Budget-friendly Bathroom Renovation: How Much Does Tub and Tile Reglazing Cost?

The worn-out, chipped bathtub and bathroom tiles are things we’ve all seen, and some of us even have one or both of them in our bathrooms. It exhibits years of wear and tear and barely passes muster as a functional bathroom fixture. It may be so bad that you are too concerned to even take a soothing bath because of how horrifying all the pockmarks and rust stains are. At that time, you undoubtedly start to think about what you can do to retain your trusty old bathtub.

Although you’ve heard of reglazing, you must determine whether the cost is necessary. In the end, will the expense of reglazing be justified? Does it have a lengthy lifespan? Should you just buy new tiles or a bathtub? Let’s get those questions answered in this article.

How Does Reglazing Work?

Generally, sanding or chemically treating the affected area to remove the original coating is the first procedure of reglazing. Your tub or tile is meticulously cleaned to remove debris before a fresh priming layer is applied. Multiple coats of a top coat with exceptional durability are applied to restore its original, brand-new look. You now own a brand-new tub or tile that has just been installed at a home improvement store, and no one can tell!

Is it Better than Replacement?

In many ways, reglazing a bathtub is a better option than buying a new one and having it replaced. Getting a tile or area of tiles repaired through reglazing is similarly a great choice. We’ve listed down the benefits of going through a budget-friendly renovation tactic using reglazing services so you can see for yourself why many people and businesses prefer reglazing:

  • Cost of Discarding – With a new tub or tile you would have to get rid of the old one. But have a moment to think of the actual renovation process. Would you physically be able to remove the tub on your own or tiles? Can you exit the bathroom or the front door to get to it? How do you intend to get rid of it, if you’re able to? If you manage to remove the tub that far, you almost surely will damage some of the bathroom’s tile, and it’s possible that the new tub’s plumbing won’t work with the present fixtures. This implies that you might also need to find a tile setter and a plumber. This is how a $500 bathtub’s installation costs may so easily soar into the hundreds or even thousands.

  • No Durability Issues – Many people worry about how durable a reglazed bathtub or tiling will be, but they shouldn’t! A restored surface has the potential to last 20 years with routine maintenance, which is the same lifespan as brand-new materials but less costly.

  • Budget- and Eco-Friendly – Did you know that you can save not only money but also the environment by choosing to reglaze? Most tiles and bathtubs are made of materials that prove challenging if not difficult to recycle. In many cases, they are simply dumped in landfills. If your goal is to have a functional and good-looking bathroom, why not help Mother Earth along the way?

  • Aesthetically Pleasing – Of course, reglazing won’t be recommended by many service providers and clients alike if it’s not as good as it is. Among the many benefits of having your bathroom renovated via reglazing, getting beautiful-looking results is probably what many people are after. You can get pristine white bathtubs or tiling, or whatever design and color you’d prefer (take advantage of the renovation!). 

More About the Pricing

One of our client’s most common questions is about the cost of a job. The truth is that depending on several factors, including the size of the tub or tile, the severity of the damage, and the finished style you choose, the cost of reglazing a bathtub or tile may vary dramatically.

To give you an idea of the price ranges, tile reglazing may run anywhere from $300 to $800, while reglazing a bathtub typically costs between $300 and $600. These prices are just an estimate. Therefore we highly suggest contacting us for a more accurate quote based on your needs.

What Should I Do for Maintenance?

Whatever method you eventually choose for renovating your bathroom or any part of your house, maintenance needs to follow to ensure that the results could last longer. Likewise, for newly reglazed bathtubs and tiles, specific considerations should be kept in mind.

Generally, to keep a professionally refinished surface clean and looking like new, use mild, nonabrasive cleaning agents free of bleach. As they would on any new surface, abrasive cleaners like bleach can dull or damage the shine or luster.

Avoid putting a suction mat in your bathtub, and always keep the caulking (non-silicone) in good condition if you want your refinished surfaces to look their best. You should remove your non-suction mat after each usage to avoid mildew buildup between the mat and the tub.

When cleaning the tile bathrooms in your house, you should always use high-quality bathroom tile cleaning solutions since they guarantee that the areas will be free of germs, bacteria, and other hazardous agents. Remember that your bathroom tiles need cleaning at least twice a month.

Need More Advice?

If you have other concerns that weren’t addressed in this blog, then look no further than contacting the renovation and reglazing experts from our team! 

Hockessin Tub Reglazing takes pride in providing top-notch services at competitive prices. We believe everyone deserves a beautiful and functional bathroom, so we work hard to make our services accessible to everyone.Our services include reglazing, resurfacing, and refinishing tiles and bathtubs, chip and crack repair, color change, and other treatments. Get in touch today for a free quote and more info.



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