Aiming to know how to install freestanding tub to save yourself from calling in the plumber? Yes, you can do that the exact same way as a professional does, and none would detect you had it done. Requiring just the time and the essentials for installation, the installation steps are quite easier to follow given the fact you find the interest arousing within yourself to do it yourself, a.k.a. DIY thing. If you are the person running into DIY projects, this exclusive installation guide is the only resource to follow and get the freestanding tub inducted into the bathroom.
- 1 How to Install Freestanding Tub The Easier Way
- 1.1 Floor Type
- 1.2 Step 1: Required Essentials
- 1.3 Step 2: Choosing the Right Place
- 1.4 Step 3: Picking on the Tub’s Size
- 1.5 Step 4: Preparation of the Floor
- 1.6 Step 5: Cleaned Drain Hole
- 1.7 Step 6: Attaching the Drain Tailpiece
- 1.8 Step 7: Time to Install the Freestanding Tub
- 1.9 FAQs about the Installation of Freestanding Tub
- 1.10 Q1: Do freestanding tubs tip over?
- 1.11 Q2. How much does it cost to install a freestanding tub?
- 1.12 Q3 How far should a freestanding bath be from the wall?
- 2 Conclusion
How to Install Freestanding Tub The Easier Way
Indeed, you can hire a professional and have the freestanding tub installed. Even the provider who sells you that can offer to install it at a premium cost. But you happen to be a person of DIY stuff, why not try the installation yourself?
For anyone who wants to take a leap and install it (in a professional way), this ultimate guide holds every little detail without asking for a cost. Free to consume, let us reveal with much deeper details.
But before revealing the installation steps, you first need to evaluate something really important before proceeding with the tub’s installation.
Sorry that if your bathroom is not as leveled as it needs to be to make sure the freestanding tub sits firmly, and does not fall when a person tries to take a bath. If it is all leveled, you are good to go! But if it is not, you will have to go through much work to make it level.
Step 1: Required Essentials
Being totally unprofessional and attempting it for the first time, you might be wondering what essential tools, and stuff you would need to get with the installation to commence.
So, let’s hop on the list of essentials required;
- Bathtub (for sure!)
- Damp cloth
Step 2: Choosing the Right Place
The people often tend to place the freestanding bathtub where its two sides face the wall in order to keep it balanced, straight, and supported.
But the placement depends on the plumbing pipes installed. In case the pipes do require remodeling, we urge you to call in a professional plumber (for pipes’ remodeling) if you do not hold such experience.
Step 3: Picking on the Tub’s Size
Do not turn surprised by seeing the extra-large tubs, but you must evaluate what dimensions your bathroom holds. Take the exact measurements with you and speak with the tub provider to make sure you only buy the right freestanding tub that would fit within your bathroom without occupying much space.
Step 4: Preparation of the Floor
We are sure you would have already investigated your floor’s levelness before purchasing the freestanding tub because that is critical.
Now, the next part to prepare the floor before installation, you would require to have an existing drain that collects the water. In case the answer is no, make a drain first.
For the subfloor type, you would then have to measure the exact dimension of the tub if it is wood.
Moving to the next step, now you should have to make the exact bottom of the tub over the floor using a pencil then cut open that marked section without steering to another part of the floor. Then again, create the hole for the drainage pipe and the plumbing trap to go through.
In case you made the floor with concrete, make the right channel for the plumbing trap and the drain pipe for effective installation. Keep covering the drain hole so that it does not get the dirt and debris entering inside it or else it would cause a lot of issues afterward.
Step 5: Cleaned Drain Hole
Yes, we know you kept the drain hole covered with a damp cloth, but to make sure the drain hole is clean, let’s take the debris and the dirt out of it by rubbing the damp cloth all around it and wait for some while to dry it off. After a few minutes and for added satisfaction, pour the dry silicone around it.
Step 6: Attaching the Drain Tailpiece
Get the drain tailpiece and place the plastic bushing over it which comes with the delivery. And then attach it to the tub from the bottom side while inserting the nut, and then screw it up into the drain. Before doing that, make sure to add some lubrication around the rubber seal on the drain’s end for the secured setup.
Step 7: Time to Install the Freestanding Tub
With having the drain part setup, let’s bring the freestanding tub to caulk it up from the point where it meets with the floor. Once done and the caulk turns somewhat dried, remove the excess caulk using the damp cloth to make it look clean.
FAQs about the Installation of Freestanding Tub
Let’s grab some quick questions answered.
Q1: Do freestanding tubs tip over?
Yes, they may do in case someone is sitting on its edge.
Q2. How much does it cost to install a freestanding tub?
The installation may lead you easily between the ranges from US$ 1000,00 to up to US$ 4500.00, so prepare to incur this much money to pay to plumber for the professional installation as well as replacing/remodeling the tiles and other parts from the bathroom.
Q3 How far should a freestanding bath be from the wall?
Up to 4” to be minimum from all the sides facing the bathroom wall.
Even it sounds crazy to install the freestanding tub all by yourself (DIY effect), but you now know the exact tips enticing how to install freestanding tubs professionally.
Yes, you may call for professional help to cut the tiles/floor only if you do not find yourself versed in this part, but that would not affect the way the installation goes.
So, be ready to invest some time and reference the freestanding tub installation tips shared right here!