How to Fix Acrylic Bathtubs to the Ground

Acrylic claw-foot tubs must be fastened to the floor; acrylic alcove tubs are attached to the wall studs. This is so that the claw foot tub can be fixed to a wall, which is often not the case when it is built. Additionally, acrylic tubs are far lighter than earlier cast iron ones. This indicates that the tub cannot be kept stationary by its own weight. Therefore, all four feet must be secured to the floor in order to maintain the tub steady and safe.

Put your acrylic tub in the desired installation location. Put a level on one of the rims. Check all four rims of the tub if it isn’t level to see which feet need to be shaved down to fix the issue.

With a metal hand file, lower any higher feet by turning the tub over. Just a little at a time when shaving. Till the tub is flat, pause regularly to verify its level.

Attaching the fastening plates to each screw requires threading. Once the fastening plate is flush with the bottoms of the feet, thread the screws into the bottoms of each of the acrylic feet. Rotate the attaching plate so that it is hidden beneath the tub’s feet when it is standing.

Set the tub in position and mark the spot for the hole on the floor’s fixing plate with a pencil. Put the tub to one side and use the drill bit the tub’s manufacturer suggests to drill into the floor.

To secure the tub to the floor, replace the tub, align the fixing plates over the holes bored in the floor, and fasten the fixing plates to the surface using screws.

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