Soaking bathtubs are also referred to as hot tubs times. These spas are typically large and are part of your bathroom. The framing of these baths is often covered with tiles. Over time, the tile under the soaking tub may become obsolete. Remodeling a soaking tub is as simple as replacing the tile in the bathtub frame.
Soaking bathtubs, remove the existing tile from the bathtub frame around several removing tile grout with a grout saw or knife. Use a chisel and a hammer to break the box tabs. Be careful not to damage the frame of the bathtub while working. Once the tile removed, unscrew the panel cement bathtub frame.
Soaking bathtubs, replace the cement backer board under the bathtub. Measure under the tub with a tape measure. Transfer the measurements to a piece of cement board. Cut the cement board and screw in the framework of the existing bathtub with exterior grade screws. Patch the seams in cement board with fine mortar and fiberglass mesh tape. The process is similar to patch the seams on two pieces of drywall. Allow the mortar to dry overnight. Decide on a chip design and design for part of the tub. There are many options available including decorative tiles friction.