INDIANAPOLIS - Introduced in 2010, the Delta® Brand line of universal design products includes zero-threshold shower bases that provide easy access to users of all abilities. The shower bases are designed to be a cost-effective solution for homeowners who want greater accessibility without sacrificing style.

"As the American population ages, there is a growing concern about safety in bathing and showering situations," said Kathryn Needham, universal design product manager for the Delta brand.  "Despite that, homeowners do not want to give up the freedom and comfort of living in their own homes. Delta brand zero-threshold shower bases fill a need in the marketplace for safe, accessible shower options for those who want to age in place."

The aging population is an important issue facing the building and remodeling industry. According to research by the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) and the National Association of Home Builders, 89 percent of people over 50 wish to remain in their homes indefinitely.

Allowing easy accessibility for wheelchair and foot traffic alike, Delta Faucet's zero-threshold shower bases install flush with the bathroom floor.  The integrated trench drain with stainless steel cover spans the entire opening of the shower, effectively draining up to six gallons per minute.  The slip-resistant textured floor provides added protection and an attractive design.

Made from durable acrylic with a high-density styrofoam and PVC backing, Delta brand zero-threshold shower bases are built to support repeated wheelchair and walk-in use.  The threshold is reinforced with aluminum and the trench drain cover is made of stainless steel.

An inexpensive solution for tiled shower applications, Delta brand zero-threshold shower bases are easy to install and tile-ready.  They eliminate the added cost of installing a room floor drain or a collapsible threshold.

The Delta Faucet zero-threshold shower base was recognized by Design Journal in 2009 with a ADEX Platinum Award.  ADEX, which stands for Awards for Design Excellence, is a prestigious product design awards program that recognizes superior product design of furnishings in the international design trade.

Availability

Delta brand zero-threshold shower bases are offered in two sizes: 39" x 39" and 63" x 39".  They are certified by the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials (IAPMO), and come with a 3 year limited warranty for commercial use and a 5 year limited warranty for residential use.