If your tub is looking worn out, you may consider reglazing it or refinishing it. To many people, these two terms mean one and the same. But there is a slight difference.
This article will explain what reglazing and refinishing mean so you can choose the best option for your tub.
What is Tub Refinishing?
Refinishing refers to the entire process of tub surface restoration. This includes repairing the tub, resurfacing it, and reglazing it. It involves all the steps you must take to make the tub look its best.
What is Tub Reglazing?
Reglazing refers only to the final part of the refinishing process which involves applying the professional coating. It occurs after the surface has been repaired, and cracks have been filled and smoothed over with buffing. Once the process is complete, it is ready for a new coat of paint and/or a glaze coating to be sprayed over as a seal and finish.
What is Tub Resurfacing?
Resurfacing is another term often used and confused in the tub surface repair process. While many use it to describe the entire repair and restoration process, it technically refers to the specific step of filling in cracks and smoothing out the surface. It encompasses any steps you need to take to get the tub’s surface in shape.
What is Tub Repair?
While refinishing, reglazing, and resurfacing all fall under the umbrella of tub repair, repair is a much broader term. Refinishing, reglazing, and resurfacing are specific to the surface of the tub, but repair can happen on any component of the tub including its exterior, legs, or even its plumbing system.
Which One is Right for My Tub?
Reglazing is generally a cosmetic procedure for any of the following reasons:
- The surface is chipping
- Surface Discoloration
- The tub looks dull
- You do not like the color of your tub
- The refinishing is worn down to the point where you can no longer clean it properly
If you are experiencing any of these issues, you may consider reglazing your tub which will include refinishing and resurfacing. Any types of damage that are affecting other areas of your tub would fall under the category of general repair.
If your tub is looking dull, or if it’s showing signs of damage, Grout Experts can help. We will address the issues on the surface of your tub and get it looking its best. Contact us to get your tub looking great and for all your bathroom’s grouting issues.