Whether your bathtub is cracked, faded, leaking, or simply outdated, it is probably showing signs of needing to be replaced. But something as large and cumbersome as a bathtub is not the easiest thing to simply go out and replace on your own without knowing exactly what you’re doing.
There are two main steps involved in a bathtub replacement project. The first is the bathtub removal itself. The first step is to turn off the water. Then, you’ll start by removing the tub drain, spout, and other components. From there, you’re ready to remove the bathtub itself. You’ll want to cut away the drywall around the tub, which will make it easier to patch later, and cut away any seals around the tub to separate it from the bathroom. Removing the tub from the bathroom may require multiple people and a set of skids to safely remove from your home.
The second step is installing the replacement bathtub. You’ll want to choose a tub that is built to the exact dimensions needed in your bathroom. You’ll then need to set the bathtub in place, resting the leveling pads directly on the subfloor. After the tub is leveled, you’ll need to attach the drain, secure the tub in place, and repair the drywall that was cut out during the removal of the old bathtub.
If you’re not confident about a specific step in the bathtub replacement process, whether it’s the bathtub removal or setting the new one in place, your best option is to hire a professional contractor. At Bathwraps, we have a network of authorized dealers that are trained and experienced in all of the steps required for a bathtub remodeling project. You can trust a Bathwraps dealer to attend to every detail as they complete the entire bathtub removal and replacement in a single day.
For assistance finding a Bathwraps authorized dealer near you, contact us today.