KBRS Awarded U.S. Patent for HardCurb Prefabricated Composite Shower Curb
SAVANNAH, GA -- KBRS RECENTLY announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office issued a patent for its innovative KBRS HardCurb® shower curb (patent no. U.S. 10,182,684 B2). The shower curb is often described as one of the most critical components of a tile shower. Far too often, improper curb construction leads to damaging water leaks and swelling that cause tile failure. The KBRS HardCurb® is engineered to prevent these common occurrences from happening with its solid EPS core and self-sealing anchoring cap, providing peace of mind at the shower curb.
“Securing the HardCurb® patent is another important step towards providing the best possible, leak-free solutions for our customers,” said Tommy Davis, CEO of KBRS, Inc. “We’ve seen too many frustrated homeowners and builders replace rotting showers caused by leaks from sub-par shower curbs. The HardCurb® is a key component of our ‘Hard Core’ line of products that aim to help homeowners enjoy their new space without having to worry about leaks.”
The ready-to-tile KBRS HardCurb® is a real 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 highly-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 one-of-a-kind 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® is easy to cut-to-fit in the field and install with any prefabricated shower pan or sloped mortar bed. Accessories can be ordered separately.
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