Frequently Asked Questions
What can Mark’s in your bath resurface other than bathtubs?
We can resurface almost any type of ceramic surface, wall tiles, floor tiles and grout showers, countertops, sinks and most types of fiberglass showers and tubs.
Are you using actual porcelain to resurface?
Sorry, we don’t deal with actual porcelain. Porcelain enamel or ceramics would require a minimum of 1500 degrees of heat and a big kiln, which is not possible in someone’s bathroom.
Why do you etch the surface?
All surfaces need to be prepared through either an acid etch for ceramic tiles or porcelain baths. For surfaces that are fiberglass or laminated; a good sand paper is required to etch the surface.
Do you remove the existing features?
(Age and condition permitting) yes we can remove your old fittings and fixtures.
Will the room be protected from overspray?
Every step is taken to ensure that the surrounding is protected. Floors, counters and walls are covered with a mask and film plastic, a ventilating system is then installed in the bathroom to remove odors and dust from the area while the work is in progress.
Why the shower screens have to be removed?
This allows the shower tray or bathtub to be thoroughly prepared and resurfaced .In almost all cases we recommend that the shower doors be removed and replaced by a professional shower screen company. The shower screen can then be remounted after 24 hours on a clean hard surface.
Do you remove the old silicon?
Yes, we cut away all the old existing silicon. We feel this is the only way to resurface a bath/shower or sink in a proper way. Then we conduct re-silicon process. Some resurfacing companies simply resurface over the existing silicon, which is not professional. Or they will leave it to the homeowner to do.
Do you have any color-option?
Our standard color is a brilliant white which is 98% high gloss. But we also have provision of an array of colors to match with any bath’s existing fixtures.
How long will it take to resurface a bath or shower tray?
Resurfacing will normally take around 4 to 5 hours
Why resurface when we can remove our existing bath?
The removal of the tub causes damage of tile on floors and walls. This removal requires plumbing disconnections and removal of faucets and drains. Replacement of tiles and fixtures and a new tub to-be-installed is a major expense. i.e. around $1500 to $2000.
This replacement procedure will be bothersome for you while workmen track dirt and dust through your home as well as you have to manage without a bathroom until the replacement procedure is over.
How long will it take to resurface a full bathroom?
It will take up to 6 days to resurface a full bathroom. (Walls, floor, bath/shower tray and vanity unit.)
When can I use the bathroom once it’s resurfaced?
Once your bath has been resurfaced and the silicon seal has been laid on; we recommend that you leave the bath overnight.
How long will a resurfaced bathroom last?
If properly cared of; the bath will last in excess of 10 years.
What kind of cleaner should be used on a newly resurfaced bathroom?
We would like to recommend to you, don’t use abrasive cream cleaners. i.e. Ajax or Jif cream cleaners frequently. They dull the surface and it will affect the structure and it will eventually fail. Most liquid cleaners are fine.
What preparation one should do before getting a bathroom resurfaced?
Clear the bathroom of shampoo-bottles and all the bath-articles i.e. soap, towels etc
When is the best time to get the bath retiled; before or after resurfacing?
We recommend that you get your bathroom retiled before the resurfacing starts because tiling procedure may also damage the new surface. It’s not that we can’t repair the damage; but that is just an unnecessary additional expense for the customer. So we would strongly recommend you get any such work done prior to resurfacing
Should one repaint one’s bathroom before or after resurfacing?
New paint around a bath can come off very easily with masking tape and the masking film. Even old paint can be pulled off with the masking film. So painting is best done afterwards
Should I replace taps or waste prior to resurface?
It is not necessary to remove your taps or waste in order to have your bath resurfaced. If you want to renew your taps or waste then it is best to do so prior to resurfacing