Having an accessible shower, one that is easy to get in and out of safely, is an increasingly popular choice in bathrooms, whether a remodel or addition. This single factor can mean the difference between having to move or being able to stay in your own home. It also increases the resale value of that home.
Tile is a logical choice of surface for accessible showers because it provides a durable, waterproof surface that is easy to clean. If the tile is chosen and installed correctly, it will also be a slip-resistant surface when wet. Some bathrooms are planned to be “wet rooms”… a tiled floor slightly sloped to allow drainage and tiled walls, eliminating the need for a shower curtain. Others will have a low hump. Others may have to have a ledge that will be a problem for wheelchairs.
When remodeling, the existing subfloor will determine the type of shower you are limited to installing. It is essential that the floor of the shower be properly chosen and installed or there will be problems. The experts at Éco Dépôt Céramique can help you select the best bathroom tile flooring for your accessible shower, and give you ideas for the walls, too. Adding a few niches in the tiled shower wall at a lower level will be a feature deeply appreciated by a bather who must be seated.
Your accessible shower can meet all the required standards and still be part of a beautiful bathroom. The wide selection of tile available at Éco Dépôt will allow you to choose what you like and also what you need for a truly accessible shower.