Bathtub Installation can be one of the hardest home improvement projects, if you are unsure of your skills. Most people decide to use the “Do It Yourself” (DIY) method when installing a tub. This is fine for some things but not for bathtub installation. This is not to say that installing a bathtub on your own isn’t a great project…I have done it is certainly a do it yourself job that should give you great pride and satisfaction.
The first step in bathtub installation would be to remove the old one. If the plumber is not available then you may need to get someone else to do this job, you don’t want to damage your bathroom just for the sake of installing a new one. First get the floor or the sub floor prepared. You may need to sweep and mop the floor to get all of the dust out.
The next step would be to lay down the new flooring. Make sure that it is completely level and clean. Use super glue or a nail gun to put down the sealant that you will use on the walls and the drain. Nail the sealant to the walls in place.
Now it’s time to put the drain and the plumbing into place. Most people choose to install the pipes and fixtures from the inside so that they don’t have to do any sealing. If you choose to do it from the inside, simply follow the manufacturer’s instructions. Once the pipes and fixtures are in place, you may want to line the drain to make sure that it is properly installed and sealed. If you are not sure, call the plumber and ask him to help you out with the installation.
Before finally installing the walls and the drain, you may want to line the walls with standard tub liners. These are remnants that you can purchase from a hardware store. They come in handy because they are cheap and easy to install.
So, let’s assume that the bathtub is pre-installed and the walls are lined with the liner. How much does it cost to tile a bathtub surround? That depends mainly on the material. Natural stone is the most expensive option. It costs about one thousand dollars per foot, but it lasts longer and adds a lot of value to your home. It is also very easy to find a local bathroom renovation contractor to install the natural stone bathtubs for you.