Replacing your old bathtub can improve your family’s comfort and your bathroom appearance as well. As such, I highly recommend you read my bathtub reviews here to pick up the best products possible for your family. Though it may seem just like a daunting work, but with the right skill and careful prepare you can complete the work successfully and easy.
When it comes to replacing the bathtub, you are not going to do any shopping until when you are sure of the size of bathtub you are trying to replace. While all process may seem to be simple at first, you should remember that bathtubs are always hidden under the surrounding. A true measurement will come from carefully measuring the exact space where bathtub will sit, which can require little guesswork on your part. However, almost all tubs follow a small set of the standards measurements, and luckily if you get within the inch of those you should be set.
A true measurement will come from carefully measuring the exact space where bathtub will sit, which can require little guesswork on your part. However, almost all tubs follow a small set of the standards measurements, and luckily if you get within the inch of those you should be set.
How to measure a bathtub for replacement
Regardless of the shape of your bathtub, you should measure it from lip to lip, or outside dimension of acrylic which is same as the lip to lip. Read my guide on choosing the best freestanding bathtubs, or the best whirlpool bathtubs for more info.
Stand in front of your bathtub and measure its distance from its left side to the right side. If it is a standalone unit, measure the middle of the tube so that you will be measuring the 2 furthest points. If it is enclosed in alcove, just measure the distance of alcove from one end to another. And if you tub as a surrounding, which is a layer of material just add one inch to your measurement. To get the exact figure you should measure it from one wall stud to the other stud, but this may require demolishing its surround. Record all the measurements as the length
Repeat the measuring process, this time, going from back wall to front. Make a same addition to the measurement as you before. Record this measurement as with
Measure its height from floor to the top of the bathtub. Also, make the same additions too, and record them as height.