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"I have seen a number of reviews on Angie's List quite similar to mine and I would suggest that reviewers read the negative reviews before deciding whether or" not to use this service. If the service goes well, you may be in luck, but if it doesn't, customers have found that they are given the run around by
and never have their situation resolved. A number of people have reported a deficient refinishing job with a bumpy finish that is likely to chip and peel after a short period of usage. These customers have either received
's word that he would fix it, or his promise that he would refund the money, and eventually he does neither but just disappears. I would recommend you spend a little more and use a provider that gives a multiple year guarantee of their services. I question how long the jobs that appear to be executed well by Tub N Counter will actually hold up. My experience is detailed below: After re-tiling our shower, we had Tub N Counter come to refinish our tub, specifically because the tub finish had been removed where the tile met the tub. Other than that, the tub was in very good shape.
refinished the tub. When the tub was dry, we noticed that the tub surface was bumpy - not just in the area you would expect for a "no slip finish" but everywhere, including on the outer side of the tub. There were also small clumps of product in various places on the tub. We sent an email to
with numerous photos attached to show the imperfections. He informed us he was on vacation but would get back to us when he got back and had a
to talk to
. He later stated that they would come by to take a look. When he didn't contact us, we reached out to him two more times. When we didn't receive a response, we called him again. He made up a story about the imperfections being due to a leak in our pipes, and he said that he would not come back until the leak was fixed. This is completely inaccurate and impossible; our water had been turned off for a month while the tile work was being done and had not yet been turned on at the time he called. When we told
this, he said that we were "that type of customer" and said he would prefer to give us a full refund than deal with us any further. We agreed to the full refund. Two weeks later, we hadn't received anything from him so we reached out again thanking him for his offer to resolve the situation amicably and inquiring as to when we would receive our check. We also informed him that if we didn't hear back from him in another week - (for a total of 3.5 chasing after him), we would contact Angie's List and the BBB. At that time he responded in an accusatory manner, saying that we had doubted his word and threatened his business and that he would not send us a check until we had written him a positive review that was approved by him on Angie's List. I wrote him back to inform him that I would not write him a positive review, but if I didn't receive a check in a week, I would write him a negative review. We have now spent over a month chasing after this man and we have no refund and no fix for our faulty tub refinish.

-Melinda V.

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"I am pleased to recommend
. In 2014 we had a shower and walls replaced in our 3rd floor bathroom. We chose
after" reading over 100 reviews and jotting down every problem anyone ever had. After reviewing many companies, we then called the local
sales representative. He came out and spent time answering my many questions and gave me an estimate. Because this was a big expenditure for us and our home is over 90 years old and very precious to us, I asked him if I could email him if I had further questions. He answered all these promptly. We decided to go with
. There were a few problems along the way, but we were pleased that
wanted to do everything they could to do a perfect job and live up to what we had been told about their work.
, a top notch installer, found excellent solutions to every problem and made us feel like
really care. I could only wish that every company had this same very professional approach to their work. I would encourage every homeowner who wishes to have the best job done to do their research and have the good fortune to choose the company that lives up to their promises.

-Lynne S.

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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.

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What if your bathtub could be transformed in one day from embarrassing to your bathroom's sparkling centerpiece?

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Bathtub Refinishing & Liners

If you can buy a new bathtub for about the same cost as getting one refinished, why not just buy a new one?

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Bathtub Refinishing & Liners, Remodeling - Kitchen & Bathroom

Looking for bathroom ideas that won't break the bank? Try refinishing the bathtub or hiring a pro for a tub liner installation.

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Bathtub Refinishing & Liners, Remodeling - Kitchen & Bathroom

Acrylic shower bases provide a good option when converting a bathtub to a stand-alone shower.

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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 Philadelphia

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It was a fantastic experience!
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arrived right on time (great start!). He took the time to explain and map out what he was going to do and how much time would be involved. Then - he accomplished all he had promised! The bathtub is no longer an accident waiting to happen due to using a transfer bench. It's now a matter of simply stepping over the low sill into the tub. Yay! How messy was the job? I have no idea as
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left the area so clean (does it get any better?). And - on top of all of this - the price was right. Both my family and I have nothing but kudos for both
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and his company!
- Angela K.
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was a true professional. He got back to me very quickly, after I sent him an email inquiring about his services. He was able to do the job within a few days after our conversation. He was punctual and kept me informed as to his schedule, etc. He came two days in a row, in order to fully complete the job. Day one, he was here at 7:20 a.m.! The tub looks fantastic!
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noticed some tiny place in the tub that I couldn't even see and wanted to make that spot absolutely perfect. He said, "I notice everything." Thus, one of
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's colleagues will be back at my place early next week to make this tub even more perfect-- top-of-the line! He included the cost of this extra finish work in the final bill and didn't add extra cost. Very fair; very nice person; lovely with our Springer Spaniel!
- Elizabeth P.
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were prompt and professional, courteous and great to work with. The site was kept clean and completed on schedule.
- Diane D.
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Polite, responsive and professional. He taped (masked) the drain and overflow (some refinishers remove these), but the final product was well done. New finish is even and glossy. Tub bottom has a non-slip finish. Work was done on-time and clean up was excellent.
- Steven H.
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I had just moved into a new (old) house which had two bathtubs. I saw the Angie's List deal with this company which was a good price to refinish a bathtub, so I purchased two. I had done this at my old house with a different company and had been happy with the results.
Since one of the bathrooms needed some renovation first, I had them start with one tub. They did a good job EXCEPT they installed some gritty stuff in the bottom that makes it so you don't slip. They did this without asking even though they mentioned later that it is optional. I did NOT want this in this particular tub because it does not have a shower and never will because there is a slanted wall right above it. This is an old clawfoot tub that is very clearly only used for baths. Now everytime we use it, we have to sit on the scratchy bottom. It looks good, but that is annoying.
The renovations on the other bathroom took longer than usual so I asked for an extension of my coupon. At first they said no, but I talked them into a year extension. When I was ready (within a year), I called them numerous times to schedule the refinishing and they never called me back. I paid for this service so I don't see why they can't honor that.
So, I paid for two bathtub refinishes, got one which I'm not happy with. Waste of money. I recommend that you use another company.
- Matthew B.
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The circumstances were a bit odd because the contractor had a death in his family that caused an interruption in the work. Throughout he and his staff were professional and timely and did a good job.
- Leslie C.
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Mr.
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was very professional and friendly when I placed a call asking for an estimate. We set a date and time for the repair and the service man arrived at the designated time. Our tub was stripped and reglazed. A few days later, Mr.
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returned to complete the tub work. My tub looks like new and I was extremely pleased with the results. I would definitely recommend
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and Sons for a tub reglazing.
- Marguerite G.
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From estimate to finish,
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was responsive, clear, and professional. We were fully redoing our bathroom, and
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explained the order in which to complete everything (plumbing, reglazing, tile floor). The price was fair, compared to estimates I saw online from other companies. I didn't even get other estimates because
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seemed like the most knowledgeable person by far, and this impression was reinforced upon meeting him. This is a job that can go very, very wrong and be a total waste of money if you don't hire an expert and pick someone who just does it "on the side."
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was meticulous in the reglazing, and he accommodated some last-minute minor issues (we broke a tile with a soap dish the night before he was coming over, and he replaced it). He also explained thoroughly how to care for/clean the tile. The finished work looks gorgeous, and people can't believe that the same ugly pink and blue tile is beneath the beautiful white glaze!
A couple months after the work was done, a tiny chip appeared in the bottom of the tub. I called
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, and he came by within a week or so to look at it. Apparently, a speck of dirt got under the glaze, which caused the chip. (Not to be cynical, but I appreciated that he didn't try to imply that we'd done something to chip the glaze and charge us for it.)
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fixed it then and there, free of charge, and it blended perfectly with the rest of the tub. We haven't had any other problems!
I highly recommend
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(and have done so to various friends/family looking to redo bathrooms)!
- Donna K.

Bathtub Refinishers in Philadelphia

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1 Call Bath Solutions

530 Stahr Rd
Elkins Park

24/7 HANDYMEN

907 Moss St
Reading

A & C Kitchens & Baths

2000 CONCORD RD
Chester

A Award Winning Plumbing Company / MARZ

8133 Frankford Avenue
Philadelphia

A B Graham Contracting

Liberty Ln
Philadelphia

A.G. Remodeling

113 Ryers Ave.
Cheltenham

A.L. Verna General Contracting Inc.

717 S Columbus BLVD
Philadelphia

A1- Remodeling & Repair

201 E Maiden Lane

ABE TILE

Kempton

Ado Kitchen and Bath Remodeling

133 Drexel Ave
Lansdowne

Advantage Refinishing ‎

401 Black Horse Pike

Al's Mechanical

17 Surrey Drive
Southampton

Alcoy's Spa Service

614 S White Horse Pike

Alfred Spearman

Blueridge Cir

All Bath Concepts

400 Darby Road
Havertown

All Star Contractors llc.

3424 Morrell Ave
Philadelphia

ALLSYSTEMSOLAR Heating,Cooling,Plumbing,Electric

1251 Lodi Hill Rd
Upper Black Eddy

AMAZING FINISH

26 GREEN HILLS RD
Mohnton

American Mobility Products Inc

612 W Clements Bridge Rd

AMS consulting

Norristown

Anchor Pool and Spa

1000 North Black Horse Pike

Andrew T. Ronon , Contractor

204 Grayling Ave
Narberth

Arch~Graphic

202 Harrison Ave

Area-Pro Contractors LLC

305 Fairville Rd
Chadds Ford

Bath Fitter

542 Industrial Drive
Lewisberry

BATH FITTER

180 GORDON DR
Exton

Bath Fitter

406 Bloomfield Dr

BATH FITTER ACRYLIC TUB & WALL - BFU194

220 JACKSONVILLE RD
Hatboro

Bathcrest Associates

38 1/2 Market Sq
Manheim

BATHCREST OF BUCKS COUNTY

119 LIBERTY ST
Newtown

Bathmax PA

105 North Main St
Dublin

bbabuilds

2723 E Madison St
Philadelphia

Bella Brothers Construction Inc

1872 Hulmeville Road
Bensalem

Bello Brothers Construction

114 Walnut St
King Of Prussia

Beltran & Son's Improvements Inc.

7227 Ditman Street
Philadelphia

Bold Construction, LLC

3648 Greenwood Cr
Chalfont

BRIAN REEVES REMODELING

1428 STATE RD
Phoenixville

Britex Builders LLC

291 Wheat rd

Brooks & Son,Inc.

101 prospect ave

Burgess & Son, LLC

6 Centauri Ave

C. Warren Carpentry

280 Railroad Ave
Ambler

CanDoKen&Son

Pittsburgh

Caprari Restoration

Philadelphia

CLEMENTS CHIMNEY SWEEP

148 East street rd suite 209
Feasterville Trevose

CMT General Contractors Inc

63 Colonial Park Dr
Springfield

Contractors United Together

1220 N 60 st
Philadelphia

Custom Carpenter

201 Bayside Dr

Custom Services By Martin Jann

3360 morning glory rd
Philadelphia

Dab Hands Tub & Tile Reglazing

13109 Bustleton Ave
Philadelphia

Danh Carpentry

3926 I St
Philadelphia

David Biche Custum Builders

38 E Essex Ave
Lansdowne

David John Construction

Hegerman street
Philadelphia

DL Floors

331 Bishop Rd
Pottstown

E.C.I.

12 Summit Road

EF Custom Interiors

241 N Dennis Dr

Equity Builders

12 N Cass St

FACILITY SPECIALISTS LLC

15 W Highland Ave Ste 10
Philadelphia

Fedor Fabrication

207 Carter Dr
West Chester

Fix It All Today

1358 Hooper Ave

flannigan russo contractors

525 NEWTON LAKE DRIVE

Forbes Associates

275 Juanita Ct
Levittown

Golden Inc

4423 n american st
Philadelphia

Got Grout?

2108 Lincoln Ave

Green Brothers Construction & Mgmt. LLC.

1801 Cleveland Ave.
Abington

Green Brothers Construction Mgmt. LLC.

1801 Cleveland Ave.
Abington

Grout Doctor

330 101st St

GWB Contractors

6227 Lambert St
Philadelphia

HANDYMAN DAN'S

42 CLUBHOUSE RD

Home Experts LLC

Two Penn Center Plaza
Philadelphia

Home Smart Industries

13 Mount Pleasant Dr
Aston

House Doctors

25 Maggies Way

House Rx LLC

PO Box 322

Howard Property Perservation

3110 W. Gordon St.
Philadelphia

Ideal Remodeling, LLC

Serving South Jersey

Ilkem Granite And Marble

2010 Springdale Rd

Independent Home - Pennsylvania

917 Limekiln Pike
Maple Glen

J Buzzar Home Improvements

1111 Ringing Rocks Park
Pottstown

J Hunsinger

South Jersey

Jay Bucks Plumbing

4173 Paul St
Philadelphia

JB Woodworks LLC

103 N. Dorset Ave

JC AFFORDABLE CONTRACTING

11762 brandon rd
Philadelphia

JOE ELECTRIC & REMODELING INC

537 foster st
Philadelphia

Jones and Sons Contractors

251 Oaktree Drive
Levittown

JOSEPH FUNARI PUBLIC ADJUSTERS

2951 S 16TH ST
Philadelphia

Joseph Kelso Plumbing

152 Signal Road
Drexel Hill

Journey Construction

27 Manchester Way

JR and Company Contracting

2338 Street Rd.
Warrington

JUnkbeegone

4938 Carlise Street

JV Reinishing

2821 Haddonfield Rd

JWB Concrete

34 S Woodland Ave

Luxury Bath & Kitchens

469 Easton Road
Horsham

M&M Contracting

3248 St Vincent St
Philadelphia

Mastercraft Painting and Finishes

654 Garden Rd
Glenside

matteoli contracting, llc

324 West Freedley St
Norristown

matteoli contracting, llc

324 W Freedley St
Norristown

matteoli contracting, llc

324 W Freedley St
Norristown

matteoli contracting, llc

324 W Freedley St
Norristown

matteoli contracting, llc

324 W Freedley St
Norristown

matteoli contracting, llc

324 W Freedley St
Norristown

matteoli contracting, llc

324 W Freedley St
Norristown

Mattioni Plumbing Heating and Cooling Inc

202 W Uwchlan Ave
Downingtown

Maychak Renovations

West Chester

Mazzi Contractors

31 Boro Line Rd
King Of Prussia

MDC Builders LLC

407 Echo Dell Rd
Downingtown

Meridian Construction

650 W Ninth Street
Lansdale

MIRACLE METHOD

3370 Progress Drive
Bensalem

Modern Designs Corp.

364 Gardner st.
Philadelphia

Murphy Home Remodeling

121 Central Ave

Musselman's General Contracting

6 Hickon Road
Quakertown

Mystique

Philadelphia

Naegele Construction

3305 Society Place
Newtown

New Jersey Repair

417 Lafayette Ave

NH Tile & Remodeling

19 Thornton Ct

Nicholas Tile Co

1950 Butler Pike
Conshohocken

Nicholson Development Inc

PO Box 370
Eagleville

Nopone.com

3401 market
Philadelphia

Nu-View Exteriors

1537 Chester Pike
Crum Lynne

P G TEDESCO CONSTRUCTION

32 Barren Rd.
Newtown Square

P J Fitzpatrick Inc

21 Industrial Blvd

Paragon Projects

7 Locust St.
Newtown Square

PDM Construction

8012 English Creek Ave

PERMA CERAM INC

PO BOX 917
Havertown

PERTI PLUMBING & HEATING

3665 MARKET ST
Aston

Razer Level Inc.

1250 adams ave.

ReBath

1701 Union Blvd
Allentown

Rebath - Philadelphia

4201 Decatur St
Philadelphia

Rich's repair and remodeling

3518 W Crown Ave
Philadelphia

Rolyn Companies

7 Crozerville Road
Aston

room by design

Huntingdon Valley

RTW Tile Design

1865 Little Drive

Safety Bath and Shower

Shop at home service
Warminster

Samson Home Restorations LLC

PO Box 778
Conshohocken

Schmucki Construction

306 Taylor Rd.
Springfield

SCOTT BRADY CONSTRUCTION, LLC

3137 Laughead Ln
Garnet Valley

Semple Design

Network Based

Sheeds Home Improvements

279 Chapel Drive
Southampton

Sheen Builders

4938 B St
Philadelphia

Sir Grout Chester

3917 Mary St
Drexel Hill

Skilled Builders Plus, LLC

4223 Pechin St.
Philadelphia

Standard Resurfacing, Inc.

129 Pheasant Run Road
Lincoln University

Steve's Remodeling & Handyman Services LLC

1638 Packer Ave
Philadelphia

Teco, LLC. Home Improvement

15 Quaint Road
Levittown

THE ANTIQUE RESTORATION CO

29 Delaware Rim Rd
Morrisville

The Grout Man LLC

18 higgins ct

The Handyman

Powell St.

The Plumber Inc

641 Lancaster Avenue
Malvern

The Tub Crafters

Philadelphia

TheHomeStoreUSA.com

806 Sharon Dr

Tile Maryland

1648 Dr Jack Rd

Traditional Home Remodeling

34 Pennsylvania Ave

Tri State Pro Builders

2448 Olympia Lane
Blakeslee

Tri-State Creations LLC

10 E. 6th Avenue
Conshohocken

True Tile Plus

101 Lincoln Ave

Tub-N-Counter

510 Lancaster Ave.
Malvern

Tubstore freestanding tubs

113 BARKSDALE PROFESSIONAL CENTER

Tucker Builders & Remodelers

2735 Pickwick Street
Philadelphia

universal Enterprise

240 Fleet wood st.

Universal Enterprise

240 Fleet Wood St.

Urech Contracting LLC

27813 Elmdale St

W.C. Buchanan Contractors

368 E. Sharpnack St.
Philadelphia

West Jersey Remodelers

804 Bellview ave

Whispering Willows Inc.

2275 Keiper Road
Quakertown

Williams and Goldstein General Contractors, LLC

5237 Pennsgrove Street
Philadelphia

Ye Olde Village Workshop, LLC

113 Golf Drive
Mountainhome

Your Home Solutions

1601 Rockwell Road
Abington

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