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Old 03-15-2018, 06:20 PM   #1
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Clawfoot Tub Question, Part 2


Hi, I have a heavy, old cast iron tub. The rest of the bathroom is modernized, except for the tub and the old linoleum.

It will cost a lot of money to have the tub moved out/in of the bathroom, plumbing removed/reattached just to have new flooring put into a 5' x 8' bathroom. Could an experienced floor guy install luxury vinyl floor tiles and cut around the feet?

I would not attempt this myself. I am handy, but not that good.

I am asking here first. I have a local Armstrong floor shop which has great quality products. However, I am afraid of being promised they can do this, putting down a deposit, only to be told they have to move the tub at the last minute.

This has happened to me with other projects. Thanks!!
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The tub would present problems post installation of luxury vinyl as well, sad to say. It would probably compress the flooring too much and prevent the floor from floating as it should. Not sure how accessible the tub's feet are, but it could be possible to remove one foot at a time, or lift on the body of the tub to relieve tension on a leg at a time to allow flooring to be placed in that area. Then they could move to the other feet in order. Wild stab, but it could work.
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I'd run away from this job!
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I thought this would be the response.

Will fix easier things and wait for the remodeling fever in SF Bay Area to die down. Then I'll hire the plumber, guys to move the thing, etc. Thx all!
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will need to take up tub & toilet for new floor install...
cutting floor around these 2 fixtures is not advised IMO

without removing tub it will be all but impossible to
properly cut flooring around drain & water supply risers
not to mention a new underlayment for new floor installed

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