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2105, 2021

Resurfacing Magic

Perma-Ceram can make that old bath tub look brand new Myron Dissin has spent nearly half his life in bathtubs. About 18,000 bathtubs. Well, not exactly in them. More like on them. Actually, it's what he puts on them. Dissin makes his living refinishing old bathtubs, making them look like new. "Since I started the business 27 years ago," Dissin said, doing some fast calculations, "I'd estimate that I've refinished an average of 1,000 tubs per year." His Havertown company, Perma-Ceram, Inc., which began as a moonlighting operation, now employs three refinishers who [...]

2105, 2021

Resurfacing Make Old Tubs Like New

In this day of inflated costs and environmental concerns, resurfacing is an economical alternative to replacement and eliminates the pollution and high energy consumption involved in manufacturing new bathtubs and ceramic tile. Myron Dissin of Perma Ceram,Inc. Havertown says that Perma Ceram can take worn bathtubs and ceramic wall tiles and apply a new surface in any color that will make them as easy, if not easier to maintain than if replaced. Using space age technology, Perma Ceram developed a coating that contains glass just like porcelain. Dissin, the area Perma Ceram dealer, [...]

2105, 2021

With Some Rub a Dub, Dub, Your Tub Can Look Brand New

Myron Dissin has spent nearly half his life in bathtubs. About 18,000 bathtubs. Well, not exactly in them. More like on them. Actually, it's what he puts on them. Dissin makes his living refinishing old bathtubs, making them look like new. "Since 1 started the business 26 years ago," Dissin said, doing some fast calculations, "I'd estimate that I've refinished an average of 1,000 tubs per year. His Havertown company, Perma-Ceram, Inc., which began as a moonlighting operation, now employs three refinishers who are kept busy restoring tired and worn out tubs at [...]

2105, 2021

Resurfacing Makes Old Tubs, Wall Tile Like New

Originally Published: Thursday October 17th, 1996 | Suburban Publications In this day of inflated costs and environmental concerns, resurfacing is an economical alternative to replacement and eliminates the pollution and high energy consumption involved in manufacturing new bathtubs and ceramic tile. Myron Dissin of Perma Ceram Inc in Havertown says that Perma Ceram can take worn bathtub and ceramic wall tile and apply a new surface in any color that will make them as easy, if not easier to maintain than if replaced. Using space age technology, Perma Ceram developed a coating that [...]

2105, 2021

Hidden Dangers in Your Bathroom: Is Your Bathtub Leaching Lead?

There have been hundreds of stories over the years of children falling ill with lead poisoning as a result of an old, unfinished bathtub.  Throughout the decades of conversation, rarely still, do people consider their bathtub as a source of the issue. Homeowners will often replace old walls for fear of lead paint and replace old pipes to remove the lead, but no one considers that until around 1984, most bathtubs contained small to moderate amounts of the dangerous heavy metal. In the 1960’s there was an episode of Good Morning America that [...]

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