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    Default What type of plug for the flood test - barrier free shower

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    Default Marking the water level - how to tell if your flood test is leaking

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    Default Neo Angle Flood Test - barrier free shower

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    Default Flood Testing a Kerdi Curbless Shower - Kerdi, Ditra and Kerdi Fix

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    Default Tile Layout options for curbless showers

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    Wow that is a great deal of work. It looks like John has done this before and has covered all of the steps. Great info Thanks.....

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    Default "Have you ever build a curbless shower before?" simple question ASK IT!!!

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    Default Grading large format tile for a curbless shower

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    Default Pictures of our newest Vancouver Curbless Shower Project

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    Default West Vancouver - British Properties Barrier Free Home

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    Does anyone have any input on the pros and cons of floor-level or "curbless" showers? Of course the American Disabilities Act (ADA) showers allow wheelchair access into the shower for the disabled, and is a really sharp, contemporary, cutting-edge look, but under normal circumstances, are they likely to leak out into the room if the gentle slope to the drain is not effective enough? Under abnormal circumstances, has anyone ever heard of devastating problems caused by sewage backup and there was no "curb" to catch the overflow? Please help, I must decide soon.

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    Regardless of curb or not, the shower area requires at least a 1/4"/foot slope to the drain. If you position things properly, you should not get any water out of the room. If your sewer backed up, a curb may not help at all, so I'm not sure I'd consider that a problem or not.
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    Default Curbless Shower Grading Concerns

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    Default Neo Angle Curbless Showers

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    The key to any slope to direct water flow is it should be fairly consistent without birdbaths or humps. When you are manually making the floor, it's best to aim for the 1/4" per foot. On a manufacturered pan, since its slope is tightly controlled during the manufacturering process, you can get by with less since it is very consistent. WHen using Kerdi, you have the choice of using their preformed pan, which may not meet your exact size considerations, or building a traditional preslope in any shape you want with any slope to fit your exact needs. This is less expensive, since the shipping of a large piece gets costly, and deck mud is so cheap. But, if you are looking for speed, and a reliable surface to tile for a DIY'er, their pans have some advantages. You can set it, cover with the membrane and be tiling all the same day.

    One thing to consider on any shower floor is how slippery the tile is when wet. There can be significant differences between tile. Also, the grout lines tend to offer additional grip, regardless of the tile (unless you happen to choose epoxy grout, at least some of them). So, while you can use larger tile for a linear drain type of install, you may want to temper that with the specific tile and their size.
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