Is your tub leaking and stained, or maybe it just isn’t your style anymore? A new tub installation is an easy way to perform a bathroom remodel. While professional bathroom remodels can be a great investment into your home, some DIYers prefer to install their bathtub themself.
Purchase a Quality Bathtub
Find a bathtub from a reputable company that is known for its lasting work. Acrylic replacement bathtubs are a durable option that prevents chips and fading. Microbial-coated tubs offer the added protection of anti-mold and anti-mildew properties. Most importantly, they’re easy to clean and maintain!
Next, decide on what style of tub you want. Some popular bathtub options are:
- Convenient Bath Liners and Bath Wall Surrounds
- Freestanding Bathtubs
- Spa-Like Jetted Tubs
- Efficient Tub and Shower Combos
Consider Customizable Bathtub Upgrades
Now that you’ve found a tub option that suits your needs, think about what type of upgrades you will need. Leak-proof doors offer greater accessibility for walk-in bathtubs while easy-to-reach shelving makes bathing more comfortable. Common bathtub accessories include:
- In-Tub Seating
- Slip-Resistant Flooring
- Grab Bars and Handles
- Soap Dishes
- Neck Pillows
Prepare for Your Tub Installation
Before you install your new bathtub, make sure to take all of the necessary steps for a safe installation. Begin by shutting off your water to prevent spills. Then, remove your old bathtub and its fixtures. You may want to keep these fixtures for your new tub or replace them with brand-new options. Porcelain and metal bathtubs can be recycled and reused!
Install Your Bathtub
Drain kits provide you with thorough instructions on how to set up your new plumbing. Sometimes, you need to add a ledger board for extra support. Place your new bathtub into your desired space and level to prevent spills and leaks. The ledger board will also help during leveling. After you insert your new bathtub, make sure to seal it with water-resistant caulking.
Get a San Antonio Bathroom Remodel in Just One Day!
Although installing your own bathtub can save money, it also takes time and experience. If you’d rather reach out to a bathtub installation company, look for one with high reviews. Genie Bath Systems is an award-winning, EPA-certified San Antonio bathroom remodeling company. We complete bathtubs, showers, and accessible bathrooms in as little as one day! Fill out our online form to get your free bathroom estimate today.
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