How do you support an acrylic bathtub?
People also ask, how do you secure an acrylic freestanding tub?
How to Secure Acrylic Tubs to the Floor
- Place your acrylic tub where you want to install it.
- Turn the tub over and shave down any higher feet with a metal hand file.
- Thread the fixing plates onto each of the screws.
- Set the tub in place and use a pencil to mark the location of the hole in the fixing plate on the floor.
Secondly, do acrylic baths Flex? 5mm acrylic baths are pretty sturdy but there is still flex in them when standing. This layer gives the strength required (some allege they're as strong as cast iron), and it also helps keep the water warmer for longer when bathing.
Beside above, does an acrylic bath need a frame?
In most cases, when you purchase a plastic bath it will come sitting in a galvanised frame. The main job of the feet is to not only give a stable base between the bath and floor but to also allow the bath to be adjusted so that you can level it up.
Does subfloor go under bathtub?
Flooring repairs can be intimidating, but the subfloor under the tub generally consists of plywood secured over floor joists and is fairly simple to replace -- once you get access to it. The entire tub unit requires removal before subfloor replacement can begin.