Knowing how to fit a bath tub is essential if you are going to remodel a bathroom. This is true if you are replacing an existing bathtub, but it is even more true if you are putting one in for the first time.
It’s not enough to take a tape measure and note down the size of your bathtub space available in the bathroom, write down the length and width on paper, and then go shopping home improvement and remodeling stores around town to find a tub. There’s other considerations that have to be taken into account.
For starters, the depth of the basin underneath the tub has be minded. Also, the exact location of the drain itself has to be matched perfectly in precise location and size. The height of the tub also can’t interfere with the faucet or making the necessary tiling difficult or impossible.
Another matter that has to happen when you are figuring out how to fit a bath tub is just getting it to the spot where it is going to be installed. Most providers will transport the tub to your residence if you’re in the service area, but do you have a vehicle that can carry the tub if you’re not? What if you don’t want to pay the service and deliver fee? Even if it’s free, are they going to be able to deliver while you’re home?
Also make sure that the tub can fit through the door of the home, any hallways, stairs, or tight corners in question, and even the door of the bathroom. You might assume you’re good there, since someone obviously got the original tub in there, but there’s no telling what changes might have happened to your home since then.