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        Besides plywood, any other materials needed underneath the bathtub before I install the fiberglass bathtub. The instructions call for a felt pad. I am thinking of applying the foam used for laminate/floating floors to deaden any sound from dropped items and to ensure no creaks when standing in the tub. What do you think?
         
        Posts: 2 | Location: Bourbonnais, Illinois | Registered: Apr 14, 2013Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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        That will work. The purpose of the felt (or the thin, foam pad) is to isolate any squeeks between the tub and the subfloor.

        Some tubs are a little flimsy and can use more support - a mortar bed works best for this.


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        Posts: 10148 | Location: Knoxville, Tennessee | Registered: Sep 27, 2003Reply With QuoteReport This Post
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