Remodeling your bathroom can breathe new life into your home as well as
increasing the overall value of the house. One of the most replaced items
in a bathroom is the bathtub, and rightfully so because this is the biggest
fixture in the room. When you're looking to replace your
bathtub, ask yourself and your plumber these questions.
How Much Space Do You Have to Work With?
The most important aspect of choosing a new tub is finding one that fits
your bathroom. Take exact measurements of your current tub as well as
the space that you have to work with. Create a small drawing of this tub
with its measurements and also label the location of the drain.
How Much Weight Can the Floor Hold?
Bathtubs can be made from many different types of materials. Plastic tubs
can weigh as little as 50 pounds while cast-iron tubs can weigh up to
1,000 pounds. You must factor in the weight of the tub, the water that
will go into the tub, and the person using the tub. If your floor can
not handle this combined weight then it may be necessary to reinforce
the floor underneath the tub.
How Will You Use Your Tub?
Bathtubs can be super simple or have deluxe features installed. Think
about some of the features you may want to include like jets, grab bars,
lighting, heaters, and slip-resistant flooring. Naturally, the more features
you want, the more it will cost. However, it's best to break down
exactly want you want as you take your measurements to the store.
Asking all of the right questions when picking out a new bathtub is important
so you can get exactly what you're looking for. If you're looking
to remodel and need help with installation of the bathtub, as well as
a service of your plumbing lines, contact the experts at
Lancaster Plumbing, Heating, Cooling & Electrical. To learn more, or to schedule an appointment, give us a call at (717) 207-9952.