Regardless of age, a slip or fall in the bathroom can be a devastating event. That’s why choosing a safe, slip-resistant shower floor is so important.
‘Aging in place’ or universal design are terms used to describe concepts applied in the design of buildings and homes to improve accessibility and safety.
Choosing a safe no-step shower floor with a rougher surface is not only an excellent example of universal design, but it can also help improve the value of your home.
The Hazards of Bathrooms
According to a 2011 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost 200,000 people in the U.S. are treated in ERs for bathroom-related injuries each year.
These injuries can result in anything from minor cuts and scrapes to more severe injuries, such as broken bones.
Choosing the Right Shower Floor
Installing the proper safety features in the bathroom is key to significantly reducing the risk in falling.
For a shower floor that provides safety and slip resistance, we feel the best options are tumbled stone and matte finish tile.
Tumbled stone, with its rough finish, is made from travertine. The word "tumbled" defines both the finish of the stone along with one of two processes used to create these finishes. The matte finish tile is usually made of porcelain or ceramic.
Both options are cost effective and require virtually no maintenance - if sealed correctly. At Quality Craftsmen, we mix a sealer in the grout while installing. With this higher quality finish, you won’t have to reseal your shower tile frequently or scrub all day on your hands and knees.
With 25+ years of expertise creating dream homes for North Atlanta homeowners, Quality Craftsmen can help make your bathroom remodel as comfortable and safe as possible. Quality might take some extra time, but we never cut corners.
If you are interested in moving forward with a remodeling project or would just like to continue the discussion on bathroom floor safety, you can call us at (404) 483-7446. Or simply fill out the contact form and a Quality Craftsmen Representative will contact you!
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