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A Look at Folding Shower Seats

Taking a great shower is one of the best things about each day, although every shower is different and different people have different needs. The addition of a folding shower seat is great for people that want to sit when taking a shower. Some people prefer to use a folding shower chair compared to constantly removing a folding chair and getting water everywhere. Small bathrooms are limited on space and thee may be no room to put the chair into. These folding shower chair scenarios are great for these purposes.

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Mr. Steam makes a great wall mounted folding shower seat. These are designed for purchase at around $300 and are great for a steam bath. These are quite expensive and saving money is a necessity for many families. Amerec makes a folding shower seat that is less than $100. These seats are strong plastic and very easy for cleaning. These seats are built for comfort and relaxation when taking a shower. People that are overweight may need additional support for the shower benches or wall mounted folding shower seat. These devices are less than $60 and can easily hold 300 pounds of weight. Customers approve of these products and continue to enjoy their showers.

Some walls may not be strong enough to provide the support and there are different folding shower chairs that do not have to be attached to the wall. These chairs can still fold and can be positioned out of the way of a normal shower. A fold down shower seat is a great addition for this purpose. MedMobile makes a folding bathtub chair with a handle. The handles are used to provide support for getting in and out of the chair. These can easily be installed into any shower area.

Many people enjoy the benefits of adding a folding shower seat to their shower area. They are great for any member of the family and also for disabled persons that need additional assistance. They are great to wash small pets and keep them stabilized during the shower. These chairs and seats have many benefits to consumers.

Building a Walk In Shower

Each year, hundreds of home owners spend thousands of dollars in small bathroom remodeling ideas mainly because not much thought was given during the initial bathroom design. Walk-in shower designs are fast becoming a substitute for bathtubs due to the outlook and functionality that they add to a bathroom. Provided herein are basic steps for installing a walk in shower with ease.

1.  Start by removing the existing bathtub or shower from the space. Ensure that all the debris has been removed from the space where the new walk-in enclosure will be placed. The place should be thoroughly cleaned inclusive of any reaming tiles.

2.    The drain needs to be realigned. To avoid complications that may rise later on, leave the exiting drain in its place but ensure that the show pan is run to the appropriate center point of the walk-in shower and then connected to the existing drain.

3.    Start by constructing the walls of the shower. The walls can be constructed in such a way that they run from the floor to the ceiling or to slightly six feet above the floor. The walls can be constructed using a 2×4 lumber spaced 16’’ on the center to allow for wall studs. To complete the construction of the wall, sheet it with water and mold resistant tile.

4.  Using a concrete slab, complete the floor of the shower by covering the show pan and the drainage line. The slab should be allowed to set and cure before carrying on to the next step.

5.  Before installing the shower heads by tapping into the water lines, ensure that the main water supply has been turned off. The shower heads should be thoroughly tested to make sure that there are no leaks before embarking on the next step.

6.  Ensure that damages made to the walls and ceilings during the installation of the shower heads have been repaired.

7.  Finish by laying the floor, wall and ceiling tiles. Give the grout 30 minutes to settle before wiping with a damp cloth and another 24 hours for it to settle.