Would you tile up to this bath or under

Discussion in 'Tilers' Talk' started by MJH, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. MJH

    MJH Member

    Customer has just bought the Melville whirlpool bath from the following website:

    http://www.versatilebathrooms.co.uk/acatalog/Whirlpool.html

    The bath itself is a bit of a monster in terms of eight and size. Firstly has anyone else installed this bath and secondly would you lay this bath on top of the ply and tile up to the bath panel or tile right under and sit the bath on top. There seems to be roughly 5mm gap from the bottom of the panel of which I can lower the adjustable legs. Thanks
     
  2. bathstyle

    bathstyle Active Member

    I would install the Bath at the right height (an allowance needs to be made for the tile and adhesive) and then tile just beyond where the panel will go and then fit the panel once the tiles have been fitted.

    The bath legs will need to have 4" x 2" spanning across the two joists either lengthways along the Bath or widthways across it depending on your joist orientation.
     
  3. MJH

    MJH Member

    how about putting the bath on the ply, would this help with the weight?
     
  4. bathstyle

    bathstyle Active Member

    It will help to spread the weight a little but some timber across the joists does this better.
     
  5. MJH

    MJH Member

    Thanks Bathsyle
     
  6. howabout glueing and screwing knauf aquaboard instead of ply,stronger and the proper job ;)
     

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