If you are considering installing a new mobility access bathroom for you or someone you care it is good to know, what exactly is the difference between a walk-in shower and a wet room? They are both very popular options for those with reduced mobility, elderly or disabled homeowners.
Here’s an overview of the main differences
They have a low-level shower tray, which can be easily accessed by those with restricted mobility. The entrance to the low threshold shower cubicle has a step of one and a half inches or less (4cm). Generally, we replace sliding doors with an open-ended tray with a fixed screen and an easy-to-use deflector panel that opens and closes like a door and keeps splashes in the tray area.
Walk-in showers can create a larger space for showering in any size bathroom as they normally replace the bath footprint, thats alot of space to shower in. They are convenient for those who need the assistance of a carer or family member now or in the future, and additional features like seats, grab rails and height adjustable showers make them an attractive option. They are very low maintenance and easy to clean, with minimal fittings. This style of shower gives any bathroom a modern appeal, and will also help to future-proof your home.
Wet rooms are entirely open-plan spaces, stylish and will increase the value of your home and quality of life. Because the raised edge of the shower tray is completely eliminated, they are recommended for those who require wheelchair access to a shower. Not only are they convenient to use, but a wet room is a desirable contemporary feature that is likely to add value to your home, should you want to sell it.
Bespoke Wet rooms and ultra-low entry showers are not only functional, they are also incredibly aesthetically appealing. Designed around the user it can have a range of anti-slip flooring materials, seats, hand rails and TMV Rated showers taps. Bespoke Wet Rooms are designed to assist people who require wheelchairs or need walking frames to shower in comfort and dignity.
A wet room can be especially suited to a small bathroom, where there is limited space for a conventional bath or shower. They may also provide the means for you or your loved ones to stay comfortable and independent at home into older age.
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