Tile Repair Bathtub Refinishing Boise

Tile Repair Bathtub Refinishing Boise

Refinishing Outdoor Tile

Ceramic tile can be used outside, although it is not the first choice of many. It is highly water absorbent, giving it a low frost resistance. It is also more likely to become worn and chip easily. Refinish First can fix and refinish ceramic tiles that haven’t held up well to outside temperature changes.

Ceramic tiles usually carry a Porcelain Enamel Institute or PEI rating of 0 to 3, but can go up to a 5. These ratings indicate where the tile should be used depending on the level of foot traffic that certain area experiences.

  • Class 0: used where no foot traffic is anticipated; should only be used on walls for decoration such as backsplashes.
  • Class 1: used primarily for master bathroom floors where it is anticipated shoes will not be worn.
  • Class 2: used in main bathroom areas and bedrooms where slippers or soft-soled shoes will be present.
  • Class 3: used in light to moderate traffic areas; any area of the house, except heavy traffic areas such as the entry way and kitchen.
  • Class 4: used in areas where abrasive or dirt could be tracked; good for residential entry ways, kitchens, balconies and countertops.
  • Class 5: used in the heaviest traffic areas; suggested for residential, commercial and institutional flooring.

Because many types of ceramic tile have a relatively high water absorption rating, damage is to be expected over time. Refinish First can fix chips in tile and re-grout everything to make it look like new. They offer three standard, solid colors along with more than 30 stone accent finishes. Refinish First can also create almost any custom color desired.

Old, worn down tile is just days away from looking brand new with Refinish First. Contact them for a free estimate.

Beautify Your Beauty Salon

Whether updating a salon or starting a new salon using previously owned equipment, a great way to breathe new life into those old sinks and counters is by refinishing them. Starting and running a beauty salon can be very expensive. One way to cut down on these costs is to refinish those old countertops and sinks.

Let’s be honest, people judge a book by its cover. It’s no different when customers walk into a business. If your salon has old, dingy and chipped fixtures, customers might think that translates into an outdated hair cut or dye job. Instead of giving them the wrong impression, update your fixtures by refinishing them.

By refinishing instead of replacing, you’re cutting down on the time the salon would have to be closed during the renovation. The refinishing process takes less than a week to complete. They don’t need to tear anything apart, making clean up a breeze.

Because they aren’t tearing out the existing features it can save you up to 75 percent over the cost of replacement when you choose to refinish instead of replace. Refinishing can extend the life of your fixtures by up to 15 years or more with proper care and maintenance.

If you’ve been dreaming about updating your salon, but couldn’t afford brand new fixtures or closing during the renovation, look no further. Refinish First has many different surfaces to choose from to complement your salon or give it a whole new look.

Don’t own a salon? Next time you’re in for a trim take a look around. If the salon you use needs a refresh be sure to let them know about Refinish First. We always appreciate referrals!

Renew by Refinishing Sinks and Bathtubs

How often do you look into your kitchen sink or bathtub only to have the chipped spot be the first thing you notice? Whether the sink or tub is clean or dirty, the worn spot (or spots) draws your eye to the area in need of attention. Even though you have lovingly maintained your home, chipping occurs on porcelain, fiberglass, acrylic, tile or cultured stone. After a material chips, it grows and takes more and more attention (mostly away from what you want to be thinking about).

Why not give your kitchen or bathroom the makeover it needs? A great solution is resurfacing with Refinish First. If you want to change the color or texture, this is the perfect time. The image above shows a tub resurfaced to resemble stone. If you prefer a different finish, Refinish First can match almost any color. In addition to refinishing, why not repaint which dramatically improves rooms? With resurfacing and paint, in no time at all you can create a brand new room.

A new surface will improve the longevity of the tub, sink or shower by providing layers that hold up to constant wear. If you think you or someone else in your household could benefit from a slip resistant surface, then this is the perfect time to add a nonstick surface while the rest of the area is being improved. Everyone, especially children and the elderly, is vulnerable to surfaces that are slippery. In fact, most bathroom accidents are slips, which are easily avoided with the proper surface, or if needed, a walk-in tub. Refinish First has solutions for color, texture, accessibility and safety needs when it comes to bathrooms. Ask us for a free resurfacing estimate.

Let us help reinvigorate your bath or kitchen area.

Let Us Help Your Gym Look Like New

How is the locker room at your gym? Is it out of date and tired? Please tell the management about Refinish First.

Often gym owners and managers have so much on their minds that bathroom remodels are not on the top of the list. In fact, when they walk in the bathrooms, they might be distracted enough that they don’t even notice the broken tiles they walked over or cracked counters where they washed their hands. This is where you can help.

In this case, please let the owners know Refinish First can come in and refinish ceramic tile, laminate, Formica, Corian, Silestone and cultured marbled surfaces. Most surfaces can have their life extended with resurfacing.  In addition to extending the life and improving appearance, the new surface will be much more resilient to constant use. It is a great return on investment. Refinishing costs less than new construction, but provides a result that is as good as new.

At Refinish First we know many people do not pursue remodels because of the time and expense involved. But there are more reasons to choose Refinish First. We always cost less than normal remodeling projects because no demolition is involved. We typically repair and rebuild. As a result, less material is needed, which means it is less expensive. In addition to costing less than a full remodeling project, it is much faster. If it is a big enough project, additional staff are put on the job so that it can be completed quickly. We know time is money and want to and keep the business running as smoothly as possible during the refinishing process.

The best reason to update the gym is the fresh feeling it gives to the entire facility. Resurfacing injects spaces with a newness that everyone will enjoy. New, clean and bright are always in style. Let Refinish First know if your gym is a candidate for an update. We appreciate your referrals.

Yes, You can Refinish Tile Floors…and you should.

Tile Repair Bathtub Refinishing Boise

Does your bathroom tile floor drive you crazy? Every time you take a shower do you wish the dirty grout would go away or fix itself? Wouldn’t that be nice? Guess what, it is totally possible and we can make this wish come true.

It is really easy to refinish your floor and deal with all that is annoying. It is the perfect opportunity to address stains, mold, broken tile, elevation unevenness, cracks and colors that you want replaced. When you get a tile floor refinished, Refinish First comes in and takes care of all these challenges and final coatings.

The actual floor refinishing begins with a high tech coating application right over the existing tile. On top of this layer a hard acrylic coat is applied. You end up with a long lasting finish that is easy to clean and brand new. All the annoying grout lines are sealed up. Wahoo! All this and the process is far more economical than removing an existing floor.

Our most popular finishes are from a stone finish collection that features many attractive options. You’ll have the opportunity to select something that reflects a palette you like and works with existing elements. However, while your floor is being resurfaced, it’s the ideal time to refinish the tub and counter surfaces as well. Have Refinish First give you a free estimate to resurface any or all parts of your bathroom.

What are you doing with your backsplash

Many kitchen counters come with a backsplash of the same material as the counter. This is great for refinishing because of the consistency created. What if you have a tired counter and a dilapidated cracked backsplash? No problem. Refinish First can definitely address both situations. Contact Refinish First to get an estimate to refinish the counter along with repairing and refinishing the tile to match. Refinishing is far more affordable than replacing.

If you aren’t a fan of the current backsplash and want to try something new, there are many interesting options.

Tile is a great option because it is attractive and often affordable (if you steer clear of custom and gold plated tiles). Even better, there are a wide range of colors, shapes and textures. Throw in some of the interesting elements you can include between tiles and it becomes a visual point of interest that makes a big difference in a kitchen.

Ceramic is no longer the only material used for tile. It is possible get interesting glass and marble tiles that are installed in the same way as traditional tile, but reflect the uniqueness of their materials.

In addition to traditional ceramic tile, it is possible to use less traditional materials like cork (or wine corks), stainless, small river rock, ceiling tin, wallpaper and even reclaimed wood. Lots of options.

When choosing a backsplash, it is important to consider the color of the counters, cabinets and wall paint. The backsplash will make contact with all three of these parts of the kitchen and it is worth considering if you want them to blend, be slightly different or be on opposite ends of the spectrum.

Why You Should Consider Surface Refinishing

Surface refinishing is a fast and cost effective makeover alternative to replacing a bathtub, countertop or tile that is worn out, damaged, hard to clean, or simply the wrong color. You’ll save thousands of dollars and avoid days or even weeks of demolition mess and costly replacement.

What kind of repairs can you make?

Bathtub repair can be performed on many types of tubs including porcelain, fiberglass, acrylic or marble. We can even repair chips and cracks. Have your countertops been accidentally scorched or chipped by a sharp knife? We can fix that too! Tiles that have been chipped and missing grout can also be repaired before refinishing.

How long does it take?

A standard size bathtub, in reasonable condition, takes only 3 to 5 hours for Refinish First to refinish. The tub will typically be ready to use within 24 hours, or even sooner with our special curing procedures.

How long will the new finish last?

With proper care and maintenance, Refinish First refinishing can extend the useful life of your fixtures for up to 15-20 years or more. These finishes are designed to stand up to daily use and do not require special care.

Will the surface look painted?

The deep gloss of a Refinish First refinished bathtub resembles new porcelain.  A Refinish First refinished countertop resembles new laminate or natural stone depending on which Refinish First finish you select. Most people will have a difficult time telling any difference between a Refinish First refinished countertop and a newly installed laminate or solid surface countertop.

What makes Refinish Firsts refinishing process superior?

The combination of diligent preparation, our proprietary MM-4 bonding agent, advanced coatings and final detailing sets Refinish First apart from all other surface refinishers. The original surface is always completely cleaned and surface scratches and chips are filled and repaired. Next the surface is treated with MM-4, a unique proprietary bonding agent, which creates a molecular bond between the cleaned surface and the new coating. No other company uses all these steps and the one-of-a-kind MM-4 bonding agent. We offer superior adhesion, superior finish & feel, superior craftsmanship, superior service, superior reputation and track record, superior materials and superior procedures and techniques. Learn more about the Refinish First refinishing process on our website.

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