If you’re considering shower options for a bathroom remodel job, it would probably be accurate to say that the walk-in shower is among your top choices. The modern walk-in shower changes the whole concept of an enclosed shower. With no moving parts, walk-in showers feature an open end for entry and come in an endless variety of shapes and sizes. Here’s what you need to know.
The cost of adding a walk-in shower to your bathroom depends on the model used, size of the shower, and the cost of labor. It could vary greatly from bathroom to bathroom. Get a couple price quotes to know what cost you’re looking at.
Walk-in showers require the same type of maintenance as any other shower design—regular cleaning.
A special consideration for the walk-in shower is appropriate flooring. If your bathroom would be easily damaged by vast amounts of water, or would not offer proper drainage, then it’s best to use a shower tray. It’s arguable, however, that the shower tray destroys the luxurious lines of the walk-in shower. Without the shower tray, a walk-in shower has an elegant flow about it as glass meets floor with no interruption, and the drain can be installed right into the floor.
It wasn’t until indoor plumbing became a viable option for homes in 1850 that people began using freestanding showers. However, the bath was still more popular than the shower until the second part of the 20th century.
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