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Patented self-sealing shower curb from KBRS prevents damaging leaks

KBRS Awarded U.S. Patent for HardCurb® Prefabricated Composite Shower Curb

Self-sealing shower curb prevents damaging leaks and tile failure, ensuring long-lasting beauty

KBRS announced today 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, Chief Executive Officer 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. For product availability, contact KBRS, Inc. at (866) 912-3211 or visitwww.KBRS.com

About KBRS
KBRS Shower System components are built with “Hard Core” in mind at all times. The company takes the solid construction employed in professional surfboard manufacturing and then applies its own advanced processes and materials to make every KBRS Shower System component exceptionally durable, easy-to-install, 100% waterproof and ready to be finished with any decorative shower surface imaginable. For more information call (866) 912- 03211 or visit www.KBRS.com
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