Your Brief Bathtub Resurfacing Guide: Is It the Right Choice?

November 13th, 2020

Bathtub resurfacing, is the process of reglazing or re-enameling the tub to refresh its surface when it is old, worn, and damaged. Resurfacing can restore your bathtub and make it look like it is in new condition.

Often, this process proves to be more economically sound than having to purchase a new bathtub. Resurfacing also helps protect the integrity of the bathtub. With consistent care and weekly cleaning and maintenance, you can keep the moisture and germs at bay and keep mold from forming and your tub Resurfacing can ultimately last for up to 10 to 15 years.

Is My Tub a Good Candidate for Resurfacing?

Before resurfacing, there are a few questions you should ask to ensure that your bathtub is a good candidate for this process.

How Old Is the Tub?

Is the bathtub original to the home? If it is, then it is probably old and heavy which means it was made with great quality materials. If this is the case, then resurfacing may be a great option to consider.

Resurfacing is also good if your bathtub is a strange color or discolored like many older bathtubs would be. Even if the tub isn't original to the home, it can still be resurfaced.

What Is the Shape of the Tub?

The bathtub's shape is also important because older homes might have tubs that have odd and outdated shapes. If this is the case with your tub, you may just want to consider replacing it. Older tubs have odd shapes and decorations and sometimes even have indentations.

Have You Resurfaced Before?

A professional can immediately tell by looking at the tub if it has been previously resurfaced. If it has, then you will need to follow through with some prep work before resurfacing it again. The costs involved may also double as well since the previous coating will need to be sanded and stripped away.

What Is the Size of the Tub?

A tub that may have been considered a standard size decades ago, is not the same consideration of today. A tub that is a weird size or shape that is original to the home can cost a fortune to replace. Before deciding anything, make sure to take the tub's measurements and see if resurfacing would be a more cost-effective option over replacement.

What About Traction?

Do you prefer that your bathtub has a non-slip or traction bottom? When you resurface, it has the same look and feel of porcelain, and at CDH we offer non-slip options for you as well!

For more information and the step by step process involved with resurfacing your bathtub, make sure to contact the professionals at CDH Resurfacing Solutions today.