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Question DetailsAsked on 5/8/2011

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Resurfacing acrylic tub, tile floor and marble countertop

I'm considering resurfacing the acrylic tub, tile floor and marble countertop in my bathroom Has anyone else done this and how do you like it? Also, has anyone used the Miracle Method for this process? Any recommendations on a company?

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I've had a cast iron tub refinished. When I checked the cost for another refinish ($700.00) it was cheaper to buy a new tub. I suspect you will find it will be cheaper to replace the tub rather than refinish it. If the tile floor is a color you dislike, you can tile over in most cases as long as the surface is sound. More than likely if you rip out the old tub, you will find dry rot in the floor and perhaps where the tub meets the walls. I've never worked with marble, but I assume it can be re-polished, however it may not be worth it. I just finished gutting everything in the bathroom to the studs, drywalling the walls, & re-tiling my whole bathroom using 2,000+plus tiles to do it. It seems one thing leads to another so plan it out. I had started by just replacing the faucet trim & see where it lead.

Answered 7 years ago by harcourt

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You can buy a new steel bathtub for less than the cost of refinishing it, but you can't replace a bathtub cheaper than you can refinish it! Why? Because the most expensive part of replacing a bathtub is definitelynot the cost of the new tub. The most expensive part is taking out the old tub, because in the process of doing that, parts of thebathroom tile must be torn away, and the plumbing for the new tub may not fitthe old plumbing fixtures.


And remember, houses are built around tubs. Can you even get it out of the bathroom or through the front door at all? Even if you can, you'll still need to add up the cost of the new tub, tilerepair, plumber, and a host of other "unknowns" you may run into. Itcould very possibly run into thousands ofdollars - and all that work can't be done in a day!


With professional refinishing, wornout tubs, sinks, and wall tile can be restored to their original shine, withinhours - right in place - at a fraction of the cost of replacement. So, why refinish? You get a new look at a greatprice in a short period of time!

Source: http://sharprefinishing.com/why%20ref...

Answered 7 years ago by sharprefinishing




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