The Differences Between Walk-In Showers & Wet Rooms

For a lot of us, showers and baths are a time to relax, for others, it can seem like more of a chore. This daily task can be difficult for elderly or disabled people if they have to step over the side of a bath or onto a shower tray.

Walk-in showers and washrooms are great alternatives to your average shower or bath, this post should help you determine which is right for you.

Benefits of Walk-In Showers

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Showers are sometimes the only accessible option for people who can no longer step in and out of the bath and sometimes it’s just a quicker and easier option for them. These types of showers are made with ultra-low trays and can be reduced to as little as 40mm, so if needed it can be wheelchair accessible.

One of the main differences between walk-in showers and wet rooms is the price, due to it being a smaller, simpler design they will usually be cheaper to install. This price can vary depending on what extras you want, you can get rails, seats and anti-slip trays to provide accessibility for everyone.

Benefits of Wet Room

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Wet rooms, on the other hand, are showers where the entire area is tiled, including the flooring because it does not have a tray like the walk-in shower does. This design allows for even easier access than the walk-in shower since it often has more space and doesn’t have a ledge that you have to step upon, this is especially good for wheelchair users. Just like the walk-in shower, you can also have added features like non-slip tiles, handrails and seats.

Due to its typically spacious design, it helps people who need a caretaker to help them wash as there is more space for them to come in. Although they are obviously more beneficial in a big space, they also work in small there bathrooms too. Since these bathrooms rely on being 100% waterproof to avoid leaks it can be more costly to install, however, the added comfort, accessibility and space can make it all worth it.

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Whether you have decided a walk-in shower or a wet room is for you, The Bathroom Mobility Store can supply and fit it for you. Give us a call today on 01296 326 115 or fill out our online contact form.