Curbless showers are in high demand, sometimes solely for their streamlined look, other times because of ADA compliance efforts or similar aging-in-place design measures. This course will provide a brief overview of the growing demand for curbless showers, the difference between curbless and barrier-free, the installation methods in the TCNA Handbook, and a host of design and installation considerations for a successful project. Information will be shared pertaining to requirements for curbless showers in order to comply with ADA guidelines, and how to be sure to meet applicable plumbing codes and wet-area coefficient of friction for flooring.
The various kits and systems for constructing curbless showers, with emphasis on their benefits, nuances, and important best practices to be aware of when designing and installing, will be briefly reviewed as well.
- Describe new trends in shower design and installation systems that provide an environment supporting an individual’s ability to accomplish day-to-day activities without assistance or with minimal assistance
- Discuss current industry standards and their impact on shower systems from a safe entry to shower and exit from shower, while being able to clean to a healthy standard
- Explain design and barrier-free shower installation techniques to accommodate various construction obstacles, while complying with building standards and social sustainability
- Present new installation methodology and systems which offer site flexibility, as well as, provide for a durable, watertight installation