Antique clawfoot bathtubs are timeless, luxurious, and valuable. Time, however, can take a toll on these beautiful bath fixtures, leaving them chipped, cracked, and stained. If you have a damaged clawfoot tub in your St. Charles, IL, area home, don’t throw it out just yet. The father-son team at Fox Valley Bathtub Refinishing can bring your tub back to life for a fraction of the cost of replacement.
Many homeowners don’t realize the value of their old clawfoot tub. The scratches, chips, and stains make them believe their antique tub needs to go. But Southern Living reported in 2019 that a quality clawfoot tub could increase the value of a home by as much as 30%! Old cast iron tubs, though typically in greater need of repair, are significantly more valuable than acrylic or fiberglass tubs.
One of the best features of a cast iron tub is its durability. While a tub may look dingy, rusted, chipped, or scratched, the tub itself is rarely significantly damaged. Generally, cast iron tubs are coated with a thin layer of porcelain that is prone to scratches and chips. When damage occurs, the underlying cast iron may be exposed and begin to rust. While this certainly affects the appearance of the tub, we can typically refinish the surface and restore the value of your tub in just one day.
At Fox Valley, we use eco-friendly products with low VOCs to repair and transform the tub’s surface. Our refinishing process will leave you with a high-gloss, flawless finish that will last for many years to come. Plus, refinishing typically costs 75-80% less than bathtub replacement. Essentially, refinishing your clawfoot tub will save you money and significantly increase the resale value of your home.
For more information about our bathtub refinishing services, contact us at (847) 650-6271 or request a free quote online. In addition to tub reglazing, we also offer countertop, sink, shower, and tile refinishing. When you hire Fox Valley, you benefit from decades of experience and our dedication to excellence. We look forward to hearing from you!