It is important to put into considerations several factors should you decide to refinish or replace your bathtub. Most people with bathtubs they are attached to would opt for refinishing than replacement. The other thing that makes refinishing attractive is the fact that the cost of replacing an entire bathtub can spiral up very fast.
Bathroom refinishing is also known as reglazing or resurfacing, and simply refers to the process of sprucing up your bathtub by fixing any scratches, dents, or applying a glossy top coat to replace an old looking one. With that being said, your refinishing budget will be determined by a number of factors worth noting. You expect High end materials to cost more compared to low quality products when it comes to the total cost of bathroom refinishing project. It is also important to note that the cost will be determined by whether or not the job will be done by an expert or you can easily do it on your own.
Ideally, many people would rather save time, money, and energy and hire professionals to do the job. Simply put, you can save hundreds of bucks when you DIY, but should you mess it up the project might cost you a lot when it comes to hiring a professional company to right your wrongs.
That said, there are many reasons you may opt to give your bathroom a facelift. Probably you have an unsightly, old looking bathtub and need to have a cozy bathtub that lets you relax as you enjoy a bath. If you are overhauling the entire bathroom and having new fixtures, a new bathtub would certainly be a necessity to help complete the look. Maybe you saw a new bathtub that you fell in love with and your budget could allow its purchase. All these are reasons to give your bath tub a facelift.
Should you therefore replace or refinish your existing system? Some of the costs that you might want to keep in mind when replacing include the cost for removal and demolition of the existing system. The first cost would be to hire a professional plumber in the event of tub replacement. You will incur thousands of dollars when it comes to buying and having a new system installed. All these are factors that have greatly contributed to the emergence of bathroom refinishing companies. These are companies that offer specialized refinishing to ensure the entire system is complete and is done professionally.