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    Default Claw foot bath/shower feasable?

    Hi all,
    I am wanting to put in a nice claw foot bath with the nice old style shower head hanging over it but also want to avoid using those ugly surrounding shower rails/curtains. My question is, if i do a very thorough job waterproofing, do you reckon i will get away with it or am i just asking for trouble? Has anyone tried it or even seen it work?

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    You will get away with it if your bath is tiled and sloped with a floor drain. Very common in some parts of Europe. But a flat floor with no drain is going to be problematical and just asking for trouble.
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    Will definately slope and drain. Sort of goes without saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hoidey View Post
    Will definately slope and drain. Sort of goes without saying.
    Then it'll work. Make a waterproof area as you would for a hobless shower then place the claw foot bath in it with the bath drain positioned over the shower or floor waste.
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    Will work, but not very practical IMO.

    Although it will look OK and the area can be made waterproof, water goes everywhere in a shower without curtains or some other screen to contain the spray. So what you end up with is the walls and floor covered in water - any bath mat will be saturated and the floor will be very slippery - dangerously so.

    Try it sometime in a regular shower or one over a bath - just leave the curtains or door open and see what happens - flood city.

    So unless you like cleaning up water from all over the bathroom after each and every shower I reckon you should look harder at what sorts of screen/ curtain do a suitable job of containing the spray while giving you the minimalist and uncluttered look you are after.

    Clear laminated or safety glass in frameless or semi-frameless designs tend to be the current preferred options for this situation, but I have seen some innovative solutions with curtains too - some running on both sides of the bath that when not in use pull right back against a wall.


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