Replace, don't refinish. Bathtub refinishing, counter top refinishing and ceramic tile refinishing can extend the useful life of your existing bath and kitchen fixtures for up to 15 years or more. Click on the tabs below to learn more about the advantages of refinishing. Refinishing is less expensive than replacing, and it's also easier on your local landfill. Counter top refinishing is a process of repairing and restoring an existing kitchen counter or bathroom vanity to extend its functional life, without replacement. The process involves the application of a very hard and durable acrylic coating to the existing counter. Counter top refinishing works equally well on kitchen counter tops, bathroom vanities, laminate breakfast bars, and even cultured marble sink vanities. Most all tile, cultured marble, Corian, Formica, Wilsonart and other laminate counter tops can be refinished. Counter top refinishing has been popular for years, but recent technological advances have made counter top refinishing more durable, affordable and attractive to homeowners.