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Whether your old bathtub is starting to look incredibly unsightly or you're remodeling the entire bathroom, installing a new bathtub can give you the opportunity to make decisions about your tub that you might not have made when you moved into your home. However, if you've never put in a tub before, you may not know that you'll need the following pointers throughout this process so you'll be happy with the results.
Get a Suitable Size
You have probably given some thought to whether your new bathtub will fit well in your bathroom. Measurements of the tub are the easiest way to check how much room it will take up, but there are some other things you have to think about when considering adequate size.
For one thing, you'll have to determine whether the size is adequate for proper support when your legs are outstretched. This may mean that you've got to sit in a lot of bathtubs to try them out before you make a final decision about the tub you want. Not only that, but if you are planning to have the kids share a bath or want to share a bath with your baby, that's something you'll have to consider when choosing a size.
It's also wise to consider the size of the water heater when selecting the size of a brand new bathtub. You may want a certain tub, but it holds 30 gallons when the heater for your entire home is only 40 gallons, that may mean that the water inside your tub never gets quite as hot as you'd like.
Complete Other Work Before Installing Tub
To make sure that no one scuffs up or spills anything on your brand new tub before you can even use it, you may opt to schedule the installation of the tub after all other remodeling work has been completed. Plan accordingly.
Repair Any Plumbing Problems
Another thing you can do to ensure that your tub isn't damaged early on is to ensure that there are no leaks or other problems with the pipes inside your bathroom. You may opt to have a plumber come out and do an assessment so that the tub is unlikely to be affected by any pipe issues.
When you're able to plan with these suggestions in mind, you can feel confident that you'll enjoy your new tub. Consult your tub manufacturer for other tips about what you can do to prepare. Check out companies like Boca Walk-In Tubs for more information.