Walk In Shower Enclosures
Here at JT SPAS we not only provide quality showers and baths, we also provide quality bathroom equipment including walk In Shower Enclosures. All our products come with a full guarantee including our easy to install Walk In Shower Enclosures. With so many different styles to choose from and all with affordable prices, we have a walkin shower enclosure to suit any type of bathroom.
Walk In Shower Enclosures
Walk in showers are one of the most popular bathroom fittings to install at the moment. Not only do they look stunning, but they can provide a much-needed focal point in your bathroom design, while also offering you the practicality you may need. There are often many questions surrounding these types of showers. Let’s take a look at five of the most common we see, and answers that might help you out.
How Much Does a Walk In Shower Cost?
A walk in shower can be as affordable or as luxurious as you would like it to be. There are so many options out there and you need to think about what you really want from the piece. The first thing you need to look for is the shape of the tray and the enclosure.
There are many walk in shower enclosures on the market that could meet your needs. However, the cost of the tray and the enclosure is mostly uniform. The true cost of a walk in shower will come from the cost of the tiles and fittings. You could choose some very simple tiles or another backing that will create an affordable shower, or you could choose something incredibly grand and immaculate.
You then also have to factor in the cost of the shower unit itself. While some people may want to go for an affordable electric shower, there are others who would like something a little more luxurious. From pressure showers to a multi-head system, all can create an amazing place for you to shower, but will be a little more expensive to install.
What is a Walk In Shower Tray?
A walk in shower is essentially made up of two parts; the enclosure and the tray, usually bought together. The tray is the solid base of the shower that catches the water and drains it away. It will be a key part of the installation of the shower itself.
They come in many shapes and sizes depending on your needs. Some of the most popular shapes for walk in showers include rectangular trays. You can also find some that have bamboo inserts on the floor, or a similar design made from another material, to help provide an anti-slip surface and give some sort of distinction between showering and drying zones.
Depending on the style of your shower, you may not even need a tray. Some styles of walk in shower enclosure are designed to be fixed directly to the floor or walls without the need for a tray. If you are considering purchasing a walk in shower enclosure, we shall be able to advise you whether or not you will need a tray, and which tray will be right for your chosen enclosure. This will help you make good choices so you can install the walk in shower of your dreams.
Does a Walk In Shower Need a Door?
A walk in shower does not need a door. As can be expected from the name, to enter a walk in shower you merely have to step in and out of it. You are expected to be able to enter and exit without needing to touch a door.
In a traditional shower, part of the function of the walls and door is to ensure that no water is able to splash into the bathroom beyond. With a walk in shower, the enclosure helps to prevent this, but the door is typically far enough away that water will not be able to reach out.
Due to the lack of door, and usually a lack of step, walk in showers are therefore perfect for those with mobility issues. If you struggle to get in and out of a traditional shower or a bathtub, a walk in shower might be the perfect alternative you have been looking for. Since the trays are also roughly the size of a bathtub, they can also be a great alternative if you are renovating a bathroom and do not want to put the bath back in. As they don’t need a door, the space-saving capabilities of this type of shower is unmatched.
How Do You Stop Water Splashing in a Walk In Shower?
Without a door, you may be concerned that water will still splash out of the shower when in use. The first place you should address should be the seams of the shower enclosure. A properly constructed shower enclosure should never leak here. With proper installation and upkeep, the corners of your shower and the seams of the enclosure should not be cause for concern.
You can also prevent water splashing out the entry of the walk in shower with the position of the shower head. Using something like a waterfall shower head might be best as this is positioned overhead and cannot be adjusted. If you have a traditional, adjustable, wall-mounted shower head, you need to pay attention to its positioning. The wrong position could aim water straight out of the entry of the shower.
Finally, make sure you stay on top of drain maintenance. Walk in shower trays are not the deepest and they can fill easily thanks to bad drainage. You need to make sure that you are regularly emptying and cleaning your drain, so the waste from the shower is always able to drain away smoothly without causing too much issue in the shower itself.
Are Walk In Showers a Good Idea?
Walk in showers are great for several reasons. They are practical in small bathrooms as their glass enclosures can blend into the walls and make the room seem bigger than it actually is. They also look incredibly stylish. With the right choice of fittings, you will be able to create a luxurious and welcoming space in your bathroom, even if you are working from a tight budget.
Speaking of budgets, walk in showers can also be incredibly cost-effective. You can use an existing shower unit that may be installed in the bathroom prior to renovation, and then all you have to do is install a new tray and the enclosure. This might turn out to be a far cheaper renovation overall compared to installing a new bath.
If you are redesigning a bathroom for someone with limited mobility, walk in showers are also a much more affordable option than a walk in bath. It can be a more viable option for someone who might not necessarily be able to invest in the high costs of a walk in bath.
Ready to Find Your Perfect Walk In Shower?
Walk in showers are a great choice for anyone who wants a shower that is both practical in multiple areas and a stylish choice for a bathroom, be it modern or more traditional in design. No matter what your tastes or budget might be, you will be able to find a walk in shower that suits you.
We have a great selection of walk in shower enclosures and trays. Browse our selection now and find the best option for you. No matter what your bathroom may currently look like, you will soon be able to find the perfect walk in shower for your home.