Curbless Shower Installation
Curbless showers not only add a touch of luxury to your daily shower, but they also enhance the elegance of your bathroom design. Plus, a roll-in curbless shower is a great feature for anyone with limited mobility. At Tony LaMartina Plumbing Company, we have over 30 years of experience in bath and shower renovations, including curbless shower installation! Our expert plumbers will ensure the installation is done correctly.
About Curbless Showers
Curbless showers, also known as no-threshold showers, are a favorite bathroom feature among many of our customers. They are ideal for small and large areas alike. In a tighter space, a curbless shower helps foster a feeling of openness by eliminating large tubs and visual breaks in tile. In a larger bathroom, a curbless shower gives a look of uninterrupted elegance and beauty. The continuous run of floor tiles from the main bathroom area into the shower adds a streamlined and contemporary feel. Check out Houzz.com for some great examples of curbless showers. For more ideas and inspiration, read our blog post on bathroom fixture upgrades!
A curbless shower is not only a beautiful update, but also a functional one. Getting in and out of a traditional bathtub or shower can sometimes be difficult. A roll-in shower with no curb is the perfect solution for older individuals or anyone with limited mobility. A curbless shower increases accessibility and helps minimize the risk of injury due to tripping and slipping.
Curbless Shower Design Options
The design of a curbless shower is fairly simple. The trick is to ensure that all water and moisture leakage is properly managed and contained. Common drain placements include a circular drain in the center of the shower, or a trench-like drain at the shower door or around the perimeter. When designing your curbless shower, you have three options: 1) Design your curbless shower area with enough room to allow for a gradual recess of water to the floor drain; 2) Raise the floor of the rest of the bathroom, creating the same effect; 3) Install a drop-in shower with a flange that can be lifted up, serving as a curb while the shower is occupied. No matter what option you choose, be sure to space the cabinets, toilet, and vanity far enough away from the shower to allow for easy entering and exiting.
Make sure your new curbless shower is installed by a licensed plumbing professional. Call our office at (314) 965-9377 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to get started!