A walk-in shower, barrier free shower or step in shower is growing in popularity and are more frequently used in modern bathroom design. These popular types of shower floors are mostly installed in combination with a linear shower drain, which offers several benefits like easy cleaning, use of large format tiles and a one way slope towards the drain.
The use of a linear shower drain in a barrier free shower environment offers a lot of advantages. A walk-in shower is designed without any curbs, besides a gentle slope that results in greater accessibility. This a big advantage for everyone and especially for those who have mobility issues.
Unlike traditional showers, a walk-in shower doesn’t require a shower curtain or a shower door. This creates more design freedom and an illusion of a spacious bathroom. Another advantage is the continuity of tiles. Because a walk-in shower is on the ground floor, the same bathroom tiles can be placed within the shower area. When installing a linear shower drain, you can now choose large tiles without damaging them. Also cleaning and a timesaving installation due to a one-sided slope is a benefit.
Traditional shower drains are placed in the centre of the shower and sloped in four directions towards the drain. Creating this four-sided slope is considerably more time-consuming and can only be done with small floor tiles. In comparison, linear shower drains only require a single slope to work properly, this is easier to construct and takes less effort to clean.
It’s important to waterproof your wet area and additionally your bathroom to avoid any leakage. Most moisture related damages result from an improper installation of liquid sealed sealing membranes. A walk-in shower doesn’t have a shower tray, meaning you’ll be showering directly on your bathroom floor.
Easy Drain SAM Sealing Solutions is a high quality, revolutionary sealing system based on elastic foam technology. The self-adhesive sealing membrane can be glued directly onto the wall and ﬂoor surfaces without using additional liquid sealing material. The top side is ﬂeece-coated with an anti-bacterial film and offers a base surface for every type of tile glue. SAM doesn’t require any drying time and the surface is immediately tileable. A waterproof and timesaving solution for any type of walk-in shower.
Freedom in design is without any doubt the most important aspect when building or renovating the bathroom area. That’s why most modern bathrooms choose a walk-in shower nowadays. Although the size of your walk-in shower is determined by the available floor space, you remain your freedom by implementing your bathroom design ideas compared to a traditional shower tray. Additionally you can choose glass panels for your shower walls. You’ll also have total freedom of choosing any shower head your prefer.
The walk-in shower completely eliminates the need to step in and out of a bathtub or shower base, there are no barriers or thresholds and you can let your bathroom floor tile reach into the shower. Once, a walk-in shower was considered only as a convenience for those with mobility problems, children or the elderly. Now, a walk-in shower is a fantastic and future-proof addition to any (modern) bathroom.Read more about creating a safe bathroom
A classic shower, like the traditional shower cabin and base, has hard to clean parts and corners where dirt or mold can easily settle. A walk-in shower has opposite characteristics. These spacious showers often have a minimalist design with few places where water and dirt can settle. When installed correctly, a walk-in shower with linear shower drain will drain the water more quickly and efficiently, which means less cleaning and more enjoying!
When you want to opt a walk-in shower, the right type of shower drain with drainage capacity is important. Easy Drain shower drains offer high capacity whether you choose a point drain or a linear version. Make sure that the shower drain us according according to the local building regulations, which in the EU is the EN 1253 standard. The EN 1253 requires a shower drain to have a 50mm water seal.’ Almost every Easy Drain shower drain is En 1253 certified.
A walk-in shower offers a lot of shower ideas. You have the freedom to choose any type of shower tile. From ceramic to mosaic. Find more information about shower floors and the right linear shower drain in this blog article. You can choose any type of shower wall such as glass panels or a tiled wall. If you want to keep a minimalist design you can choose built-in wall niches to hide your bathroom accessories. Find more inspiration down below.
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