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Foldable (if possible) shower enclosure - where to find it in US

Foldable (if possible) shower enclosure - where to find it in US


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Old 10-23-13, 12:55 PM
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Foldable (if possible) shower enclosure - where to find it in US

This is a long overdue project of the downstairs bathroom.
I know these enclosures exist because I have used them many times in Europe. In some cases, it's just a huge moving door that just folds flat or almost flat to the interior wall of the shower. Usually (at least from what I have seeing) the floor of the shower is almost flat with bearably noticeable pitch towards the middle of the stall. The door or door and "walls" of the shower enclosure have some kind of rubber/neoprene gasket that prevents water from splashing all over the bathroom floor.
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I feel that this shower will be rarely used and to have a permanent enclosure just sitting there and taking up the space especially the shower pan makes no sense to me.
This one looks to be more of a permanent enclosure, but no pan...
Flexible Shower Enclosures with Hinged Doors And Panels – New Eauzone Plus by Matki | DigsDigs

I think this is more what I looking for;
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Old 10-24-13, 08:51 PM
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Just a thought....
Can I somehow get away with not installing the enclosure?
I have seeing (of course larger bathrooms) where there was no enclosure, no curtain, just the shower head at the far end of a long room and tiled all around. What if I tile a corner and put up acrylic "halfwall" on the other side? Thus preventing splashing the water all around. This kind of nixes my plan of saving space, but seems a lot cheaper than glass walls and doors.
Thoughts?
 
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Old 10-25-13, 03:55 AM
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I've never seen a shower door that folds out of the way, but I've never been to Europe either

Your last suggestion is similar to what they do in some trailer/motor homes. Basically the whole room is the shower with the commode and sink in the shower ..... not sure I'd want that in a house unless I absolutely needed to install it in a small space. How will an unconventional set up affect your house's resale value?
 
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Old 10-25-13, 08:44 AM
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Thank you Marksr,
That was my concern as well. The place I have seeing it at was for a disabled easy access, I think.
So it sure may affect the resale value, so would probably my foldable design, because it's not considered "standard" here in US.
Have you had a chance to look at the pictures? I thought it's pretty neat, especially if if ordering with optional mirrored surface.
 
 

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