How Do You Install a Doorless Walk-in Shower?


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A doorless walk-in shower often requires the help of a professional when installing and are almost always custom designed for the specific bathroom. The plumbing for such a shower is relatively easy to configure if a water outlet is already present.

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How Do You Install a Doorless Walk-in Shower?
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Install a doorless shower in the corner of the bathroom if possible. This protects surfaces from splashing and flooding of the rest of the bathroom. Doorless shower spaces are usually designed with half-wall coverings, ideally with at least 6 feet of buffer zone around the showerhead to prevent flooding. Choose a showerhead that sprays straight down, rather than at an angle, as this prevents excessive spray from draining water.

The floor of a walk-in shower is usually slightly angled to aid with drainage. A second drain is recommended in a door-less shower, if possible. A threshold may need to be built across the opening of the shower to prevent the water from escaping, although carefully designed showers may not need this. Finally, the interior of the shower must be covered with water resistant materials such as steel, stone or glass tile. It is important to cover the walls of the shower up to the height of the shower head.

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