One of the most important elements in bathrooms is a bath, and this despite the fact that relatively inexpensive shower cubicles are considered more popular today. Many are interested in how to mount to the wall so that the water does not flow under it, and the bath itself is not loose. Special mounts are used for this purpose, but they may differ markedly.
Installing the cast-iron bath
Cast iron baths. During installation, you will feel that they weigh well, so they must be installed on a solid and stable base.
Steel baths are fixed on the podium, the walls of which are made of bricks. Installed inside the podium, it will never swing and will be very firmly at its base. However, if it is fixed in this way, then noise during its filling with water cannot be avoided.
Treatment of a steel bath with foam
You can reduce the sound while filling the bath by processing it outside parts with foam or putty. Then you will not hear the sound of water, except that the heat will last longer.
Frame for acrylic bath
Those who set up an acrylic bath know that it holds heat much better than its cast iron counterparts, besides their surface is non-slip. Acrylic products are known for their pleasant appearance, although, however, the degree of their strength is not so high. Given that acrylic products have a flexible bottom, a metal frame should be made, otherwise the bottom will bend under the weight of a person. It is also necessary to use special legs, which are part of the acrylic and steel bath frame.
Setting the bath in the level
No matter what bath will be installed, it is necessary to learn a few basic principles that will help to carry out the installation correctly:
Podium of aerated concrete
How to install baths of different materials? Now we analyze it in detail.
Cast iron is often installed on four legs. These legs are connected to the body with wedges that come in the kit, or the supports can be tightened with bolts. If the cast iron bath needs to be installed on an insufficiently strong loose surface, then metal plates should be used, which are placed under the legs and allow the weight to be distributed correctly over the surface of the base.
Legs for a cast-iron bath with height adjustment
The diameter of such a lining should not be less than 5 cm, and thickness - 5 mm or more.
Steel baths do not weigh as much as cast iron baths, so making them more stable is somewhat more difficult. It is better to install them on bricks to increase the area of support. Acrylic products attached exclusively to the wall, otherwise you can not avoid a small play or reel. In addition, it is going to frame, with which the whole structure will increase slightly. In the video below you can see how the installation of the acrylic bath frame in the bathroom takes place:
There are several ways to fix it.
Fixing the acrylic bath to the wall
Insert in the niche . If the installation is carried out in a room where there is not even a rough finish, then the niche can not be done, if given the size of this is not necessary. The bath is simply installed, the walls are plastered, they are trimmed to a finishing one, and the joint is sealed with a sealant so that there is no leakage. If you are going to install in a room where there is already a rough finish on the walls, you must purchase a bath of the appropriate size and prepare a niche for it. The diagram shows how to install correctly in this way.
Layout scheme for a niche
In principle, the first method is also possible, but it is not as reliable as the installation if the tile is already lying. In this case, the mount is only due to the sealant and decorative plinth.
Installation on the metal corner. Cast iron and steel baths can be installed on a metal corner, it is mounted along all the walls, and the sides are installed on it. Further, on request, a plinth is installed, the joints are treated with sanitary sealant. Why it is impossible to fix an acrylic bath on a corner? Because the side can be deformed, since it is not supported by anything from the inside, as a result, the sealant will move away from the wall and water will seep onto the floor.
Installation scheme on a metal corner
Installation on hooks or brackets . This is the best way to fasten products from acrylic. To install on hooks or brackets, you must align the installed bath level and, stepping 20 cm from its corners, make marks. Then they move it away, measure the thickness of the boards, measure this distance down from the marks on the wall and make holes for one or two dowels. Install fasteners, then just put on hooks or brackets sides. All - the bath is rigidly fixed. A plastic or ceramic plinth is glued on top of the seam, and the joint is treated with sealant.
Installation scheme on the bracket and the metal bar
Metal and plastic brackets
It often happens that after the bath is already installed, between her and the wall remains a decent distance. Since in this case there is no three-sided attachment, it will stagger. To fix it tightly, you need to create a frame that can be used at the same time as a shelf for shampoos and different jars.
Wooden frame for bath
What is needed? First of all, the frame is assembled with the help of metal profiles. Then it is sheathed with drywall. For this purpose, a special moisture-resistant drywall. Be sure to make a niche with a door so that you can get to the plumbing system.
Shelf between the bathroom and the wall
Alternatively, instead of the frame, you can attach a bar to the wall in this way so that its top is slightly higher than the level of the bath. On the bar is a shelf, which will lie on the bath. At the same time it should have a slight slope inwards so as not to accumulate water.
The tile is laid on a tile
This video shows use special clamps for mounting acrylic baths: