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Trend Alert: Curbless Shower

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A curbless shower system has no barriers on the floor – granting easy access to everyone!

Are you looking for a unique and elegant style for your new or remodeled bathroom? The curbless shower is becoming more popular for homeowners looking to stylishly remodel their bathrooms. Curbless showers have a couple of advantages over other shower and tub styles. The chief advantage is the lack of a barrier on the ground between the shower and the rest of the bathroom.

Future-Proof Your Bathroom

When you decide to remodel your bathroom and install curbless showers, you’re ensuring that you’ll be able to access your shower for years to come. According to a study conducted by the University of Michigan, nearly 1 out of 3 people will have trouble accessing their shower by the age of 60, and that number only grows after 60. The 16-inch tub wall and even a standard shower stall’s 4-inch wall may become a significant obstacle in your quest for the satisfaction of a warm shower as you get older. Without someone living at home with you, you may find yourself having to take sponge baths at the sink every morning. Or, maybe worse, placing a significant burden on your family by asking for assistance every time you want to get clean. A curbless shower system completely eliminates the dividing wall between the shower and the bathroom, making a warm shower easier than ever to access.

How do Curbless Showers Work?

You may be wondering how the rest of your bathroom can stay dry if there’s no dividing wall on the ground! It’s as simple as slightly sloping the floor of the shower towards the drain to direct the flow of the water. We combine this with an entrance that stems the splash of water without compromising on the ease of access to the shower stall. Usually, this entails installing a collapsible shower dam, which is a small rubber piece installed on the edge of the shower, combined with a weighted shower curtain. But you can also have a shower door that meets the floor installed as well.

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