If you or someone you know needs a seat of some kind in the shower, there are many options from which to choose. Thinking about what type of seat you need is the first thing to do. These stools have many different varieties and each have some pros and cons. A lot of the decision needs to depend on the person who will be using the bench and their mobility range and requirements. Shower seats come in plastic, metal, or even a teak shower seat.
A teak shower bench seat can cost quite a bit more than a metal or plastic stool. But, these benches are much better made and are much more pleasing to the eye than a metal or plastic model. Teak shower stools can be bought online for well under a hundred dollars and they can come ready to use for regular showers or even corner models.
A teak shower seat can come in a variety of sizes as well as different designs. There are those that are made of teak wood completely and while others have aluminum legs. Some of the stools even have a shelf where you could store showering items such as soap and shampoo.
Vented stools are more popular than solid seats. The vented models will have slits in the wood, also known as vents. This makes it easier to rinse soap off of the person using the stool. Adjustable seats are also a good idea so they can be raised or lowered to accommodate any individual. These seats normally have metal legs and are still available for under one hundred dollars.
Weight is an important consideration when buying a shower seat. Most benches can hold up to 300 pounds, but make sure to double check as some only hold 250. If you have a small bathroom, look into stools that fold up for easy storage.
When you need a teak shower stool, think through everything you’ll need in the stool and what price you prefer to pay before shopping around.