Tile is the most reliable, easy to clean and hygienic material that is almost universally used for wall and floor of the bathroom.
Moreover, the tiles are used for many other purposes, for example, you can use it easily and even without the help of a specialist to decorate the open space under the bathtub.
Of course, the tile can’t be hung in the air, and so first of all you will have to construct the special basement.
It can be made of two types of materials – the block ones (for example, aerated concrete or bricks) and plasterboard. It should be noted that both the materials allow to build a tile foundation for a bathtub of any shape, size and configuration.
The main thing is to know how to do it correctly and safely for many years. Let’s discover both variants to solve the problem of how to make the cast iron drop in tub, or to create a basement for tiles laying.
Brick setting is a reliable and affordable basis. Perhaps it is the easiest available way to make a base for creation the cast iron drop in tub. Everybody can lay the bricks. In this case you don’t need any beauty. It will be enough to do a more or less flat surface. Slight curvature can be easily corrected by increasing or decreasing the amount of tile adhesive.
At this way of tile basement forming there are two the most important points. First of all you need to control the distance from the outer edge of the tub to the brick setting (it is necessary to provide 1 cm gap between the level and brick) and, secondly, it is required to take care of bathroom ventilation and access to the siphon.
Plasterboard basement for bathtub tiling. For those who are able to deal with plasterboard, this method of tile basement construction seems even easier than its creation from the bricks. Why? – The matter is that you won’t have the so-called wet processes: no cement, no mud and no dirty puddles.
In general, there are many advantages of this method, but the main thing is that you can create any configuration you need. To start with set the ud guiding profiles on the floor and underneath the bathtub. They are attached to the floor as standard (with dowels), but the method of attachment to the bath depends on the type of sanitary products.
Even the learner won’t have any problems with bathtub laying. There are no any subtleties and nuances. Smooth surface is covered by tiles easily, even in that case when it has a slight curve.