I'm based in Winnipeg and I'm renovating my basement and planning to install a bathroom in the basement. My basement has floating walls and I can't figure out how I would be able to attach the acrylic tub to the bathroom walls.
If I attached it to the bathroom walls and the floor moved upwards would it damage the tub?
I don't know about floating walls as have never seen or heard of such a thing.
You could consider purchasing a drop in tub and build a deck for it to drop into, or purchase a free standing tub, you would then plan the placement of the water supply and drain, finish the floor as required and then set the tub in place.
If you intend to use a floating floor (laminate is never recommended for a bathroom) like the new vinyl floors, you would set the tub in place and finish to it. If you intend to tile the floor, you would tile first and then set the tub on top of it.
I just attached a diagram of a floating walls that I have in my basement. Code requires that basement walls should be like this to allow floor movement.
I've also attached a page from City of Winnipeg basement development brochure.
Just buy detached bath that is not attached to the wall. then you will not damage it.
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