Bath resurfacing- the eco-friendly way to renovate your bathroom.23rd January 2022
Does your bath look tired, old and worn – a little bit worse for wear or simply faded and overused? Do you constantly try to wipe away ‘dirty marks’ without real success? Enamel is porous, and after years of cleaning your bath, harsh detergents will eat away the enamel and coating, leaving the surface feeling rough and stippled because of the trapped dirt. Many of our clients refer to their baths as feeling like sitting on a piece of sandpaper! Not a pretty picture is it?
Some baths have chips, cracks and even holes from accidents involving a harmless accident with a dropped heavy item such as a spanner, pot plant, mirror or bathroom fixture in the bath.
If the above describes your bath or any version, stop and spend three minutes reading this blog.
Here are our top 6 reasons to resurface your bath – there are many – but we’re just dropping 6 here:
1. LESS TIME
If you’ve researched a bathroom renovation, you will know that this is one room in the house that can cause an untold headache for the homeowner or project manager. It can be messy, labour intensive and requires special attention – like a plumber, brickie and painter. Each spetheirrks at their speed and timelines, and your renovation project becomes a long-term rather than a quick makeover. Bath resurfacing, however, gives one’s bathroom a similar ‘newly renovated look’ without the long project timeline because there’s no removal and replacing; there’s no need to retile, rebrick and regrout.
2. LESS HASSLE AND MESS
Imagine having the plumber and their team as well as any subcontractors in your home banging and smashing and pulling up the old tiles, bricks and bath which then need to be removed to the nearest landfill where it will contribute to carbon emissions in’s lifetime unless repurposed by an environmentally friendly soul who rescues it off its eyesore throne. Now, if your plumber doesn’t remove rubble – you’ll have to organize for it to be removed – pain in the butt! By this stage, you have an average of 5 – 10 people marching through your home – talking, banging and mag a cacophony of noise. Your ears are bleeding, your eyes are watering, and you’re chewing grit from the fine dust wafting through the air.
With resurfacing – there is a 2 – 4 hour window where we will commandeer your bathroom. The only noises to be heard in the bathroom are – the scrapping of sandpaper on the bath as we prepare the bath and the spray pump as we spray primer and topcoat on the bath. Depending on the bathroom ventilation – you might hear our extractor removing all spray paint fumes and dust from the air.
Your bathroom will be released into your care within 4 hours maximum, with you promisexcellentto allow the good work done by our team to settle and da thought for a top quality finish.
There is no plumbing, retiling, brick work and painting required – the whole bathroom is renovated. Should you wish to resurface the tiles and other items in your bath- you might just add a few more hours to the projecindeede – but certainly not days or weeks.
3. EASIER TO KEEP CLEAN
Once your bath has reached a ripe old age and work won’t be easy will be difficult to keep clean. The coating will also be worn down to the 1st generation coating, giving the bath a faded and ‘thin’ look. It’s not a pretty look – we know, and the more you clean, the more you remove the coating – so it’s a catch-22 situation. You’re dammed if you do – and dammed if you don’t!
With resurfacing one can fix the ‘dirt issue’ immediately – leaving you with less cleaning and bending to do. It also means you can change your detergent from a harsh and heavy detergent to a softer and more gentle application – like dishwashing liquid, which we swear by.
4. ENVIRONMENTALLY FRIENDLY AND BETTER FOR THE WORLD.
You are saving the planet one bath at a time by choosing to have your bath resurfaced instead of replaced. When you choose to resurface, you are making a conscious choice to eliminate excess waste. No bath will be transported to a landfill. No materials and rubble will be rehauledransported to the dump. No damaged plumbing pipes and tiles will land on the curb for the horse and cart guys to remove – thus saving on landfill and carbon emissions.
5. REDUCTION OF LABOUR AND COST TO YOU
Both resurfacing is 75% cheaper than traditional bathroom renovation. You are working with savings on labour, time, materials and product. There is only one contracting team in the home, thus less delivery. Our team ultimately only sends out a maximum of two people per job unless the job involves resurfacing multiple baths in one venue.
While resurfacing a bath is less expensive, the finished product is certainly not less spectacular. The transformation of your bath is jaw-droppingly gorgeous and will level up your bathroom, adding value and price to your beautiful home.
6. REDUCES THE CHANCE OF DAMAGE IN THE HOME.
When you replace a bath, you risk unintentionally causing damage to other parts of your home. Removing the bath requires removing items the bath is built into or is attached to – such as walls (bricks, grouting), pipes, taps, drains etc.; once one has removed the old pipes – all the harsh cracks of time start truly showing themselves, and one ends up having to replace cracked and broken items – adding to the cost and drawing out the project longer than initially intended. The worries are endless – leaks, damage, accidents and spillage of acid, paint and drain cleaners – all somewhat problematic when spilt on a brand new surface.
Mistakes happen and to err is human – contractors – pushed for time are stressed and often make the mistake of dropping a heavy tool in the brand new bath – damaging it – resulting in the bath needs repairing and resurfacing anyway.
So, whether your bath is damaged, faded, chipped, outdated or just ugly, bath resurfacing is a quality, practical, cost-effective, environmentally friendly and quick solution to remember when considering taking on a bathroom renovation project for your improvement project. Suppose you’re looking for a team with over 30 years of experience in the industry. In that case, they can be trusted for their quality refinishing process and gives their customers over a five-year warranty – look no further than the team at www.betabaths.co.za. Contact Stephen Lambrick – business owner and operator of Beta Bathrooms, at firstname.lastname@example.org or +27 62 196 0680