Help with Zero entry, Curbless Shower
We are building a new house and decided to make masterbathroom shower a Zero Entry with no curb to step over. The shower will be tile.
The contractor says he will lower the floor (via the floor joists) "several inches" lower than the bathroom floor then build the shower floor up with mud?.
He says the initial entry to the shower will be flat and then slope downward to a central drain in the floor. Says we should not have any problems with water coming back into masterbath.
He is not planning to use a linear drain.
We have read that a linear drain may be a good idea ( and also posted at Bathroom forum and received some excellent advice yesterday).
Does anyone have experience with building a zero entry shower? Any recommendations for best drains or placement of drains? Does what the contractor plan sound correct?
Will the door swinging outward travel over a rug?
If we use a linear drain, where would be the best location?
Any negatives to a linear drain? any issues with cleaning or stoppage?
(See attached plan: We will have a half-wall next to the vanity with shower glass on top half of the wall. The shower door and entry wall will be glass. There will be a seat in the shower. The shower will be tiled. Most likely a mosaic tile floor. The dimensions will be 4' 10" width and 5'8" length (measuring from shower seat.)
Thanks so much!