Installing A Whirlpool Tub

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Getting Ready For The Whirlpool bathtub Install

Whirlpool bathtubs come in a variety of sizes and shapes and, generally are not too difficult to install. Some prep work is a good idea to help alleviate any problems along the way. Planning for some surprises or unforeseen circumstances along the way is always a good idea as well. Be sure to shut off your water supply to the house at the main valve. Open the faucets to let any remaining water drain out. Depending on your location, you may want to check with your local building department for information on any permits that be required. This will not be a quick one or two hour project. It will definitely be more involved. So plan and take your time. It will certainly be worth it. Continue reading →

How to Install Your New Bathtub

Plumbtile: Kaldewei Bath tubs

Are you looking to create an oasis in your bathroom? Plan on starting with a bathtub that you can relax in. The bathtub can be your relaxing and stress free zone to forget about the day. If you are planning on remodeling your bathroom which includes a new soaking tub, follow these simple steps for installing your new tub…and enjoy! Continue reading →

How to Prevent Mildew in Your Bathroom

Plumbtile: MTI Tubs

Everyone wants to have a clean house, but most importantly everyone wants to be sure that their bathroom is the cleanest room in that house (aside from maybe the kitchen). Your bathroom is the place where you go to get cleaned up after a long day’s work; if it’s dirty, you’re not truly clean after being in there. The bathroom is also one room in the house that your friends and neighbors will judge you on. Not everyone is judgmental like that, but it’s hard to want to go somewhere when you know that their bathroom is worse than a truck stop and you’re afraid of catching something from being in the same vicinity as those mold/mildew ring around the bottom of the toilet or tub. So here’s the skinny:  Continue reading →

How to Fit a Bath Tub

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You do not have to be too handy of a handyman to fit your new tub. Just follow these simple instructions and you will be on your way to that first relaxing bath.

Before Beginning

Plan, plan, plan. The first key to success with any DIY project is to plan out every step in order to make sure you have all of the supplies necessary and that everything is done in the proper order.

If you have decided to fit the new bath in a different place than the old one you will need to alter the pipework before hand. You may need to install new 7/8 in. supply pipes and spurs to the existing runs.

Measure out and draw for your reference the bath, piping, and bath waste positions.   Continue reading →

How To Remove an Old Tub and Shower

With spring time upon us, a fresh start for your bathroom is in your reach. Adding a new bathtub can be easily done, removing the old fixture and adding a new bath tub can be done is a few easy steps. This one simple thing can add that new fresh look to your bathroom! So lets get started.

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How To Remove an Old Tub and Shower…   

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Senior-Friendly Design

We focus on product spotlights so often I thought I’d take a left turn and go into a less specific field.

A while back I wrote a feature article about walk-in bathtubs here: http://ezinearticles.com/?Step-in-Tubs—Allowing-Bathing-For-Seniors-and-the-Disabled&id=2424362

This blog post is along similar lines, but with a wider view. What does it take to make your bathroom design friendly for seniors (or for yourself if you intend to live in your house for another several decades)? Continue reading →

Stone Forest's Solid Sinks and Beautiful Design

Stone Forest was the first product line I became familiar with when I started working for Plumbtile.com. I was impressed by the rawness of the form. I had never experienced solid rock kitchen and bath fixtures before, only porcelain or other materials. Since it was my first foray into luxury bath fixtures, their products made an impression on me. Continue reading →