If you’re tired of getting ready for work every morning in an outdated and ugly bathroom, it’s time for a facelift! You’ve decided to replace the paint and tile, but what about the bathtub? Even with new paint and tile, your bathroom will still look unsightly with a worn out, chipped, or stained bathtub. However, replacing an entire bathtub is an expensive and complicated process. If you’re looking for an easier way, look no further than Tub Tile & Tops located in Omaha, Nebraska. Our team has compared your options below, so you can make an educated decision.
LaborRefinishing a bathtub is quick and simple. There is no mess, no bothersome noise, and the tub will be ready to use just four hours after the refinishing process is complete. When you replace a tub, the amount of labor involved can vary drastically. If everything is straightforward, the existing tub is demolished, the pieces removed, and the new tub installed. Depending on the home, some pipes and flooring may need to be upgraded or replaced, and at least a portion of the wall surrounding the tub will need to be removed and replaced.
CostIf you remove the existing tub and install the new one on your own, replacing can be a relatively inexpensive process. However, if you hire someone to do the labor, the cost can total as much as $3,000. On the other hand, refinishing usually costs less than $1,000. It is also important to note that while there are refinishing kits for sale at home improvement stores, the vast majority of experts recommend against using this type of product, as the glaze typically either doesn’t turn out right or wears out incredibly quickly.
The final thing to consider when deciding between replacing or refinishing your bathtub is the quality of the existing tub. If you have an older yet well-made tub and decide to have it professionally refinished, the end product will often be of higher quality than anything you could purchase in the store for the same price. In many cases, new tubs are not made with the same quality material or craftsmanship as older ones, and refinishing can give you an incredibly well-made, well-maintained end product. However, if you’re starting out with a low-quality tub, replacing it with something of higher quality, rather than refinishing, will typically give you the best results.
If you’re still unsure of whether to replace or refinish, our team at Tub Tile & Tops is here to help. We’re located in Omaha, NE, and we serve the communities of Lincoln, Bellevue, and nearby areas. Contact us today at (402) 971-0023 to discuss your project, or request your quote online now.