How to install the bathtub

Which material is needed?

  • Bath tub incl. Tub feet or other substructure
  • Putty for the floor, depending on conditions
  • when profile
  • joint silicone
  • spirit level
  • Pan lining (finished or as a kit)
  • Siphon and fittings for new installation
  • Helping hands to insert and align the tub

That's how it's done:

First, the substrate must be prepared with the filler. It should be noted that the surface is as level and level as possible to ensure a secure position of the substructure. Now the drains are attached to the tub. It should be noted that for some documents such as Styrofoam or rigid foam must first be measured, where the connections are. Then the substructure can be set up. Bath feet are attached directly to the tub, polystyrene and hard foam pads are glued to the floor.

With a helper, the bathtub can now be lifted into place. It should be noted that the tub must be set up prudently to prevent damage caused by ticks or falls. By attaching the tub profile between wall and bathtub, a sound insulation is set up. In its final place the tub is filled with water, only so the tub feet can be aligned correctly. In a substructure made of polystyrene foam or rigid foam this is not necessary because these substructures are already adapted. However, this should be checked with the spirit level to avoid later water damage.

Now the drains are attached. The drain under the tub should have a slope to achieve optimal watercourse. Ideal here is a gradient of at least 2.5 cm per meter. All connections must be checked for leaks. If the tub paneling is constructed, this can only be checked under difficult conditions. Afterwards the fittings can be attached. The tub feet are filled to prevent slipping. Subsequently, the pan panel can be installed. The resulting joints around the bathtub and on the fittings are grouted with silicone. Bathtub installation made easy!

Video Board: How to Replace A Bathtub (Step By Step)