How Do You Stop Water From Splashing in a Walk-In Shower?
One of the most commonly asked questions when it comes to curbless, walk-in showers is:
How do you stop water from splashing and leaking out onto the bathroom floor?
And there are a few answers to this question. For starters, most low- and no-threshold showers have a shower pan that is slightly pitched toward the drain so that gravity will work its magic and simply pull the water down the drain so that it doesn’t flow out onto the floor. Other walk-in showers have what is called a trench drain along the entrance. A trench drain is a long, recessed trough covered with a grate that acts as a negative threshold. Rather than holding water in like a traditional threshold would, a trench drain delineates a point past which the water cannot run.
But still, even with pitched shower pans and trench drains, sometimes you just can’t seem to stop water from splashing in a walk-in shower. That’s why there are shower accessories such as corner splash guards and weighted shower curtains. The splash guards are small, triangular-shaped rubber fins that are placed in the corners where the shower wall meets the floor. They’re typically glued in place or attached with self-adhesive strips and can stop water from leaking out the corners of the shower. Weighted shower curtains have magnets sewn along the bottom edge that help keep them in place so that water does not seep out from underneath. Another common alternative to a shower curtain is a shower door, which can help stop water from splashing out onto your bathroom floor while showering.
Lastly, if you have a curbless, walk-in shower at your home and you just can’t seem to stop water from splashing out onto the bathroom floor, you can contact BathWraps and have a new shower pan with a threshold installed. Or, if you’d prefer, we can replace your shower with a luxurious soaker tub to help you wash away the pent-up stress from all those years of splashing water. The choice is yours. With BathWraps, almost anything is possible.
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