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Bath tub opinions?

Posted by Rmrosen (My Page) on
Tue, Dec 18, 12 at 17:42

Does anyone have any experience with the briggs ultracast tubs? They are enameled porcelain on steel with a composite backing for extra strength/sound deadening. I'm trying to decide between that tub or lyons acrylic tubs. They are both available at menards.
Otherwise, I'm looking at the kohler villager cast iron tub but I'm not sure i want to deal with the weight???

Any opinions will be greatly appreciated.

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RE: Bath tub opinions?

If it's similar to an Americast tub (sounds like it), you want to be absolutely sure it's set nice and solid so it doesn't flex and creak when folks use it (step into it and test during the install). Not as easy as it would seem.

After it's set properly, they perform well.

RE: Bath tub opinions?

As I read more the Americast is making me nervous. Of course that is what my contractor wants to install due to the weight, but since our old tub has not been replaced for 40+ years I think that may be the case here. Tiling around will make it impossible to remove and replace.
So the question is how to install it properly.

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