Table of contents:
- 1 Cast iron, steel and acrylic – what is the difference
- 2 Mounting and communications
- 3 Wall Mounting Options
- 4 Big gap – what to do
- 5 videos
One of the most important elements in bathrooms is bathtub and this is despite being more popular today relatively inexpensive showers are considered. Many interested in how to mount to the wall so that water but it didn’t flow under it, and the bath itself did not stagger. For this purpose special mounts are used, but they can be noticeably differ.
Cast iron, steel and acrylic – what is the difference
Cast iron bathtub installation
Cast-iron bathtubs. During installation, you will feel that they decently weigh, so they must be installed on a durable and stable base.
Steel bathtubs are fixed on the podium, the walls of which are made made of bricks. Installed inside the catwalk she will never swing and will become very solid at its base. However, if fasten in this way, then noise during its filling with water is not to avoid.
Steel processing bath foam
You can reduce the sound while filling the bath with processing its outer part with foam or putty. Then no knocking of water will be heard, besides this, the heat lasts longer will be saved.
Acrylic Bath Frame
Those who install an acrylic bath know that it holds heat is much better than its counterparts from cast iron, besides their the surface is non-slip. Acrylic products are also known for their pleasant appearance, although, however, the degree of their strength is not so tall. Given that acrylic products have a flexible bottom, a metal frame should be made, otherwise the bottom will bend under weight of a person. It is necessary to use special legs, which are part of the bathtub frame made of acrylic and steel.
Mount and Communications
No matter which bath will be installed, it is necessary learn a few basic principles that will help implement Installation is correct:
- It is more convenient to fasten drain pipes when the bathtub lies on its side. Turn it on its side carefully, otherwise there is a risk of damage coating. After that, an overflow and drain pipes.
- The next step is to connect the siphon to the pipes (usually plastic and flexible).
- In the inverted position, the legs are attached, and it is installed on them so that it is easy to connect pipes to the sewer siphon.
- The bath is placed on the legs only after installing the drain.
- After installation in a proper place, horizontal leveling with a level (for this it is necessary to adjust leg height).
- After the installation of the drainage system, it must be checked for tightness. To do this, draw water and then check if did she hit the floor. If there is a leak, imperfections are necessary. eliminate – seal the joints with silicone or just fit more tightly pipes at the joints.
- Then, if necessary, a drywall frame is arranged or a special podium from foam blocks that will hide the bottom of the bath.
Aerated Concrete Podium
How to install bathtubs from different materials? Now we will analyze this is detailed.
Cast iron is often installed on four legs. These legs are connected to the body with wedges included in the kit, or supports can be tightened with bolts. If a cast iron bath needs to be installed on a loose surface that is not strong enough, you should use metal plates that fit under the legs and allow correctly distribute the weight on the surface of the base.
Legs for height adjustable cast iron bathtub
The diameter of such a lining should be at least 5 cm and a thickness of 5 mm or more.
Steel baths do not weigh as much as cast-iron, so give their stability is somewhat more complicated. Better install them on bricks to increase the footprint. Acrylic products are attached only to the wall, otherwise a slight play cannot be avoided or reel. In addition, the frame is going to be, with the help of which the whole the design will strengthen somewhat. In the video below you can see how the frame of the acrylic bath is installed in the bathroom:
Wall Mounting Options
There are several mounting methods.
Fixing Acrylic bathtubs to the wall
Insert into a niche. If installation is carried out in in a room where there is not even a rough finish, the niche can not be to do if, given the size, this is not necessary. Bath they simply install, plaster the walls, finish them on the finishing and treat the joint with sealant so that there is no leakage. If you are going to install in a room where there is already a draft wall decoration, you need to purchase a bath of the appropriate size and prepare a niche for it. The diagram shows how to carry out installation in this way.
Niche insertion scheme
In principle, the first method is also possible, but it is not so reliable, as well as installation in case the tile is already lying. In that In case of mounting, it is only due to the sealant and decorative baseboard.
Installation on a metal corner. Cast iron and steel baths can be installed on a metal corner, it mounted along all walls, and the sides are mounted on it. Further optional baseboard is installed, joints are treated with sanitary sealant. Why can’t you attach an acrylic bathtub to a corner? because that the side can be deformed, since on the inside it not supported by anything, as a result, the sealant will move away from the wall, and water will leak to the floor.
Installation scheme on metal corner
Installation on hooks or brackets. it The best way to fix acrylic products. To install on hooks or brackets, the installed bath must be aligned to level and, retreating 20 cm from its corners, make marks. Then her push back, measure the thickness of the sides, measure this distance down from the marks on the wall and make holes for one or two dowels. They attach the fasteners, then simply attach them to the hooks or brackets on the sides. Everything – the bathtub is rigidly fixed. Top seam glue a plastic or ceramic baseboard, process the joint sealant.
Scheme mounting on the bracket and metal strip
Metal and plastic brackets
Big gap – what to do
It often happens that after the bath is already installed, between a decent distance remains with it and the wall. Since in such If there is no trilateral mount, it will stagger. To her firmly fixed, you need to create a frame that at the same time can be used as a shelf for shampoos and different jars.
Wooden frame for bathtubs
What do you need? First of all, using metal profiles going to wireframe. Then it is sheathed with drywall. For For this purpose, a special moisture-resistant drywall is used. Be sure to make a niche with a door so that you can get to the plumbing system.
Shelf between the bathroom and the wall
Alternatively, instead of the frame, you can attach a block to the wall so that its top is slightly higher than the level of the bath. On the the bar is a shelf that will lie on the bath. Wherein it should have a slight slope inward so as not to accumulate water.
Stacked on a plank tile
This video shows how to use custom clamps for mounting acrylic bathtubs:
- How to make a screen for a bath.
- The choice of sealant for the bath.
- How to restore a bath.
- The arrangement of the bathroom.
- How to redevelop in the bathroom.