Ways To Installing A Freestanding Tub
When many people think of freestanding tubs, they picture a home in times long past, filled with dark antiques, with servants in white aprons scurrying up the back stairs. Fortunately, the freestanding tub is not a thing of the past. Not only is this freestanding tub convenient, but this tub lend an air of elegance to your bathroom and your home. If you want to install a freestanding tub, here are several ways for you. Mark out a place where you want to put the bath. Mix up enough mortar to level the bath. Apply this mortar to the floor and then lay a piece of polyethylene over the mortar. Rock the bath into a stable position. Be sure to use a level, shims and the mortar. Shims should be placed over floor joists. Complete the bath’s skirt. Attach the corner supports to the end of the bath skirt that need not be removed.
Measure, cut and glue on the skirt. If there is another side that will be permanently in place, repeat the process. The corners that have been abutted together should be covered with outside corner trim. Stiffen the part of the apron that is to be the access panel by gluing a piece of 2.5 x 2.5 cm (1 x 1 inch) fur stripping along its bottom on the side that will face the bath. Repeat the process at the top. Glue vertical supports of 2.5 x 2.5 cm (1 x 1 inch) spaced 45 cm (18 inches) apart. The access panel may be affixed to the bath side with industrial Velcro stripping. These are some ways to installing a freestanding tub. All in all, freestanding tubs are easier to install than between the wall tubs, and as their name implies, designed for soaking away life’s little stresses.