Bathtub Installation can be a very tricky task. You need to take into account several things like if you are going to have a permanent tub, if the tub will be used by children, elderly or people suffering from a handicap, what material to use etc. Before you even start the process of bathtub installation, it is best that you do a full design and planning. Here are some simple tips to guide you through the process of bathtub installation:
– Know the measurement of your bathroom before you even start planning your bathtub replacement. Measure the length, width and depth of the area where you want to install the bathtub. This will help you to have the exact measurements when the time comes for measuring your replacement or buying the tub itself. When you know the exact measurement of the space where you want to install it, you can then start planning and designing your bathroom which includes deciding whether you want a full-sized tub or just a bathtub replacement.
– Know the different kinds of installations for your freestanding tub before you do the work of installing a new bathtub. There are different ways of installing your bathtub. You can either go for installing the bathtub on the wall or floor. In case of a wall-to-wall installation, you need to make sure that there is no gap between the wall and the top of the bathtub. Installing a bathtub on the floor might look beautiful but it might be very difficult to install. In such cases, you can opt for installing the bathtub on an undermount.
There are different types of soaking jets available for your tubs. The soaking jets give you the option of adding more jets when the need arises. If you plan to do the job yourself, then the soaking jets that are pre-attached to the end of the tub will be a better choice for you. You can also choose the floating bathtub which has nozzles under it for soaking purpose.
Once you have made up your mind about the type of bathtub that you would like to have, you should find out the details regarding installing it. If you want to have a bathtub with soaking jets, then you need to find out whether the tub needs to be bolted to the floor or not. Even if you have the flexibility of mounting the bathtub on the wall or any other position, it is always good to have someone’s opinion about that. This is because some people might not like the style of the tub depending on the design of the bathroom. If you cannot find a knowledgeable person, then you should consider buying the fiberglass tub which will give you the most relaxation.
The fiberglass tub surrounds is a good option for all those who have limited space and wish to have a good relaxation. In addition, you will have a good choice as there are plenty of styles and designs in the market. However, there is one point you need to take care of that is if the tub is not corrosion resistant. You can find many good quality products in the market that are resistant to corrosion, however, before selecting any product you should first ask whether it meets the standards or not. Also, it is a good idea to take a look at the warranty of the product to see whether it will be good enough to serve your purpose.