How to Prepare a Bathroom Before Installing a Whirlpool Tub
Before a whirlpool tub can be installed, follow these steps.
Cut plywood to size of tub deck and screw down to the frame (Image 1). Using the specifications from the manufacturer, mark the dimensions on the plywood for the cutout (Image 2).
Drill pilot holes with a half-inch drill bit (Image 1), then use a jigsaw to make the cutout (Image 2).
Next, cover the tub deck with cement board. Use scrap pieces on the top. Screw the boards to the deck with cement board screws (Image 1). Set tub in place (Image 2). Use a 1-3/8" spade bit to cut a hole for the faucet.
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