The Most Desirable Shower Design!
What are the benefits and advantages of installing a barrier-free shower base?
Instead of installing the traditional and old-fashioned shower with a curbed entrance, you should consider a curbless base. These clean, sleek and modern custom showers are wheelchair accessible while dramatically reducing any slips, trips and falls. At COCO TILE, we have developed an efficient and effective way to install any size of custom shower base without requiring a curb.
We first start with the removal of the original sub-floor in the shower area. Once the floor joists are exposed, we attach wood framing as blocking in between each cavity to create a structural support that is lower than the top of the floor joists. Then we glue and screw plywood on the newly constructed support frame, giving us a sub-floor that is flush with the top of the floor joists. With the shower area lower than the rest of the bathroom floor, we then install the WEDI Fundo Lingo shower base. As as final layer of protection the WEDI Subliner Dry waterproof membrane is installed to seal the gap between the shower base and the floor. With a seamless bathroom floor and shower base, it now becomes very easy to install an in-floor heating cable in the shower area.