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"The crew showed up on time and did a fast, excellent job. The workmen suggested a non-slip surface, and I asked them to apply it, so the bottom of the tub has a" very good, safe surface. The fumes from the chemicals they used were very bad to breathe, so if anyone has breathing issues, they should not be nearby. I am recommending this company to friends.

-LORAINE S.

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"When we bought our home 3 years ago, we were unaware that the guest bathtub had been re-epoxied. It was apparently incorrectly done as it started flaking off." Using a coupon through Angie's list we had 3in1 prep and re-epoxy the tub. They were very helpful on the phone, set up an appointment. Their worker was very punctual, performed the work professionally, left his area clean and the tub looks like new! Would highly recommend them.

-Judith H.

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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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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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Bathtub refinishing can be an affordable alternative to a full-scale bathroom remodel. Here are the steps that go into making your tub like new in just one day.

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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 Decatur

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I have a metal tub that is 23.5 years old. It is discolored and peeling. The tub overflow drain is rusty and deteriorating. I had the tub re-glazed once before approximately 12 years ago. I did my research and called 3 companies that do re-glazing. I sent all 3 companies a picture of the deteriorating overflow drain because I wanted to make sure they could repair it if I hired them to re-glaze my tub. All 3 indicated they could repair the overflow problem. I narrowed my selection down to 2 companies. I selected
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based on the Angie's list reviews. The other company that I was considering was a big company but I couldn't find any reviews for them on Angie's list. After applying the 10% discount offered by
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, the prices were very comparable between the 2 companies.
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is the owner/operator of
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. He informed me that his son
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would be the one who would be re-glazing my tub.
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showed up right on time. He was very friendly. He pulled the drain and removed the tub spout for me so that I could run down to the hardware store to buy replacements. While I was at the store,
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commenced to start prepping the tub so that he could strip it. He had been at my home nearly 1.5 hours before he removed the overflow plate and discovered that the tub was not salvageable. The overflow drain was too severely rusted and couldn't be repaired. I felt bad that the tub needed to be replaced but I also felt bad that
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had spent nearly 1.5 hours working hard only to find out that he couldn't re-glaze the tub.
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could have placed a Band-Aid fix on the overflow that would have certainly become a problem in the not to distant future. Instead,
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made the ethical decision. He didn't show any disappointment that he just lost a $475 job. He demonstrated old school work ethic where honesty
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the bottom line. He and his dad are a class act that are truly in the business of customer satisfaction. I asked
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if he would be able to stay and patch the 6 screw holes in the tiles. He was more than happy to oblige. He spent more than an hour doing a great job repairing the six tiles so that they matched perfectly. I feel totally confident that
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would have done a great job re-glazing the tub if he had been given the opportunity. I am very happy to refer
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to anyone looking to have their tub re-glazed.
- John S.
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This project started 10/09/14 and work was finished today is 3/04/2015 with another 36 hours before I can use the shower due to things (glue, I guess) having time to dry. This job was supposed to be 2 days for the shower and then a 2 week wait on glass. I ordered the basin and liner I wanted and asked for the enclosure to be seamless, they gave me a price. When the job started they came in and took old shower lining, fixtures and basin out and put new lining and basin and fixtures in. The lining looked terrible as far as how it was installed, not even, unfinished
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and they had broken some of my floor tiles and some other tiles on a short wall. It was at this time that the new owners of
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were taking over. (I didn't realize that when I chose this company that the guy was selling his business). The new owners came in and looked at the job that was done and agreed that it should be fixed and they were really great about doing all they could to make me happy, they did take care of the issues. Now comes the subcontracting for the glass enclosure...They came out and measured for the glass and door and there was a back and forth issue with which way the door was to open even though I told them from the beginning which way I wanted the door to open, there just kept being delay after delay until I was told that I could not have my frameless shower that I wanted because the support inside the wall that they would mount the hinges to was none existent. (hmmm, could have seen that when my was wall was open at beginning of job). Two or three weeks ago the glass company calls me and tells the wrong frame came in, so I had to wait AGAIN! So anyway, today they came and installed new glass and door, I am very happy with the way everything looks. The new owner of
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asked to come over to look at it. One of the questions from Angies List was, would I use this company again and I felt like there should be more choices than yes or no, as I possibly would. I feel bad for the new owners having come in in the middle of this job and apparently there were a few others besides me that were having issues with the previous owner as well. I can say that I like how they handled my issues given the circumstances, and now that the job is complete and I am quite pleased with my new shower, I feel like I would trust
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- Paula F.
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I left a detailed message Monday, repeating my phone number twice. I haven't had a call back more than two days later.
- Tom M.
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Re glazed guest bath tub which was never re glazed before and had bad spots which need to be refinished.
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did a top notch job. When finished tub looked "like new". The re glazing was done with a slip resistant coating and bath mats with suction cups need not be used. Work was done professionally, on time and price was very reasonable.
- ANNE M.
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owner of Glaze Pro performed all the work on my shower tub unit. He was very punctual and professional in his work. He is very knowledgeable about his work and industry.
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works unbelievably hard to make sure you are completely satisfied and happy with the work he performs. Finished product looks great and gave the finishing touch to our remolded bathroom. We are very satisfied.
- Tom B.
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had put a liner in my bathtub years ago. It has lasted twice as long as he guaranteed it for. Instead of buying a new bathtub, I called to see if it could be relined again. (It was relined the first time due to cracks in it, which was there when I purchased my home.) To my surprised- it could. He did an outstanding job. He also put a skid resistance bottom on so I do not need a mat. The color is the same as my tub. You would never know it is not part of the original bottom. It only cost me $300. A new tub would have cost thousands! Before you buy a new tub, call him. He is honest, hard working, a family man, and stands behind his work. I am picky about work completed in my home. I stand firm in recommending him to anyone! My tub is going on 40 years old and now looks brand new! He is the only personI would now call for any bathroom repair needs. Call him!!!
- Maggie M.
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The technician showed up on time (within the window allowed) and got right to work. He was careful with the things in my home and stripped the peeling prior-refinishing off the clawfoot quickly. He answered my questions and only had two very small flaws in the refinishing (I'm extremely particular - I doubt anyone else would have ever noticed)....More /> It was a painless process from start to finish.
- Kathleen F.
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Due to the lack of response and no show, we contacted 3 other vendors for our bathroom and came back with 3 estimates that were considerably lower than
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's. We chose and scheduled a contractor on Angie's List and will see how it goes.
- Kristin K.

All Bathtub Refinishers in Decatur, AL

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Alabama Re-Bath

3411 Lorna Ln
Birmingham

AMERICAN BATHTUB REFINISHERS

211 WINSLOW DR
Athens

Bath Fitter

1398-B Jordan Rd
Huntsville

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north
Birmingham

Coy's Enterprise

7288 County Road 87
Moulton

Dream Baths Of Alabama

251 Old Prattville Rd
Millbrook

Get A Grip Of Northern Alabama

2515 Galahad SE Dr
Huntsville

Itz Done Service

2607 Newby Rd SW
Huntsville

JOHN TATE REAL ESTATE & CONSTR

502 REDBUD DR NW
Huntsville

Long Brother Roofing & Renovation

3440 Valley Ave SW
Decatur

MADISON FLOORING SPECIALIST

113 LARK LN
Harvest

Madison Plumbing Service

1060 Balch Rd
Madison

New Look Tubs

3616 Crestmore Ave Nw
Huntsville

NewBath Alabama

102F Penser Blvd
Millbrook

Precision Enterprise

PO Box 617
Meridianville

Remembrance13 Designers

27 Water Tank Rd
Union Grove

SUNRAY REMODELING AND CONSTRUCTION

2005 Virginia Blvd NW
Huntsville

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