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Reglazing, refinishing, resurfacing
Reglazing, refinishing, and resurfacing are terms that are now used to mean the same thing. By applying substances to the surface of an already installed fixture, a new surface can be obtained that is an improvement over the original one that may be dull, discolored, or worn out from age and use.
Another aspect you want to consider is that we also fix things like chips, cracks, rust, and many other imperfections or even damage before applying the reglazing. All the work is done on-site, of course.
By reglazing, you can avoid replacement of the fixture and its useful life can be extended considerably AND it’s easy to clean.
Common applications: bathtubs and walls, sinks
Fiberglass feels and sounds like hollow “plastic” when you knock on it. It is a composite of several different materials cast in a single piece. It is versatile and can be used for many different shapes and sizes.
Common applications: bathtubs
Porcelain feels hard and cold to the touch and, when you knock on it, it sounds like it is a heavy, thick metal under the usually white finish.
Pressed Steel Reglazing
Common applications: bathtubs and sinks
This fixture material feels cold to the touch. The sound when knocking on it indicates a somewhat thin, hard, hollow metal. The name is from the structural black metallic material that is used to make the form of the fixture by putting a heated sheet of steel in a mold under heavy pressure. Then it is coated with a porcelain-like, oven-baked finish. It is the same material seen in gas stoves. One particular characteristic of this material is that heavy impacts produce chipping of the finish that leaves black oval or round dents.
Cultured Marble Reglazing
Common applications: bathtubs, walls, sinks, jacuzzi
Cultured marble is a manmade, heavy, plastic, resinous material, that looks like natural stone but upon touching it you notice its temperature is not as cold or as warm as a natural stone would be under similar circumstances. It tends to stay slightly warmer than the air in the room. If you knock on it, the sound it gives out is duller than natural stone, it almost sounds like wood.
Common applications: bathtubs, jacuzzi
This plastic resin material is more difficult to identify since its surface feels and looks like most finishes applied to fiberglass fixtures. With acrylic, you can build thinner fixtures than with fiberglass BUT they are usually thicker! To identify it completely it is necessary to break, cut, or burn part of it. For our reglazing purposes, we treat it as if it were fiberglass.
Common applications: bathroom and kitchen countertops
The material is a thin sheet of hard and heat-resistant plastic resin that is glued onto the wood as a veneer. Formica is usually used on surfaces that get wet or need repetitive moist cleaning like on countertops, vanities, tables, etc.
Common applications: walls, countertops
This ceramic product is the result of the high-temperature-oven melting of special clays. The oven is also used to melt the porcelain-like surface finish which gives the tile its final color and texture.