Bathtub Refinishing Importance
Bathtub resurfacing or bathtub refurnishing is the process of refreshing bathtub surfaces which maybe worn out or damaged in the process of its work and bringing them into their original state and this process involves repairing of damaged areas, chip and cracks and then prepping the surface using acid etching; which provides mechanical adhesion.
There is also another method of bathtub resurfacing where by the process is uses adhesion-promoting boding agents which increase the forces of attraction between the cracked areas mending them together, after use of this adhesion agents like siranes, coating is done which refreshes bathtub surface.
The refinishing process starts with cleaning of the tub by which soap scum, mineral deposits and body oils are removed followed by repairing of the cracks on the surface and this is done by applying of bond-enhancers which ensures solid bond between the old surface and the new finish and then a fine-finish spray is applied to increase the coating durability.
Bathtub refinishing is very important both to the house owner and the bathroom condition as it’s a more cost effective way of bringing the shine back of bathtubs, showers, countertops that are worn out, dull or that are extremely hard to clean and refinishing bathtubs instead of replacing them gives enables that brand new look at a fraction of the original cost of replacement.
Replacing of bathtubs involves more work than refinishing as it alters with plumbing of the washroom , sometimes involve tearing of some parts of the walls and floor when fitting the new tub than refinishing which only deals with the tube alone.
Bathtub refinishing saves time more than replacing it which can take more than even a week as it includes the time to rip out the old tub, installing another one, cleaning up stuffs used in installing it or maybe replacing tiles and some sections of the wall rather than just refinishing it which might only cause maximum of eight hours.
Bathtub remodeling is advantageous as one is able to choose any color of his/her choice without paying extra fee on it and this is best for those people who think they don’t like the color of their bathtub and during refinishing, one can choose that color he/she admires and its done on the tube increasing the beauty of your bathroom without spending a lot of money.
Refinishing has an advantage of longevity and a tub can take more than 15 years and still be useful which makes it better to refinish than to replace.
Refinishing is somehow environmental friendly as it reduces and cuts off energy used in making of new bathtubs, saves landfills where ceramics for making tubs are mined and also lowers release of carbon to the atmosphere from industries making this tubs.