How do you replace flooring under an old bath

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q how do you replace flooring under an old bath
How do you keep the tub from falling while you replace the floor
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  • If it is not possible to remove it from the room, move it out of the way as much as you can. Install flooring, and move back. Set it on wood blocks to make it more stable.


  • Gale Allen Jenness Gale Allen Jenness on Dec 02, 2017
    Depending on the style of your bathtub, if it goes to the floor where you can’t see the flooring under it? You don’t need to go under your tub, you can scribe your flooring to the contour of your tub. You also can run your rubber baseboard around your walls and in the front of your tub as well. If you tub is designed where you can see under it or your just dead set on tuning it under your tub? You’ll more then likely need to remove the tub from the bathroom and get it out of your way. Depends how large your bathroom is? You may be able to block your tub up off the ground with some blocks of wood to get the flooring under the front edge of the tub too, if that’s what your looking to do? Good luck

  • Jodi strasburg Jodi strasburg on Dec 02, 2017
    take out tub. Use vinyl plank flooring that clicks together. You can spill all the water you want on it. I'd use either a wood or stone look.

  • Jodi strasburg Jodi strasburg on Dec 02, 2017
    anything you do will be a vast improvement!!

  • Ger27871176 Ger27871176 on Dec 02, 2017
    Pull the tub out and fix the floor

  • Benjamin Benjamin on Dec 04, 2017
    without more pictures I can’t really gauge the quality of the wood under the tub. However it looks to be only where the legs are is where the majority of damage is occurring. Shut off water to your tub, if it doesn’t have isolation points for the tub itself isolate water to the bathroom, or house even. Cut out that plumbing and run some pvc plumbing with the same layout except add and isolation point. Remove the tub and repair the area of damage, no need to replace it all if it is good wood through out. you now will have a few choices on what to lay down/do. If it’s hard wood you could do a finish and stain and call it done, if its plywood/partical board you can lay down some insulation and the floating flooring. If you have a tile saw handy, lay tile. Watch a few YouTube videos and you’ll do fine. after installing the tube but some ”like copper” or what ever your choice spray paint and pain the pvc pipe. It will look just fine.