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Accessible shower: 8 Innovative sanitary solutions
Floor-level showers are the standard in accessible bathrooms. There is hardly a new building in which they are not installed. But are they sufficient as support for users? We present you with sanitary solutions that will make your customers' shower ideally accessible.
CHALLENGE ACCESSIBLE SHOWER
Floor-level showers are very popular at the moment - not only in accessible sanitary rooms. The reason for this is the elegant appearance and easy accessibility for all users. It eliminates barriers and, with the right footprint, allows wheelchair users to shower independently. But a shower isn't necessarily accessible just because it's level with the floor. Shower stools, grab bars and many other products make a significant contribution to creating accessibility in the shower. HEWI offers a wide range of accessible products that meet the individual needs of users and make the shower experience as comfortable as possible. Below we present 8 innovative accessible sanitary solutions that should not be missing in the accessible shower.
1. Shower stools - comfort and safety in the accessible shower
2. Stools - Mobile seating
3. Grab bars - safety and support in the accessible shower
4. Shower holder systems - individual design
5. Shower curtains - space for unrestricted movement
6. Shower shelves and baskets - individual placement
7. Hooks - Little helpers in everyday life
8. Thermostats - safety in the shower
1. SHOWER STOOLS - COMFORT AND SAFETY IN THE ACCESSIBLE SHOWER
High-quality shower stools offer versatile seating and storage options in accessible sanitary rooms. Thus, they increase not only the comfort but also the safety for the users. HEWI shower stools can bear loads of up to 150 kg. They are characterized by a hygienic, easy-to-clean surface. In addition, the seat is designed to prevent slipping in wet conditions and thus provide reliable support. HEWI offers matching shower seats for different sanitary rooms. Different sizes and shapes guarantee that shower seats fit into virtually any shower.
Permanently installed shower seats have a foldable seat. If this is not needed, more space can be created in the shower with a flick of the wrist. This means that the shower can be adapted to the individual needs of the user and can therefore be used accessibly by everyone. If required, the fixed shower seats can be equipped with a backrest, which further increases comfort.
In addition to fixed or height-adjustable shower stools and hook-in seats, the HEWI range also includes mobile models.
You can find more information about our shower seat models in this article.
2. STOOLS - MOBILE SEATING
Stools support safe sitting in the bathroom and shower. As a mobile product, they are flexible and can be used wherever they are needed. Whether in the shower, at the vanity or as a storage surface, the stool is an accessible sanitary solution that can be used in a variety of ways. HEWI Stools are available with integrated recessed grips and grab handles, for easier sitting down and standing up.
HEWI has developed accessible sanitary solutions especially for patients with more weight, which promote the mobility and independence of patients and provide safe support. One of these products is the HEWI shower bench. It can support up to 300 kg and provides safe sitting in the shower. The handles attached to the sides provide additional support.
3. GRAB BARS - SAFETY AND SUPPORT IN THE ACCESSIBLE SHOWER
Grab bars can be installed in various places in the bathroom - be it at the sink, at the toilet or in the shower. They provide safety and support in the bathroom by, among other things, ensuring stability. Grip surfaces and cross-sections adapted to the hand allow dynamic gripping and effective power transmission. HEWI grab rails for the bathroom and shower allow easy, comfortable and above all flexible use. Filigree supports and flat roses emphasize the reduced design. A wide range of materials offers design options.
Due to wall unevenness and at the joints, mounting roses of grab bars often do not close completely flat with the wall. The HEWI sealing elementprovides a quick-to-implement and reliable seal. The mounting roses of the grab rails and rod systems of the System 900 can be equipped with it. The products are designed so that water does not collect on the surfaces and can run off. This enables individual installation in the accessible shower without having to take wall unevenness into account.
Especially practical are grab bars that can be used as shower bars at the same time. You will learn more about this in the next section.
4. SHOWER HOLDER SYSTEMS - INDIVIDUAL DESIGN
Showers and rails with shower head holders are components that are mandatory for any shower. With the HEWI system design, we enable you to create a continuous design from the door to the sanitary room. HEWI rails with shower head holders are therefore available in a variety of designs and materials to match all sanitary systems. There is a choice of versions in matt polished stainless steel, glossy chrome or colorful polyamide.
The HEWI WARM TOUCH rail with shower head holder combines the visual properties of glossy chrome surfaces with the haptic properties of polyamide. The products feel pleasantly warm and thus contribute to a sense of well-being. For this reason, WARM TOUCH products are particularly suitable for patients with increased sensitivity to cold, as is the case, for example, with rheumatic diseases.
Particularly innovative are accessible systems in which the shower bar can be used as a holding and support handle at the same time. The HEWI rail with shower head holder can therefore be extended with our shower handrails and offers users more stability and holding options in the shower.
With the new magnetic shower rail from HEWI, you increase your customers' feeling of comfort in the accessible shower. The height adjustment is particularly easy with this model due to the sliding of the shower head holder due to the magnetic function. It also promotes intuitive one-handed operation and is infinitely rotatable. By eliminating push buttons and knobs, the shower head holder can be used without effort and with motor limitations. Thanks to the novel magnetic principle, which replaces the traditional clamping mechanism, wet hands no longer play a role during operation. The magnetic shower holder is available in stainless steel, chrome and powder coated in white, black and gray. With its minimalist, timeless design, it harmonizes with the other ranges from HEWI and forms a further building block in the diverse range of accessible solutions.
5. SHOWER CURTAINS - SPACE FOR UNRESTRICTED MOVEMENT
Level showers not only contribute to accessibility, but also offer more freedom of movement in the sanitary room. Fold-away shower enclosures or shower curtains support this space for unrestricted movement. Curtains can be pulled aside when the shower is not in use and provide more room to move, especially in small bathrooms. HEWI shower curtains are available in different designs. Some of them have a finish against mold and mildew stains, are washable or flame retardant according to DIN 4102/B1. They are available in many standard sizes and can be made to measure on request.
HEWI's range also includes different models of curtain rods, so you can find the right solution for your interior design concept.
6. SHOWER TRAYS AND BOXES - INDIVIDUAL PLACEMENT
Shelves create space in the bathroom. A wide range of shower trays is available to match HEWI sanitary systems and ranges. Different sizes allow shelves to be placed at any height of the shower and flexibly adapt to the needs of users. In this way, storage space and shelves are created and important utensils find their place within easy reach. For better cleaning, the inserts of the shelves are removable.
An additional innovative barrier-free sanitary solution is formed by clip-on storage boxes from HEWI. They are compatible with our rod systems and avoid additional drill holes due to their clip-on design.
7. HOOKS - LITTLE HELPERS IN EVERYDAY LIFE
Hooks make it easy to place washing utensils and clothes within easy reach of the shower or directly in the shower. They are especially practical when bathrooms have a small floor plan and bulky towel bars take up too much space. If the user has limited strength and mobility, the hooks can be installed where support is needed. The range from HEWI includes single or double hooks. The chrome look makes the hooks look particularly elegant.
8. THERMOSTATS - SAFETY IN THE SHOWER
In the shower, it can quickly happen that users reach the hot faucet body and scald themselves. Especially with limited strength, when users have to support themselves in the shower, injuries can quickly occur. The HEWI SAFE TOUCH shower thermostat protects against this danger. The technology built into the thermostat cools the faucet body from the inside. As a result, the surface does not heat up dangerously. In addition, the thermostat has a hot water lock that prevents scalding, promoting accessibility in the shower.
INNOVATIVE ACCESSABLE SANITARY SOLUTIONS FOR THE SHOWER
Innovative accessible sanitary solutions for the shower are used every day. With shower seats, stools, grab bars, hooks or shower head holder systems, thermostats, shower curtains and shower shelves, you can equip showers for accessibility and make your customers' showering experience comfortable.
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