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"It was a very positive experience. It was very easy to set up appointments. I had to reschedule once and the representative worked with me to find a date. I was" provided information regarding the process and what to expect. I also received information about preparation. On the day of service, I received a call ahead of time to let me know they were on their way. Upon arrival, the worker once again explained the process. He set up an air handling system to send the dust from the sanding to the outside. This was very helpful. There was a bad smell during the process but it went away quickly. The worker was very professional After finishing, I received information about care of the tub to maintain the surface. Later I received an email with a 5-year warranty and reminder about how to clean and what to use. I was very pleased with the final product. I now have a shiny white tub.

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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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Is it better to purchase a new bathtub or refinish your existing one? One highly rated provider breaks down the options and the answer may surprise you.

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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 Gastonia

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They did an excellent job. The tub was worn, rusted & dirty. The tile walls were tarnished & had newspaper print stuck on tiles. The tub & walls look brand new. The tub has a rough no slip surface & the tile walls look like new tile. The surrounding areas around tub & tile areas were grouted.
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, the owner, was very professional & polite & even made a follow up call to fix a chip I caused. I would highly recommend this company & I will use them in the future on another of my rentals.
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was the technician. He arrived punctually and was very pleasant. The contact people I talked with very also very pleasant and helpful. The tub looks beautiful. I am very pleased with the results. I had an ugly green tub and now I have a great white one. It looks like a new tub.



I received detailed directions for the care and maintenance of the tub. I will recommend this company to my friends.
I would recommend that if you have a drippy faucet that you take care of that problem before the
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. I did not and my tub had to be done over ( at no extra expense to me).


- Mary S.
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I had an older cast iron tub that I didn't want to get rid of so I called
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. We had used him previously for another tub and was anxious to use his services again. Needless to say the tub came out fantastic! The finish was perfect. Nice and smooth with no drips. We had this done back in
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2014 and yesterday I emailed
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because it looked like the paint on the grip surface of the floor was chipping.
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emailed me back within minutes and scheduled to come out to the house today. The good news was that it was simply a light film of soap scum. I had been worried about using too much force while cleaning but
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assured me of the durability of the finish plus the three year warranty. He cleaned the entire tub and I was more than happy to tip him for his time.
I rarely have come across a company with such a great product and customer service. I would highly recommend
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to anyone looking to refurbish an old tub as its well worth it.
- Paul C.
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Prepped surfaces carefully, mixed colors to match existing surfaces, made a strong effort to contain fumes to the work area, took his time, and left the bathrooms clean and neat.
The only remaining question is how long refinished surfaces will last; time will tell.
- Linda S.
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gave us an estimate, helped us select the right color to refinish our bathtub, arrived on time and did a fabulous job. He pulled out all of the old caulk, created a slip free floor on the tub and re caulked. Just perfect and no additional charge. We would highly recommend him. A++
- Jack R.
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We used
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about three years ago to resurface two bathrooms in a rental unit. We have been very pleased with their work and the way the surface has held up. So when we decided to re-do bathrooms at our house we decided to use them to resurface in two of our three bathrooms. Their work is excellent, and both bathrooms look like new. People who use this process need to remember to clean only with non-abrasive cleaners and nothing caustic. Both in our house and in the rental unit we did a mix of solid color surface (white or beige) and a stone look for some countertops. Turned out very well. The
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representatives were professional, arrived when scheduled, and completed the job in the time frame scheduled. We would use them again. We have seen other examples of re-surfacing that didn't turn out as well and did not hold up under use.
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seems to have the right process!
- Nina Kay C.
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did a great job refinishing our bathtub and tile. The whole process took about 5 hours.
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was on-time and was willing to work around our schedule. I highly recommend him.
- Jason G.
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The owner very prompt and professional. Responded quickly to my inquiry, described the work involved and, once we agreed on a day and time, he was here and ready to work. He said it would take about 4 hours and it did. Once completed, since I was unable to come by right away, he sent me before and after photos by cell phone, looked great. He provided all warranties and documents by email right after our phone conversation. All work was done well and as described, he re-caulked all areas around the base and tube enclosure professionally; I couldn't be more satisfied with the work, responsiveness and price. It is clear the owner takes pride in his craft.
- GERALD V.

All Bathtub Refinishers in Gastonia, NC

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A Touch of Glass

4453 E Hwy 27
Iron Station

A&B Pressure washing

9323 Bonnie Briar Cir
Charlotte

Ace Tile & Floor Design Inc.

5813 Hwy 74 W
Indian Trail

ADVANCED RESURFACING SYSTEMS

2207 HEATHER GLENN LN
Charlotte

AMAYA GLAZE CO INC

PO BOX 2161
Shelby

BATHCREST OF CHARLOTTE LLC

PO Box 668333
Charlotte

Cahaba Scapes

2130 11th avenue north

Carolina Home Remodeling

372 Cromptom St
Charlotte

Carolinas Home Pros

6135 Park S Dr
Charlotte

Case Remodeling of Charlotte

2306 Dunavant St
Charlotte

Classic Tub Refinishing & Repair

354 W Burton Rd.
Thomasville

Dabney's Construction

2111 flat creek rd

ELITE TEAM REALTY

756 TYVOLA RD
Charlotte

FDC Construction

P.O Box 470888
Charlotte

Fiberglaze

11115 Harrisburg Rd
Charlotte

Fireplace & Granite Distributors Inc

1146 Biscayne Dr.
Concord

GlazePro

476 Blackberry Inn Rd.
Weaverville

Graham's Roofing

1890 Sandle Brook Rd.

GRANITE TRANSFORMATIONS

PO Box 680817
Charlotte

Holloway Remodeling Inc

3601 Hope Marian St
Gastonia

J J'S CONSTRUCTION CO

1480 Rockwell Rd./PO Box 400
Rockwell

J&P Enterprises

4945 Wrenn Dr
Denver

Kitchen Solvers

1385 Balls Creek Rd
Claremont

Kitchen Tune-Up

10717 Persimmon Creek Dr
Charlotte

KJ Natural Stones LLC

3216 Spottswood St Suite 111
Raleigh

Laying It Down Inc.

P.O. Box 690544
Charlotte

MBA Construction Corp

101 Julia Dr
Lincolnton

Miracle Method of Charlotte

4301 Stuart Andrews Blvd
Charlotte

Montrose Construction Inc.

10602 Bailey Rd
Cornelius

NEW CREATION TILE & MARBLE INC

PO BOX 3047
Matthews

Norman-Wylie Marine

15105 John J Delaney Dr
Charlotte

Ohm Glass & Showers Inc

10404 Granite St
Charlotte

ONE WAY Healthcare Solutions

2116 Pital Ct.
Charlotte

Parise Custom Cabinets

2400 Woodbridge Dr # A
Gastonia

PORCELAIN RESTORATION & BRASS

5023 WILKINSON BLVD
Charlotte

premier improvements

1564 brookbend ct

PREMIER REFINISHING INC

3709 Scott Futrell Dr
Charlotte

Steam Cleaning Systems

10338 Creswell Ct
Charlotte

Superior Homes Improvements

8443 redding glen ave
Charlotte

SURFACE SPECIALIST OF CHARLOTTE

621 STALLINGS RD.
Matthews

THE GROUT DOCTOR

12115 Windfall Place
Pineville

Tile Renovations by Mr D

9207 Greenheather Dr
Huntersville

Two Old Guys Handyman Service Inc

323 Johnson St
Mount Holly

Vernon's Can Do

5414 Unionville
Monroe

Wainscott Tile & Marble

1023 Kensrowe Ln
Matthews

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