Surface Experts Serving Multi-Family Housing

Key Benefits of Having Surface Experts Repair Your Damaged Surfaces:

  • Save Money on Replacing or Resurface
  • Save Time on Turning Apartments
  • Save Waste from Going into Landfills
  • Common Multi-Family Surfaces we Repair:
    • Floors
    • Counters
    • Tubs
    • Cabinets
    • Glass Cooktops
    • Stainless Steel Appliances

Examples of Repairs we Have Completed on Surfaces in Multi-Family Housing:

Laminate Countertop Repair
Repair to a large burn mark left behind by a hot pot or pan.
Laminate Countertop Repair
Repair to two chips on the edge of a laminate countertop.
Granite Countertop Repair
Repair broken endcaps on the granite counter
Stone Repair
Repair stain on quartz counter top
Quartz Counter Top Repair
Quartz Counter Top Chip Repair
Laminate Countertop Repair
Repair chipping resurfaced kitchen countertop
Vinyl Floor Repair
Repair small rip in vinyl flooring
Repair to a large tear in vinyl flooring with wood-grain pattern.
Tile Repair
Repair tile crack in master bath
Fiberglass Structural Tub Repair
Repair to a crack in the bottom of a fiberglass bathtub.
Tub Repair
Repair chip on bath tub rim
Restoration of a cabinet door surface which has worn down.
Glass Cooktop Repair
Resurface glass cooktop
Repair of damage to a stainless steel elevator panel which had been defaced with scratches.
Stainless Steel Repair
Remove scratches from stainless steel fridge and freezer doors

Surface Experts Explained

When residents turn in their notice to vacate an apartment, the maintenance manager will schedule a pre-moveout inspection to see what will need worked on to get the apartment turned and back on the market.

Floors: Often times the kitchen and bathroom floors have dings, tears or cuts. The average replacement cost of a kitchen and bathroom vinyl floor is $1,000. Then there is the time to schedule out the flooring vendor and the time to tear out and install the new floors. According to the EPA there is over 1.9 billion pounds of vinyl products in landfills today. Vinyl is not a biodegradable product. Instead of tearing out the old floor, Surface Experts can match the color, design, texture and sheen and do a seamless repair extending the life of the floor coverings while saving money, replacement time and waste going into a landfill.

Counters: It is common to see knife cuts, burns and chips on counter tops. Whether its laminate (Formica), Granite, Quartz or another type of solid surface countertop, Surface Experts can repair the damage as long as it’s smaller than a dinner plate. When it comes to laminate counters, property managers often have the entire counter resurfaced or reglazed and while it might give a new look to the counter, the coating will not last as long as the original laminate. Our approach is to maintain as much of the original surface as possible and repair only the damaged area by matching color, design, texture, and sheen.

Many apartments are being upgraded to quartz and other solid surface counter tops these days. More often than not, the counters are not sealed when they are installed resulting in stains around the sink and stove top. We can remove stains as well as seal counters. We also fix chips and cracks to quartz and solid surface counters which saves money on an expensive replacement and the time to demo and install new counters.

Bathtubs: When a tub starts to show wear and staining property managers often have the entire tub resurfaced because it’s cheaper than replacing ($1,000+). Sometimes the damage is so large its unavoidable; however, once resurfaced (painted) the tub will often need another complete resurface in the next year or two due to chipping and staining. Whether its chips, stains or a crack in tub, Surface Experts can repair just the area that is damaged saving property managers money. The average resurface takes 3-5 hours, and the apartment must be vacant for 48 hours to air out the toxic fumes from the paint. Ask most maintenance staff and they will tell you that they often get complaints from neighboring apartments about the smell.

Our average repair:

  • Takes an hour or less
  • Uses 1-2 tablespoons of product.  Little to no smell.
  • Dries within 4 hours so residents can use their tubs same day.

Appliances/Elevators: Glass cooktops are becoming more common in multi-family housing as an alternative to the traditional coil element stove tops. Residents often let food cook on the top making it almost impossible to clean without scratching or they use cast iron pots which scratch the glass easily. Any maintenance person can tell you the cost of a replacement top is 75-80% the cost of the entire stove unit. A typical entry level GE glass cooktop is $350 while the entire stove unit costs $450. We have figured out a way to grind and polish out these cooktops restoring them to like new condition for far less than it would be to replace.

Stainless steel refrigerators, stoves, dishwashers and elevator panels scratch easily from magnets, cleaners or just an accidental ding from someone passing by. Surface Experts can remove scratches and restore the grain and luster to stainless steel surfaces which saves time and money.

We serve the multi-family housing industry all over the country, whether its an “A” high rise building or a “C” garden style apartment complex.  Each Surface Experts franchise is a member of their local affiliate to the National Apartment Association.  We work with the heads of maintenance onsite to help properties stay within their maintenance budgets by not spending money on costly replacements.  

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