If you have an old bathtub and are concerned about the expense of replacing it, bathtub resurfacing, also known as bathtub reglazing or surface restoration, can restore your tub to its former sheen without having to tear apart your bathroom and go to the expense of getting a new tub. Bathtub resurfacing can be done with a variety of compounds, including epoxies, urethanes, or polymers and be applied in a variety of ways, like being rolled or brushed on, depending on the style of tub you have or your personal preferences. Bathtubs generally have long lifespans and are difficult to truly wear out, so bathtub resurfacing could be all your tub needs.
The famous town of Bath, England, where the world famous Roman baths are, did a lot to introduce bathing in the western world and to push people to create the modern home bath. Now, instead of being a public affair as it was in Roman times, bathing is something done at home in private in your own tub. Having a properly finished bathtub is not just about aesthetics, but safety as well. Around two thirds of bathroom injuries happen in the tub or shower, so ensuring that your tub or shower is properly finished can help you avoid slip and fall injuries. People in New Mexico and Wyoming drown in their tubs three times more than people in the rest of the US. A safe tub is a key to a safe home.
Bathtub resurfacing techniques can also be applied to other, similar surfaces. Countertop resurfacing can be used to restore your kitchen, bathroom, and other countertops so that they look much better and newer without going through the trouble and expense of removing and replacing them. Many things in your home will last a long time as long as they are properly cared for, and bathtub resurfacing and countertop resurfacing can help them last longer.