How Durable Are Refinished Bathtubs?
Refinished bathtubs provide a cost-effective and efficient way to restore the appearance of your tub without replacing it. However, one key question that comes up during the process is how durable refinished baths are.
A properly refinished bathtub can last just as long as a new tub! Quality refinishing services use only the best materials, like specialized coatings and industrial-grade primer, to create a durable surface that will last for many years.
How Long Does A Reglazed Tub Last?
The longevity of your reglazed bathtub will depend on a number of factors, such as the type of material used, how well the original surface was prepared before reglazing, and how well it’s maintained over time. Of course, regular cleaning is important in order to keep your bathtub looking fresh and new for as long as possible. A reglazed tub can last up to 15 years with proper maintenance.
Timeline Of A Reglazed/ Refinished Tub
- First Year: In the first year, your reglazed tub will remain in excellent condition. During the first year, the bathtub underwent professional refinishing, leaving it with a pleasing off-white color. The surface, though hard and unyielding, required careful cleaning as per the instructions: no abrasive cleaners or pads.
- Second Year: The second year of the reglazed tub was relatively easy to maintain. However, with time, dirt rings were starting to form on the sides and black foot marks on the floor. In order to keep up with cleaning it properly, it should be done frequently. Many think that cleaning often hurts the surface, but this is not true. The refinished surface is VERY chemical resistant and the more you clean it, the less of a chance that you have to need abrasive cleaners to remove the dirt or soap scum.
- Third Year: Your tub should still be looking shiny and new. Continue to clean often.
- Fourth Year: By year four, your reglazed bathtub should still be in good condition as long as you have been performing regular maintenance and inspections. If necessary, you can also re-polish the coating by cleaning very well, then using an auto body wax / polish on your tub to make it as shiny as the first day.
Hire A Professional
When it comes to preserving your newly reglazed tub, the best way to keep it looking its best for as long as possible is to invest in professional installation and upkeep. At Tub Coaters, our team of experts will help you with your needs and provide expert installation services that are guaranteed to last. Plus, we offer a wide range of maintenance services to ensure that your tub is properly cared for over time.
If you’d like to learn more about how long your reglazed tub will last and how to best care for it, contact us today!