Installing a bathtub in your home adds quite a bit of expense to your overall bathroom remodeling budget. Installing a new bathtub in a different location, size, or even in a different color and design increases installation expenses significantly. Even plumbers and general bathroom remodeling contractors install bathtubs for customers. Even a basic bathtub replacement usually takes between 1 day and a few hours.
The most common way to install tub surrounds is to use a hot glue gun to permanently line the area you wish to cover. Some professional bathroom builders may also use cement to make a stronger adhesive that will last much longer than hot glue. These products are available at most local Bath Planet outlets. If you decide to use cement to install tub surrounds, be sure to purchase the heavy-duty ones recommended by the manufacturer, which can handle both freezing and thawing temperatures.
Once you have the area covered, you must determine how to make it look good. Replacing an old, worn out, and stained shower curtain is a simple fix that only requires a fabric dye and a matching color. Jetted tiled bathrooms add a unique flair to any home. Jetted bathtubs can cost as much as $ 1600 or more, depending on the material and style.
There are two types of shower trays: wall-mounted and freestanding. A wall-mounted bathtub takes up more room than a freestanding bathtub, but it has several advantages. For one thing, it eliminates the need for a bulky soaking bench. Plus, installing a new bathtub in a wall-mounted shower enclosure is easier than in a freestanding enclosure, since there aren’t any pesky wires to hook up.
Newer models of bathtubs can come in all sizes, including variations such as narrow and wide, and range from three feet nine inches to forty-six inches. The average bathtub depth is only six and a half inches. The standard measurement is just over thirty inches. The different available bathtub sizes can make shopping for a replacement a bit of a challenge. The best way to go about finding the perfect size is to figure out the width and depth of your current bathtub and then determine how much space you have surrounding the tub.
Before you even begin to think about installing a new tub, you should consider installing waterproof flooring. A floor that is resistant to water will help keep your bathtub free from stains and leaks, and it will prevent your new tub from leaking if it should leak. An above-ground bathtub may require a drain be installed, but it is rare for them to require a drain toorder to be installed.