Welcome Back to Sharp Refinishing!
We are Jim and Debbie Sharp, the husband-and-wife team of Sharp Refinishing, a small family owned-and-operated bathtub refinishing and chip repair company officing out of Colleyville, Texas. Since 1980, we've been serving the bathtub refinishing and chip repair needs of the Dallas Fort Worth area and most of its surrounding cities including Arlington, Bedford, Benbrook, Carrollton, Colleyville, Coppell, Denton, Euless, Farmers Branch, Flower Mound, Frisco, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Haltom City, Highland Park, Highland Village, Hurst, Irving, Keller, Lewisville, Mansfield, North Richland Hills, Plano, Richardson, Richland Hills, Roanoke, Saginaw, Southlake, Trophy Club, University Park, Watauga, just to name a few. Although most of our work is residential and performed on-site in homes, we also do a fair amount of commercial work.
More than likely you have found our site through Yelp, Angie's List or a Google search. As consumers ourselves, we know how daunting it can be to try to choose a service company of any kind just based on a website, so to help set your mind at ease, please take the time to read a few of our testimonials, then call 817.305.0300 or email Debbie@SharpRefinishing.com to talk about your specific refinishing needs. We personally answer all phone calls, emails, and chat sessions, and look forward to serving you! Now look below at the Fixture and Surface categories to choose where you want to go from here.
*** CHOOSE A FIXTURE ***
Bathtubs fall into four categories: porcelain enameled over steel or cast iron, fiberglass, acrylic, and cultured marble.
In addition to that, bathtubs also vary by size and shape. Porcelain, fiberglass, and acrylic bathtubs are usually 5' rectangles, but can be larger.
Fiberglass tubs can even be part of a one-piece wall unit. Cultured marble bathtubs are always oversized and may be jetted.
There are two places in a home where countertops are found - the kitchen and the bathroom.
Bathroom countertops are usually made of tile or cultured marble. Kitchen countertops are usually made of formica, butcher block, or tile.
Because countertops get so much use and abuse, we exclusively use a MultiSpec finish - not a solid color - to refinish them. This finish hides a myriad of flaws and is very durable.
Shower floors get a lot more wear than the walls, so if your shower walls still look good, but the floor you stand on doesn't, we can refinish just the shower floor without having to refinish the shower walls.
We do not refinish tiled shower floors, because it's the nature of a shower pan to hold moisture, and that moisture can eventually work its way up through the grout lines causing the surface to bubble and peel.
Showers can be any size or shape, but generally measure around 70-120 square feet.
No matter what type of surface a shower is made of, whether cultured marble, fiberglass, acrylic, or tile, one of the best ways to upgrade and update the look of your bathroom is to have the shower refinished.
You can probably buy a new porcelain bathroom or kitchen sink for less than the cost of refinishing, so if your sink is a "drop-in" that can easily be removed from the top side, we recommend replacing it instead of having it refinished.
However, if your sink is an "undermount" set in granite or tile, refinishing will definitely be less expensive than tearing out the countertop.
We've been repairing chips, nicks, cuts, holes, burns, and cracks in bathtubs and sinks for homebuilders and homeowners across the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex for many years.
From hammers dropping into tubs, to soap dishes and towel bars falling off the wall, chips can happen in homes under construction, in homes just built, and in homes lived in for years. That's what chip repair is for!
*** CHOOSE A SURFACE ***
Acrylics have a smooth finish, offer good heat retention, and are non-porous, but the finish is also quite soft and can scratch easily.
Acrylics have little reinforcement and can feel flimsy. Over time, the bottoms can develop stress cracks. This is very common but inconvenient.
Cultured Marble is a man-made material that typically has a "swirly" look to the surface.
Cultured Marble also has a high-gloss finish and offers durability and resistance to stains, chipping, and abrasion.
Fiberglass is a type of resin material that is sprayed into the shape of a bathtub. It is lightweight and inexpensive, but it also has a low shine and typically does not have a smooth surface.
Fiberglass material is porous in nature, which means it has a tendency to absorb water. In addition to that, the surface is brittle, which makes it prone to stress cracks.
Until granite countertops became so popular, most kitchen countertops were made of formica, which is a a hard, durable, heat-resistant plastic laminate.
Refinishing kitchen countertops in a MultiSpec finish gives the appearance of granite without the high price tag.
The base for a porcelain enameled tub or sink is made of either steel or cast iron. The porcelain finish is baked on at the factory during manufacturing.
Cast iron tubs are generally found in homes built before the 1970s. Steel tubs are what builders typically install in today's homes.
There are typically two places in a home where tile is installed - the kitchen and the bathroom. In the kitchen, tile can be found on countertops and backsplashes. In the bathroom, tile can be on the walls surrounding a bathtub, on a countertop, or on the bathroom walls.
Our service areas extend to most of the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex including Arlington, Bedford, Benbrook, Carrollton, Colleyville, Coppell, Euless, Farmers Branch, Flower Mound, Frisco, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Haltom City, Hurst, Irving, Keller, Lewisville, Mansfield, North Richland Hills, Plano, Richardson, Richland Hills, Roanoke, Saginaw, Southlake, Trophy Club, University Park, Watauga, and many others.