I have been reading a lot of late on shower needs for seniors. I have built in the past year and a bit 3 curbless (no curb) showers for my clients. Another 2 have been low curb options.
These showers have been both contemporary (House & Home April 2009 - blue and wet shower) and traditional by design. Removing the curb opens up the room for walkers and less pain when entering and exiting a shower.
There are many stats online in regards to seniors falling and the death rates is very disturbing. We did a low curb shower for a lady who couldn't shower in her ensuite because the shower had a 5" curb. I couldn't believe it! 5" and it's a deal breaker.
There are many great products out there to build this barrier free showers and once more designers are on board with the concept to more main stream it should become.
The shower channel drains from ACO are amazing and look great.
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