Renew your bathtub - it's easy

An aging bathtub can not always be upgraded by minor cosmetic repairs or a new coating. A complete renovation of the old bath is often the ideal way. Today's tub models are available in new, modern designs. There are also new color options that can be integrated in a variety of ways in a modern bathroom.

How can a bathtub be renewed?

The renovation of a bathtub can be done in different ways. First, there is, as a simplest way, the tub in tub renewal. Here, the old bathtub is left in place and serves as a stable substructure. This renewal is also feasible if the old tub is broken and has cracks or minor holes. Sharp-edged areas should, however, be smoothed before inserting the new pan. The connections of the old tub must be carefully removed, so that the new connections can be laid easily. To obtain greater stability, the space between the two pan models can be injected with PU foam. Then the new tub is inserted and grouted.

Another way to renew a bathtub is to exchange the whole. The silicone border of the old tub must first be removed with a craft knife. If the bathtub has been walled in, the removal of the surrounding wall is usually only partially necessary. However, this requires the use of heavier equipment such as hammer drill or chisel and is usually associated with some effort. After the old bathtub has been completely uncovered, the old connections must be removed. Now the tub can be lifted out of its substructure with a helper. To install the new bathtub, the substructure must be checked for stability and replaced if necessary. After inserting the new bathtub, the new connections are installed and checked for leaks. The tub cladding is now rebuilt, after the dry phase, the joints are filled with silicone and the fittings mounted again.

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