Re: Flooring options for a clawfoot tub??
Posted by hj on May 11, 19100 at 00:42:55:
In response to Re: Flooring options for a clawfoot tub??
When claw foot tubs were the rage, the flooring was recessed between the joists and the ceramic tile was set on at least 2" of concrete, which gave the strength needed to support the tub. Even buttering the tile to give complete adhesion will not compensate for deflection of the plywood subfloor unless it is also strengthened. As you have figured out, the pressure on the small leg contact areas is very high.

: I've recently purchased an antique cast iron clawfoot tub as part of a bathroom remodelling project. Another element of the project is that I plan to update the flooring to either ceramic tile (12"x12"), Pergo or hardwood (listed in order of preference).

: Has anyone ever installed a clawfoot tub over any of these surfaces? I'm concerned about the amount of pressure that will focus on the four legs of the tub and what sort of impact it may have on the flooring.

: The last thing I want is to install ceramic tile, the tub, etc. And then have a tile crack under one of the feet the first time the tub is used.

: Am I being over cautious??

: Any input is GREATLY appreciated....

: Thanks in advance,
: Erin

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