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Walk In Showers: Complete Guide

Definition of a walk in shower

A walk-in shower is a low access shower allowing a user with limited mobility to easily enter and exit the shower in safety. There are a number of door options available and it is worth considering if the user will require assistance when showering.

Benefits and Styles of a walk in showers

Walk-in showers have become increasingly popular in recent years, and with good reason. They boast a range of benefits that make them a brilliant choice; both aesthetically and practically. Firstly, there are a number of door options available to suit almost every requirement, half height PETG safety doors are great when a carer is helping and full height sliding glass doors for the slightly more mobile less abled person are a stylish choice. Secondly, even the most compact of spaces can benefit from a walk-in shower and will fit in the space that your old bath used to. Lastly, there is also the option of a fixed glass panel and no door to get in the way, walk-in showers are far more accessible to those with decreased mobility. With a variety of tray sizes available these options make walk-in showers an attractive choice for any bathroom.

Styles and Features of Walk-in Showers

Low level access showers are the ideal solution for those who struggle to climb into the bath or would like to avoid the high step in of a traditional shower tray. Designed with safety in mind, these walk-in showers also give a sense of comfort and reassurance to those with physical activity limitations or mobility issues. Low-level access showers have a smaller entry step than a standard shower allowing the user to enter and exit the shower with confidence. The minimal design also helps to open up the area and create a spacious feel. Furthermore, there is also the option of adding integrated seating, a fixed shower head, and a hand rail to ensure that the user can stand or sit down to shower if preferred. Safety is ensured with the use of thermostatically controlled shower valves allowing the user to choose a constant temperature that is comfortable for them. Taking a shower need not be a stressful experience and low level access showers can provide a safe environment for all.

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Choosing the Right Size and Configuration

Walk-in showers come in a variety of sizes, and choosing the right one for your needs is important, Aquability offer a free home survey service to help you with the design and layout of your new shower and will explain the options and accessories available to you. Factors to consider include the amount of available space, the style of the bathroom, choice of accessories, door options and will other people be using the shower. It's also important to think about the configuration of the shower – this should ensure that there is enough room for the user to move around and to reach all the necessary fixtures, such as the showerhead and thermostatic controls. It is always best to consult with an experienced Aquability designer who can advise on the best size and configuration for your shower.

Ensuring Safety and Accessibility

Safety and accessibility should be a major consideration when it comes to installing a walk in shower. Elderly individuals, people with mobility impairments, children, and people with physical limitations will have difficulty using this type of shower without the right modifications and safety measures in place. To ensure walk-in showers can be used safely and without difficulty, adding grab rails and non-slip surfaces are essential. Additionally, positioning of the showerhead can be used to aid those with mobility issues, as well as a thermostatically controlled shower valve and a shower seat. Taking the time and extra effort to ensure safe and accessible showers for all will allow people to regain their bathing independence and remain in their homes.

Installation

Many people only have one bathroom and therefore the Installation of your new walk in shower is very important. An Aquability walk in shower has been cleverly designed to allow the installation to be carried out quickly and efficiently, usually within a day. With no tiling and a no fuss installation you will usually be saying goodbye to your old bath in the morning and hello to your new walk in shower on the same day.

Our walk in showers will make your bathroom look modern and stylish while offering you the ultimate in safety and comfort.

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Walk-in Showers FAQ at a glance

Discover the answers to common questions about walk-in showers in this concise and informative guide.

Why choose Aquability for walk-in Showers?

Aquability excels in providing quality walk-in showers, tailored to meet a variety of needs and spatial configurations. Our skilled installers ensure a fuss-free and tidy installation, usually accomplished within a single day, for an effortless experience.

What Are the costs of a walk-in shower?

Understanding that each customer has unique requirements, Aquability provides a complimentary, obligation-free design service. This service involves an experienced designer visiting your home to thoroughly discuss your specific needs and offer a detailed quote, ensuring a bespoke and comfortable experience in the familiarity of your own home.

What does the installation process for a walk-in shower in the UK involve?

This process involves the careful removal of existing bath structures, thoughtful layout planning, plumbing, waterproofing, and the installation of the shower pan, surrounds, and fixtures. Proper installation is crucial for preventing water damage and ensuring the longevity of your walk-in shower.

Are walk-in showers suitable for all bathroom sizes?

Mostly! walk-in showers are versatile and can be tailored for the majority of bathroom sizes, offering a space-saving solution particularly in smaller UK bathrooms.

How should I maintain my walk-in shower to ensure longevity?

Regular cleaning to prevent soap and residue buildup, using a squeegee to dry surfaces, and ensuring proper ventilation are key to maintaining the hygiene and durability of your walk-in shower.

What key design elements should be considered for walk-in showers

Focus on accessibility features, adaptable designs for long-term needs, and timeless styles that complement the overall aesthetic of your UK home.

Further help and guides about walk-in showers

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