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Always consider your curb a potential tripping hazard. A curb set with the same tile as the shower and bathroom floor can be hard to see for someone with a visual impairment. Choose a contrasting tile color to avoid this danger.
Tip: If you live with someone who's visually impaired, you may want to get a better idea of what they see when they're in your new bathroom. Smear a little Vasoline on safety goggles to see how someone with poor vision can navigate the space.
Safety is always a concern in a bathroom. A natural stone shower curb should be polished (corner eased) on both edges to avoid injury.
Tip: Many fabricators use coin profiles to define eased edges for natural stone. A quarter round edge will be 1/4 of a quarter. That radius is larger than a dime edge.
The larger the profile, the safer the edge. Older homeowners and those with small kids should specify a quarter round nosing profile to ease the natural stone curb for maximum safety.
A profile on the edges of a curb, like this Schluter Systems trim, makes for a nice transition, especially when using two different tile choices for the curb. A profile can also make the curb safer with an eased edge.
Tip: Ensure that any grout or thinset is wiped off right away when installing. The thinset or grout can eat away the finish if left on too long.