Wheelchair accessible, roll-in shower

Old 06-06-01, 12:10 PM
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I am building a universal home to accomodate my son who is in a wheelchair. Part of that is an accessible bathroom. I have the floor dropped two inches in the area where the shower is going, and plan to tile in a roll-in shower.

We are looking for a contractor to do the tile work, but are a little skittish because our architectural consultants (two brothers with MD) had a nightmare experience with their contractor, who had to redo the installation three times.

We have a non-skid vinyl floor that should join with the non-skid tile in the shower area with no bump or lip. Mostly I want a good installation that will not result in leakage or rot.

Any resources to keep the contractor we hire honest?

Old 06-10-01, 02:05 PM
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I build accessible showers for an ADA firm here in Houston. All of our work so far has been retrofit, i.e., we haven't had the benefit of a recessed floor. Yours should be a breeze.

You can email me if you would like more info. Or you can post on our board. We have a similar topic under discussion there now.



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