Benefits of Bathtub Resurfacing During a Renovation

When you begin taking on a home renovation, especially one that is on a budget, you may face several high-cost issues. This is especially true with older homes where renovations may involve more steps or considerations. If you are facing this, one of the areas that may be a concern for you is the bathroom. Specifically, the bathtub causes some concerns for renovating homeowners. If you are renovating your bathroom and looking for a better way to handle it, consider the benefits of bathtub resurfacing. 


One of the leading benefits of bathtub resurfacing is the lack of demolition. The only demolition you would need to do is if there is damaged flooring or wood around the area. If the area around the bathtub is solid with no issues, then you can avoid demolition. Avoiding demolition is not just cost-effective. It also allows you to avoid having your house disrupted as much as possible. Keep in mind, demolition of a bathroom means removing items and rebuilding the space. It also may mean buying new fixtures and items which can also be costly. Resurfacing the bathtub requires work with the bathtub with no new fixtures necessary unless you want them upgraded. 

Shorter Project Time 

The process of resurfacing means using an epoxy hardener and the various options you will need for the color or texture you want. In most cases, the resurfacing process takes about a day to a weekend. This means you can stay on task and on schedule for the rest of the renovation. It also means that you can schedule the resurfacing towards the middle or end of the project to work around the resurfacing and maintain the plans for the renovation. Shorter project time also means reduced labor hour costs as well. 


If your bathtub is already made of heavy-duty and durable material, such as iron or metal of some kind, then you may be concerned about losing that durability. For example, if you choose to buy a new tub, you may be facing materials that are not as durable. You may also find it difficult to find a tub that fits the space. The resurfacing is not just paint. It is another durable layer of epoxy and hardener over the already durable metal or iron underneath. It also offers a surface that can be resistant to staining, chipping, and other issues that could cause costly repairs later. 

These are just a few of the benefits of bathtub resurfacing during a renovation. If you feel like this option may be ideal for your renovation, contact your bathroom contractor. They can inspect the area, discuss the options with you, and help you with answers to your questions about the process. They can also schedule the resurfacing and let you know if there is anything you need to do to prepare the area or your home for the renovation.