How do I keep water from flooding bathroom floor ?

Melanie Newby
by Melanie Newby

just had a walk/roll in shower installed. Has a rubber lip along the bottom and heavy duty shower curtain to keep the water in but doesn’t work so good. Any suggestions???

  4 answers
  • Oliva Oliva on Sep 08, 2018

    Your (hopefully skilled) contractor failed to provide adequate slope to keep water contained. You should also have an adequate floor drain or linear drain, with correct degree of slope. Call him back to effect repairs, before situation worsens. If you're lucky, you'll have legal recourse in your state, if he refuses to correct this.

    Try angling shower head to interior wall side. Some shower heads have a much wider spray angle than others. You may need to add weights to the hem of your shower curtain liner (which hopefully is sufficiently long to contain water).

  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Sep 08, 2018

    Sounds like it was installed incorrectly. The good walk in showers usually don't require a shower curtain or rubber gasket if it is drained and sloped correctly. If it's new I'd call in another pro to see what if anything they can do to fix it and report your contractor to the correct agency and the BBB.

  • William William on Sep 09, 2018

    That is a problem with a curbless shower. Water will get out. Usually a second floor drain is installed just outside the shower to catch any water that does get out. Another option in install a linear shower drain at the foot of the shower instead of a sloped drain towards the middle.

    Linear drain

    Some solutions but not much can be done.

  • Judy Judy on Sep 10, 2018

    I agree with the suggestions that you contact the installer. My mother has lived in several apartments with this type of shower and has never had a problem.