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joeybagofdonuts
acrylic claw foot tub

I bought a beautiful acrylic claw foot tub and I am having my bathroom floor done with 12x12 ceramic tiles. I am concerned that the (dry) light weight of the tub will cause it to move if jarred and damage the plumbing. The tub has a shower enclosure and quality chrome plumbing risers and my stub outs are secured well. Any suggestions? I didn't want the full weight of a cast iron tub as this bathroom is on the second floor of a 1920 home. Thank you.

Joe

HoustonRemodeler
Re: acrylic claw foot tub

We just installed a similar tub. My recommendation was to add rubber circles under the feet , which in this case rested on what seemed to be brushed nickle drink coasters.

joeybagofdonuts
Re: acrylic claw foot tub

Thank you for the reply. I have thought about that but I was wondering if there was a more secure way. I heard of a bead of silicon under the claw feet. Maybe put them on the coasters with silicon under both the coaster and the peg of the claw foot?

dj1
Re: acrylic claw foot tub

Just a word of caution: make sure your floor can handle the weight (load) you are planning to put on it. Also, I prefer porcelain tiles for the floor.

Are there any brackets on the tub to attach it to the wall?

joeybagofdonuts
Re: acrylic claw foot tub

Hi Dj. No unfortunately there is no brackets. You would think so given the amount of money I spent on it. My floor is strong enough. I sistered up all floors joists and glue and screwed 3/4 plywood for sub-floor. Still, I didn't want the weight of cast iron or I probably wouldn't have to worry about the tub moving. I am going with porcelain. I agree they are stronger. Thank you!

dj1
Re: acrylic claw foot tub

Here's something you can do when there is no way to attach the tub to the wall.

Install a horizontal 2x4 to support the tub lip and level it. make sure that the tub will rest on it, not too low, not too high. Lay a nice bead of liquid nail on the 2x4 and set the tub on top of it. In addition, install the coasters below the legs.

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