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    Bathroom Eval for roll-in shower

    Hi,
    I am looking for the best way to remodel my bathroom from a bathroom with a tub to a wheelchair accessible roll-in shower.

    I think that I need some assistance from someone who is familiar with what would be the best way to approach this.
    I am in the NYC area.

    Does anyone have any suggestions?

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    Single family home or multiple dwelling (apt or condo)? What is the floor of the bathroom made out of now?

    When we did ours, because the house was a single level on a concrete slab, we had to jack-hammer out the floor to create the required slope. We then repoured the floor and laid down non-slip 5" ceramic tiles on the floor, regular 5" ceramic tiles on the walls. We put in a ceiling hung shower curtain and a ceiling track lift that serves both the shower area and toilet.

    Strongly recommend using a contractor who has done this type of work before. We didn't do that, and my father had to closely supervise their work, and several times they had to redo things that were blatantly wrong (but which he caught immediately).

    (KLD)

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    you can get low-threshold shower pans and install (have installed) on any floor with minimal alteration to said floor

    this is how we remodeled our very small bathroom 9'6''x5'0''
    i'll post pics later

    sketch out your bathroom and we can bounce ideas around
    Last edited by beecee; 07-18-2011 at 01:48 PM.

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    jmoyn2339,

    You will be glad to know about trench drains (also called linear drains) for your roll-in shower project.

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    Here is a PDF document that shows some "linear drain" installation information.

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    Hi KLD,
    I live in a 4th floor apt. I've been told by the buildings management that there is a four inch concrete slab under the tub. I'm looking for a way to convert the tub to a roll-in shower.

    Any suggestions?

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    Hi Beecee,
    How do the low-threshold shower pans work? Do you have any additional info on them? Do they have a website?

    Thanks

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    Hi WC Sage,
    Do you know if the trench drains will work on a raised slab conversion? Do you know any contractors in the NYC area that are familiar with tub to roll-in shower conversions?

    Thanks

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    jmoyn2339,

    Regarding "Hi WC Sage, Do you know if the trench drains will work on a raised slab conversion?" - the earlier post offers a PDF file that shows both a typical wood floor installation and a concrete slab installation.

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    i think the first thing you need to find out is whether or not you are allowed to tear out the tub

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