Remodelling your bathroom: What is the best shower for you?

Often when people ask us about the type of shower they need, they often confuse an ADA shower with a walk-in shower. Although both serve the purpose of safe and easy access, knowing the differences and advantages/disadvantages of each will ensure you are complying with necessary regulations, if required, while preventing any unnecessary construction.

Often, when renovating or remodeling your home it is possible to meet your accessibility needs without necessarily complying with ADA guidelines. For a home-renovation, walk-in showers are often an easier solution than ADA-compliant showers, while still accommodating for mobility issues

Both ADA-compliant and walk-in showers are ideal for those with disabilities and mobility constraints,as both are free of barriers. The shower floor has a low threshold so there is no stepping in and out of the shower.

The major advantage of a walk-in shower is that you can remove your existing bath tub and easily replace it with a shower without the need for any structural alterations. As well there is usually little plumbing work required as the drains of a walk-in tub conversion shower will match the existing drain.

Walk in showers have slip resistant floors and can be easily accommodate accessories such as grab bars, seats and plumbing.

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