Colorado Springs, 4/5/2013 1:28:48 AM
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Miracle Method Provides A Green Remodeling Alternative

Record sales for Miracle Method Surface Refinishing also means a record amount of old bathtubs, sinks, tile walls and kitchen countertops are kept out of landfills. Since 1979, Miracle Method has restored over a million existing bathroom fixtures, tile walls and countertops in homes, hotels, apartments, hospitals and college residence halls, making the Miracle Method Surface Refinishing truly a Green Remodeling company.

Miracle Method Surface Refinishing continues to grow in sales and number of locations at a record pace.  Its growth is not only good for business, but it also means that a record amount of old bathtubs, sinks, tile walls and kitchen countertops are kept out of landfills making Miracle Method a significant contributor to a Greener Environment.

Every year, Earth Day is celebrated in April, but remodeling without demolition has been an obsession since the company was founded 34-years ago. When a Miracle Method Surface Refinishing technician refinishes an existing tub, tile surround, bathroom vanity or kitchen countertop, he is keeping those fixtures out of a landfill. 

Traditional home remodeling is a major source of waste to overflowing landfills. According to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), a home remodeling project can generate between 70 and 115 lbs. of waste per square foot! By contrast, new home construction generates only 3 to 5 lbs. of construction waste per square foot. 

To demonstrate the difference Miracle Method made in 2012, Chuck Pistor, President of Miracle Method Surface Refinishing, uses a simple math equation.  "In 2012 Miracle Method refinished $39,000,000 in bathtubs, tile, showers, and countertops. Assume all of these jobs were exclusively bathtubs.  Using an average refinishing price of $500 for each bathtub, $39,000,000 equates to 78,000 bathtubs. An average bathtub is 5.5' wide by 2' tall by 2.5' deep equaling 27.50 cubic feet per tub. 

Multiplying 27.50 cubic feet x 78,000 bathtubs equals 2,145,000 cubic feet of “waste” that was effectively "recycled" by surface refinishing instead of being buried in the country’s landfills. That's enough waste to fill over 68,000 standard six-foot pickup beds each year... or 186 pickup trucks filled with waste each day! 

Going Green isn’t the only reason Miracle Method’s residential and commercial customers use the company’s surface refinishing process, it also saves them money! “Surface refinishing can save up to 75% over bathroom fixture and kitchen countertop replacement costs,” says Pistor.  The fact is an ugly bathtub no longer needs to be replaced just because it’s not easy to clean or because it’s the wrong color. Scratched and burned kitchen countertops can also be refinished to look like new and quality surface refinishing can add up to 15 years of life to many surfaces.
Miracle Method is the nation’s largest surface refinishing network with 127 offices and for 34 years has been committed to the finest quality and providing customers with a beautiful, durable and affordable green remodeling option.

To learn more about how Miracle Method transforms bathroom fixtures and kitchen countertop surfaces from ugly to beautiful, go to or from your computer, smart phone or tablet. Call 888 271-7690 to reach the nearest Miracle Method location.