Need A New Tub? 4 Reasons You Should Consider Refinishing It Rather Than Replacing It

Posted on: 19 May 2017

Your bathroom is one of the most important rooms in your home. Your family depends on it each and every day. And when you sell your home, the condition of your bathroom will play a huge role in selling your home fast at a great price. Therefore, you must do all you can to keep your bathroom looking updated, fresh and clean. If your bathroom, your bathtub in particular, looks like it has seen better days, you should update it. If you think you need a new tub, you may want to consider refinishing it instead. Here's why:

Replacing a Tub is Labor Intensive

Replacing a tub isn't simple. First, you have to remove the tub, which may damage tiles or your shower surround. Your tub may also be too large to navigate it through your home easily. If this is the case, you may have to cut your tub into smaller, more manageable pieces. What's more, all the shuffling around may require you to install new plumbing as well as wall and floor tiles. At the very least, you will have to do some patch work and painting. 

The Cost to Refinish Tub is Low

On average, it costs about $450 to refinish a tub. In comparison, it can cost about $3,000 to install a new tub, depending on the type of tub you choose and the complexity of the project. Even it you take multiple cost-saving measures, you will likely spend more to replace your tub than you would to refinish it.  

You Can Keep Antique Fixtures

If you have an antique cast iron tub, you will be hard pressed to replace it with something comparable. If you want to stay true to the history of your home, you should try to save the original tub. Refinishing makes it possible to do just that. What's more, cast iron tubs last much longer than fiberglass ones, so it would be pointless to get rid of an iron tub for a lighter model. 

A Refinish Lasts a Long Time

A refinish job will last approximately 10 years. New fiberglass tubs don't last much longer than that. You can also get your tub refinished multiple times, so you will never have to replace it as long as you take good care of it. 

There are many reasons why you may want to consider refinishing your tub rather than replacing it. In addition to saving lots of money, you will have to do less work for the same results. For more information, contact companies like Tub Solutions Inc.


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