The purpose of shower seats
is to make the practices of bathing and showering safe for every age group. ADA compliant seating for showers and
bathtubs will help people with physical limitations, and people with
disabilities, become much more independent in life. Because such a person is sitting in the
shower rather than standing, he or she is much less likely to fall.
Shower stall seating is not only safe and practical, it is
comfortable as well. Indeed, many
people are very surprised at how to comfortable it is. Sitting in one of these seats feels much
better than sitting in the tub itself.
It is also very comfortable and relaxing to take a shower in a seated
seats are shaped like chairs.
These chairs are either based in the floor, or they are connected to the
Floor seats stand in the shower stall or tub just like any chair in a
living room stands. Because of
this, they are not considered the safest of options. They do not have an anchor to the
tub. However, they are very
convenient because they can be removed, stored, then placed back in the tube at
These are great options for people who want convenience and do not
require as much safety. A very
agile lady, for example, who simply wants to shave her legs in a comfortable
position, can use a floor seating with no incident.
Her children can also use the shower seat, not only for showering or
bathing, but also for storing their shampoo and bathtub toys.
Even so, anyone of any condition of health or age has to be cautious
not to tip the seat over.
For persons who have more limited mobility, anchored ADA shower stall
seating is preferable and recommended.
These seats mount to the wall of the shower like a shelf. Some models even fold up to the wall
when they are not being used.
is ideal for families where some members of the family may not need or want the
seat and can move it out of the way to give themselves more room.
Wall mounted shower seats that are shaped like shelves with no legs
also keep the floor area clear of of trip hazards. Wall-mounted units are available in all
types of designs. Some have general
support braces that fasten them to the wall. Other chairs are reinforced with two
legs that will support heavier people.
Most standard wall mounted units support up to two hundred and fifty
pounds. Chairs with additional legs
will support up to five hundred pounds.
Shower stall seating is made from many
different kinds of materials, including granite, marble, ceramic tile, and
stainless steel. Stainless steel is
the most corrosion resistant metal because it possesses ten percent
shower seat manufacturers prefer to use Type 304 stainless steel. This alloy consists of steel, 8 percent
nickel, and 18 percent chromium.
In some models a seat has a stainless steel frame and a phenolic
core. Phenolic is highly water
resistant because it is made from compressed cellulose fibers and resin. When laminated and machined, it is
attractive to the eye and comfortable to the touch.
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