Having Your Bathtub Or Shower Refinished

Posted on: 9 May 2019

The bathtub and shower of your home will experience some of the most intense wear over the course of time. Reglazing and refinishing the bathtub and shower can be a common update to have done, but it is not a procedure that homeowners will need to get done frequently.

What Types Of Issues Are Addressed By Refinishing Your Bathtub And Shower?

When a bathtub or shower suffers wear and discoloration, it can have a major impact on the appearance of your entire bathroom. Sadly, the costs of replacing the bathtub or shower can be too much for many homeowners to feel comfortable spending. In these situations, reglazing or refinishing the bathtub and shower will allow you to restore the appearance of this fixture at a fraction of the cost that a full replacement would require. Discoloration is not the only issue that may be addressed by refinishing, as many of these services will also fill any small cracks that are discovered while this work is being done.

Will You Be Able To Use That Shower Immediately After Reglazing Or Refinishing Is Done?

Depending on the number of people living in your home and their schedules, it can be possible for the shower to be needed at almost any hour of the day. Unfortunately, it should be noted that it will not be available for use immediately after the reglazing or refinishing work has been done. In most instances, the shower or tub will need at least several hours and up to an entire day before it can be used again. Using it before it is ready can compromise the final result of the refinishing. Prior to the start of this work, the contractor will let you know how long it will be until the tub is ready for use so that you can effectively make arrangements.

Does The Quality Of Your Home's Water Impact The Effectiveness Of Refinishing A Bathtub?

The bathtub and shower will be among the most water-intensive devices in your home. As a result, the quality of the water in your home can have a major impact on the finishing and glazing results. More precisely, hard water can cause rather rapid deterioration of the finish of your tub, as the minerals in it can erode the finish more rapidly. Taking steps to upgrade the quality of your home's water can help to reduce these issues so that your newly finished or reglazed tub will retain its appearance for years.

Reach out to a bathtub or shower reglazing contractor to learn more.