Walk in Showers and handicapped showers with no curb have become very popular to serve the needs of seniors looking to age safely in their homes as well as those living with a disability or catastrophic illness.
In the past it was always necessary to step over a 5”-7” curb in order to enter the shower and for some users this obstacle was both difficult and dangerous. For individuals dependent on a wheelchair this curb made it impossible to safely enter the bathing area. This has all changed since the introduction of the curb-less showers for handicapped users or aging boomers.
For the purposes of this article and because they offer the largest choice of this type of bathing unit and have been manufacturing them longer than anyone else I am using Best Bath Systems for the explanation.
Best Bath Systems curb-less units include a rubber collapsible water dam that allow a wheelchair to roll over it without posing and obstacle. Walking over this dam offers the same advantage as is flattens down eliminating the obstacle for those unable to step over a curb. A shower curtain is installed which hangs down behind the dam. The shower pan is sloped down to the drain so the water runs down the curtain and out of the drain and helps to keep the surrounding floor dry.
Best Bath showers offers the largest selection of sizes shapes and options which are all manufactured at the factory in Idaho. To make it easier they offer 16 of their most popular handicapped shower enclosures in an all inclusive package. These units all include a tile pattern on the walls to enhance the appearance. All these units are available to ship within 5 working days and in some instances expedited shipping may be available in 3 working days.
If looking for the lowest pricing complete with the shortest lead times which also include $300 of free shipping then the best way to go is to order your handicapped shower from one of these 16 specially prepared packages.
For more info:Handicapped Shower Packages
Each package includes a choice of Stainless Steel or white safety grab bars, padded folding seat w/legs, shower valve w/hand held shower, caulk-less brass drain w/chrome screen, curtain & rod w/ brackets/ring, heavy vinyl curtain & water stopper kit. Essentially everything you will need to complete the installation of any handicap bathroom design.
Shower packages are available in a myriad of the most popular sizes and in a choice of white and bone. In bath tub replacement models they are also offered in a left and right hand drain which reduces the plumbing necessary when removing a bathtub. They all include plywood backing in the walls so that the accessories can be placed anywhere you choose without the need to prepare the walls first.
To make installation simple and to be able to get the units through any size doorway the showers are all shipped in multi-pieces.
For those who are looking for something more personalized Best Bath Showers offers all their models in a combination of 253 possible standard colors and will even custom make a color for you. These units also include options to accent each real tile look alike in the shower with your color of choice. A myriad of additional accessories are included and every shower includes a 30 year warranty.
For the ultimate in a handicapped bathroom design or for any universal design project these handicapped showers or walk in showers for seniors are a great addition.