Bathtub resurfacing or bathtub refurnishing is the process of refreshing bathtub surfaces which maybe worn out or damaged in the process of its work and bringing them into their original state and this process involves repairing of damaged areas, chip and cracks and then prepping the surface using acid etching; which provides mechanical adhesion.
Application of adhesion-promoting bonding agents like silanes on the surface before coating increases the forces of attraction and this ends up blocking any cracks or chips also another method of refinishing bathtub surfaces.
The refinishing process starts with cleaning of the tub by which soap scum, mineral deposits and body oils are removed followed by repairing of the cracks on the surface and this is done by applying of bond-enhancers which ensures solid bond between the old surface and the new finish and then a fine-finish spray is applied to increase the coating durability.
Bathtub refinishing is very important both to the house owner and the bathroom condition as it’s a more cost effective way of bringing the shine back of bathtubs, showers, countertops that are worn out, dull or that are extremely hard to clean and refinishing bathtubs instead of replacing them gives enables that brand new look at a fraction of the original cost of replacement.
Replacing of bathtubs involves more work than refinishing as it alters with plumbing of the washroom , sometimes involve tearing of some parts of the walls and floor when fitting the new tub than refinishing which only deals with the tube alone.
In replacing the bathtub, there is the installation of the new one, plumbing, cleaning and even tile and sections of damaged walls replacing which can take even a week or two rather than just refinishing at only a maximum of eight hours.
Bathtub remodeling is advantageous as one is able to choose any color of his/her choice without paying extra fee on it and this is best for those people who think they don’t like the color of their bathtub and during refinishing, one can choose that color he/she admires and its done on the tube increasing the beauty of your bathroom without spending a lot of money.
Refinishing of bathtub can increase its life and make It more useful to the household for many years saving replacing.
Bathtub replacing will mean that landfills will be excavated during mining of material making ceramics; a lot of energy will be used in these industries which make tubs leading to air pollution hence might not be the best option, this makes bathtub refinishing a better way of resolving this all and protecting the environment as it will only involve reusing one over and over.