Freestanding tub in shower area

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I have seen quite a few Bathrooms with freestanding baths in shower Areas and would like to do the same. However I’m concern about mould and damp issues. Does the water go under the bath when showering. If so how do you prevent mould from forming underneath the tub


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  • I would think they would have enough open space around them that mold and dampness wouldn't be an issue. Plus, it should be sealed around the perimeter of the tub. And, you could always have a mat matte next to it when getting out.

  • Deb K Deb K on Jun 04, 2020

    Hi Elizabeth, they utilize tee existing drain that is there, you just don't see it because it is underneath, hope this video helps you out,

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOSvyVBeNqE

  • Tina Tina on Jun 04, 2020

    If you're talking about framing the hole where the hose goes out the window (we have a portable A/C in the upstairs bedroom at my house), I use a piece of tyvek (the stuff they put on the outside of houses before they put on the siding...it's styrofoam!), which I cut to the size of the window opening (we have sliding windows, so the normal kits sold don't fit/work), then cut out a circle for the hose to go in to vent outside. Tyvek provides nice insulation, too :)


    If you're talking about framing the part of the hose that's INSIDE the RV, I'd go with a thin sheet of plywood, like others suggested, since it's sturdy. You could even paint it to match your decor, or cover it with wallpaper or fabric, so it looks like it fits right in :)


    Good luck!!!! Post pics when you're done :)


  • Cindy Cindy on Jun 04, 2020

    Hi Elizabeth. I watch a lot of Home and Garden programs on TV. I have seen several bathrooms with a free standing tub in the same area dedicated for showering. The entire areas are usually tiled on the floor, ceiling and walls. There are drains in the floor to catch all the water. If you hire a contractor, he should know what is and is not code for a project like this. Good luck Elizabeth. Hoping all is well with you.

  • Vimarhonor Vimarhonor on Jun 05, 2020

    Hello. That’s a very good question, I know some upscale hotels showers have a large drain that runs sometimes the length of the wall width. I still wonder what kind of upkeep it needs to keep mold and mildew away. Hope you find a solution you are looking for with someone who has the experience in this particular design

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Jun 05, 2020

    My parents had a tiled area in their bathroom, years ago, that had a shower and tub, with a drain in the floor and they never had a problem as long as they used their exhaust fan. We, on the other hand have a free standing tub and a shower in our bathroom that are independent of each other. Good ventilation and cleaning have prevented problems in there. Previously, we've had a combination tub/shower that also relied on good air flow. I'm not sure if that answers your question, but, hopefully it helps! Good luck and stay safe!

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on Jun 05, 2020

    You would have the tile floor beneath the tube angled to drain to the shower drain, then you should not have a water problem beneath the tub.

  • Elizabeth Elizabeth on Jun 05, 2020

    Thank you all for your comments and links

    it has certainly helped

  • Johnavallance82 Johnavallance82 on Jun 07, 2020

    Hello Elizabeth,

    Use a Shower Curtain and direct the water from a lowwer level. Hope that helps.

  • Kmdreamer Kmdreamer on Jun 10, 2020

    Shower curtain keep it inside the tub or have a shower installed and only use tub for baths

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