Frequently Asked Bathroom Remodeling Questions
Browse our questions and answers about remodeling your home’s bathroom in Virginia, Maryland or Washington DC.
How do I get started remodeling my new bathroom?
Call or visit the Metropolitan Bath and Tile showroom nearest you or use the email contact form to schedule your free estimate.
To prepare for your Estimate: watch our customer experience video, read our company information packet that is mailed to you at the time your estimate is scheduled, have pictures or list some of the ideas that you would like to see incorporated into your new bathroom along with any questions that you may have for your estimator.
Are you listed as an accredited business with Better Business Bureau?
Yes, Metropolitan Bath and Tile is listed with BBB and has an A+ rating.
When I call references, what questions should I ask?
1. Did Metropolitan Bath and Tile meet all of your expectations? 2. Did they care for the cleanliness of your home? 3. Would you use Metropolitan Bath and Tile again?
What should I expect when the Estimator arrives?
Upon arrival, your estimator will discuss with you the project in detail, discuss ideas and possibilities, and take pictures and measurements of the existing bathroom. Once the scope of the work has been determined, your estimator will have product samples for you to coordinate and design your new bathroom with. If you prefer to see a larger selection of products your estimator can assist you with making an appointment with a designer in the showroom. Once all selections have been made, sit back and leave the rest to us!
Do you use subcontractors?
No. Metropolitan Bath and Tile only uses staff employees, who on average have about 12 to 15 years experience with our company. Our bathroom remodeling team consists of reliable professionals who are highly experienced in plumbing, electrical work, carpentry, tiling, painting, and more.
What licenses are required when doing remodeling work in my home?
Bathroom remodeling is a very specific industry and requires certain licenses to be allowed, legally, to perform this type of work.
Maryland: Maryland Home Improvement Commission License (MHIC), WSSC Master Plumber’s License (in Prince George’s County and in Montgomery County). Maryland State Master Plumber’s License in all other Maryland jurisdictions.
Virginia: Class A Contractor’s License and a Master Plumber’s License is required.
How long have you been a Bathroom Contractor?
We have been remodeling bathrooms for over 3 decades.
How long does it take to remodel a bathroom?
While it varies depending on the age of the home and your specific product selection, the average bathroom remodeling project takes 5 to 11 working days.
What is Metropolitan Bath and Tile’s warranty?
We guarantee materials for up to ten years and stand behind our labor for a minimum of one year. Our policy is to stand behind all of our bathrooms for the useful life of the bathroom.
Do you accept credits cards?
Yes. We accept Visa, MasterCard, and Discover Card.
Do you offer financing?
Yes. We offer financing with approved credit through GreenSky.
Should I replace my tub and tile or just cover it over with acrylic panels?
Did you know that at Metropolitan Bath and Tile we can replace your bathtub and the tile walls above your tub for the SAME price that other companies charge just to cover the old tub and tile walls with acrylic panels?
When comparing tile walls to acrylic walls, did you know that tile, when installed correctly, will last practically forever, will never scratch, is the easiest surface to clean, gives you unlimited choice in color, texture, and style, and is much more valuable to a potential buyer, should you ever sell your home.
There is no comparison between the quality of a porcelain-on- steel bathtub and an acrylic liner placed over your old tub, especially considering that the price is the same. With a new porcelain- on- steel bathtub there is never the risk of getting water trapped between the old tub and the new acrylic liner should the caulking ever crack, which ALWAYS happens sooner or later.
Did you know that with Metropolitan, it only takes 2 days to replace your tub and tile walls and a complete bathroom remodel typically takes only 5 days, Monday through Friday?
Metropolitan’s remodeling crews are so neat and clean that most customers experience minimal dust and disruption to their daily lives while the bathroom is being remodeled. Many customers say that we leave their homes cleaner than it was before we started.
Newly remodeled bathrooms will add value to your home and help your home sell faster. If your tub and tile is covered over with acrylic panels a prospective buyer will wonder what problems have been concealed, such as mold, mildew, and rot. This may actually be detrimental to resale value.
Do you do Accessible or ADA Compatible Bathroom Remodeling?
Yes. Metropolitan Bath & Tile employs Certified Aging-In-Place Specialists (CAPS). We can help you with an ADA Compliant design for your new bathroom remodel. We are experts at installing any types of specialty bathrooms. Just tell us your needs and we can create a bathroom with safety features in mind for seniors, older guests in your home, handicapped individuals – or you may be planning for the future and just want a new bathroom that will be easier to use and navigate in general – all with great style. Railings, handbars, walk-in showers and tubs, special height lavatories are all options you may require and we can incorporate into your new bathroom plan. Our location in Annandale VA has the entire second floor dedicated to Aging-In-Place bathroom ideas.