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    DIY Senior Member chefwong's Avatar
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    Default Walk in Showers - No Doors

    I'm doing a quick google on tiled showers.....and unless my eyes are playing tricks, I am seeing some really nice custom showers but no doors if not a shower rod in sight.

    Showers are a very Wet environment.

    Am I missing something but are walk in showers being built - designed - without nary a door or liner to ~enclose~ the water overspray ?

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    Yes, but it takes some careful designwork to ensure no problems. Personally, the draft can be a problem. One of the neatest is one of the kits by Wedi - its a free-standing scroll.
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    You might be seeing ad photos which conveniently omit the door for the sake of the photo. But larger "open plan" bathrooms are somewhat in vogue. I actually have seen several hotels built like that overseas ( Asia). You would want a well done floor with floor drain.

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    Default No Door Showers in Toronto - Quick Drain USA



    Here is a peak at a great project in Toronto. The shower features a linear drain from Quick Drain USA (Wave Grill) and was built by Ronny Wiskin, President & Founder

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    Many times the tile setter gets the last picture - before the glass order goes in to showcase his work. I would imagine this shower will get a single fixed pane of glass to shield the toilet from shower spray and no door so it's easier to enter the shower. Ronny's team specializes in barrier free showers (LIKE ME!) and he and his crew do a fantastic job at it.

    Here is a peak at another barrier free project I build years back in UBC - Vancouver. No door and wonderful glass block walls. Removing curbs also helps with traffic flow sometimes but more importantly reduces the tripping hazzards in a shower.





    This is a tiny master en-suite with heated floors, heated towel warmers and extremely well insulated walls and ceiling.

    I have not installed one yet but I have seen "Body Warmers / Body Dryers" that can be installed in showers if you need a little more warmth or a little help drying off.

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    rectangular floorplan is better than square, for any shower. This is also easier to make into a doorless shower: just make the rectangle longer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geniescience View Post
    rectangular floorplan is better than square, for any shower. This is also easier to make into a doorless shower: just make the rectangle longer.
    I'm having good luck with the linear drain installs and for what ever reason we are getting a lot of Neo-Angle requests. I have a new twist on the Neo Angle almost done up in North Vancouver that will show case a Trapazoid shaped linear drain at the entry.

    Never done one like this - how hard can it be!!! LOL

    Fingers crossed, so far so good.



    Here is a doorless shower in Toronto built by Reliable Independent Living Services® - That is the new Square Hole Schluter Line Drain against the wall.

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