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was very responsive and was able to schedule me in during a very busy week for her. They worked hard, and did an amazing job. The" tub really looks good. I had a chipped/poor refinish work before and
took the time to remove all the paint and somehow made it very smooth. They were punctual, courteous, clean and very professional. I highly recommend her for the pride she takes on her work and the product they deliver.

-Olcan M.

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"I contacted several different companies.
was not the least expensive but I was interested because they use a non-toxic product.
" showed up on time and started work early in the morning, took a short break for lunch, and worked through till early evening in order to get both bathtubs done in the same day. He also rearranged his schedule so that he could accommodate us before we had to go out of town. I was very pleased with the results. We live in an old house and the bathtubs were looking pretty awful - the glaze was completely worn away and the tubs looked gray and dingy. Now they look brand-new! Although the product was non-toxic, it did smell terrible despite the ventilation tube that
used, so I was glad to go out of town and leave it to dry for a few days. Overall I was very happy.

-Heather K.

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Bathtub refinishing

Over time, the bathtub can begin to show signs of wear with stains, scratches, a dull finish or other ugly marks. Bathtub refinishing is an option that can return a bathtub or shower enclosure to like-new appearance.

Your bathtub can go from shabby to sparkling in one day after being professionally refinished. (Photo courtesy of Angie's List member Ellen C. of Cape Coral, Florida)
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A professionally refinished bathtub looks, feels and cleans like brand new, so be sure to use only mild, non-abrasive products when cleaning, says Sharp. (Photo courtesy of Sharp Refinishing)
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OK - terminology issue here. The "shower pan" is a collection liner than underlies the shower floor itself, and is designed (if built and plumbed right) to trap any leakage from the shower floor and route it to the same floor drain pipe. Example image here, copper in this case - 

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It sounds like your are saying the shower floor or base unit failed - likely a fiberglass or plastic shower, which commonly fail due to incomplete support under them. This can be repaired if fiberglass, but is not usually done unless just microcracking, as it is hard to find an expert - usually you have to have a car body fiberglass specialist or a surfboard repair expert do it, and the color will not match perfectly unless you get a new gelcoat over the entire base unit. Cost about $300-500, ASSUMING the material can be repaired - true fiberglass can, thermoplastic can sometimes be welded but anyone's guess how long it will last without cracking again, plastics like PVC can rarely be fixed so they will hold someone standing on them. Any sort of repair is likely to crack again, because you have done nothing to remove the cause of the cracking which is standing on a base that is not fully supported over its full extent. Some cheepo or desperate plumbers try injecting non-pressuring type expanding foam underneath to improve the support - this does a great job of supporting it but unfortunately supports mold, so starts stinking in short order as a rule.

The normal fix is to remove and replace it, because once it is out there is no sense in putting a damaged one back in for the small increment in cost. Removing it means taking the shower wall liners or the bottom row or two of tile out so you can get the new base unit into place (because they overlap it), then replacing them. So, the $3000 range indicated is indicative of this type of job, which typically runs from a very low of around $1500-2000 for an identical base unit, to more typically $3-5,000 depending on whether a shower enclosure or tile walls. Of course,when the new one is put in, it is CRITICAL that it be fully supported - this means rubbing plumbers rouge or similar marking substance on the bottom, test fitting it, and then lifting it out and checking that all the stiffener ribs and support pads made contact with the pan, and making adjusments as necessary until it has full contact, then standing in it and rocking back and forth to check for any points not making full contat and fixing them.

The $10,000 plus numbers you got must have been for entire shower replacement down to the joists and studs, and the $30,000 range number would be typical for a full bathroom remodel with new shower or shower/tub and doors and surround, wall finishes, vanity, sink, toilet, and flooring and door.

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Bathtub Refinishing reviews in New Orleans

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Very Well. This tub has been redone before and did not come out well. Devine Coatings did a great job removing the old layers and applying the new finish.
- Thomas D.
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I had initially planned to use another company and had scheduled an appointment. Then I remembered to use Angie's List to check them out. I noticed there weren't many reviews and hadn't been with Angie's very long. Also, when I called them they didn't seem to be very professional and didn't come out to check the job. So I canceled and looked on Angie's List for other options. I found New Beginnings and contacted them.
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, the owner, was much more professional based on the extensive number of questions pertaining to the job, then she came over the next day to check it out further, This allowed her to assess the job more completely. So even though the job cost more (by about 100.00) through Angie's List there was a 60.00 discount offer. From the time she arrived in the morning, right on time, I appreciated the way she took care to cover the floors wherever she went. Throughout the job they were very courteous and considerate of my mom when she needed to go to the bathroom (she's 94).
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also extended to me the courtesy of taking off old glass door frames and didn't charge me for it. She also cleaned old tile, again as a courtesy. In the kitchen they made sure to cover the shelves. They worked continuously throughout the day as they went through the process of prepping and then applying materials. The job came out beautifully. The tub and sink looks brand new.
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is meticulous about her work. You could see it in the way she attended to every detail. Also her warranty was better then the other company, she gives a 5 year warranty and told me if there were any problems at any time to contact her. Thanks to
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and her team for an excellent job.
- Darryl L.
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was on time as usual, came and did this job as promised, at the time promised and for the price promised. Cleaned up afterward, very satisfied. 4th or 5th time I've used his services.
- Mark B.
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They were ontime and stated right away, they were all very nice and respectful my father-in-law was here while they workers they finished
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& came to my work so o could write a check.
- Theresa K.
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The job was performed in a very timely and professional manner.
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was very respectful and personable - something that seemed to be lacking in others who bid for the job. But best of all is the finished product. Our 1915 old claw foot tub which was hideous is now a perfect specimen of a rescued antique. We can't praise
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enough!
- Ric R.
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It was great. The person who came out to the house first was very professional and helped me along with the process. I signed up right away and then a few weeks later,
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, one of the managers called me to set an appointment to put my bathrooms in. The installers who installed my bathrooms were fantastic, very friendly, polite, hardworking and meticulous. The whole process was the best I have experienced and I experienced a lot after
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- Arlene M.
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They arrived on time. They prepped the tub to refinish, protecting the drains. The provider refinished the tub and caulked the tub. They cleaned up after themselves and were professional. Overall great experience. We did have a tool fall in the tub and chipped the enamel, but this is minor and our fault. We will use again if necessary. They included a guarantee!
- Theresa K.
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did a fantastic job at a fantastic price ($250/per tub). Other supplier quoted prices of $500. per tub!

They would definitely be used again and receive positive referrals by me.
- Patricia B.

All Bathtub Refinishers in New Orleans, LA

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A New Beginning Refinishing LLC

19168 M Thomas Rd
Franklinton

Acadiana Tub & Tile Refinishing

70274 9th Street
Covington

AMC Refinishing

5232 Taravella Rd
Marrero

Barnes Quality Refinishing

67319 Wilson Ln
Pearl River

Bath Fitter New Orleans

5240 Veterans Blvd
Metairie

Bathtub and Countertop Refinishing

413 Laurel Oak Dr
Mandeville

Bixler Homes

200 St Ann
Mandeville

Bixler Homes

200 St. Ann
Mandeville

Divine Coatings

97 Millsaps Pl
Kenner

Do It All Construction

505 E Loyola Dr
Kenner

Earls Plumbing and Heating Inc

5107 W Napoleon Ave
Metairie

FAIA CONSTRUCTION

3632 FLORIDA AVE
Kenner

Jimenez Remodeling

80215 Elliot Rd.
Bush

Juan Contract Services LLC

3400 kent ave
Metairie

Lemi-Duit Property Maintenance

424 Pacific Avenue
New Orleans

Max Home

Baton Rouge

MAX HOMENEWBATH

5400 Pepsi St
New Orleans

MaxHome-New Bath

5400 Pepsi St
New Orleans

Mudbug Plumbing Repair Inc

612 Clearview Pkwy
Metairie

NEW BATH LLC

5500 PRYTANIA ST
New Orleans

Pro Glaze Refinishing

1535 W.B. Expressway apt 1g
Westwego

PROGRESSIVE ROOFING

2504 Kentucky Ave
Kenner

Re-Bath LLC

5353 Jones Creek Rd
Baton Rouge

Real Handy Man

New Orleans

Roto-Rooter Plumbing & Drain Service

550 Elmwood Park Blvd
New Orleans

Skyy Bridge Developers

P.O. Box 10
Marrero

Star Glass Inc

1000 Westbank Expy
Gretna

STONE AGE GRANITE & MARBLE

PO Box 58122
New Orleans

TDP Carpentry & Home Repair

13932 Brown Road
Denham Springs

Terrell Construction

1302 Waverly Drive

TheHomeStoreUSA.com

806 Sharon Dr

Theriot's Resurfacing L.L.C.

1201 Generes Drive
Harahan

TRIPLE "E" ENTERPRISES LLC

2812 Bradbury st
Meraux

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