Roll In acrylic shower for wheelchair help needed.

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  1. bhomis

    bhomis New Member

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    Hi. I'm in a wheelchair and I have a roll-in shower in my bathroom, and after almost 17 years, we're looking to scrap it and start all over. I have a tile floor and I'd like to get one of those shower pans made of something like acrylic. Tile has just been too much maintenance for a shower floor, plus we've had it leak a few times. What makes it difficult is that my shower area dimensions are approximately 65" X 58". If anyone has any directions to lead me in - companies or web sites, please let me know.
    Thank you.
    bhomis
     
  2. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Master Plumber

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    they are all over

    you can find a place that installs the tub shells--liners
    into old tubs...

    they usually will do something like what you want
    with acrylic walls....
    look in the yellow pages
     
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  4. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    There is a science to making a high performance shower that doesn't leak. Acrylic tends to look funky after awhile, especially if you are going to be rolling a wheelchair over it. Walking on it is one thing, but the grit that inevitably will be in the wheels will mark up the finish. I would suggest tile with an epoxy grout. A good porcelain would take the abuse.

    A really good website for showers and tiling is www.johnbridge.com

    One of the pros over there is documenting progress on a handycapped shower installation right now, and there are previous links on other similar project. Check it out.
     
  5. Spaceman Spiff

    Spaceman Spiff Architect

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    Check out these guys.

    http://www.whitewaterinc.com/

    They should have forms for an ADA roll in shower, since I'm using a few on the hotel I'm designing.
     
  6. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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