Category : Bathtub Refinishing

Bathtub Refinishing Reasons To Reglaze Tiles

In part #1 we spoke about saving money and time by getting your tub and tiles refinished instead of replacing them. What I didn’t mention there was by how much you would save.

Tiles are cheap and an inexpensive fibreglass bathtub would only cost a few hundred dollars.

However, if you are not doing the work yourself, the contractor will charge you an arm and a leg for

1) The removal of the old bathtub and tiles.
2) The installation of the new bathtub and tiles,
3) the installation of new plumbing, if any and new fixtures,
4) the disposal. The job may take between 1-2 weeks and may cost between $2000-5000 for materials/parts and labour.

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Dear Dr. Tubs,
I recently installed a new vanity and toilet in my bathroom. We are thinking of possibly removing the tiles around the tub and we are not sure of what to do with the bathtub as it looks dull and dirty. Should we replace the bathtub or reglaze it?
Sandra T.
Toronto, Ontario

Hi Sandra,

Thank you for your letter. I’d love to see what the new vanity looks like. If you have any before and after pictures, please send them to me.

I get asked all the time about replacing a tub versus reglazing a bathtub. There are just a few reasons why one should replace their tub instead of reglazing, but there are many more reasons for reglazing.

First off, replacing a tub consists of the following steps:

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Dear Dr. Tubs,

We are thinking of reglazing our bathroom tub, but I recently heard that I wouldn’t be able to use my bath mat if it’s reglazed. Is this true?

Marianna F.
Scarborough, Ontario

 

Dear Marianna,

Thanks for writing to us. We get asked quite often if a bath mat can be used with a reglazed tub and the answer is it depends on the type of mat.

It is understandable that tubs will be slippery when they are used and many people will find a reglazed tub to be comparable or even a little more slippery. The reason for this is that our tubs are sprayed with special paints only to be used on bathtubs, tiles and sinks. Most tubs that we do are sprayed with an average of 6 coats – 3 primer coats and 3 topcoats.

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