Shower Curb Prevents Leaks and Tile Failure

KBRS announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a patent for its KBRS HardCurb shower curb (patent no. U.S. 10,182,684 B2). The shower curb is described as a critical component of a tile shower. Improper curb construction leads to damaging water leaks and swelling that cause tile failure. The KBRS HardCurb is engineered to prevent these occurrences from happening with its solid EPS core and self-sealing anchoring cap, providing peace of mind at the shower curb.

The HardCurb shower curb is engineered to prevent damaging water leaks and swelling that cause tile failure.
The HardCurb shower curb is engineered to prevent damaging water leaks and swelling that cause tile failure.

The ready-to-tile KBRS HardCurb is a problem solver at the shower curb. When glass enclosure anchoring screws penetrate tile shower curbs constructed from wood, mortar or hollow prefabricated foam, they create a breach in the waterproofing membrane, which becomes a weak spot that is susceptible to moisture penetration. This can eventually cause leaks and curb swelling, which result in water damage and tile-pop. The KBRS HardCurb solves this problem with its engineered system. It is comprised of two components: a high density closed-cell foam base and a higher density composite anchoring cap. The anchoring cap is made of a self-sealing material layer that is configured to retain a fastener to form a water-resistant seal between the fastener and the composite anchoring cap component. This engineered solution prevents the typical leak and rotting problems associated with traditional shower curbs.

The KBRS HardCurb can be to cut-to-fit in the field with ease and installs with any prefabricated shower pan or sloped mortar bed. Accessories can be ordered separately. For product availability, contact KBRS Inc. at (866) 912-3211 or visit online.

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