What Is The Primary Difference Between Shower Refinishing and Painting?
Refinishing your shower tiles are going to require specialized primers, bonding agents, coating, finishes, and equipment in order to get done. But the real difference between refinishing your shower tiles and painting them comes down to durability and longevity.
Plain and simple, painting your shower tiles using a standard retail hardware store product may look nice for a few months, but it’s not going to be nearly as durable or resistant to general wear and tear as refinishing them will, so you’ll have to spend more money on having the tiles done again down the road; usually within the year.
Furthermore, painting your tile yourself isn't going to fix any blemishes within the tile itself. When we refinish shower tiles, we don't just reglaze the top layer, we first fix cracks, chips and scratches to make the service even. This way, when your tiles are glazed, your shower will have a smooth, new-like surface.
What's more, proper professional shower tile refinishing services rebuild the layers a bit, getting into a deeper restoration process. Painting bathroom tiles will only cover up issues lying underneath, but refinishing will fix them for years to come. And, don't worry, you can still choose the color of your preference when we refinish your bathroom tile.
What Does The Bathroom Tile Reglazing Process Look Like?
You may be wondering about what the refinishing process for your shower tiles is going to look like when you work with Bathtub Refinishing Services Lakeland, FL. First, we will thoroughly clean your entire shower to remove the grease, oils, dirt, and soap residue. We will then fill in any chips, fix minor cracks and smooth out scratches.
Once the surface is totally clean, we will overlay the surface with a thin coat to ensure that it is fully even. Finally, we will apply our glaze using the color of your choosing.
How Will Reglazing Your Shower Save You Money?
Refinishing your shower in general is going to make it far more durable and resistant to general war and tear, which means that further maintenance work down the road will be far less frequent. Furthermore, reglazing or refinishing your shower in contrast to having it simply replaced will save you literally thousands of dollars as well.
On top of that, redoing your shower until it looks just as good as new can greatly increase the overall value of your home as well, especially if you opt to refinish the master bathroom shower. We also offer sink resurfacing services to save on repairing that fixture too.
When Is Shower Tile Refinishing a Good Choice?
Any time your shower tiles are in good shape, refinishing is going to be a smart, economical choice. Here are a few scenarios when we often see property owners choose tile refinishing:
- Homeowners selling or buying their home
- Homeowners that want to have a fresh, new looking bathroom on a budget
- Schools, gyms and fitness centers that want a locker room makeover
- Apartment complexes that want to update bathrooms affordable to attract higher rents
- Hotels and resorts that want to refresh bathrooms throughout the building or complex without losing those rooms for more than a day or having to invest heavily into a remodel