Porcelain bathtubs are still the most common types of bathtubs found in homes built before the 1970s. Furthermore, secondary bathrooms, whether in new or older homes, typically have at least one porcelain bathtub installed. The base for a porcelain bathtub can be either steel or cast iron. The porcelain itself is baked on ("enameling" the metal) during the manufacturing process.
The difference between a steel and cast iron tub is this: Steel-based tubs are narrower, lighter in weight, and more shallow than the nicer old deep and wide cast iron tubs (which also help to keep your tub water warmer longer). Click on any image below to enlarge for easier viewing.
If your porcelain bathtub is set in an alcove surrounded by 3 walls (the most common), we won't need measurements to give you a bid. However, if it is a clawfoot ("slipper") porcelain tub, we'll need measurements for the length of the tub, since sizes can range from 4-7 feet. When taking these measurements, do not dip down into the tub. Just measure straight across the tub from tip to tip.
With pictures and this measurement, we will be able to give you an accurate bid. The best pictures will include specific images of any damage (rust, chips, stains, cracks, pits), as well as an overall image of the tub so that I can see how it sits in the room.
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.