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A Sloping Floor for a Barrier-Free Bath

An old-fashioned mud job and a high-tech membrane team up for a leakproof floor

Long popular in Europe, bathrooms with curbless showers are more in demand with an aging population, who realize that someday they might need an ADA-compliant bath. Veteran tile installer Tom Meehan walks us through the most challenging aspect of Euro-bath construction: the mortar substrate that must be gradually inclined toward the floor drain. An in-depth discussion of waterproof membrane installation and tile layout completes the six-page article.

A Sloping Floor for a Barrier-Free Bath

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