A shower bench is a wonderful thing, do not think that it is just for the elderly, but for everyone who loves comfort! If you want to choose a shower bench for your space but don’t know how and what to choose, here are some ideas.
Types of shower benches
There are three types of permanent shower benches: built-in, floating, and fold-down. Built-in benches are seats that are framed into the wall and floor of the shower. This type of seating can span the full width of a shower stall, like the one shown here, or it can be confined to a corner. It can be square angles or semicircular. After you’ve installed one, waterproof it and tile it for a custom look.
Floating benches are firmly attached to the shower walls, but open underneath. It can be made of waterproof wood or a single slab of stone. You can also order a tiled floating bench to match the rest of the shower room. Although floating benches can look simple in shape, careful engineering is required. You should ask some professionals to install one.
Folding benches are space-saving solutions for smaller showers or universal designer showers. When choosing seating, choose the style that best suits the weight needed to support it.
Regardless of the type of bench you choose, the top needs to be sloped slightly to allow water to drain rather than pool. Not only does pooled water feel gross on a naked body, it also promotes powdery mildew. The size of your shower – not to mention the number of people who will want to use it at the same time – will help determine the most suitable bench size for your needs. The depth of a bank is also negotiable depending on what suits the bodies the bank is being built for and what the stand allows for.