The Benefits of Low-Threshold Showers
Did you know that it’s estimated that more than 1 million people end up in the emergency room every year as a result of slip and fall accidents, and many of these incidents occur in the bathroom? Seniors and those with limited mobility are especially at risk for these types of bathroom accidents. There are several steps that you can take to improve the safety of your bathroom, including adding rails or grab bars, buying non-slip mats, raising your toilet, and keeping your bathroom floors clear, clean, and dry. However, one of the primary ways that you can maximize safety for yourself and your loved ones is by installing a low-threshold shower.
What Is a Low-Threshold Shower?
The traditional bathroom setup has always been a shower/tub combination, but recently, low-threshold showers have become the trend. These showers have a low curb or surrounding edge, unlike traditional tub/shower combos that require you to step over a large lip. This lower threshold greatly reduces the risk of slipping and falling when getting into and out of the shower, creating a much safer bathing environment.
However, the benefits of low-threshold showers don’t end at enhanced safety. These showers are also:
- Easier to clean – The low lip on these showers is less obstructive and will allow you to move around far more easily as you clean it than you could with a traditional tub/shower combo.
- Space saving – Without the large barrier that a typical tub/shower combo has, your bathroom will look more cohesive and less broken up, creating the feel of a larger, more open space.
- Stylish – Low-threshold showers are one of the most attractive bathing solutions. You’ll be able to choose from a wide range of colors, patterns, and tiles for your wall surround, which will be perfectly visible throughout the rest of the bathroom and give it a sleek, contemporary, and luxurious appearance.
- Versatile – You can add several different accessories to your low-threshold shower to enhance your comfort and safety, including a bench seat, shower caddy, shaving stand, and grab bar.
The Board Store
If you want to invest in the highest-caliber low-threshold shower, the professionals at The Board Store have got you covered. We are a full-service home improvement contractor that has been performing first-rate renovations since our founding in 1989. While many of our industry competitors have come and gone, we remain, thanks to the top-of-the-line products, expert installations, and ironclad warranties we provide.
When you turn to us for a low-threshold shower, or any of our other bath solutions, you will receive a masterfully crafted product that is incredibly durable, easy to maintain, and attractive. You’ll be able to choose from a bevy of design options to achieve the precise look you want, as well as add features that will provide you with the custom bathing experience you’re looking for. Our installers—who are all highly experienced and work for us full-time—will complete your project with care and precision, often in as little as one day! We will also back their work with a 10-year warranty so you can feel secure about your new purchase.
Contact The Board Store today to learn more about the benefits of low-threshold showers. We would be happy to tell you more about our selection and the convenient financing options available to homeowners who qualify.