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Surface Type TILE

Most homes have at least one bathroom with a bathtub that has surrounding tile walls on three sides of the tub.  In older homes, particularly those built before the 70s, the wall tile could be the old vintage look of pink, green, yellow, or even blue tile.  If you don't want to keep those colors, there's no need to tear out the tile.  We can refinish the existing tile in some variation of white for a more updated look 🙂

Bathtub Tiled Surrounds

Refinishing vs. Deep Cleaning:  If you want to change the color of the tile surrounding your bathtub, refinishing is what you want.  However, if the tile just looks extremely dirty, especially around the grout lines, it doesn't necessarily mean that the tile needs to be refinished - it may only need a really deep clean!

But first, check the walls themselves.  If they still have integrity (meaning no loose tiles, no obvious water damage, evidenced by no "spongy" feel to the tiles when you press on them, and the grout is still firmly in place), we can deep clean them to make the entire surround look really clean again (this is not an ordinary type of clean that you can or would do).  So ask us about this option.  The cost to deep clean a standard 50sf surround (3 walls of tile that are 5 feet high) is $250.

Shower Floors

We cannot refinish TILED shower floors.  Why?  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 surface to bubble and peel. Your workaround is to replace the tiled shower floor if we are refinishing the wall tile in your shower.

If your shower floor is NOT tiled (in other words, it is made of fiberglass, acrylic, or cultured marble), we can refinish it.  To get a bid, please send pictures of your shower floor, and include the measurements, which usually range from 3x3 to 3x5.

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 bathtub surround, shower, or countertop 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.

Service Areas

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 debbie@sharprefinishing.com if you're unsure whether we travel to your area without an additional travel charge, which generally ranges from $25-$50 per day.