Fixture Type ⇔ SHOWER FLOORS
If the walls of your shower look good, but the floor you stand on looks really bad, we can refinish just the shower floor without having to refinish the shower walls (as long as the floor and the walls are separated by a caulk line, indicating that the shower and floor are not a one-piece unit). When sending pictures of your shower floor, please include the measurements, which usually range from 3x3 to 3x5.
Our standard color is white or off-white, but if you want another color, choose from our solid color finishes, as we can special order ($125) our refinishing process in any of these colors. We do not refinish in dark colors because even in the semi-sterile environment we try to create, there are still minute dust particles that float through the air that can be seen on a dark surface.
If you don't need a special color and are just trying to match the color of an existing toilet or countertop that is some variation of white or off-white, Jim has a great eye for color and can tint the pure white color he starts off with to get close to the color you're trying to match.
Please note that fiberglass and acrylic shower floors, especially those that have been refinished before, sometimes get "hairy" - or fibrous - after prepping them for refinishing. When this happens, you may be able to see some small fibers or feel the texture of them after refinishing, but the refinished floor will still look great. If you put a magnifying glass to it, you may be able to see some fibers, however it doesn't affect the integrity of the refinishing in any way.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are planning on replacing your shower doors, the time for refinishing is after the doors are removed and before the new doors are installed, so please allow this time when scheduling.
ANOTHER IMPORTANT NOTE: We do not refinish shower floors that are tiled. The reason is because it's the nature of a shower pan to hold moisture, and that moisture can work its way up through the grout lines and eventually cause the refinished surface to bubble and peel. Your workaround is to replace the floor.
Repair Work Prior to Refinishing
Discoloration on a shower floor doesn't usually indicate damage (like it does in a porcelain bathtub). However, a crack in a shower floor does constitute damage. If the crack is small and not causing a leak, the repair will be fairly simple, and is included in the cost. However, if the crack is large or water is leaking through it, the repair process is much more involved, and can add up to $250 in additional repairs. That's because cracks like this are usually indicative of and caused by an underlying problem. Either the floor was not supported properly when the pan was installed, or perhaps the house has shifted.
In any case, the only way to try to support it from underneath is to drill one or more small holes in the surface and use a Froth Pak (a 2-piece insulation and sealant product) to fill up as much of the cavity beneath the damage as possible. We of course, cannot guarantee the failed area won't crack out again at some point in the future, because the underlying cause has not been addressed. Having said that, we've only seen a handful of failures over the past 4 decades, so it's a good alternative to try to avoid replacement.
More About REPAIRS
Please note that our warranty is specifically related to the two things under our control: workmanship and product defects. We do not guarantee that rust, cracks, or holes won't reappear later in a shower floor if the underlying source of the damage (possibly a house shift, improper initial installation, water leak, or previous damage to the same area) has not been corrected.
Our service areas extend to most of the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex. Jim's home base is Colleyville, so he generally services the cities of Argyle, Bedford, Carrollton, Colleyville, Coppell, Euless, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Grapevine, Haltom City, Haslet, Hurst, Justin, Keller, Lewisville, Northlake, North Richland Hills, Richland Hills, Roanoke, Saginaw, Southlake, Trophy Club, Watauga, and Westlake.
David's home base is Dallas, so he generally services the cities of Arlington, Cedar Hill, Dallas, DeSoto, Duncanville, Farmers Branch, Garland, Grand Prairie, Hutchins, Irving, Lancaster, Mesquite, Plano, Richardson, and Rowlett. These cities indicate our maximum travel range. Outside of these areas an additional travel charge would apply, or if Jim and David crossed areas.
Call Debbie at 817.305.0300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you're unsure whether we travel to your area without an additional travel charge, which generally ranges from $25-$50 per day.