Perma Ceram can make that old bath tub look brand new with resurfacing magic.
Perma Ceram has spent nearly half our lives in bathtubs. About 18,000 bathtubs. Well, not exactly in them. More like on them. We refinish old bathtubs, making them look like new.
“Since I started the business over 50 years ago,” Myron Dissin said, doing some fast calculations, “I’d estimate that I’ve refinished an average of 1,000 tubs per year.” Stan Rubi has joined Perma Ceram as a business partner. Rubi and Dissin plan to grow the business, both commercially and with their residential customers.
Our Havertown company, Perma Ceram, Inc., employs three refinishers who are kept busy restoring tired and worn out tubs at the rate of 20 per week. In addition to tubs, the firm works its resurfacing magic on tile walls to give them a sparkling new finish.
Bathtub restoration was going on long before he we got into the business. Right after World War II, the grand old Atlantic City hotels were using the technique to spruce up their bathrooms. They did it out of economic necessity since it was far less costly than replacing the tubs and it didn’t necessitate taking guest rooms out of service for days.
About 95 percent of our business is residential, and we also have several large institutional customers such as Hahnemann University, where we did over 500 tubs over a three year span. We have also done work for other area colleges Villanova, Bryn Mawr, Swarthmore and Rosemont.
Customers can choose from 86 different stock colors for the tiles and tubs. Or, if they want to match the color of wallpaper, we can custom blend an exact match with our resurfacing magic.