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HGTV Remodels: 75 Walk-in Shower Designs for a Luxurious, Spa-Like Bathroom
HGTV Remodels provides pictures of the latest trends in walk-in shower designs. These curbless, frameless and doorless walk-in showers bring a whole new level of luxury to your bathroom design.
Issues & Performance

US DOE: Water Management At Tub & Shower Assemblies
US Department of Energy online Water Management at Tub and Shower Assemblies guide covers the fundamental waterproofing strategies for tub and shower assemblies. (PDF)

Bob Vila: Online Video On Installing Shower Stall
Bob Vila online video shows how to install a shower stall including shoring up the walls and the pre-installed base for the unit, drilling drain hole, and attaching a metal drain to a fiberglass shower stall to prevent leaks.

Builder Magazine: Design Ideas For Showers & Tubs
Builder Magazine describes examples where the shower or tub takes center stage in a bathroom.

Fine Homebuilding: How To Tile A Shower
Fine Homebuilding online video describes how to tile a shower, including how to install backer board, choose tile tools, install a shower pan, grout tile, install glass tile, and add tile accents. Site membership required.

GBA: Backerboards Are Winners Against Water
Green Building Advisor says there are a lot of options for sheathing tub and bath surrounds, and describes which ones stand up and out in terms of durability and environmental footprint.

JLC Forums: Building A Tile Shower
Journal of Light Construction forum discusses best method and choice of materials to build a fully tiled shower.

JLC: Constructing Tile Shower Bed
Journal of Light Construction Q & A says when detailing a shower bed consider the placement of waterproofing, selection of materials, and quality of workmanship.

JLC: Preventing Leaks in Tiled Showers
Journal of Light Construction says to prevent leaks in tiled showers you must detail the pan properly before any tile is installed.

JLC: Shower Pan On A Slab
Journal of Light Construction describes how to repair the curb and detail the shower pan in an existing shower built directly atop a concrete slab. (PDF) Free site registration required.

JLC: Trowel-Applied & Sheet Membranes
Journal of Light Construction Q & A says trowel-applied membranes used for waterproofing showers are as good as sheet membranes.

This Old House: How To Install A Shower Door
This Old House contractor describes step-by-step procedures for creating a tempered-glass enclosure as a shower door.
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