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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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Acrylic bathtub surrounds are a great, cost-effective option to cover the walls around your tub.

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Bathtub Refinishing & Liners

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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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 Harrisburg

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I bought my house about 5 years ago and recently I started to notice issues with the tub. After researching it a bit on my own I realized water was getting between the old cast iron tub and the tub lining/molding that had been placed over top of it. I called around and settled on Bath Fitters because of their professional looking website and because they were local.
My issue seemed serious because a plumber I had called earlier said I would probably need my old tub fitting cut out and a new one placed it. I explained all of this to the support agent on the phone at
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. An estimator came out and once he looked at my tub he said, "That looks like our tub..." The estimator was then able to verify that my tub was actually installed by them 11 years ago under the previous owner. He then figured out that the previous owner replaced the caulking and did a very poor job of it which caused water to get behind it.
Besides all of those issues, 11 years ago, new owner,
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with the installation, Bath Fitters felt it was still just a service call and they fixed it all for free! I was completely stunned. I had felt this issue was going to cost me a ton of money and time but in less than a full day they diagnosed the issue, setup a service call, the technician came out, drained and sealed my floating tub, and they did it all for free.
I highly recommend them to anyone after this because this support has been unparallelled.
- Timothy C.
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It was very had to get to this Company but after about two weeks
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finally called me home. He gave me a
price over the phone and told me if has to drive to my home we might as well talk price before he came. He Company
was aware of the scratch at the top as I showed it to
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.
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looked at the tub and the scratch. He looked
at the tub and said this happens to fiber glass over a period of years.
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told me the floor would have a different service
as he was going to put support on the floor containing a different design, the area where you have safety
issues. After
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left with his $655.00, I was told not to use the tub for 24 hours, then to use cold water to wash the
sides and floor. The bathroom was so hot, the house smelled of the stuff they use and we didn't use the tub for 48 hours.
We noticed the flooring seemed to be damaged, one tile where
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would have had his knees. When I observed him he
had thick knee pads on. Upon using the tub we discovered no safety flooring was applied, anyone using the tub has to enter
and exit with extreme caution. Being 75 years of age I had to be extremely careful. As of this day the floor is the same. The
crack was never attended to and I didn't bring the floor issue to
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's attention because he had told me to never use
anything on the floor as this would ruin the flooring. OUR REAL ISSUE STARTED WHEN THE FLOORING SHOWED SIGNS OF
PEALING AND COMING OFF THE FLOOR. IT TOOK
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FIVE OR SIX DAYS TO RETURN TO OUR HOUSE. HE FOUND
FOUR TILES IN THE SAME CONDITION ONLY THE OTHER THREE WERE NOT STANDING UP.
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CALLED HIS BOSS
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AND WAS TOLD WE DAMAGED THE FLOOR AND SIGNED OFF EVERYTHING WAS OKAY.
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TOLD ME
TO READ THE BACK OF THE CONTRACT, THEN LEFT THE HOUSE. THE BACK OF THE CONTRACT IS
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. I DID SIGN
THE FRONT OF THE PAGE WHICH STATES "REPAIRS HAVE BEEN COMPLETED TO MY SATISFACTION". I WAS TOLD TO CONTACT MR.
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BUT I ALREADY KNEW HIS OPINION. FIGHTING IS NOT MY STYLE, TELLING OTHER CUSTOMERS
WHAT TO WATCH FOR WAS EASIER. So, in closing, left with a bathroom floor that has to be replaced and a tub one could
break a hip in. And why would I destroy my floor causing myself another bill???????????????
- gary G.
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Back in 2011, we had tub refinished and all went well at that time, we were given a 5 year warranty on peeling. We called them to ask them to come look at the area around the drain (April 2013). We are still waiting for them to come. They said they would call us a couple days in advance when they would have someone in the area to look at it. That was fine with us, but they ended up calling the night before and we happened to not be home so they didn't come. They have done no follow up with us and have never again contacted us. The drain area around our tub continues to peel. Although the original job was done nicely and seemed good, they are not very good at the follow up.


- John N.
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Overall, I'm very happy with the work. Everyone from Bathfitter was very thorough, starting with the sales representative that gave me the estimate. He went through all the options and explained the entire process of what would happen. I felt very informed.
Scheduling was very easy and they took care of acquiring all the necessary permits from the city. Any time I called with a question, they were quick to get back to me and were very helpful.
The installer was wonderful! He covered all my carpets from the front door to the bathroom and did an incredible job. When he was finished, he went over everything with me and made sure that I was completely satisfied.
The price seemed a little high, but you get what you pay for and I'm incredibly happy with the finished product. I would definitely use Bathfitter again!
- Catherine S.
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He showed up on time and was ready to work. I had a few questions for him and he had no problem with answering them. He was complete with in a couple of hours. looks great.
- patrick K.
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Ed arrived a few minutes early which is nice to see. after the introductions were complete, he started by laying out dropcloths for all his gear. He was working on the tub in no time flat and before you know it, he was done. Ed is very professional and cares about his job.
- patrick K.

Bathtub Refinishers in Harrisburg

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AC Plumbing & Heating, Inc.

897 Pine Grove Rd
Fredericksburg

America's Choice Remodeling

3050 C Canby Street
Harrisburg

AMERICAN COUNTERTOP EXPERTS

2218 CUMBERLAND ST
Lebanon

Bahret Church Interiors, Inc.

135 North Fairview Ave
Harrisburg

Bath Fitter

542 Industrial Drive
Lewisberry

BATHTECH RESURFACING SOLUTIONS

992 HERMOSA AVE
Lancaster

City Consolidated

2001 Willow Street Pike
Lancaster

Covert's Painting

478 Eshelman Street
Highspire

Craig Layton Home Improvements

807 Pheasent Road
Harrisburg

Creation Services Group

90 Aberdeen Rd
York

Custom Design Home Improvements

650 N. Middleton RD
Carlisle

Empire Today - Baltimore

1879 Lamonte Avenue

Gallo Services LLC

659 Hamilton st.
Carlisle

GP Derr Refinishing

307 N 24th St
Camp Hill

Guardian Plumbing LLC

830 Rudytown Rd
New Cumberland

Integrity Construction

1550 E Pleasant Valley Blvd
Altoona

Interiors by Tomorrow's Floors

555 Paddletown Road
Etters

morret construction

2 albert lane

Mosher Services

100 Holbrook St
Harrisburg

PA Home Solutions

1301 Colonial Club Dr
Harrisburg

R.R.Construction

545 estelle dr
Lancaster

Re-Bath & More

245 Centerville Road, Ste 4
Lancaster

Remodels by Shay

1101 Stoney Creek Rd
Dauphin

Rolyn Companies

7 Crozerville Road
Aston

Solid Surface by Bebko

780 Eden Rd
Lancaster

Supertubs

1801 Garber Ln
Dauphin

Taylor Contracting

19 Burns RD
Spring Grove

THE BATHTUB DOCTOR

2592 RIVER RD
Bainbridge

Urech Contracting LLC

27813 Elmdale St

WAYNE S LESHER IV Inc

8396 Spring Rd
New Bloomfield

West Shore Window & Door

5024 Simpson Ferry Rd
Mechanicsburg

Your Remodeling Guys

3679 Concord Rd
York

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