We are renovating a master bathroom and have a couple of questions.
Is it necessary to have a tub in the master ensuite from a resale point of view when in fact there is a tub upstairs on the 2nd floor??
Secondly, we do not want any curb going into the shower and wondering if shaving 1 inch off the joist for draining is a good idea? The contractor did state that they would reenforce the joist.
It is my belief that as long as there is one tub within the residence for small children to bath then the rest is purely preference.
Shaving the joists.. Nothong I've heard before and as previously stated on the other answer I would be cautious and lead away from that approach.
There are other options where the sub floor is removed and a reinforced shower pan is put in its place. Meaning no unnecessary shaving of floor joists. I have used a brand called Tuff form shower pan for wheelchair accessible showers with great success.
Cheers and good luck with the reno!
I would try to look at real options.
Both "Schluter" and " Wedi" offer walk in shower options.
I have attached two links for you
Another way is to only cut the sub-floor and
re-inforce with 2"x 4" where the sub-floor has been removed. This can get you as much as 3/4" plus adding underlay to your existing floor will bring you even closer. Then if you go radiant heat that will bring the floor up higher still.
But, before all that " Don't cut your floor joists"!, as they are engineered that way for a reason.
Next find a "Wedi" or Schluter" certified installer and the rest will be easy.
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