Is my new bathtub too heavy for a second floor bathroom?
kimjoel1977
November 20, 2013 in Design Dilemma
We have a new 32" Kohler cast iron tub, Bellwether model that we are about to install in our second floor bathroom. It is 300 lbs. hoping it's not too heavy for the flooring. Should we put some kind of reinforcement in the flooring? It's been sitting upstairs and hasn't fallen through the ceiling yet but a little nervous, by the time you add water could it be too heavy?
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carolannr
Could be. I'd have a qualified person check it out before installation. You have to consider water and body wt. added to the weight of the tub. Also, depends on how old your house is.
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kimjoel1977
Thank you, we'll check into it. The house was built in 1994.
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chookchook2
No brainer, this one. Engineer or builder. Make sure they have insurance.
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Adriana Gerardo
Hope your bathroom look great! Upload pictures
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