WHY REPLACE WHEN YOU CAN RESTORE!
There are many reasons why refinishing is better than replacing: First of all save 70% refinishing your bathtub, tile, sink or countertop surfaces; normally, tub removal and replacement costs average $1,500 to $3,800! The cost of refinishing is normally under $500.
Refinishing has made tearing out plumbing, ripping up floors, and damaging walls obsolete.
Another good reason is that we can restore your damaged bathroom or kitchen fixtures in a matter of hours. Replacing existing bathroom fixtures is time consuming, and typically the quality is never as good as the original.
Why wait weeks and weeks for expensive repairs or replacement? Bathtubs, sinks, ceramic tile, fiberglass shower stalls, and even laminate kitchen counter tops can be restores to like-new condition using the right materials and procedures and the results are incredible. Most people can not tell any difference between a refinished surface and a new one.
WE REPAIR, REPLACE AND REFINISH:
Bathtubs, including enamel
Antique Claw Foot Tubs
Tile and Laminate Walls
Tile and Laminte Floors
Porcelain tub refinishing
cast iron bathtub restoration
Rusted drain and overflow repairs
fiberglass cracked tub repairs
corian counter top resurfacing
formica counter tops resurfacing
cultured marble jacuzzi
cultured marble vanities
cultured marble showers
tile and grout restoration
HOW WE DO IT
Generally, the process of restoring a porcelain bathtub involves the following:
CLEANING AND PREPARATION OF THE WORK AREA
The surface is cleaned using a special two-step process to remove soap film, oils, and mineral deposits. Additional sanding and special procedures are used to ensure a thoroughly clean surface. Chips, scratches, and other damage are then filled and repaired.
The key to a good refinishing job is getting the new coating to “stick” to the old surface, especially on porcelain and ceramic tile. The success of Tubs and Tops has been built upon this bonding agent (by hawk laboratories) that eliminates the need to use dangerous and corrosive acids typically used by other refinishers. We have proven that a chemical bonding process results in superior adhesion and a better product with greater longevity. In fact, it is through our track record over the last 14 years with our bonding agent that we can confidently offer a 5-year warranty on porcelain bathtubs and ceramic tile.
APPLICATION OF NEW SURFACE
An advanced acrylic top coating is applied with HVLP spray equipment to create a durable, long-lasting surface. Finishes are available in either a gloss or matte finish. Our coatings, available in custom colors, will dry to the touch within minutes. We use only the most advanced coatings available. Through different techniques and procedures, a refinished tub can be ready to use within 12 to 14 hours. For information about the best refinishing products, please go to www.hawklabs.com
We will give to completing the job. Care is taken to polish the surface as necessary to remove dust particles or other imperfections in the finish. The tub is re-caulked and the work area is thoroughly cleaned.