Italian showers: 5 disadvantages to take a closer look at
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The Italian shower is at the top of the modern bathroom wish list. Before losing it over the Italian shower instead of a more traditional, yet roomy shower cubicle, let's take the time to review its disadvantages and the extent of the required work. It may be that simply installing a good quality shower tray would be enough!
- Shower head
- Water damage
If the drain needs to be changed, everything has to be dismantled!
Italian-style showers do not have only advantages. While it is quite seducing with its generous dimensions and the absence of a shower tray (in most cases), these larger than life showers also have their defects. Considered more stylish and fully customizable (dimensions, with or without glass wall, with or without door, etc.), this type of shower was not designed for routine maintenance work or replacing the drainage system. Where the bathtub has a hatch to access the drain and pipes, the walk-in shower is level with the floor without any way to access it.
Watch out for slipping with Italian-style shower!
When stepping out of the wet shower onto the bath mat, one tiny slip could result in a potentially bad fall.
1. Provide anti-slip tiles or tiles with irregularly shaped pebbles.
Cleaning the shower can get you dizzy
Italian style showers generally has at least two walls, which are mostly covered with tiles. The larger the slabs, the fewer joints are required. On the other hand, the current Zen bathroom trend has made the pebbles effect, tiles composed of small encrusted pebbles, mosaics, or the 4-in-1 tile, which have far more joints required, skyrocket in demand.
Do not overlook the shower head!
When we think of Italian style showers, we immediately think of a large, fixed shower head. This option has some negative drawbacks. To start with, the water will always wet your hair. Then there is a risk of burns if one does not test the water beforehand, coupled with the fact that the ground can not be completely rinsed with this shower head.
Italian shower: risk of water damage
Any Italian style shower that is installed on perfectly flat ground, only using a wall in a part of the bathroom, water can stagnate and quickly escape from the shower area.
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