Which Should You Do, Refinish Your Bathtub Or Re-glaze It?
A very common question that we get asked by people calling it to our office for the 1st time is, “what is the difference between Refinishing and Reglazing?”. The answer is quite simple, there isn’t one. The proper term is refinishing and sometimes resurfacing. While we are probably not totally responsible, when we changed the name of our company back in 1995 to Pacific Reglazing, the proper definition of reglazing would have been changing out windows on storefronts, since the glaser is one who works on replacing windows, etc.. This still is the proper English definition, but somehow over the years it has come to be a synonym of refinishing when used with reference to porcelain fixtures like bathtubs and sinks.
So essentially reglazing a sink, refinishing a sink and resurfacing a sink are just 3 ways to say the same thing, so don’t get stressed out trying to find the difference.
Pacific Reglazing Knows Kitchens and Baths
We have been doing this since 1991 and while at times we have added other services to our repertoire we have focused back on reglazing. We refinish tubs, sinks, counter tops, tile walls, cultured marble counters and tubs, Formica and other laminates, and many other Kitchen and bath surfaces. Whether you want your fixture re-glazed, refinished, or resurfaced we will be glad to help you out.
While we’ve done many Kitchen sinks over the years, it is always better to replace them if at all possible. This is due to the fact that they don’t stand up well to pots and pans, and unless they’re in a granite or a tile counter, where replacing them also requires damaging the counter, replacing them is always a better idea in the long run, Even if it costs a little more.