A new hot trend in modern bathrooms is the curbless shower. A “curbless” shower is simply a shower without a raised frame at the entrance. While many find this style shower appealing, these showers are also a positive for people with disabilities or handicaps. While not all bathrooms can accommodate a curbless shower, many modern and newer homes welcome this style.
Aside from the aesthetics, there are several advantages to installing a curbless shower in your bathroom. The advantages include:
- Increased Safety
- Reduced the Risk of Slips and Falls
- Wheelchair Accessibility
- Best Use of Space
- Seamless Transition from Floor to Shower
While creating a beautiful bathroom is a great thing, it is an even better thing when it is a beautiful SAFE bathroom. If safety is not as big of an issue, this feature does not have to play a large role in the design of your shower.
Installing a Curbless Shower:
If you are wondering how extensive the installation of a curbless shower project can be, we have gathered a few ideas for your convenience. Check out the steps to installing this style shower in your bathroom:
- A section of the floor is lowered slightly. This encourages the water to flow to the drain.
- Next, a recessed subfloor is installed.
- A waterproof membrane is installed next.
- Next, the concrete shower walls are installed.
- Finally, any tile that is used is installed.
These directions are very high level. If you are interested in learning more about the installation process, check out this article on the Curbless Shower Process.
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