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.