Roll In acrylic shower for wheelchair help needed.

Discussion in 'Shower & Bathtub Forum & Blog' started by bhomis, Feb 7, 2006.

  1. bhomis

    bhomis New Member

    Feb 7, 2006
    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.
  2. Master Plumber Mark

    Master Plumber Mark Master Plumber

    Feb 6, 2005
    Sensitivity trainer.. plumber of mens souls
    indianapolis indiana - land of the free, home of
    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

    Sep 2, 2004
    Retired Systems engineer for defense industry.
    New England
    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

    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

    Aug 31, 2004
    Salt Lake City, Utah
    Check out these guys.

    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

    Aug 31, 2004
    San Diego, CA
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