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Level Access Showers - The complete mobility shower solution

19 March 2015

The level access shower gained its reputation as the complete mobility shower solution due to its wide spread use in health care settings – typically hospitals & residential homes.

The safest and most practical showering solution by far, is also great if bathing time is assisted; which is often the case in the setting in which it originated.

The shower is built up on a level tray which is built into the floor meaning there is no step when gaining entry making it the perfect solution for either zimmering in or wheeling in.

Often enclosed by a half height patrician, either free standing or fixed screen, the level access shower is ideal where assisted bathing is required. The half-height screen allows for the carer to protect themselves and the surrounding areas from any run away water or splash back ensuring all water remains in the shower area.

Installed with a shower seat, additional grab rails and thermostatic shower controls are the finishing touches contributing to the level access shower keeping its reputation of the complete mobility showering solution.

Level access showers for the modern home:

In recent years we have seen a real shift towards independent living solutions whereby companies are assisting consumers in achieving this goal by investing in innovative product research & development initiatives and design initiatives.

Due to the origin of the level access shower is has been criticized for appearing too clinical when installed into a domestic home setting rather than a care setting. To combat this, bathroom solution companies, like MoreAbility*, have concentrated their efforts onto not only ensuring solution are safe and practical but also stylish.

Paul Tarbard, MoreAbility surveyor & design suggests either part or fully tiling the shower area – “tiles come in a variety of styles, sizes, colours and textures – theirs something for anyone and everyone and whatever look you’re wanting to achieve the right tile selection will be a step in the right direction.” Glass patricians with chrome trims and hand rails will also contribute to achieving the safe and stylish showering solution you desire.

Finally we are now inundated with choice when it comes to shower seats – our personal favourite is the wall mounted slim fold seat from Impey; , pictured above, which comes in a variety of colours contributing to your chosen colour screen.

Are you looking to create a safe & practical bath or shower room in your home? Why not download our FREE guide, packed full ofhandy tips, advice and all things to consider when adding or renovating an easy access mobility suite.

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MoreAbility*, part of the Passmore Group, is Yorkshires leading and most experienced bath & shower room specialist for all types of stylish, safe & practical and bespoke solutions. Offering a fully project managed design & installation service we pride ourselves on meeting individual wants, needs and aspirational requirements. 

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