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Unread 11-26-2012, 12:48 PM   #1
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Barrier Free Showers

How many of you are beginning to see a trend toward barrier free (curbless entry) showers in your area? The "Aging-in-Place" market is a growing segment of our industry with the aging of the baby boomers. What obstacles do you commonly face in trying to achieve this design for your customers?
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I think you were intending this question for the Pros.
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Unread 11-26-2012, 05:56 PM   #3
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I have been doing them down here in Florida for around 8 years.
granted its not 1 a month. was random 2-3 ayear, now its 4-5.
they are all looking for the no curb, curb-less, barrier free wet room look.
some are in their high 60's and older, and I even get 30-50 just
looking for the style.

we just did a knock out one for a customer in Odessa, Florida.

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Unread 11-26-2012, 06:44 PM   #4
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very common here
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Unread 11-26-2012, 07:46 PM   #5
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Have only had one barrier free shower request in the past 5 years. It was an addition to an existing home and the framing and subfloor was recessed to allow for a seamless transition. We just floated everything to meet up nice.

We had a couple request a 10" tall curb a few weeks ago but we talked them into a 7.5" tall curb.
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The last shower and current whole bath remodel is ada compliant.

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The ones that I have done haven't been because of aging-in-place, but they've been because that's what people think is cool. Big tiles are the trend and they want to continue that look into their shower floor.
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