Resurfacing (reglazing,refinishing, refacing) is a proven method of renovating bathtubs, tile, sinks and countertops that has been around for 40 years. It involves spraying industrial strength, durable coatings. For years, it has been the well kept secret of professional designers, disaster restoration, home renovation pros, and hotel managers. But now, with the popularity of home improvement programs on TV, the residential homeowner has discovered the low cost, professional alternative to replacement.
Resurfacing bathtubs and tile offers you typical savings of 60-70% over the cost of replacement. If your bathtub is worn or damaged, you can't just pop it out of the wall and drop in a new one. Most tubs have a lip that runs the length of the tub where the tile and tub meet. The tile is laid over this lip to prevent water from getting behind the tile. Also the tub fits so snugly in its place that several rows of tile must be removed just to get it loose. If the tub is cast iron, it may need to be broken up with a sledge hammer just to make the pieces light and small enough to get out of the bathroom. The services of a plumber and tiler are usually necessary to reinstall the new tub, so this seemingly simple project can end up costing thousands and take weeks to complete. Call now for a free estimate!
95% of the bathtubs we've encountered have been good candidates for refinishing. Most tubs have been worn down from years of cleaning using powdered cleansers and scouring pads. While we were all raised using these cleansers, they were never a good idea for porcelain or enameled tubs. Repeated use causes the bathtub finish to become rough and porous, allowing soap and dirt to stick to it, making it even harder to get clean.
Your freshly refinished tub will be smooth and non-porous. Cleaning is easy with a mild cleanser and soft cloth. Powders and acidic cleaners should not be used, and will not be necessary as long as the tub is cleaned regularly. With regular care, resurfacing can add up to 15 years of life to a bathtub, and the process can be repeated as often as you like!
Absolute Tub & Tile Restoration LLC is a top Tampa bathtub refinishing company that offers a variety of excellent services for any of your needs. We take pride in our fantastic craftsmanship.
I had my tub repaired today by Darryl at Absolute and he did a fantastic job! I would highly recommend him if you need your tub repaired. He was on time and communicated with me to confirm our appointment. He shared with me the best and most affordable way to do the repair and as you can see by the pictures he did a fantastic job. I would use his services again and he is the only one I would call for this type of repair. Thank you Darryl.
- Jose Cruz. 7/27/2019
Could not believe the incredible transformation of my bathroom. Thank you Darryl Hunter for transforming my tub and tile. Looks like brand new.
- Jack State. 7/27/2019
Thank you Daryl for a very professional job—we will tell our friends.
- Joe Gliksman. 4/25/2019
Wow! The quality of work that was completed is amazing. It took my outdated bathroom which was almond in color and the tiles, tub and shower look brand new and better than ever before. I already have Daryl coming back out to do my 2nd bathroom tile and tub.
- Mike Jacobson. 3/19/2019
My 50s vintage tub was a mess with a crack and complete de-lamination of the original porcelain at the bottom of the tub. Rust had begun to work its way in and I was sure it was going to be a complete tear out of the vintage wall tile and tub. So I called Absolute to ask for an assessment. The owner, Mr Darryl Hunter said he could come the following week so we set a time and he even gave an estimate over the phone as if he knew what it would require without even seeing it. I was sure the price would change after he saw how bad the situation was.
The day before the appointment Mr Hunter called to confirm the job and showed up the next day on time and ready to rock. He explained the process and said it would take about four hours to complete. His attention to details like closing the front door each time he came and went, taking care to respect our hardwood floors when bringing in tools and equipment, masking bathroom surfaces, ventilating the bathroom and wearing proper respiration protection while applying the finish was noted. I let him do his thing and he completed the job as promised with no issues. His bill was exactly what he quoted with a handout sheet of care instructions and a warranty.
Be aware that the finished product requires 24 hours to to cure for light duty and will fully cure to its full durability in a few weeks. Also the coating has a strong odor which may bother some sensitive individuals. This is normal off gassing and can be remedied by leaving the vent fan on overnight and keeping the door closed which will create a negative pressure in the bathroom and remove all odors.
My final impression is that he has mastered the art of refinishing tubs and demonstrates a high level of confidence in his work. The cost of replacing the tub and the wall tile would have been upwards of $3500.00 so the cost of this refinish is well worth it.
I would recommend Absolute Tub and Tile Restoration to everyone and suggest they call Mr Hunter for a free consultation regarding his services.
- george lowry. 0/3/2019
Amazing quality and made sure we were safe and out of the house when the spraying was needed. Fast reliable and professional! Highly recommend!
- ksstore007 . 11/27/2018
Daryl was very friendly and informative, arrived on time , finished on schedule and did a fantastic job with my tub.
**** The process does smell but once finished, dissipates and looks beautiful.
- crystal coppi. 8/1/2018
Hired this company to come restore a tub at a house I am renting. The gentlemen (didn’t get his name) was extremely professional on the phone. Texted night before to confirm. Came to the job site right on time. Most importantly delivered on the finished product. Our Tub was a DISASTER. Once this guy was done it looked brand new. Very pleased and would certainly recommend to friends and family.
- Alex Rogers. 3/24/2018
Absolute did a great job resurfacing our very old tub. It looks like new. Darryl was prompt, professional, friendly and responsive. He left us with detailed information on caring for the tub so that the finish lasts a good long time. This was an easy, inexpensive solution to an unsightly problem we've been living with for too long. Definitely recommend Absolute Tub & Tile Restoration and would use again in a heartbeat.
- Lucy Griggs. 9/17/2017
Amazing Job. Provided a reminder text the evening prior. Had all the materials he needed. very quiet, very quick. The whole job took 3 1/2 hrs. Definitely recommend!!!
- Frank Rivas. 9/9/2017
Luv it! Darryl is a perfectionist. Super friendly, professional, and prompt!
- Nicole Alley. 4/23/2017
Our 30 year old tub looks great! nice professional job!
- Lenny Chew. 1/24/2017
Extremely happy with your bathtub restoration!
- Heather Dudney. 8/15/2016
I called Darryl based on a Google search. Checked the website and it described everything we needed. We were a little apprehensive with no references or knowledge of his work quality. To put it mildly, we were very happy with our choice and its outcome. He was everything you want in a vendor:
2. Did a great job.
3. Cleaned up his mess.
we now have a brand new looking tub with an excellent 3 year Warranty. Great job for a reasonable price. I highly recommend this company
- Ray C. 9/29/2015
I love my new tub! Mr Hunter was wonderful and he did a beautiful job. He left the bathroom cleaner than when he got there! He was very careful to cover everything up so no spray got on the walls or anywhere else. He was very nice and I felt very comfortable with him in my home. His prices are very reasonable. It was much cheaper to get the tub refinished then to try and buy another one or get a tub liner. The tub looks brand new. It sparkles! It also comes with a 3 year guarantee! He scheduled me in right away and worked very quickly. I never imagined I could have something looking so nice so fast! I am so happy! I highly recommend this business. Mr. Hunter is a true professional!