And fiberglass tubs. End up cracking over time they're just not strong enough they need to be supported. I've seen metal tubs steel tubs I've seen them break and crack.
How do you install a built in bathtub?
To ensure the tub fits, place it in the designated area. Check that the drain hole in the bottom of the tub lines up with the P-trap in the floor underneath the tub. Ensure you have the right fittings to connect the water supply lines to the faucet you purchased, as well.
How do you protect a new tub during construction?
Cut it tightly to fit and that way when the sheetrock guys are here hanging the ceilings. They can stand on that plywood. It won't scratch the service. Nothing is going to fall into the tub.
How hard is it to install a new bathtub?
Replacing an old bathtub with a new bathtub is a very difficult project. Much of the tile on the walls will be damaged during the removal. If the old tub is readily accessible, the project can move quickly. If you have to open a wall to remove the old tub and position the new tub, the task is much harder.
Do I need to reinforce my floor for a bathtub?
Traditionally bathroom floors are built to withstand the pressure of an average bathtub (full), but in some cases the floor can be weak, or if you are looking at getting a larger tub, you might need to look into reinforcing the flooring.