Ludlow Bathtub Refinishers

in Ludlow, MA

18
Bathtub Refinishers are
in Ludlow

6
Bathtub Refinishers in Ludlow
are top rated

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Rated by
Gregg S.
"First, the owner
contacted me immediately after my message on Angie's list. After I texted him a picture he quoted me the price and set up the appointment." Clay arrived on time and got straight to work. Did an amazing job! Would definitely call again! Prompt, professional and quality work-what more is there?
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Harold U.
"This was the ideal experience. They were very reasonable with prices and were able to give me an estimate immediately. Ram has everything ready on his iPad even photos of past work." I absolutely love how the kitchen turned out! They were also super easy and quick when it came to communication. During the kitchen remodel, I went through a family crisis and they really went above and beyond to help me keep the project going and to get it still done on time. Where else do you find that kind of service? I really cannot recommend them enough and will be using them again! If you go with
, you are in good hands.
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Rated by
Paula J.
"The front office staff was extremely helpful and easy to work with in terms of scheduling in a hurry.
arrived early and worked diligently without a break. "
was extremely helpful in answering questions, especially when explaining why the process was so noisy. The work was done in 1.5 days and it helped to air out the room, per
's suggestion. The shower looked fabulous and even better than before because we changed the color. After a few days we noticed that a crack reappeared. I called the office right away because they have a generous warranty.
was able to come back out the next day and worked on the repair. I would definitely use
again if needed!

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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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Angie's Answers

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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 Ludlow

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, who scheduled the appointment, was friendly and professional.
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did an amazing job clearing the clog and repairing the broken pipe. They were able to come out the same day that I called. I would definitely use them again!
- Kate R.
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The tub was peeling - they sanded it down and refinished it to almost new. I say almost because you can see a slight indentation where the repair was done, but only in certain light. Also, I would have preferred that the drain hardware be removed and relaced after
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. But those things aside, they were very professional, timely, and did a good job. It's been 4 months and no issues.
- Melissa D.
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It started out quite well, with covering the tub shower. But I noticed a tiny crack, and they had to cover the whole thing again. Then their rep kindly offered to help me pick out floors, vanities, faucets, and light fixtures if I would redo both bathrooms with
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. He was very helpful up to a point. The installation left a
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of white grit on every surface in our master bedroom. When I mentioned this, they cleaned it up the next day. The new shower door was too narrow for a normal- size adult to pass through straight-ahead, and had to be removed. (The old shower door was fine.). Both showers have noticeably reduced water pressure, even after the restrictors were removed, for which I was given conflicting explanations. Problems with the stall shower floor and both sink faucets, as well as some caulking, required return visits. I was just trying to get everything done right in the first place. The rep turned on me and tried to make it sound like I was demanding too much and they were doing me a big favor. The handheld shower head in the stall shower still falls out of its
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all the time, sometimes hitting me. The master sink still won't hold water. The rep's last email to me was so abusive, saying he will not help me any further, I'll have to go through the main office for warranty service, that I'm afraid to ask for any more corrections. Be prepared that a
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installation will emit a chemical odor for an entire week. It was lucky it was summer, as I had to keep each bathroom window wide open, with a floor fan going and the door closed for a week to get rid of the smell.
- Gillian P.
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haven't started the process yet but was so pleased to have someone answer the phone and show up as planned all on the same day! knowledgeable and professional were my first impressions, looking forward to continuing working with him!
- Cynthia S.
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I had this done before years ago with a different provider with excellent results, this time it came out grainy and messy around drain. It looks better than the drab grey and the owner did come out and try to fix it, but it didn't really help.

Overall better than before but wish it looked smoother.


- Sue T.
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The handymen,
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and Sung were polite and professional. They did a great job repairing several bathrooms- caulking and replacing grout in showers and bathroom floors. They were also able to remove a cat door from two of our doors. They did an excellent job of filling the holes with wood, sanding, and repainting so you now can't even tell there were cat door cutouts at one time on those doors.
- Sarah U.
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My problem with
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is that the finish on the tub was done improperly and came off within a month. I called the franchise and found out they went out of business. The other local franchise which I believe is listed here could not help me.
The parent company did not stand behind the work and I lost my money. We ended up tearing out the tub and putting a new shower in.
- Jane F.

All Bathtub Refinishers in Ludlow, MA

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Bath Fitter

1175 Bernardston Rd
Greenfield

Bathcrest of Western Mass

West Springfield

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Centennial Construction Co.

11 Kenwood Park
Springfield

CHARISTA CONSTRUCTION INC

38 HARKNESS AVE
East Longmeadow

HOME DEPOT INC

179 DAGGETT DR
West Springfield

Just Bathrooms

42 Brainard Rd
Wilbraham

Oasis Shower Doors

646 SPRINGFIELD ST.
Feeding Hills

ReBath

6 French King Hwy
Greenfield

The Renovator's Supply Inc

1 River St
Millers Falls

Tub Guru of New England

331 Charlestown Meadows Dr
Westborough

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