Finish or Replace?

When you’re at the store looking to replace your new bathtub, it may seem like you’re getting a great deal, but the cost may not be so upfront and honest when you first look at it.  The improvement store will only show you the price of the fixture itself, not including the price of the entire project.  It is estimated by the national kitchen and bath association that the replacement cost of a regular bathtub (5ft) is over $3,000!  You will see the numbers only go up when you contribute the cots of plumbing flooring, sheet rock repair, carpentry, tile work and permits in there.  What you once thought would be a two or three day project will suddenly turn into an incredibly expensive month long mess of removing and replacing – and this is your bathroom we’re talking about here; you probably won’t have a good time trying to use it while you’re in the process of remodeling it.  By the way, ever wonder where you’re old bathtub winds up after you throw it away?  It’s an impact to the environment when your tub gets ripped out and added to the landfill.

 

Let’s compare the Replacing cost vs the Refinishing Cost

 

REPLACEMENT REFINISHING
DEMOLITION, REMOVAL AND DISPOSAL 900-950 0
COST OF REPLACEMENT TUB AND REFINISHING SERVICE 550-1000 299-675
PLUMBING AND FAUCETS 500-750 0
TILE INSTALLER  450-500 0
CARPENTRY,FLOORING, CAULKING ETC. 450-500 0
TIME UNABLE TO USE THE BATHROOM 7-30 DAYS 12-24 HOURS
TOTAL COST 2,850-3,700 299-675

 Note: Prices will always vary upon conditions, type and size of bathtub, feel free to contact a local contractor and get a quote to get an accurate comparison.  Prices above are gathered from survey’s and average numbers.

First Choice Refinishing Solutions comes with a 5 year warranty easy cleaning instructions and a free cleaning kit for a refinished surface. (cleaning kit offered on complete refinish only)

If you’re considering having your bathtub refinished, or just have a few questions and want to know more, call us at (206)-579 6438 with no obligation – or email us at
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