Tips for a Safer Shower While Aging in Place

Danny and Joe welcome callers’ questions each week on the Today’s Homeowner Radio Show.

Here’s a question from our Sept. 14 broadcast:

Laura in Missouri says, “We are remodeling a master bath, and we want to be able to live in this house as long as possible. So we are considering a combination of a zero-threshold shower and a safe floor covering.

So far, however, it seems these two ideas are incompatible. We are only seeing the option of a hard tile floor for this type of shower. But hard tile seems unsafe as we get older, in both slickness and hardness.

Is there a compromise floor material that meets both needs and retains value for the home?”

We tell Laura if she is going to put down vinyl she could put down a waterproofing membrane. RedGard from Custom Building Products would work great here. 

Listen to the embedded audio clip above for the answer!
Read the blog from the Sept. 14 show and listen to the full broadcast here.


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