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Old 06-23-2009, 09:54 AM
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Author: The Avaire Team
Date: 7/19/2008 11:28 pm EDT
A number of websites sell a "coaster" designed to distribute the weight and protect the floor. Do a google search using the terms

clawfoot tub coaster

and you will find them. Here is one site: http://www.signaturehardware.com/class218

If possible, you'll want to avoid having the legs span a grout joint. Also, please take extra care to ensure the subfloor under the tiles is flat and stable.

I haven't seen one of these coasters, but it would be best if there was a thin later of felt or other padding on the bottom of the coaster.

A cast iron tub can weigh 300 pounds. Add 50 gallons of water (400 pounds) and 250+ pounds for a person, and you have nearly 1,000 pounds of weight! If the subfloor is solid and you use coasters, you should be OK.
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