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Question DetailsAsked on 12/19/2016

walk in shower that u can use a showercurtain & no glass doors

I have a walk in shower with glass doors. I don't want glass doors only a shower curtain. My walk in shower is cracked around the base & with doors it is hard to clean the track & doors

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In most code areas that is legal - though in some few areas shower curtains are not considered safe enough in the event of a slip and fall, and commercial building codes ban them in some more areas. As to your specific area you would have to call the building department code inspector office as to whether it is legal in your particular case or not.

You would only want to do this if the "open" side of the shower has a high enough curb that eh shower curtain could overlap it by say at least 4 inches or so, and you would want to mount the curtain so the bottom came down essentially to the shower floor to provide that overlap. This might cause an issue - shower curtains are designed to reach down 4-6 inches in TUBS - so might not be long enough (in off-the-shelf varieties, though you can buy shower curtain material at fabric stores) both to reach down far enough to provide a fairly good water seal in the shower, and also to have proper headroom to the bar getting in and out of the shower. And use a weighted curtain so the bottom stayed in place and did not blow around and expose the bathroom floor to splash or direct spray.

You say a "walk-in" shower - if there is no curb jusat a sloping floor toward the drain, but enough slope to keep the water in the bottom, then you would need a substantially weighted curtain which would basically drape on the shower floor to keep water off the bathroom floor - which would likely be a footing hazard, not to mention create a mold farm with it sitting wet on the floor after each shower - so in that case I would say it would be a very bad idea.

And of course, just a shower curtain on a shower would likely be a turn-off to potential buyers when it comes time to sell - I certainly would see it as both a practical and a visual negative.

Answered 3 years ago by LCD

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