Alcove Soaking Tub - Plumbing - DIY Home Improvement | DIYChatroom
Advertisement


Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Plumbing

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Display Modes
Old 07-01-2017, 07:09 PM   #1
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 31
Rewards Points: 27
Default

Alcove soaking tub


I have looked at many tubs and buyer reviews online, and I still feel lost. What I'm hoping for is advice from plumbers or DIYers on what to purchase and what to avoid. For example, I just read that a drop-in is not a good choice when there will be a shower too, so that was helpful, because I was looking at the Kohler Evolution (good price online).

What I'd like is a soaking tub with water depth of 15" minimum - 17" definitely preferred (chronic pain back and neck, arms and legs). It can be 5' to 6'. I'd prefer a narrow width, as the bathroom is small, and would not like to go over 36" W. No whirlpool or such - just more to go wrong, I'm thinking. Maybe a surround instead of tiling?

Have you found certain brands or specific models preferable?

Certain materials? Is fiberglass alone (gel coating) not advised? Is acrylic reinforced with fiberglass good, and if so, what thickness of acrylic is acceptable (seems they are 3, 5 or 8mm)? Americast? Vikrell? Cast iron expensive and water level not deep enough.

Any advice you can offer will be appreciated.
Annie5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-01-2017, 07:50 PM   #2
RRH
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 738
Rewards Points: 1,476
Default

Re: Alcove soaking tub


After cast iron I like the Vikrell the best. Go to the Sterling web site, a lot of choices.

With any types beside cast iron still best to install a mortar bed under tub.
RRH is offline   Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to RRH For This Useful Post:
Annie5 (07-01-2017)
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Tags
bath and shower , bath remodeling , plumbing , soaking tub


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Increase Depth of Alcove stonhenge Carpentry 10 01-01-2016 10:04 AM
measuring to replace tub and surround in an alcove Lilion Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 4 07-05-2015 12:05 PM
Header needed in alcove install? NVhunter83 Building & Construction 39 12-31-2013 10:25 PM
how to side the top of an alcove ?? papageek Building & Construction 6 12-15-2010 06:53 AM
install overmount tub in alcove tom31415926 Kitchen & Bath Remodeling 5 07-27-2010 06:08 PM




Top of Page | View New Posts