January 25, 2022
The Benefits of a Curbless Shower
In recent years, curbless showers have gone from something that was installed in a home as a safety feature to something that’s being done by design as part of a movement towards minimalism in bathrooms.
Take advantage of this trend that can also allow you to age in place and stay in your home longer by making your bathroom safer if or when mobility becomes a concern.
Centers Health Care has a look at all the benefits of a curbless shower.
First, What Is a Curbless Shower?
A curbless shower is one where there is no divider between the shower floor and the rest of the bathroom. It eliminates the threshold (curb, step, etc.) from the bathroom floor into the shower that holds the water in place. The bathroom tiles the same throughout the whole bathroom.
Eliminates a Trip-and-Fall Hazard
Bathroom falls are one of the leading hazards for seniors who live alone. Eliminate the possibility of slipping and falling when stepping in or out of the shower by going curbless!
Add Additional Protection
While many curbless showers do not feature doors, you can add trackless glass around the border of the shower and install grab bars on the walls and glass partitions to prevent falls even further.
Easier to Clean
The curbless design means there are fewer edges and corners for mold and mildew to grow, and those are typically harder places to clean anyway.
Adds Curb(less) Appeal
In addition to adding safety features to your home, you will also be making a home improvement that’s currently in style, so due to both of these reasons, this bathroom renovation will add value to your home and likely offset the cost of installation.