Tub replacements are always intricate plumbing installations, so here are some of our expert tips for these popular projects!
If you’re thinking about installing a new bathtub in your home, then you’re going to need to know just how complex these types of bathroom renovations are before you get started.
The good news is that the Master Plumbers at Beehive Plumbing have decades of experience when it comes to tub and shower repairs and replacements, so you can count on our plumbing specialists to perfectly handle your next bathroom remodeling project.
We understand how stressful the planning process can be for homeowners when they’re developing their ideas for a bathroom renovation, so below are some of the crucial considerations you should keep in mind while initiating the first steps towards an upgraded bathtub!
The Preferred Size Of Your New Tub
There is no one-size-fits-all bathtub, which is why it’s incredibly important to conduct precise measurements throughout your bathroom when you need to understand the correct size for your space. It’s common for people to upgrade their bathtubs when they feel like their current one is a bit too crammed, and this would be the time for you to start planning the upgrade’s size.
You should always ask yourself about how comfortable your current bathtub is, and then see if a different shape or slope would make your new tub more comfortable. This is the part of the shopping process when you should step inside display tubs just to see how they feel.
A lot of homeowners will also take this opportunity to develop a new style for their bathroom, and changing up your tub’s shape can certainly be an easy way to create aesthetic changes. A lot of Northern Utah homeowners are choosing round and oval tubs to obtain a more modern ambience within their bathrooms!
The big consideration you’ll need to keep in mind here is whether or not your bathroom’s existing flooring will be capable of supporting your new bathtub’s weight. There may be instances in which you’ll need to install new structural supports, which is why you should always have our specialists conduct thorough inspections of your bathroom and have us help you crunch some important calculations to ensure your home’s structural integrity.
Corners & Walls
The layout of your bathroom will play a major role in terms of the styles and designs you’ll have to choose from, because if your tub is surrounded by a few walls then you’ll simply have fewer options.
Another important factor to consider is the core materials and inner surface of your new tub. Many modern bathtubs are constructed from fiberglass or acrylic, which are both good materials to reduce weight impacts on the bottom of the tub. Heavier tubs will often be comprised of metal and enamel.
The big takeaway here is that the more sturdy your tub material is, the less likely it’ll experience damages.
Another huge part of the tub replacement process is honing in on what the outside of your tub will look like, and many homeowners are choosing to make customizations here to create a more unique appearance within their bathrooms.
One popular option is to place tile around the front of a tub or to build out an entire space surrounding your tub that features stone highlights. One big consideration during this stage that our team always ensures is the use of high-quality sealants that will help protect these often wet areas.
Pipe And Drain Placement
Pipe and drain placements are particularly important for our team of plumbing specialists, and we’ll help you better understand how this part of the renovation process will ultimately impact your bottom line. Moving drains tends to be an expensive option for most people, which is why we generally recommend that your new bathtub has a matching drain placement to your existing tub.
Showerhead placement will also be very important during this stage as well!
Safety And Accessibility
You’re also going to need to make sure that your new bathtub features important grips and rails, and this is especially the case if you just so happen to have difficulty getting in and out of the tub. Non-slick bottoms are also a good idea for your new tub so you can further prevent slips.
Contact Us Online To Learn More About Our Bathtub Replacement Services!
Beehive Plumbing has been a residential plumbing industry leader throughout Northern Utah for decades, so we’ve seen our fair share of bathtub replacement projects.
You can count on our plumbing experts to remodel your bathroom with the utmost attention to detail and customer care, so contact us online or call us at 801-661-8155 to get in touch with our team today and learn more about bathtub replacements!