Help with my bathroom floor


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Old 01-21-10, 02:45 PM
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Help with my bathroom floor

I have second shower on the second floor of my home that I would like to remove and put in a tub. However I donít think the floor is strong enough to hold it. What is the average cost to have this done? Also, what is the average cost to have the tub put in as well? What is the best way and the cheapest way to have this done. Do I need to hire a contractor or hire many different people to do different jobs so I can end of with my tub put in.
 
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Old 01-21-10, 03:04 PM
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Welcome to the forums! The floor system will probably handle the weight of the tub unless it is weak from the beginning. One important thing to consider is whether or not you can even get a tub in your bathroom. What are the wall to wall measurements of the bathroom? If it is wide enough and your door is more than 32" wide, you stand a chance of getting one in the door and getting it laid down.
 
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Old 01-21-10, 05:39 PM
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Originally Posted by chandler View Post
Welcome to the forums! The floor system will probably handle the weight of the tub unless it is weak from the beginning. One important thing to consider is whether or not you can even get a tub in your bathroom. What are the wall to wall measurements of the bathroom? If it is wide enough and your door is more than 32" wide, you stand a chance of getting one in the door and getting it laid down.

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so as long as the tub and fit in the bathroom the floor should hold the weight since it held the shower.

Question: I was thinking the weight of the tub will be more then the shower because the tub holds water and the shower doesn't. Is this true?
 
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Old 01-21-10, 06:23 PM
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But the water is spread over a larger surface. It certainly won't exert any more weight per square foot than your refrigerator. Think about it.
How old is your house? Do you know on what center your floor joists are set? 24" or 16"?
 
 

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