Despite how dingy, weathered, and rusty things might look right now, you don’t need to install a new bathtub to restore that like new luxury and shine. Tub resurfacing effectively and affordably brings new life into your bathroom without the time or complication of a new tub install. Both fast and fashionable, tub resurfacing has quickly become the modern choice in bathroom updating for many homeowners. This quick overview can help you get started on transforming your bathroom space and saying so long to rust.
Why Tubs Rust
Tubs can rust for a variety of reasons, but most commonly it has to do with iron in the water. As the water evaporates from your tub, otherwise water-soluble iron is left behind as only iron. This can be accelerated by dripping or leaky faucets. Once that iron is left behind it will oxidize (get exposed to oxygen) and rust. This rust can damage and discolor your tub.
In addition to iron, you may also get tub surface damage from hard water buildup, which can leave difficult-to-remove scale and mineral damage on your tub’s surface. Much like your teeth, your tub surface may also begin to have damaged enamel over time, and require a refinish to retain its shiny waterproof finish. Cracked or damaged tiles can occur in tiled tubs and showers, or water damage can accumulate throughout your grout, leading to mold and mildew.
Whether mineral or simply water-based, this tub damage needs to be repaired, and tub resurfacing is an affordable and effective resolution that gives your bathroom new life.
The Process of Tub Resurfacing
There are many ways to resurface a bathtub, shower, or bathroom. The process begins by identifying the cause of your tub rust or mildew as described previously. If your tub has physical damage, your restoration may begin by replacing the tub liner or damaged bathroom hardware. The extent of the physical damage will determine the need for replacement or restoration to set a foundation for your resurface. If there is existing mold, this will need to be remediated to prevent the continued spread of rot and mildew.
For tiled bathrooms, removing old grout and broken tiles is often the next step. Depending on your bathroom design, sometimes you’ll be able to simply replace the tiles and grout in areas, and other times you will need to resurface the tiled area as well. The most important aspect is patching any leaks before applying new surface coatings.
Next comes your no-spray resurfacing process, which essentially gives a new top coat to areas of your bathroom that were previously dull, dated, rusted, and in need of repair. Similar to adding that clear coat to make a car shine, a new top coat helps reinforce your tub’s water seal and creates a beauty and shine that’s easy to clean and maintain.
Benefits of Tub Resurfacing
The benefits of resurfacing, rejuvenating, or refinishing your tub can most simply be described as redeeming, saving both time and money. Tub resurfacing allows you to eliminate expensive purchases like a new tub and shower. It’s not just a savings in material, but also saves on the amount of time your bathroom has to be closed for remodeling. Full removal and reinstall for these bathroom fixtures requires exorbitant expenses in labor and time in comparison.
Tubs are commonly damaged by rust, minerals, or everyday use. The process of transforming your tub and shower into art can begin with repair and end with expert tub refinishing. Supreme Bath Refinishing understands the costs and complexity of a bathroom update, offering safe, fast, and affordable solutions. Call or click to get started on a tub resurface quote for your bath today.