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.
Our standard color is white or off-white, but if you want a specific color and have the number and/or name of it, we can probably "special order" it from our manufacturer at an additional cost of $125. Please note that 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 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). If the crack is small and not causing a leak, the repair will be fairly simple. 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 repair cost. This kind of repair will involve trying to support the floor from underneath by drilling 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. That's because cracks like these are usually indicative of and caused by an underlying problem such as the floor not being properly supported when the pan was installed, or perhaps the house has shifted.
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.
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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.
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 [email protected] if you're unsure whether we travel to your area without an additional travel charge, which generally ranges from $25-$50 per day.