How It Works
No Re-engineering or Compromises to Structural Floors
On existing wood floor systems the thin profile (7/8”) of the engineered base permits positioning on top of joists. Structural floor supports (traditional joists, TGI’s, or engineered truss systems) do not have to be cut or altered. On existing concrete floors the thin base requires only that a shallow profile (1.25”) be cut into the slab. For new construction on wood floors, the required 7/8” recess can be created by the framer. For new concrete floors, a .5 – .875” depth “stamp” (depending upon thickness of tile backer board to be used) can be made with a plywood template.
Design flexibility: Why would you want a curb?
Curbs in showers are unnecessary impediments and are themselves a primary source of leaks/ water damage. The Zero Curb Shower System permits customized spaces for “wet” bathing areas (like walk-in showers). The engineered base may be easily cut to the dimension required. The system permits wet areas larger than the base, even entire rooms.
Prevents water damage with a quality controlled water-proofing and crack suppression membrane
The “best practices” application for a liquid butyl rubber membrane with a fully covered, embedded crack suppression fabric, insures an unmatched, resilient water proofing membrane that will not be compromised by the expansion/contraction of dissimilar substrate materials.
Make the shower easier to clean. By replacing a mortar bed with the engineered platform and then applying the waterproofing membrane on top of the pitched, wet area, the chance of mold/mildew development is greatly reduced. Water that penetrates grout or tile immediately encounters the pitched, water proofed membrane. Carefully engineered weep holes in the drain integrate with the membrane, allowing the shower to fully drain and “dry out”.