub and breathe new life into your bathroom. Contact us for a free estimate by calling (303) 908-8764 or by clicking here. You can also email us using the contact form located here.

4 Tips for Caring for a Newly Refinished Tub

Once you have gone through the effort of having your tub refinished, taking care of your newly refinished tub can help you extend its life and get the most out of your investment. Here’s what our bathtub refinishing experts recommend when it comes to properly caring for a newly refinished bathtub.

Bathtub Refinishing: How to Care for a Newly Refinished Tub

1 – Wait a little bit before using the tub.

Following these tips for caring for a newly refinished tub can help you get the most out of your bathtub refinishing investment. Contact us for a free bathtub refinishing quote today.

Following these tips for caring for a newly refinished tub can help you get the most out of your bathtub refinishing investment. Contact us for a free bathtub refinishing quote today.

In fact, it’s best to wait 48 hours before using a newly refinished tub.

2 – Clean the tub after each use.

After the first 48 hours after the refinishing has passed and you are ready to start using your tub again, be sure to rinse it thoroughly after each use. This will prevent the buildup of soap scum and other debris.

3 – Do NOT use abrasive cleaners on your tub.

When you clean your tub more thoroughly (than just the rinse after use), avoid using any harsh or particularly abrasive cleaners that could start to deteriorate the refinish. For some recommendations on cleaners, contact our trusted bathtub refinishing professionals.

4 – Avoid using suction mats or stick-on, non-skid items.

Suction mats and stick-on items can damage the newly refinished surface of a tub. If, however, there are safety reasons for using mats while showering or bathing, be sure to remove the mat/stick-on items after each use of the tub (and before rinsing out the tub).

Contact Colorado Tub Repair Today for a Free Estimate

Let us refinish your bathtub or help you breathe new life into your bathroom or kitchen. Contact us for a free estimate by calling (303) 908-8764 or by clicking here. You can also email us using the contact form located here.

Rethinking DIY Bathroom Updates: 5 Reasons to Not Do It Yourself

Remodeling and updating your bathroom can be quite the endeavor, especially if your updates will affect multiple bathrooms in your home. While you may have some experience doing home repairs and you think that DIY bathroom updates are the way to go, in this blog series, we will point out some of the reasons to reconsider doing it yourself and, instead, hire experienced professionals – like those at Colorado Tub Repair.

Here’s Why You May What to Reconsider DIY Bathroom Updates

1 – A lack of experience and time

Are you getting ready to start some DYI bathroom updates? If so, here’s what you should know before getting started. Contact us for experienced help refinishing tubs & tile.

Are you getting ready to start some DIY bathroom updates? If so, here’s what you should know before getting started. Contact us for experienced help refinishing tubs & tile.

Although you may be quite proficient at completing DIY projects, if you don’t do these projects regularly, you probably don’t have as much experience with them as a professional. What this, in turn, can mean is that it will probably take you a lot more time to finish DIY bathroom updates, particularly if:

  • You also work full time.
  • You can only work on DIY bathroom updates for discrete periods of time.

So, if you really just need the improvements to your bathroom – like bathtub repairs and/or tile refinishing – done right and quickly, hiring  a professional is generally going to be better than trying to do it yourself.

2 – Not having the right tools and/or materials

Another important thing to consider when you are contemplating DIY bathroom updates is whether you have the necessary tools and know what materials you actually need. In fact, if you don’t have the right tools (and you can’t borrow them), you will need to factor the costs of these tools into the overall budget of your project. This may end up eliminating any cost savings you were hoping to realize by doing these updates yourself.

Similarly, even if you do have the right tools, do you know what materials you need (and are best to use for your particular project)? If you don’t, then you should be aware that choosing the wrong materials (such as cheap or inappropriate materials) can also end up increasing the cost of DIY bathroom updates (as you may end up having to redo these updates far sooner than you would if you had trusted the project to a professional).

3 – Physical limitations/health reasons

One of the single most important reasons to hire a professional rather than proceed with DYI bathroom updates is that you want the job finished correctly the first time. Contact us for a free quote on refinishing tubs & tile.

One of the single most important reasons to hire a professional rather than proceed with DIY bathroom updates is that you want the job finished correctly the first time. Contact us for a free quote on refinishing tubs & tile.

DIY bathroom updates can require a lot of physical labor. So, if you have back or knee problems (or other health issues), it just may not be realistic or safe for you to try to complete DIY bathroom updates.

Additionally, even if you are in good health now, doing DIY bathroom updates could end up injuring you, as accidents can happen (especially when bigger remodel jobs are not being overseen by experienced professionals).

So, if health issues and/or the possibility of injuries are concerning to you, you may want to reconsider doing it yourself and hire a professional instead.

4 – Having other projects that need to be completed

Is your bathroom remodel the only home improvement project you want to complete? If not – and if you want your overall remodels done ASAP, hiring a professional will usually be far more preferable than trying to do it yourself.

In fact, when you retain the professionals at Colorado Tub Repair to help you repair bathtubs and complete other bathroom updates, we can work around other remodeling projects and/or help you schedule your bathroom updates appropriately (so that they occur after other improvements have been completed; this can help ensure your bathroom updates aren’t harmed/damaged by other remodeling plans you may have).

5 – Getting it done right the first time

Ultimately, one of the single most important reasons to hire a professional rather than proceed with DIYbathroom updates is that you want the job finished correctly the first time. If you don’t have experience with DIY bathroom updates, the chances that big mistakes will be made will increase significantly. This can end up meaning that you end up having to pay a lot more (and wait a lot longer) for your bathroom remodeling project(s) to be finished and to be finished right.

So, if the end result of your bathroom update is more important than actually doing the job yourself, contact Colorado Tub Repair today.

Contact Colorado Tub Repair Today for a Free Estimate

Let us repair the tubs, tile and/or countertops in your home. Contact us for a free estimate by calling (303) 908-8764 or by clicking here. You can also email us using the contact form located here.

5 Things in Your Bathroom that Can Impact the Value of Your Home

When it comes time to update the look of your home and maybe even get it ready to put on the market, making the right improvements can generate big returns in terms of your property value. Knowing just what updates and changes to make, however, can be less straightforward, especially if the home is older and/or you are working on a budget.

Taking a closer look at this, this blog series will out some of the specific items in your bathroom that impact the value of your home. When you need the help of experienced professionals making the updates discussed in this blog series, contact Colorado Tub Repair. Our trusted professionals  can give you a free, affordable quote on a variety of services, and we can get the job done right and on time – the first time.

Fixing these Items in Bathrooms May Increase the Value of Your Home

1 – A stained, chipped, old bathtub

You may not realize it, but the features in your bathroom – and the updates you make to them – can impact the value of your home. Here’s how. Contact us for experienced help making these updates.

You may not realize it, but the features in your bathroom – and the updates you make to them – can impact the value of your home. Here’s how. Contact us for experienced help making these updates.

If one or more of the bathrooms in your home have damaged, stained, chipped or just old bathtubs, these old tubs can bring down not only the entire look (and appeal) of a bathroom – but they can also lower the value of your home. In fact, what you should be aware of is that luxury fixtures, including bathtubs, can really make or break buyers’ experiences and impressions of homes.

While you can, of course, buy all new tubs to replace the damaged old ones, you should be aware that refinishing bathtubs can:

  • Be significantly cheaper
  • Restore the tub so that it looks new
  • Prolong the life of the tub.

So, consider refinishing the older tubs in your home – it can have the same impact on the value of your home (and on potential buyers) while saving you a lot of money in the process.

2 – Damaged tile

Does your bathroom have tiled backsplashes, trims or even flooring? If so, what shape is this tile in? If the answer to the second question is “poor,” “old,” or “bad,” then dealing with this bad tile in your home’s bathrooms is another way you can improve the value and appeal of your home.

As with bathtubs, while you can just tear out the old tile and replace it with brand new tiling, refinishing may be a far better – and more cost-effective – option for you, particularly if you have a lot of damaged tile to deal with and you want to make some other improvements to your bathroom.

3 – The flooring

While the countertops, flooring and wall treatments of bathrooms can impact the value of your home, contact us for help refinishing these elements and getting the best return on your investment.

While the countertops, flooring and wall treatments of bathrooms can impact the value of your home, contact us for help refinishing these elements and getting the best return on your investment.

As you focus on improving your home’s bathrooms, the flooring is another important element to look at and consider for updates. When was the last time the bathroom floors were updated? Do they currently have water damage? Or are they uneven (because, for instance, areas are chipping or buckling)?

If the answers to the last two questions are yes, then updating your bathroom’s flooring is another way that you can increase the value of your home while increasing its appeal to potential buyers.

4 – The wall treatments

Just as damaged or unsightly floors can bring down the look of bathrooms – and the overall appeal of a home, so too can the wall treatments. How long has it been since the walls in your home’s bathrooms were painted or treated? Do these walls have any damage or do they just simply look dated?

If you are already going through the effort of refinishing your bathtub and/or bathroom tile, then taking the time to repaint (or otherwise update) the look of the walls can be one more step that generates big returns in terms of the look of your bathrooms, as well as the value of your home.

5 – The countertops

Do the bathrooms in your home have older, damaged and/or dated countertops? If so, this is another area that, if updated and improved, can add some value to your home. As with your tubs and tiles, your older countertops don’t have to be fully replaced by brand new counters; instead, you may be able to refinish these counters, saving you a lot of money while generating the biggest return on your investment.

Contact Colorado Tub Repair Today for a Free Estimate

When you are ready to find out more about refinishing the pivotal elements of bathrooms and kitchens, contact us. We can repair the tubs, tile and/or countertops in your home. For a free estimate, call (303) 908-8764 or click here. You can also email us using the contact form located here.

Choosing a Bathtub and Tile Refinisher: 6 Things to Look For

When you are ready to improve the appearance and durability of your home’s bathtubs, countertops and/or tile, choosing a bathtub and tile refinisher will be your focus – and your choice in this professional can make all of the difference in the results. In fact, if you end up making the mistake of choosing the wrong bathtub and tile refinisher, you could up doing more damage while spending a lot of money in the process.

To help you select the right bathtub and tile refinisher, in this blog series, we will point out some of the most important things to look for in the candidates you are considering. If, however, you don’t have time to do this research, you can be confident that you are working with the best Colorado bathtub and tile refinishers by contacting Colorado Tub Repair today.

Choosing a Bathtub and Tile Refinisher: Here’s What You Should Look For…

1 – Experience

Not every refinisher is the same, and the wrong choice can cost you significantly in the long run. Here’s what to look for when choosing a bathtub and tile refinisher.

Not every refinisher is the same, and the wrong choice can cost you significantly in the long run. Here’s what to look for when choosing a bathtub and tile refinisher.

As you start to screen various refinishers whom you may hire to help you with you with your home improvement project, one of the first things to look at is their experience. As you do this:

  • Find out how long a professional and/or company has been in the refinishing industry.
  • Be aware of how professional that company is. Does the company have professional marketing materials? An informative website?
  • Talk to someone at the company to get a sense of how informed they are about the process.

Here, it’s also important to point out that checking out a professional’s/company’s experience when choosing a bathtub and tile refinisher can help you figure out which companies may be more “fly by night” (only around for a few months) so that you can avoid them. Not only will you not get any warranties with these companies, but you also will have no recourse if or when the poor quality of their work product becomes apparent.

2 – References/Reviews

The next step in choosing a bathtub and tile refinisher is to check out their references. While you can call a company and request some references (whom you can then call and talk to about the company), it’s usually easier to check out the testimonials for the company online. These references and reviews can provide some deeper insight to the quality of a company’s work, as well as the level of service they consistently provide.

3 – Portfolio/Examples of Past Work

When choosing a bathtub and tile refinisher, ask to look at past work samples/products. This can provide you with insight into a refinisher’s experience and credibility.

When choosing a bathtub and tile refinisher, ask to look at past work samples/products. This can provide you with insight into a refinisher’s experience and credibility.

Checking out a professional’s past work products in things like online galleries or even showrooms is another good idea when choosing a bathtub and tile refinisher. This is because it can give you some positive evidence of a company’s/professional’s work product and skills.

If a company or professional whom you are considering does not have any work samples to let you see, you should probably consider this a red flag, as it can indicate that the company or professional is inexperienced, unestablished and/or unreliable.

4 – Warranty

Does the professional or company offer a warranty?

  • If so, ask about the terms of the warranty when choosing a bathtub and tile refinisher. Professionals who stand behind their work tend to offer longer warranties. However, beware of “lifetime” warranties, as these can be outright unrealistic when it comes to certain services/areas of your home.
  • If not, this can be another red flag that you may not be dealing with an experienced, reputable or reliable company/professional.

Choosing a Bathtub and Tile Refinisher: Some Final Considerations

5 – Cost

Cost is another important factor to consider when choosing a bathtub and tile refinisher. Here’s why. Contact us for the highest quality tub, tile and countertop refinishing services.

Cost is another important factor to consider when choosing a bathtub and tile refinisher. Here’s why. Contact us for the highest quality tub, tile and countertop refinishing services.

Cost can be an important consideration, especially if you are on a budget and/or you have other home improvements to make. In these cases, it’s important to look for:

  • Affordable rates – When choosing a bathtub and tile refinisher, good refinishers and refinishing companies tend to offer competitive rates. If you run into a refinisher on the higher end, take a closer look at what you are paying for; while you may be getting more for higher rates, you may also be dealing with companies that are not “dialed into” to the industry (and that, therefore, may not be the best choice).
  • Quality of service – As with many things in life, with refinishing services, you get what you pay for. So, even if you are on a budget, you may want to steer clear of the bottom of the barrel estimates, as these may end up costing you WAY more in the long run (both in terms of having to pay to fix poorly done jobs and in your frustration and added stress).

6 – Processes/Products Used

Another key thing to look at when choosing a bathtub and tile refinisher is the types of processes and products they use. While these can vary depending on the specific type of service you need, you will generally want to select a refinisher who:

  • Will not use general store paint or any epoxy on your home’s surfaces
  • Has an accepted method for refinishing your tub/countertop/tile
  • Can get the job done within a reasonable timeframe – For instance, an experienced refinisher who is using appropriate products and modern methods can finish a bathtub refinishing in 3 to 4 hours (after which the tub has to be left alone for 24 hours). If a refinisher is quoting a lot longer to do this job, beware, as this is professional is probably not experienced or reliable enough to do the job right.

Contact Colorado Tub Repair Today for a Free Estimate

For experienced, professional service repairing and/or refinishing the bathtubs, countertops and tile in your home, contact Colorado Tub Repair today by calling (303) 908-8764. You can also email us using the contact form located here. We provide free estimates, competitive rates and the highest quality services.