The bathtub is a great addition to any home. Bathroom remodeling can be an exciting and decent-priced project with Plumber Lewisville. There is such a wide variety of tub styles and sizes to choose from. If you’re not sure about your bathtub installation, it’s best to get the advice of a professional. They’ll install everything correctly. In this article, I’ll share some useful tips on bathtub installation.
Bathtub installation doesn’t have to be complicated. Most new homes have a sub floor that’s installed first. If you didn’t get the tile floor installed first, you should install a layer of plywood below the existing floor. Use either a heavy-duty hammer or good old superglue to pull the old subfloor into place. Then apply super glue to the top of the existing floor tiles. Nail the entire new subfloor to each joist.
A hot water heater is connected to the incoming water supply by copper tubing or wooden flues. It’s very common for the water heater to leak because of age, leaking pipe seals, and inadequate sealing. For bathtub installation, you can either hire plumbing or water heater installers. Whichever you choose, most plumbers will come to your home and do the job for a reasonable cost.
Installing a new tub may be less expensive than replacing the bathtub surround. Bathtub surrounds usually require more cutting, drilling, and remodeling than a new tub. Installing it yourself is also possible, but the labor cost is much higher. Most people hire a pro to do this type of work for them because they simply don’t have the time or energy to do it themselves.
If your bathtub needs a coat of paint to match your bathroom, replacing the bathtub and installing a new one will cost you less than replacing the bathtub. Sometimes the paint needs to be redone since it’s been oxidized from years of sitting in the sun. Other times it doesn’t matter how the color is achieved because the tub needs to be refaced with a different style of grout. The only real issue here is that the color must match the rest of the bathroom. This means that if you’re changing the colors of the fittings and accessories in the room, you’ll have to change the color of the grout as well.
Sometimes a bathtub removal is required to repair a crack or other damage to the floor. One problem is that the bathtub removal usually requires the removal of the floor boards to perform the job properly. When this is done, the entire area must be carefully measured and re-calculated to find the area where the replacement would be most efficient. Then the entire area needs to be resurfaced with the same finish. Once this is done, the entire area must be painted and any trim that is around the area removed.
In some situations the bathtub will just have to be replaced with a new tub and/or shower instead of having to perform a bathtub installation. In this situation, the bathtub can be the replacement and the drain can be constructed elsewhere. In this case the existing drain is usually not repairable and a new alcove can be made to accommodate it. In this way the drain hole does not have to be drilled into the walls. A plywood or foam will suffice.
Some bathtubs are now available with a two-handle electronic system. This has the advantage of allowing the user to turn the jets on and off instead of opening and closing the door all the time. If the bathtub removal is being performed because the house is being renovated and there is no electrical system, then the bathtub can be left in place and the electrical system added later. However, in this situation, the bathtub removal may involve more complicated tasks such as wiring and plumbing.