Curious about the world of resurfacing? You’re not alone! We get asked all the time about the process, how expensive it is and what you need to do as a homeowner to prepare, so here’s a compilation of our most asked questions.
If you have a question that we haven’t answered here, please free to call or email us any time, or shoot us a Facebook Message!
Resurfacing is the process of repairing and refinishing surfaces to give them a like-new appearance again. It’s no different to applying a lick of paint to the walls or rendering a brick home – the foundations are still there; you’re just sprucing them up.
Two words. Quicker! Cheaper!
It generally takes less than a week to resurface a large kitchen and bathroom. If you choose the route of replacing it entirely, you’re looking at demolition crews, cabinet makers, plumbers and electricians all working to their own schedules and keeping you living in a construction zone for upwards of a month.
It’s also up to 75% less than the cost of buying new! And with our $200 online-only gift certificate, it’s even more affordable.
We can resurface timber, laminate, tile, stone and even shower trays! We’ll always let you know if we think a surface isn’t suitable for resurfacing. Wet areas, rust and damage can all be reasons that resurfacing may not be suitable for your kitchen, bathroom or laundry.
The good thing about resurfacing is that you won’t have to move out of your house. We will only mask off the area that needs to be resurfaced, and you can go about most of your normal duties at home. All we need is the benchtops cleared, so you might be making toast on the kitchen table for a few days - and if the stove is out of action for a day or two, then it’s a good excuse to treat yourself dinner out!
Depending on the size of the area that needs resurfacing, the process can take between two days and five days. It takes us just 40 minutes to remove cabinet doors and we take them offsite to spray.
If you’re after a new look kitchen then you have two options – gut and start again or resurface. Brand new kitchens cost on average $25,000. Resurfacing generally costs between $4,000 and $6,000 and you get a 2-year warranty on workmanship of most services at Edge Resurfacing (costs will vary - make sure you request a custom quote for your home). It’s the smart decision in updating your kitchen, bathroom or laundry!
We use only quality industrial products and polyurethane paint, so the life expectancy of resurfacing is as long as your existing surface lasts. We’re confident about the quality of our work and offer a five-year warranty on most services to back this up!
The process of resurfacing is not going to affect or damage other areas of your house, as we make sure to mask off our work area. We use environment-friendly techniques to make sure no fumes or other substances will harm you, your family or your home.
You should only need to use a mild detergent – no harsh bleaches or chemicals.
We have a range of colour options to suit your individual preferences, from the lighter white and cream shades through to the darker grey and black colourings. We bring colour swatches with us when we quote so you can see for yourself what your new resurfaced cabinets, benchtops and splashbacks will look like!
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