Bathtub replacement in compare to bathtub refinishing /
reglazing is difficult, costly and time consuming. This process requires hiring a professional tile setter, a plumber and an electrician. The bathtub refinishing /
reglazing / resurfacing that is what you need if you would like to save your money, time and mess ! ! !
We appreciate our customers, that is why all experts / technician have finished professional Bathtub refinishing (reglazing) training! We use only highest quality materials available: polyurethane finish by Napco,Ltd and true epoxy finish by Intstate,Corp and offer top-level restoration / repair service every day ! ! !
The FIVE STAR REMODELING Company offers limited 5-years warranty for all refinishing / reglazing / restoration (*) works. We are local Chicago company (family owned and operated business) that is fully insured, licensed and bonded. We appreciate each customer. Good reputation and no complaints are our main purpose ! ! !
"LIQUID BATHTUB LINER"
You can find just two professional ways how to refinish a bathtub: spraying and pouring ! ! ! We're still using both ways because each method has limitations. 95% of tubs (cast iron, steel and fiberglass bathtubs) we do pouring (liquid tub liner) and just 5% of tubs (jacuzzi ) or surrounding tiles (wall panels) we do spraying. Here are some facts that can help you to make a right decision.
- easy to apply, always excellent result, mirror gloss finish
- no smell, no fumes, no odor, no dust at all, eco friendly
- high durability, estimated life time 10-15 years
- one thick coat (1/16''), tub leveling option
- anti rust protection (does not allow rust coming through)
- color options: just standard white
- dry time 24hr
- caulking is not required
apply (up to refinisher experience), gloss finish
- a lot of smell and dust (overspray), toxic
- low durability, estimated life time 2-7 years
- 3-5 thin coats ( total 1/32'')
- not effective against rust (especially around the drain area)
- color options: any color you wanted
- quick dry time 2-4hr
- caulking around (silicone) is required
Take a look at the videos
posted below and you will find out what is the difference between spraying and pouring, what's the finish do we use, how durable is the finish, how long does it take to refinish a tub or sink,
and how to restore an old fashioned clawfoot bathtub using new technology of refinishing.
Our Refinishing / Reglazing / Resurfacing / Repair Services:
- Bathtub, Shower base and Sink repair and refinishing (reglazing / resurfacing)
Claw foot tub and Jacuzzi (customs jetted) bathtub repair and refinishing (reglazing / resurfacing)
Ceramic Tile refinishing / reglazing
Surrounding Tile cleaning and regrouting
Scratches and chips repair with high performance bathtub repair product
- Fiberglass (plastic) bathtub repair
- Drain restoration, replacement or Decorative drain cover installation.
Our company offers a free of charge on-site estimates. It's strongly recommended if you would like to refinish / reglaze / repair clawfoot tubs, jacuzzis, fiberglass shower bases, surrounding tiles or some specific (old fashioned) bathroom and kitchen sinks. For a regular size (standard) bathtub it is not necessary, but if you think "there is something not standard" - please set an appointment immediately. Usually we provide estimates next day or any day you wanted. We can bring with and show you the samples (you can touch it and compare liquid tub liner to polyurethane finish and an original surface). It can save your money and time.
Does bathtub refinishing work? It is important to hire the right professional. This is not a DIY project. Chemicals used to harden the finish can prove injurious. Skill is required to lay down a smooth finish. Even factors such as indoor humidity and the texture of your bathtub can influence whether the coating adheres. A seasoned pro will have worked past problems associated with these issues. The skill of the practitioner is more important than the products used. There are many fine suppliers of refinishing materials.
Bathtub refinishing is a tricky business, so make sure you check references. Refinishers can be found by doing an internet search on terms like, “bathtub refinishers,” or “tub reglazing.” It is best to avoid companies that send out technicians. Some firms will hire employees and train them for only a couple of weeks before sending them into the field. It takes several years to perfect the trade. The refinisher you want is the one who has been doing the work himself for at least five years.
Expect to pay between $300-$400.00 to have your tub reglazed. Pricing may vary based on the size of the market in which you live. Most refinishers are offering a five year warranty.
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