Curb-less showers are all the rage right now but is it the right shower tile installation for you?
One of the main advantages of the zero threshold, curb-less shower tile installation is the functionality. You might think – how hard is into step up and over a 4 inch shower threshold? But, that curb can seem like a mountain to an older person who needs to get a wheel chair into the shower or that has any kind of mobility issues.
Aesthetically a barrier free shower is beautiful. Gone are the days of your typical ADA shower scene. A curb-less shower can be both functional and stylish. I have had customers that are simply blown away by how spacious their bathroom showers after moving to a curb-less design. Just take a look at a few pictures on pinterest and you’ll see what I mean.
- It’s beautiful, sleek, and can make a small bathroom feel large and open.
- Functionality – everyone in that family can use it. Can be wheelchair accessible.
- Easy to clean. A daily shower cleaning spray and a squeegee is really all you need.
- Best use of space. Every square inch is utilized well.
- No door. Glass shower doors are expensive and one more thing to clean. Consider doing without one.
- Added cost due to changes in slope of the floor.
- Easier to get it wrong. We see a lot of leaky, curb-less showers, so know that your tile contractor is certified to do this type of shower.
- No door. Some people feel cold in a shower without a door.
- No privacy.