You probably inherited your bathroom when you bought your house. The color of the tile may not reflect your taste or current décor. During your refinishing project, you can have a brand new color applied to your tile and grout. No need to replace anything! Plus the resealing that finishes your job protects the surfaces from mold and mildew for years.
The surface of your tub may have become dulled and scratched over the years, letting dirt accumulate. Your tub can be restored to a clean, high gloss appearance in just 1 day.
Another reason to refinish your tub is the issue of lead in bathtubs. This drew the attention of ABC News more than 14 years ago, when a Good Morning America segment focused on a Massachusetts couple who had exhausted all potential sources of the lead that was turning up in their daughter’s bloodstream during routine medical tests. Eventually they tested the home’s old bathtub and found the tub where they bathed their daughter was leeching lead. “Old tubs are also a typical source but it’s one that is still unfortunately overlooked.” Quoted Marcia J. Stone , president and CEO of Hybrivet Systems Inc.
Most tub manufacturers stopped using lead in the enamel and glazing years ago but tubs made as recently as 15 to 20 years ago typically contain lead that can leech as the glazing wears away.