If you have an older, ugly bathtub that you hate, you have several options for getting rid of the eyesore. You can buy a new tub, which can be expensive and time-consuming. You can also get an expensive plastic cover that gives your tub a fresh look but with a cheap feel. Can you paint your bathtub? The simple answer is yes. You can paint an old bathtub and other porcelain fixtures, like a sink or shower. Bathtub painting, often referred to as bathtub reglazing, is a versatile and inexpensive way to freshen up your bathroom without cutting corners and without spending an arm-and-a-leg. Read more
Hiring a contractor to do work in your home is often an overwhelming and confusing task. Without the help of a trusted recommendation (from a friend or family member), it is almost impossible to feel confident in your choice. Read more
Bathrooms are supposed to look pleasant and offer a calm and relaxing atmosphere. Homeowners need to keep in mind that they have many options for revitalizing the space. Remodeling a bathroom is an expensive and time-consuming process, and as a result, many individuals accept the state of their bathroom tiles and tub. One of the most cost-effective and reliable options for making a bathroom look like new is hiring the best tile reglazing South Orange has to offer. Read more
Reglazing a bathtub makes an old tub look and feel like new. There are so many benefits homeowners gain from bathtub refinishing that, in many cases, refinishing is a better option than replacing a bathtub. Before you spend thousands of dollars replacing an old tub, you should reach out for the best bathtub reglazing Union NJ has to offer. Read more
There are several reasons a homeowner should regrout wall tile in their bathroom. Over the years, wall tile, especially around the tub area, tends to shrink and break down due to steam and hot water exposure. If not regrouted, water can penetrate and cause tiles to become loose, sometimes even causing them to fall apart. By simply regrouting the wall tile with non-sanded grout and recaulking the area where the tile meets the tub, you will preserve and maintain your tile for years to come. A1 Tub & Tile offers this service which takes a few hours for our technician to make your grout lines healthy again. Read more
There are many reasons to choose bathtub painting in Union NJ, from giving a bathroom new life to repairing minor damage on tubs and showers. There is one benefit to repainting that most homeowners overlook, which is an increased home resale value. When people are on the market for a home, even a rental, they are often first attracted to bathrooms and the kitchen. In some instances, an old-looking kitchen or bathroom can break a real estate deal. Read more
Buying and installing a new bathtub is labor-intensive and costly. The cost of removing and disposing of an old tub, plus the cost of new installation, adds up. Bathtub covers are often seen as the only other option for fixing a worn-out and old-looking bathtub. Custom plastic inserts are not cheap, and in fact, their costs rival that of a new installation. Read more
Bathtub reglazing is a great and affordable option for fixing and revitalizing your bathtub without having to buy a new tub or a bathtub cover. Often, when people think about reglazing, they first think about repainting a bathtub to make it look new. Although this is a major part of the process, tub reglazing also fixes physical damage issues that are unsightly. Read more
As a homeowner, you know what the major details of your home give it its value, and it’s the items and fixtures we use daily, but can’t easily replace. Your bathtub is one of those examples, as it is the centerpiece of a bathroom and will dictate both its look and value. Read more
The kitchen is the heart of almost any home. It’s the place where you cook the food that feeds and nourishes your family, hang out with your friends, or just experiment with new recipes. Unfortunately, sometimes our kitchens don’t seem to fit our needs or preferences. Maybe the design doesn’t suit the rest of the house or maybe it’s a bit impractical. Whatever the reason, if you, are planning a kitchen remodel, you may be wondering where to start.
Here are the first things you should do when remodeling your kitchen.
Know What You Want
Sit down and really think about the changes you want to make. What is it that you don’t like about your kitchen? Are the problems only aesthetics, or do you need to enhance its functionally too? Do you need additional storage space or a new working station? If your kitchen is well laid out and you just want a facelift, you might want to consider refinishing the cabinets and reglazing your sink and tile surfaces.
What Is Reglazing And How Does It Work?
Reglazing is the process of refinishing a kitchen sink or tile made of porcelain, sealing it, and making it look brand new once again.
The process begins by cleaning the sink and tile, and removing all the hardware. Then, the surfaces are sanded down to make sure it’s even, and an acid paste is used to roughen the surface and remove imperfections.
Once this is done, the sink and tile will be fully coated with a brand-new coat of epoxy, which seals it and restores its brilliant finish. After the surfaces have been reglazed, they will look brand new once again.
How Do I Know If Reglazing Is Right For Me?
When should you choose reglazing instead of replacing your sink, countertops, and backsplash? Here are a few helpful things to think about during your decision.
Consider the size of your kitchen – The larger your kitchen is, the more likely you are to save a lot of money by reglazing rather than replacing your sink and tile surfaces. In addition, sinks that are custom-made or have odd dimensions can be very costly to replace, so reglazing may be a good option for these sinks.
Look at the extent of damage – If your sink or tile is cracked or damaged, it can’t be reglazed. Reglazing is only for surfaces that have cosmetic issues. Deep cracks or chips may not be repairable.
Think about whether or not you want to remodel – If you’re thinking of remodeling your home in the near-future, you may not want to reglaze your sink and tile, as you may replace it as part of the remodeling process.
A kitchen remodel doesn’t have to break the bank. Refinishing your tile and sink is not only affordable but can also add to the value of your home. Moreover, the final result looks just as good as the new tiles.