How to Install a Shower Undermount Bathtub

Jan 24th

Bathtubs come in many types, including prefabricated units. Prefabricated bathrooms consist of fully formed Undermount bathtub designed by the manufacturers to fit into an existing framework bathtub. A variety of options exist for prefabricated baths, including hot tubs under cover and drop-in. Determine how and when you can install a hot drop-in as a cover under a shower requires an understanding of each type and bath tub installation procedures.

Undermount Bathtub Style
Undermount Bathtub Style

Undermount bathtub installed from below, rather than above. Bathtubs, installing a hot undermount require access to the tub shell, usually by removing the top of the frame. By accessing the inside of the frame, place a tub under cover fame and position so that the lip of the unit is below the top lip of the bathtub frame. Apply caulk or sealant around the edge of the tub when you connect the frame to prevent leaks, and replace all the elements of frame removed to install the bathtub. After installing and tub below deck, apply more caulk around the joint of the tub rim additional leakage protection.

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Drop-in undermount bathtub Installation, You can install hot ostensibly as a drop-in deck under its annexation to the bottom of a bathtub frame and caulking or sealing in place. However, this can lead to problems such as water leaks – the tub will fit, but may not work properly.

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