Replacing vs. Reglazing a Bathtub

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A chipped, stained bathtub looks unappealing and can even decrease the value of your home.

The expenses associated with installing, transporting, and disposing of old tubs have led many homeowners to settle for their old dingy tubs. Fortunately, bathtub replacement isn’t the only option. You can also get it refinished which can cost you around as little as $300.

Let’s talk about the differences between bathtub reglazing and replacement so that you can choose one that’s best for you.

1) Obsolete

The cost of refinishing worn-out bathtubs can exceed the cost of a brand new one. If you’re planning to upgrade the look of your bathroom, then it’s better to get rid of the outdated bathrtub. There’s no point in spending a hefty amount of your hard-earned cash on a tub that won’t be able to sustain the repairs for a long time; start shopping for a new one.

2) Budget Concerns

Bathtub reglazing is a cheaper option compared to a replacement. You can expect to pay around $300-$600 for reglazing, whereas a replacement with all expenses included can cost you around $1000-3000. This estimate depends on the quality, make and model of the bathtub you choose!

3) Planning to Add Value to your Home

If you are planning on selling your home, then replacing the bathtub is a more convenient option. According to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry, homeowners can recoup 50% of the cost put into a bathroom remodeling project. Focus on renovating the interior of the bathroom by changing fixtures instead of the décor for increased value at the time of sale.

4) Flooring Matters

bathroom flooring

The tile or flooring around the tub must also be taken into account. Replacing a bathtub may require you to change the surrounding tiles, especially if you’ve gotten a new tub that’s different in size and shape than the previous one. If you don’t want to change that then we recommend considering bathroom reglazing, which is a much better option.

Entrust bathtub reglazing services from Reglazing Plus, Inc in Manhattan, NY for reliable reglazing, remodeling, and renovation of your bathrooms. Our team has been serving both commercial and residential clients for over 20 years now. Call us today for a free estimate.

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