Bathtub Glazing Queens / New York
Bathtub glazing, also referred to as bathtub refinishing and bathtub resurfacing, is essentially the process of restoring an old, stained, bathtub surface into its original new and shiny appearance by bonding a fresh glaze finish over the surface of the tub. This is where the name glazing or refinishing and resurfacing come from.
The bathtub glazing procedure was created in the 1950's due to the inconvenience and high cost of replacing a bathtub. Replacing a bathtub is not only expensive, but it can also be a real bother to complete. It requires removing the old bathtub, breaking tiles around the tub and then re-tiling the surrounding area. There is plumb work involved in replacing damaged pipes that result from the removal process. Furthermore, the new tub will require plumbing of its own to properly position it to the area where it will rest. The money involved in completing this job can add up to at least a couple of thousands of dollars. And even if you can do the work yourself, thus saving on labor costs, a decent bathtub will cost at least $800.00 to replace. However, if you call a company that specializes in bathtub glazing, you'll be surprised at how quick, inexpensive, and easy the process will be.
A bathtub can be glazed right in your bathroom without removing or damaging existing tiles, fixtures, or plumbing. The procedure takes about three to four hours and it is ready to use in as little as 24 hours. The finished product is a beautiful, glossy tub that looks brand new that will provide many years of usage. The durability of a bathtub glaze is very similar to that of a new bathtub. If it's properly maintained and no abrasive chemicals are used for cleaning, it will last the equivalent of a just bought tub.
We'd love to discuss with you how glazing might be the right solution to give your bathtub a renewed look. Give us a call today to explore your options.