ADA shower pan requirements

Durable ADA accessible pan for shower

ADA shower pan requirements
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Classic ADA shower pan is a shower base designed for disable people, especially those who use wheelchairs. ADA shower pans have no barriers, they are flat and made to roll a wheelchair into the shower easily. There are several types of pans that are suitable for disabled persons:

– Low;
– Flat;
– The absence of the base (drain in a floor)

The shower bases for disable must be non-slip, durable, easy to clean.The material chosen for these pans should demonstrate long lifespan, be very durable and safe. Reinforced acrylic plastic and with a special surface is the best material for ADA shower bases. Iron and steel pans are not used in ADA shower constructions. These bases are fastened to the frame with adjustable legs, furthermore, they are quite slippery. Porcelain (ceramic) trays are acceptable, but they are massive, and can be easily broken.

The most suitable material for the pans designed for ADA showers is acrylic. It warms up quickly, it is beautiful and it does not absorb dirt. With time acrylic does not get darker. ADA shower pan with seat is almost a “must” for any shower constructed for a people with limited physical abilities. A disable person cannot stand when having a shower. The helper can assist him sitting to a wide seat built into a pan, and only after it this person starts taking a shower.

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