The Countertop refinishing vs Replacing debate is never-ending. On the refinishing side, having them resurfaced correctly can extend the life of that existing countertop by 10-15 years. There are several multi-color options that, when completed, will provide a quartz look without the extra cost. They are very durable and stain resistant. You can obtain seamless countertops while repairing existing damage to the surface (i.e. knife damage, burn marks and large chips)
Countertops that can be refinished
There aren’t many surfaces that can’t be refinished. Tile, laminate, cultured marble and Formica are the most common. Concrete and wood surfaces are able to resurfaced as well. Makes a drastic difference in our home. See for yourself!
Refinishing takes less time
Your bathroom and kitchen countertops can be completed in one day and need only 24 hours to cure. To replace countertops, assuming they are ready for you immediately (which is very rare), it can take a few days to a week to get them installed (assuming there aren’t any complications).
Refinishing costs up to 60% less than replacement
On average home owners save 30% – 70% on refinishing their existing countertops vs replacing them. As a standard point of reference, get multiple quotes of refinishing vs replacing. Compare warranties, durability, color and service.
Finding cracks in your fiberglass shower pan is more common than you think. There isn’t a week that goes by that we don’t get at least one call regarding fiberglass shower pan cracks.
The main cause for these cracks is poor installation. Some installers do not put the correct amount of support under the pan. We have seen pans supported only in the corners to just relying on the drain to reinforce not only the pan securely, but constant flow of water along with a human body. The lack of correct groundwork causes the fiberglass shower pan to flew and bow when weight is applied. Over a matter of months, cracks will slowly appear. Most common areas are around the drain, locations in the pan where the flex is the most drastic and/or where the supporting edge ends. The good news, instead of spending thousands to to get it pulled out, remove the surround, re-support and install a new shower pan; there is a good chance it can be repaired!! Click HERE for the details.
The second most common reason for cracks in a fiberglass shower pan is aging. On average, a fiberglass will last about 15-20 years before you’ll see signs of dryrot. Multiple spider, hair-line cracks will slowly appear in multiple areas, there will usually be minimum to no flex in these areas still. You need to tentative plan on replacing the shower pan in the next couple years. Getting the shower pan refinished can extend that time frame, by a few more years before it would need to be replaced.
Regardless of the situation, be sure you get a true professional bathtub specialist to review your options and provide you with sound advise.
Reglaze or Replace my outdated countertops… Which one makes sense for my bathroom?
Countertop refinishing, a fast, practical and budget friendly way to give your bathroom a facelift!
Refinishing a countertop is a fabulous way to give your bathroom a chic, modern feel. Most countertops have great ‘bones’ meaning the shape and size are right for the room, but the pattern is outdated, or the color is truly awful (remember that avocado green that was EVERYWHERE in the late 70’s – we blame the drugs.)
Replacing countertops often involves major construction, contractors, and a lot of money (usually in the 4 figures) and headaches… Vs reglazing where within one day, you can have the whole dynamic of your room change with a counter top refinish. By reglazing them with a modern multicolor finish, you’ll update the entire room, at a fraction of the cost of replacement. There are 25 amazing colors to choose from. Customize your countertops to your liking. Colorado Tub Repair is proud to be the top counter top refinisher in Denver, CO!
Okay, I’m sold, so how does the process work?
First, the large appliances will be removed, if possible. Then the entire room will be masked off. Every square inch of the countertop will be sanded with a range of aggressive sanders. The counter top is cleaned, prepped and a bonding agent is applied. Primer is sprayed, followed by the multicolor finish. It takes 1 to 1.5 hours for the multicolor to dry. After the chemical is dry to the touch, a protective sealant is applied. Wait 24 hours, have a bead of silicone applied around the edges and your all set. Go Green, save money and REFINISH YOUR COUNTER TOPS!
Colorado Tub Repair, LLC has been invested in the refinishing industry for a decade, as of now. There several common FAQ that we have complied to help in your decision making.
- If I get my bathtub refinished, what will I need to clean it with?
Bathtubs need to be refinished due to the use of abrasive and acidic cleaners. Dawn Liquid Dish Soap is the best product to clean a brand new tub with, let alone a refinished one. It will keep the new finish shiny while removing body oils and soap scum from the surface. Clean it regularly. If you allow dirt and grim to build up on the surface, you’ll have to use more aggressive cleaners. Those cleaners are what ate the surface of the bathtub in the first place.
- I’m remodeling my bathroom. When’s the best time to refinish my bathtub?
Your bathtub refinish will be one of the last items you’ll want to complete in your bathroom. There are a couple reasons for this. One, dust. When the finish is applied, it causes static electricity. So any dust hanging in the air will want to stick to the new finish. Two, if your installing tile floors or any type of surround in the bathroom, that can be a messy job. Get all of that settled first then get your bathtub refinished at a finishing touch. TIP: Any grout lines that will meet the tub, leave ungrouted. Fill that final grout line after the tub has cured for a clean complete look.
- How long will a refinish take?
Colorado Tub Repair, LLC refinishes take approximately 2-3 hours. If the bathtub has been refinished before, it can take and hour or so longer. After the technician leaves, you’ll need to leave it alone for ONLY 24 hours. After that period of time, use your tub as you usually do.
- Will the refinish smell?
Yes. There is an odor when any refinish/repair is completed. It is not toxic. We were respirators and protective gear due to the fact that we are around the odor everyday. Your sensitivity to smell will determine on how the odor will affect you. Everyone is different. Some people have been able to work along side of us, others have had to leave the location for a few hours. Most individuals have found if they stay in another part of the home, the odor does not bother them. We do recommend those with asthma or pregnant to try to leave the location for a few hours. The odor will be strongest for the first few hours, then it will really die down for the rest of the 24 hour dry time.