Acrylic baths are versatile of all the baths that are made in various shapes to choose from. Acrylic bathtubs are warm to touch, hold the water temperature for longer than other makes of the bath. Moreover, such bath materials are lightweight, easy to transport, can be easily fitted as well as found in a range of colour options, great resistance to water staining, hardwearing, easy to clean and you will get the places to fit the taps.
How do the acrylic baths are made?
The typical acrylic bath is moulded from one single sheet of acrylic which is 4,5 or 8mm thick. Since 8mm sheet of plastic is not going to provide you with much support, it can be solved with a sheet that is reinforced with glass reinforced plastic which is sprayed on it. So, thicker the acrylic sheet, less reinforcement it requires.
How does an acrylic bath fixed and supported?
When you opt for a plastic bath with galvanized frame. For example, we offer stainless steel frame with 6 feet for a 1700x780x600 bath. The frame not only provides support for the base of the freestanding baths but also provide a fixing point and support for the feet. It not only gives a stable base between the bath and floor but also allow the bath to be adjusted to level it up. In most cases, each foot will have a screw adjuster to be screwed out depending on whether you want to lower or raise the bath.
1. Before you fit new bathtub: In case you have an old bath, and you’re about to bring a replacement, remove the existing bath panels. On the other hand, if the taps have isolation valves, you need to turn the water off and drain out the existing water turning the tap upside. Soon after disconnecting the water tap, disconnect the waste pipe from the drain in the base of the bath. Once there is no more fixing left, jiggle the bath slightly to see if it can be moved. If not, check out for more fixing.
Once you find the tub is movable, jiggle it around and slide it away from the adjoining walls. Depending on the size of the bathroom, you may need all the room or can get tripped over an old bathroom, which won’t make the job easier.
2. Check the floor condition: Without a proper sealing to the old bath, it will be allowing water and moisture to leak down to the floor, and it will last only for a few years. And, in such cases, replacement is the only option left open.
When it comes to moving your new and small freestanding bathtub, it needs proper positioning and fixing. However, before you put it in the final resting place, the installer may put some additional bearers on the floor surface that will fit under the feet of the frame.
However, our classic clawfoot freestanding baths come with empty space beneath the tub that gives the facility for cleaning as well as creating a greater illusion of space.