Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Bathtubs... to replace or not replace
Too much money!!!
2) Re-glazing - $400 for the tub, $1,000 for the tub and all the tile in the bathroom.
I really wanted to go this way because it would keep a great cast iron tub out of the landfill, but it looks like I would have to rip out the tub shortly after this treatment and that we would inhale some seriously nasty fumes.
Bottom line is that the porcelain on a cast iron tub is baked on in a high temperature kiln. You just can't get the same level of coating with a spray kit.
3) Try to find a used tub in good condition.
I really hope that works!
4) Buy a new tub.
I might have to go this way, but donate the old tub to ReStore if they will take it (or give it away on http://www.freecycle.org/).
As green as I want to be, I won't let my daughter suffer any ill effects from mold or toxic fumes. I simply will not put her at risk if I can avoid it.
Posted by Kelly Green at 6:31 PM