Considerations for installing a walk in shower

Walk in showers are synonymous with luxury and style. But they can also offer many practical benefits too. A walk in shower typically has no shower tray, and no shower door, so you can just walk right in. This not only looks great but it is also very helpful for those with limited mobility who may struggle to step into a regular shower enclosure. But what are the considerations for installing this type of shower? Well, here at RWM plumbing and gas, we are Preston’s leading plumbing, boiler and bathroom experts. And we work with homeowners and property developers across the region to deliver top quality, and stylish bathrooms. As a result, we have produced this guide to the considerations for installing a walk in shower.

What are the important considerations for installing a walk in shower?

If you are thinking of installing a walk in shower, there are a number of things to consider. These include:

  • The shape of the shower
  • The size and style of shower screen

The shape of the walk in shower

You can choose walk in showers that are a range of shapes and sizes. Rectangular walk in showers are a popular option, but for bathrooms with more space, an L shaped walk in shower might be a more effective way to use the space. This is because you will have more room to shower, and space to move out of the water too.

The size and style of shower screen

Walk in showers are designed typically without a door. But they do make use of a shower screen which protects the rest of the room from the spray from the shower head. Shower screens can static, or they can move, folding or sliding as necessary. While many bathrooms opt for a static clear or clouded glass screen, a bi-fold or sliding shower screen can be beneficial for those with limited mobility, who need more space to get inside and out of the shower.

The size of the shower screen is also something to consider. For some homeowners, a short screen is only necessary around the area of the water spray, while many others opt for full length shower screens to help divide the space more visually.

For more information or advice, get in touch with the professionals today, here at RWM Plumbing and Gas.