Barrier-Free (Curbless) Shower Base Installers in Ottawa
Instead of installing the traditional and old fashioned shower with a curbed entrance, you should consider a curbless shower base. These sleek and modern shower bases are completely wheelchair accessible while eliminating a major tripping hazard and preventing falls. At Coco Tile, we’ve developed an efficient and effective way to install any size of custom tile shower base without requiring a curb.
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How We Install a Barrier-Free (Curbless) Shower Base
We begin by removing 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, making the shower area sub-floor in line with the top of the floor joists. With the shower area lower than the rest of the floor, we then install a WEDI Fundo Lingo shower base which ends up being flush with the bathroom floor. As a final layer of protection, we install the WEDI Subliner Dry waterproof membrane on top of the gap between the shower base and the bathroom floor. With a completely seamless floor and shower base, it now becomes very easy to continue a floor heating system from the bathroom floor into the shower area.