Measuring for a bath

How do you accurately measure up for a bath? We want to make sure we buy one that fits between two walls. Do I need to leave space for tiles or framework?

Asked by Patrick on 26th Sep 2022
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"You just need to measure wall to wall leaving a minimal of 5-10 mm either side as tiles will be fitted on top of the bath edge ."
Answered on 26th Sep 2022 - Member since Jul 2017 - report
"Hi hi just make sure you measure completely across the top of the bath from one length to the other it's rather a 1700 bath or a 1560 the width should be the same on all baths you're not leave need to leave any space for any tiles"
Answered on 26th Sep 2022 - Member since Aug 2022 - report
"Patrick if the bath fits in from wall its best, the tiles sits on top of the bath"
Answered on 26th Sep 2022 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
"Depends what you want and the tub shape ..
If the bath is without a shower above you can have the tub either measured (1) wall to wall or (2) tiles to tiles, assuming tiles thickness you need .. Wall to wall is better, to me. As makes the tub more stable.
If you are with a shower above, wall to wall solution is better too, as water will be running from wall tiles into bath tub. You need to know how thick tile work is going to be. And your target is to have finished tiles work sitting on the tub 5 to 8 mm deep, each side where they are .."
Answered on 3rd Nov 2022 - Member since Jul 2022 - report
"the best way to do this is choose your bath get dimensions making sure it fits"
Answered on 12th Jul 2023 - Member since Jun 2020 - report
"Measure the bath from wall to wall and leave 18mm each side for tiles and adhesive"
Answered on 26th Sep 2022 - Member since Jun 2022 - report
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