We refinish bathtubs.
This is not putting a mask on top of your existing tub to hide the problems, but repairing any damage and then applying a new surface to it. You can recolor your tub without having to buy a new one. For more details, see Tubs below.
We refinish and regrout tile.
We repair any damage to the tile (wall or floor), apply a new surface, and re-grout as needed. You can change the color of your entire bathroom for a fraction of the price — and work! — of re-tiling. For more details, see Tile below.
We install shower and tub grab bars.
Step in and out of your tub and shower stall easily and safely.
We add a tile floor safety treatment.
This subtle etching makes your tile floor less slippery — for floors, showers, and tubs — so you’re less likely to fall and get hurt. For more details, see Friction below.
We offer concrete and cement floor treatments.
Our special durable coatings make your garage, basement, and patio flooring easy to keep clean.
All possible care is taken to protect your home. The appropriate hardware is removed from your tub, existing caulking is removed, and the preparation begins. The surfaces to be refinished are chemically cleaned and then etched with a mild acid. All chips, cracks and related repairs are completed (unless otherwise discussed). The surface is sanded and then made as dust free as possible. Unlike many other companies, we mask the entire room prior to the spray process for maximum protection.
The first material applied is an acid based adhesive coat. This is the perfect bonding agent for the glaze finish, the finest synthetic porcelain product available today. The color you select is then catalyzed and applied.
The most commonly asked question is “how many coats are used?” The number of coats is not that important; it’s the quality of material and the preparation before it’s applied that’s essential.
For the average tub we use approximately three-quarters of a quart of material, producing an extremely hard, shiny, durable and long lasting finish with a realistic life expectancy of eight to fifteen years. When the process is complete and the acrylic urethane has “skin cured,” the room is unmasked and the tub is recaulked. The entire process takes about three to five hours for a tub. The resurfaced area must cure for an average of 24 hours prior to use.
The only way that you will know we were there is that your refinished surface will look as new as technologically possible.
The same process that applies to tubs applies to wall tile. However, normally the process takes an additional day of preparation and an additional day of set-up.
Day one consists of prepping and regrouting.
Day two is curing time, needed to allow for proper drying of the grout. (Some other companies claim they can do this process in one day. However, the moisture in the grout, if not allowed proper cure time, can cause a “weak spot” in the bonding process resulting in adhesion failure.)
Day three is product application in the color you select, and we clean up the room.
The next 24 hours is cure time.
Regarding wall tile: please keep in mind that as a general rule, wallpaper and painted surfaces cannot be salvaged. For optimum results, vanity, sink, commode, and other fixtures should be removed from the room before we arrive. We can also make arrangements to have your bathroom repainted after we are done the refinishing of your wall tile, if you would like, for an additional charge.
Wet tile floors can be an accident waiting to happen. Friction: Tile Floor Safety Treatment (FTFST) is designed to help eliminate this painful, costly, bone-breaking, and potentially deadly problem.
FTFST borrows a technology from the computer chip manufacturing industry: micro-etching. By micro-etching just the very top surface of the tile (or tub), you are actually increasing the surface area of the substrate that will be in contact with your feet. The treated surface normally looks the same to the naked eye, but if you would put it under a microscope you would now see millions of peaks and valleys where the micro silica surface once was. When your foot makes contact with the wet tile surface now, the water can be evacuated and the bare foot or shoe almost feels like it has formed a “suction” to the floor.
This one-time treatment system works on most ceramic and porcelain floor tiles, shower stall tile floors, bathroom tile floors, and tubs for both commercial and residential properties. Results may vary from floor to floor, but in general an increase of just 0.2 in the Coefficient Of Friction (COF, which is the measurement for slip-resistance) over the A.D.A. guideline minimum of 0.6 will decrease the risk of slipping by an estimated factor of over ten million!
Who should use FTFST? Anyone and everyone. Homeowners who want to protect themselves and their elderly loved ones from injury. Hotels, bars, fitness clubs, restaurants, and senior care facilities. Anyone with a tile floor who wants to reduce the chances of injury, a workman’s comp claim, or lawsuits from a slip-and-fall accident.
Remember, no one can make a floor “slip proof.” But you can make it safer. Call today and ask us about a free estimate for Friction: Tile Floor Safety Treatment in your home or business.