Industrial showers are available in both single user and multi user styles. Some are fully ADA compliant, and others are ADA compliant to some degree or the other thanks to barrier free designs. Different mounting styles and different plumbing arrays allow architects to accommodate user needs from a standpoint of total efficiency when it comes to labor costs, ease of installation, and management of water resources.
Traditional showers are single user stations that are commonly found in hotel rooms, nursing homes, and bathrooms in very small industrial facilities. Each shower requires a separate plumbing connection that must be connected behind the wall. Both installation and repair work, therefore, require breaking into the wall.
Because of the cost of breaking into walls, other individual industrial showers rely on concealed piping to deliver water to the user. Because there is no need for in wall piping, there is no need to break into the wall for installation. Repair can also be done without penetration of the wall. Additionally, individual wall showers are pre-assembled prior to shipment, so they can be immediately installed in remodels or be installed during wet wall construction.
There are several wall-mounted styles to choose from, as well as corner mounted models as well.
Group showers are often preferred because they make more efficient use of water resources. The way these units are configured allows them to service multiple users at once and make the most efficient use of space in sometimes very limited confines. Like wall showers, they also ship preinstalled. Even more importantly, however, one group shower uses only one water supply to service several users at once. This reduces labor and construction costs, and it provides an ongoing benefit by letting more people clean up in less time.
There arefreestanding group industrial showers, column styles, and styles such as beach showers that are made for outdoor use. There are also panelon styles that mount on horizontal panels on the sides of wall.
Many organizations like the benefits of group showers, but fear that users will not accept the lack of privacy they represent. This is a valid concern, and one that can easily be addressed with simple customization.
Privacy showers can be created by installing partitions in most group showers. This type of shower combines all the benefits of a single user, individual shower without losing the advantages of a single water supply and a space saving configuration designed for challenging environments.
Industrial showers are also available for persons with physical challenges. XPB Locker Supply sells three different types of ADA compliant shower packages. These shower packages offer features such as hand held shower heads attached to hoses, shower valves, grab bars, flush mounting for easy installation, and completely plumbed configurations.
In some cases, industrial showers may not need to be installed in the strictest compliance with ADA regulations. They may only need to provide more accessibility than typical individual or group shower types. Showers of this type are called barrier free showers and feature obstruction free entrances that make it easy and safe to enter and exit the shower stall.
Most privacy showers are equipped with horizontal grab bars. Some also have diverter valves, hand held shower heads, and vertical grab bars. Two models also include barrier free seats that allow the user to shower in a sitting position.
Terreon industrial shower pans are recommended for individual and group showers that are installed in health clubs, hotels, and summer camps. These shower pans increase user safety with a vandal resistant and slip resistant surface. They also collect water in a single drain that allows for more efficient disposal of waste water.
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