Bathtub and Shower Refinishing and Repair
The Importance of Maintenance
A tub and shower are major fixtures in the bathroom. The surface of the tub protects other areas of the room from moisture and harmful bacteria. Over time the consistent usage of a bathtub or shower will cause the surface to wear and you will start to see discoloration. Not only is damage and tub discoloration an eyesore, it’s an entryway for bacteria and a starting point for further damage.
Why Bathtub Cracks and Stains Form
The options to repair most damages to a tub are often easily accessible and cost-efficient. Cracks form over time for several reasons. Heavy bottles slip and hit the tub, elasticity weakens over time, kids toys hit the tub sides, weak spots from consistent weight, and so on. When sizeable damage is visible, it is vital to repair them as quickly as possible. These small cracks will turn into large cracks quickly.
Depending on the cause, there are many different methods to removing bathtub and shower stains. If the stain breaks through further than the surface of the tub, refinishing the material will likely be the best option. The most common staining we see are from water’s iron deposits. This causes the orange rust-like stain. If you find that conventional cleaning isn’t cutting it anymore it is time to refinish or replace the tub altogether.
Repair or Replace
The floor of a shower or tub is the most vital piece to repair or replace if compromised. It is the main shield keeping moisture out. If there is minor damage then usually the tub can simply be repaired. Consider the difficulty level of uninstalling the tub. Depending on what type of tub you own, some may be able to be removed easily while others will call for professional assistance. Replacing a tub also means replacing the tile around it. If you believe the damage is minor enough there is much less hassle and money spent on fixing up your existing situation.