(This is a paid review of work that was recently done at my own home)
The people that lived in our house before us, put a large addition on it, including a full bath, with a fiberglass shower enclosure. The bathroom has been looking a little outdated, and the shower was getting to the point of no return. (Dirt and grime was emerging victorious, no matter how hard we scrubbed it)
Enter Miracle Method, a tub, counter top, and shower refinishing franchise out of Colorado.
Miracle Method saved our family around $6,000. ($6,000 was the estimate we had received from some crazed company who thought that charging "only" $7,000 for a new shower surround was a fantastic deal for us.) Fantastic.
As a matter of fact, when the estimator that worked for this unnamed shower replacement franchise came out to give us his "great price," my wife got really mad at me. You see, after the fine gentleman told us his great $7,000 price, I said, "You've got to be kidding me!" (Well, I did say it rather robustly) Then he left.
We searched around a little for an alternative, and found the Cleveland franchisee of Miracle Method, Andy Gorski. Andy was great on the phone, was not pushy, and he sounded like someone I would want to do business with.
We scheduled a time for his technician, Jeremy, to come out, and I thought I would share some before and after pictures with you.
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Actually, how about some really short videos? I videotaped Jeremy doing the work, and showed his progress. Check this out…
#1 This video shows how the shower looked before it was redone, including some prep work being done;
#2 Next, here's a short video that shows the real work that's being done to make this shower look brand new!
#3 Here's our new shower, unmasked!
When Jeremy was done cleaning up, which he did perfectly, I called me wife and told her that it looks like a brand new shower surround was delivered and installed in our bathroom. It looks great!
Miracle Method has been around a long time, and is the largest franchise of it's type in the country. There are 120 franchises in the US, and internationally.
According to the folks at Miracle Method, here's why refinishing is better than replacing:
- Extends the life of your bathtubs, tile and countertops for 15 years or more!
- Saves up to 75% over the cost of replacement and the mess of remodeling!
- In just days, not weeks, update the appearance & color of your bath!
- All work is guaranteed by trained and licensed professionals.
In summation, the local franchisee of Miracle Method made me feel like I got what I paid for. He made a 15 year old fiberglass shower enclosure look brand new. That's exactly what I wanted.
Miracle Method is set apart in the industry by the use of their proprietary bonding agent, MM-4. Non-acid, MM-4 molecularly bonds the old and new surfacestogether, ensuring quality, durability and eliminating the need for dangerous, corrosive etching acids often used by other refinishers.Considered a trade secret, MM-4, provides a competitive advantage and is available only to Miracle Method franchises.
Since 1979, Miracle Method has been the nation’s leader in Surface Refinishing. Today the company has 120 offices across the country providing bathtub, tile and countertop refinishing for homeowners, hotels and property managers.
For more before and after pictures from Miracle Method, including where you can find their local franchises, go to their website.