Many people are not aware of this but daily bathing really requires a certain level of physical agility. The fitness of the elderly is very often drastically reduced. Also for younger people with disabilities or after severe injuries, using a bathtub or a regular shower cabin can cause significant problems and even can lead to an injury. Therefore, when choosing a property or trying on renovation / finishing a bathroom, it is important to choose wisely and think of the future. Below we have listed the biggest pros and cons of all possibilities.


- one of the most common injuries limiting the mobility of the elderly is femoral neck fractures, this is a very serious injury, which even after proper surgery and rehabilitation can prevent such seemingly simple activities as entering and leaving the bathtub
- leaving the bathtub on a wet floor creates a high risk of slipping and falling
- for wheelchair users the bathtub is a big obstacle and less mobile people may need help to get in and out
- the use of benches and platforms facilitating bathing in a bathtub does not always solve the problem for example due to weight restrictions, also such accessories are not suitable for every bathtub and take up a lot of space and are an additional element necessary to keep clean
- there are solutions such as bathtubs with doors for easy entry, but it is a costly solution, and the risk of flooding the bathroom is considerable considering the use by people with progressive mental limitations


- such cabins often still have a high threshold, which requires the user to make a large step
- as in the case of a bathtub, the risk of slipping when leaving the shower tray is high
- they take up a lot of space in the bathroom, offering little space inside, this limits the bathing area and also restrict installation possibilities of additional handles and seats
- no wheelchair access
- weight restrictions
- it is not possible to safely put in the bathing chair because of legs spot pressure point that may damage the acrylic former
- difficult to keep clean - many nooks and crannies


- a much smaller threshold than a classic shower cubicle, but still often prevents easy entry by wheelchair due to materials or design
- in acrylic versions, the spot pressure of the bathing chair may cause cracks
- a relatively expensive solution
- it is practically impossible to effectively use the curtain instead of the glass


- complete lack of threshold means easy access without having to take a step
- free entry with a wheelchair
- a lot of space inside without taking up too much space in the bathroom
- complete freedom in additional handles, folding seats
- the possibility of any positioning of the bathing chair, can be used safely
- no weight restrictions
- very easy to maintain
- the possibility of using a glass screen or curtain with equally good water tightness
- cheap and easy to install solution
- any surface finish
- a modern design that does not disturb the appearance of the bathroom

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Matt R.

Expertise: Customer Support, Sales, Underfloor Heating, Shower Drainage

About Matt

With years of dedicated service in customer support and a dynamic role in sales, Matt stands out as a knowledgeable and reliable expert, especially in the realms of underfloor heating and shower drainage solutions. His journey through various facets of customer interaction and product introduction has not only honed his skills but also enriched his understanding of client needs and industry trends.

Areas of Specialization

Underfloor Heating: Matt's strongest suit lies in underfloor heating systems. His in-depth knowledge spans various aspects of this field, from installation nuances to maintenance tips.

Shower Drainage: With a confident grasp of shower drainage technologies, including linear shower drains and wet room shower trays, Matt provides valuable insights into modern bathroom solutions.

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