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How to Measure Bathtubs

How to Measure Bathtubs

When redesigning a bathroom space, one consideration you'll need to take into account is replacing your old bathtub. Getting the right bathtub for the size of your bathroom is important. If the bathtub is too large, it may cramp the new bathroom space and ruin the flow of the room. Enamel Cast Iron Bathtub You need only a few measurements to get the size of your bathtub, but you also have to consider the size of the bathtub in your new design.

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How to Seal a Shower Tray

How to Seal a Shower Tray

Certain shower stalls and inserts contain trays that prevent water from leaking onto the bathroom floor. They are most commonly constructed of fiberglass and serve as a slightly concave foundation for the shower unit. Sealing a shower tray is essential for filling exposed seams and gaps where water can escape. Silicone caulk is the most effective airtight and water-resistant sealant for bathroom fixtures such as a shower tray.

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Fix a Leaking Shower Tray

Fix a Leaking Shower Tray

Unusually wet floors and carpeting in the bathroom after showers point to a probable leak in the shower tray. A steady leak will cause damage to floors and walls and can become extensive in a short amount of time. The longer the leak continues, the more expensive and intensive the fix will be. A little caulk now can save thousands of dollars later.

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Finishing Products for Clawfoot Tubs

Finishing Products for Clawfoot Tubs

Whether your home has an old clawfoot tub in the bathroom or you purchased one to install, refinishing a clawfoot bathtub is a lengthy process, even with the right items. The number of steps required to restore your bathtub will partially depend on the tub's condition, but bathtub refinishing projects typically take at least a few days. The right finishing products will help.

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How to Re-Enamel a Bathtub

How to Re-Enamel a Bathtub

Modern bathtubs are often made of fiberglass or Acrylic Bathtub , but they used to be primarily cast iron. The vintage look of a cast-iron tub can add appeal to your bathroom decor. Instead of replacing the old tub, make the most of its charm by giving it a makeover. Cast-iron tubs have a porcelain enamel coating that improves the color and texture of the metal underneath. Re-enameling the tub will enhance the look while still maintaining the antique appeal. The process of re-enameling takes time and effort, but the shine should be worth it.

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Use a Wash-Basin

Use a Wash-Basin

Before indoor plumbing became available, there was a time when you could find a Wash-Basin in every home. Wash basins are large bowls that people placed in bedrooms and sometimes outdoors near pumps, in order to wash between baths. These basins were often accompanied by a vase to hold the water. Wash basins are still occasionally used in old rustic homes, by bed-ridden people to freshen up, or by campers out in the wild, far from a facility with plumbing available.

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How to Clean a Bath Fitter Acrylic Bathtub

How to Clean a Bath Fitter Acrylic Bathtub

Bath Fitter acrylic surrounds and liners are quick way to resurface your bathtub. Whether the bathtub is old, outdated, chipping or stained, it can be covered over with a Bath Fitter surround. Like your old bathtub, your new surround will need to be cleaned periodically to remove dirt, soap scum and other grime. Clean it properly to ensure no damage is done to the acrylic.

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How Can I Refinish a Cast Iron Claw Foot Tub That Has Been Exposed to the Elements for Many Years?

Breathe new life into a cast iron clawfoot tub by refinishing it with an enduring paint. If your tub has been exposed to the elements for many years, consider an important point. Although cast iron resists oxidation, over time, it will become susceptible to rust. Treat the tub with a special rust-inhibitive coating, formulated to etch metal and improve its adhesive qualities. Once the clawfoot tub is properly conditioned, it will accept a new finish. Apply an enduring epoxy, or flaking will ultimately result.

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Repair Shower Tray

Repair Shower Tray

Most Shower Tray are made of fiberglass because it is a lightweight and durable material. Fiberglass also contains water and moisture as well if the surface has not been compromised. The most common problem that occurs with shower trays is that with use and the application of cleaning chemicals they can become cracked. If this happens, they can leak, causing damage to bathroom flooring and other parts of the home. You can repair a shower tray using the proper materials and procedure.

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How to Price an Old Clawfoot Bathtub

How to Price an Old Clawfoot Bathtub

Antique or simply old clawfoot bathtubs are found in antique stores, thrift stores, salvage yards and through private sellers who have renovated or replaced fixtures in their homes. While clawfoot tubs can vary widely in price based on model and your area, there are some basic things to consider before purchasing or attempting to sell a clawfoot tub.

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