how high is your shower threshold/curb?

phiwwyOctober 18, 2012

The granite we have is 1 1/4" and the fabricator says that the stone is too fragile to cut any thinner - they have broken one piece trying.

I have the granite going on the shower curb/threshold, the top of the knee wall and the threshold to the bathroom, as well as the vanity top.

I don't want to feel like I need to take a running leap over the thrshold to get into the shower!

how high is yours?

I could substitute with a marble, as I have a marble accent and have used 3/4" marble pieces for the bottom of my 2 niches.

He's going to try again with another piece and see if they can get it thinner - but I wanted to post the question. Thanks.

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Our threshold/curb with marble top is 6 1/4 inches in height & 8 inches in depth.

    Bookmark   October 18, 2012 at 5:34PM
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I usually end up with about a 4" vertical from the bathroom floor to the top of the curb if it's a tiled curb. Another inch higher if it's a stone-topped curb.

Inside the shower about a 2" vertical back down to the shower floor tile for a tiled curb, about 3" for a stone curb.

    Bookmark   October 18, 2012 at 7:00PM
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Code minimum, the top of the threshold must be 2" higher than the top of the drain opening.

    Bookmark   October 18, 2012 at 9:19PM
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Thx for the replies. I will measure and see. I prefer it lower but that would mean not using my same granite, and going with a thinner marble.

Thoughts? Deal with it higher and have it match, or lower and not match?

    Bookmark   October 19, 2012 at 11:35AM
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