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rsclark67 11-24-2012 12:58 PM

Bathtub over Tile????
Hello all, I gutted my bathroom and am working my way back. I was wondering if I could place the tub(full bathtub) on ceramic tile instead of on the subfloor? The tiles are flat,no rounded corners or anything like that.
I just got the Hardieboard down and this question popped into my head.
It is a very small bathroom ,so cost would be minimal. Just do not know the pros and cons or just don't do it! :huh:
Thank you for your time-Ron

oh'mike 11-24-2012 01:22 PM

No---bad plan---tub first--then the tile----backer can go under the tub but the tile should be cut to the tub--caulked with a flexible caulk---

rsclark67 11-24-2012 08:49 PM

Thank you, I will not do that. Can you tell me why you are not supposed to put the tub over tile? Thank you for your time-Ron

oh'mike 11-25-2012 06:03 AM

Floors are seldom level---the tub must be level--so some shimming may be required--the tile will hide that gap.

Tub skirts are not always perfect at the bottom edge---the tile will hide that.

Tub skirts are sometimes weak and move---the tile will stop that movement.

There are more reasons but I haven't had coffee----If you need more let me know---

joecaption 11-25-2012 07:21 AM

What do you do down the road when someone wants to change the style or color of the tile.
If the wax ring under toilet leaks and takes out the subflooring how are you going to repair the flooring?

rsclark67 11-26-2012 01:55 AM

Thank you both!! I got it, good points, not going to do it...Guess I didn't think- LOL Have a great day!!!

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