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Know How Professionals Install Acrylic Baths? A Quick Overview

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Know How Professionals Install Acrylic Baths? A Quick Overview

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.

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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.

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Want Freestanding Baths? Few Key Aspects to Consider Beforehand

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Want Freestanding Baths? Few Key Aspects to Consider Beforehand

Considered to be one daring and stunning style statement, freestanding bathtubs are becoming more popular in homes with time. No need for you to skirt the edges of your room to make it complement the bathtub decor. These baths are versatile, and wherever they are installed, they will prove to be the focal point of that space.

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Modern-day freestanding baths are not just a practical solution. They also double up as an incredible style statement presenting your bathroom an undeniable wow factor. If you are willing to install a freestanding bath, then here are some aspects to check out before ordering.

Key Considerations to Look For:

Size Of The Tub:

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When choosing the right size; you have to figure out where to instal it. You should look to place it somewhere in the centre of the room, leaving enough room to maneuvre around it. If you have a commodious bathroom, then freestanding baths are perfect to enjoy a spa-like treatment at home.

However, that doesn’t mean that you cannot think of installing one in your small bathrooms. At Direct Tile and Bath,we offer freestanding baths or all shapes and designs. From classic 1800mm classic oval shaped bathtubs to a 1500mm simplistic bath for bathrooms where spaces are at a minimum; we have all your needs covered.

Determining the size is the first thing to do. With that; you also need to inspect that the floor joists are enough to bear the weight of the bath. If you need any assistance, let us know!

Layout And Style:

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As visual aesthetics are crucial; you should also consider the drainage configuration and the plumbing before installing one. Functionality and placement of the freestanding bath should also be considered. The placement ought to be such that you can easily slide in and out without much of an effort.

In terms of style; you will come across a wide range of freestanding baths in Perth, right at our website. Whether you want a contemporary look or want to install a tub with timeless class; all you need to do is choose.

If you wish to expense a bit more, then you can opt for tubs with clawed feet. They will serve as the centrepiece of your bathroom. Furthermore, all our freestanding baths consist of a built-in pop waste plug along with a flexible water hose. All this means that once unboxed; it is ready for use.

Contrarily, if you want to create a striking presence with a minimalistic bathtub, then; you can opt for our splendid natural sheen Acrylic freestanding baths.

 The Material:

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Creating the first impression always matters, and with freestanding baths from Direct Bath and Tile; you can do that. You can go for lightweight, warmth and durable acrylic freestanding baths which comprise a double insulation layer coupled with stylish designs.

However; you can also opt for freestanding baths engineered with cast iron and stone designs to create a show-stopping feature. But; you need to remember that they are way heavier.

One great thing for you is that new and trending stocks keep arriving, giving you plenty of fresh options to check whenever you visit. So, if you wish to instal quality acrylic freestanding baths in Perth and want some help in sorting out the right option; speak to our experts. They will be more than glad to help you out.

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