Installation of an Acrylic Tub
Installation is probably one of the most crucial points to consider if you are planning on buying any bathtub but is essential with an acrylic tub. Their light weight, strength and relatively low cost, acrylic tubs are a popular choice for both new construction and remodeling jobs. It is very important that the tub is installed properly. Unless designed to be free standing, which all Durovin models are, an acrylic bathtub the strength to hold the weight of the water, and you on its own. It needs the support of the walls that frame in the tub, and a solid surface on which it can rest. It is recommended to use mortar or concrete at the base of the tub when installing it. This will create a solid base that is contoured to the bottom of the tub, and will eliminate any movement due to unsupported voids at the base of the tub. Any movement due to lack of support can cause the tub to become stressed and can result in cracking. If you plan on buying an acrylic tub, the other half of your mission should be to find a contractor with experience installing acrylic tubs. If you plan on installing an acrylic tub yourself, make sure you have the proper support for the tub in place.