Fixture Type ⇔ SHOWERS
Showers can be any size or shape, and can be made of fiberglass, acrylic, or cultured marble. Today's updated showers are usually made of tile or stone, so having a shower made of cultured marble, acrylic, or fiberglass can really date a bathroom. Refinishing to the rescue! Shower refinishing will instantly update the look of those old cultured marble, fiberglass, and acrylic showers - without tearing them out! To get you an estimate, we will need pictures and measurements for the length and width of the shower walls, as well as the dimensions of the shower floor.
PRICING: Although showers can be any size, they typically range between 70sf-120sf. To get a ballpark cost for refinishing a fiberglass, cultured marble, acrylic, or tile shower, multiply the square footage by $13.50. Pricing is based on a white or off-white finish, but if you want another color, you can choose from our solid color finishes, as we can special order ($75) our refinishing coating in any of these colors.
You'll notice there are no dark colors offered because we do not refinish in dark colors. That's 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 order color and are just trying to match the color to 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.
NOTE: If you are planning on replacing your shower doors, the time for refinishing is after the old doors have been removed and before the new doors are installed.
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 constitutes damage, and depending on the severity, repairs can range between $75-$250, or more.
If the crack is small and not causing a leak, the repair will be fairly simple, and will usually cost between $75-$125. However, if the crack is large or water is leaking through it, the repair process is much more involved. 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 try and fill up the cavity beneath the damage as much as possible. We of course, cannot guarantee the flawed area won't crack out again at some point in the future if the underlying cause of the damage has not been addressed. Having said that, we've only seen a handful of failures over the past 3 decades, so it's a good alternative to try to avoid replacement.
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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 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.
The TURNKEY Service Option
Part of the preparation before refinishing a shower includes (1) removing the caulk between the floor, walls, and door, and (2) protecting the surrounding area from overspray with paper and statically-charged plastic.
The day after refinishing, you have the option of removing this plastic/paper and re-caulking where necessary, or we can come back to do it for a return trip charge of $125. Although most homeowners can do these things, most still prefer that we do it so it is a turnkey project for them. It's totally up to you, but for scheduling purposes, we need to know if you want it, as it does require another day in our schedule.
Our service areas extend to most of the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex including Arlington, Bedford, Carrollton, Colleyville, Coppell, Dallas, Euless, Farmers Branch, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Haltom City, Hurst, Irving, Keller, Lewisville, North Richland Hills, Richland Hills, Roanoke, Southlake, Trophy Club, Watauga, and Westlake. These cities indicate our maximum travel range. Call Debbie at 817.305.0300 if you're unsure whether we travel to your area without an additional travel charge, which generally ranges from $75-$150 per day.