Shower seats have always been in use to make showering easier for people, especially those with disabilities and elderly people. Shower benches reduce the chances of falls and offer stability if your legs are weak. They can also be very useful for those who require a caregiver to help them bathe.
The most commonly found shower seats are those that can be simply lifted into and out of the shower area. These are called free standing shower benches. Folding shower benches are also quite popular. They are mounted onto the shower wall and can be lifted up or placed down according to your wishes. In recent times, however, permanent, built-in shower benches have gained immense popularity. These ready to tile shower seats can be installed in your bathroom during renovation or even later. However, getting them installed during construction of your house or renovation is always advisable if you desire sitting down to shower.
Ready to tile shower seats also offer great utility to people without any disabilities. You can sit on them and relax as warm water runs over your body after a long tiring day of work. Who wants to sit on the shower floor when they are exhausted? Women can use the shower seats for yet another purpose: they can rest their foot on it while waxing their legs.
Ready to tile shower seats are usually made of heavy duty plastic or metal. They are also treated for being water resistant so that you don’t need to go for any additional waterproofing at the time of installation. Some models are also made of granite, marble, and some are even constructed of materials usually found on kitchen countertops. Some ready to tile shower seats have ceramic tiles on their top. These waterproof seats are easy to clean and maintain with standard bathroom cleansers. So, whichever material you choose, you can be sure of getting a shower seat made up of long lasting and corrosion resistant materials that never leak, rot or degrade.
Although, permanent, ready to tile shower seats are costlier when compared to free standing shower benches and retractable shower seats. They are easier to install and also offer more utility and comfort to the users. Most shower benches are designed for a standard 400 Ib load bearing capacity.
Unlike complex installation methods which once took hours to install, most shower seats available today can be tiled to your bathroom wall and other vertical surfaces quickly and efficiently. All leading manufacturers of shower benches now offer self supporting, one-piece frames that can be installed easily with the help of fasteners that are supplied with them. So you do not require any additional structural reinforcement. All you need to do is apply some mortar mix (sand and cement), and tile as desired to mount it on the wall. It is a matter of just a few minutes.
Some ready to tile shower seats are also made up of high density polystyrene, fiberglass mesh, and a latex polymer liquid waterproof coating. These seats are extremely lightweight and can be installed in just a few minutes. Triangle shaped, these seats are extremely durable. Their unique design allows them to integrate with your bathroom walls and tiles perfectly. These seats can fit properly where walls are plumb. Also, you need to ensure that the place of installation is leveled so that the seat can fit to the walls perfectly. Installation of these shower seats requires leveling mortar mix, polyurethane sealant, a trowel, and latex modified thin set.
So, if you are looking for a permanent shower seat that can serve you for many years to come and offer a great showering experience, ready to tile shower seats are the way to go.
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