A handicap shower stalls are very useful for people who have some problem, such as people who have to use any wheelchair. Besides of the accessibility, the handicap shower stall also has to determine about the safety and the person that will used this handicap shower stalls. Not likely the ordinary home shower that has a threshold at the bottom of the ordinary home shower, the handicap shower stalls are doesnâ€™t need any of it. As the effect, it will help people with wheelchair.
If you have already had an ordinary home shower, the problem will be at the threshold. To convert the exiting shower with a handicap shower stall, you can use a barrier free shower pan. The barrier free shower pan or base will allow any wheelchair to be easily passed into the shower. Anyway, you donâ€™t have to be worried if the water will be going out everywhere. There is a handicap shower pans that will flush the water into your floor towards a center drain, or any other drain in the end of the base.
Anyway, for increase the safety, you can add a handicap shower seat to the shower. Besides, for people who use a wheelchair, it will be a very pleasant shower. They can roll the wheelchair into the shower by themselves and then shift their own body to the shower seat. With this shower seat, they donâ€™t have to wait for the other people to help them to take a bath. For helping the other who doesnâ€™t have any problem to use this shower seat, the shower seats are available in several types. The first one is the removable shower seats. As the name, these seats can be removed when it is not used. It will help the other who wants to use the same shower too, so they get wider space.
The second one that more popular is a teak shower bench. This teak shower bench has a great look and they also will hold up very well for any shower usage. Besides of those, there is also a mounted shower seat. Just like the name, this type of seat is mounted in the shower, and it is also easily folds up when nobody uses it. Anyway, when you want to install this type of shower seat, you must make sure if you are able to screw this seat into any stud behind the shower wall.
The next important thing than the shower seat is a grab bars. This will help the person to move by themselves without any help from the other. The best place to put it is on about three places. The first one is near the shower seat, to help people get up and move from their wheelchair to the shower seat. The second one should be at the entrance, and the last one should be near the showerhead, so it will be easier to reach.
Anyway, in installing all of those units, you can do it yourself or call the professional one. The placement is depending on you too. But you have to remember if the handicap shower stalls should be safety enough for everyone.