Bathroom Shower Chair
Shower chairs are a convenient way for the elderly or disabled to be able to independently bathe themselves. A shower chair gives people who normally would need help, some privacy during the bathing process as well. Most styles of shower chairs are made of plastic, but some fancier kinds feature teak wood seats. Teak is known for its ability to stand up well to moist environments; many wood bathroom accessories are made of it. Shower chair legs are metal and most are adjustable in height. The rubber feet usually have suction cups on the bottoms for better adhesion to the shower stall floor or bath tub. The plastic seat of most shower chairs has handle grip openings on each side. A shower chair with a back is also likely to feature a handle grip opening on the top of the backrest. Shower chairs are available with or without backrests. The seat of many shower chairs has large holes to allow water to drain down rather than build up on the seat. Some shower chair seats are padded, but most aren’t.
A shower chair is usually sold unassembled, but is easy to assemble. Many shower chairs don’t require extra tools such as screwdrivers, but have screws that just need tightening by hand. While most shower chairs fit both bathtub and stall types of showers, it’s important to read the label before purchasing a chair. Shower chairs should only be installed according to the product label instructions. A shower chair must be sturdy and used as directed on the packaging so that safety isn’t compromised.