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Old 07-17-2017, 08:22 PM   #1
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Tub Mortar Bed Confusion


We've gutted our bathroom and we are ready to install our new tub. We purchased an American Standard Ovation bath tub. Upon unboxing it has a particle board 'base' attached to it. We have a couple questions to ensure that we install it properly.

1. The tub is on the ground floor and will be installed on a concrete slab- do we need a mortar bed?

2. Also, if we use a mortar bed- how long does it have to cure before we can stand in the tub? I will be installing tile on the walls once the tub is in.

Thank you in advance for helping!
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We've gutted our bathroom and we are ready to install our new tub. We purchased an American Standard Ovation bath tub. Upon unboxing it has a particle board 'base' attached to it. We have a couple questions to ensure that we install it properly.

1. The tub is on the ground floor and will be installed on a concrete slab- do we need a mortar bed?

2. Also, if we use a mortar bed- how long does it have to cure before we can stand in the tub? I will be installing tile on the walls once the tub is in.

Thank you in advance for helping!
Hi, Many tubs no longer require a mortar bed. I tend to stick with manufacturers installation methods to keep in warranty. Read instructions twice, proceed! Good luck with your project.
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http://www.homedepot.com/catalog/pdf...a156afbc6e.pdf


"4. It is recommended that the tub be set in a small bed of mortar or grout tocompensate for uneven floors. Stringers will help level tub but will not provide adequate support."



1 day should be good.
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