What is a Barrier-Free Shower?

Jun 02, 2022

What is a Barrier-Free Shower?So, you’re considering undertaking a bathroom remodel, and you want to replace your current bathing solution with a barrier-free shower. This is an increasingly popular choice for homeowners across the country, and with due reason. While most walk-in showers have a curb you need to step over, the barrier-free shower design allows for ease of access and can help you avoid a trip or slip and fall. In fact, it’s also a wheelchair-accessible shower choice, which makes it fantastic for the elderly or those with limited mobility.

But aside from safety and accessibility, there are many other advantages a barrier-free shower can offer your home that you may be unaware of. Let’s dive into those benefits in further detail.

The Beauty of Going Barrier Free

While you may picture every barrier-free shower as being a plain, white, acrylic space to bathe, that is far from the truth. This shower design can be entirely customized to best suit your home and aesthetic desires. You can choose from a wide variety of accessories and customization options, including:

  • Wall surrounds
  • Flooring
  • Liners
  • Faucets
  • Showerheads
  • Grab bars
  • Caddies
  • Shelves
  • Seats

Whether you want a spa-like experience with minimal grab bars and a rain showerhead, or a more accessible situation with multiple handheld showerheads and in-shower seating, a barrier-free shower is sure to deliver.

No Space, No Problem

When you last stepped into your bathroom, did it feel crowded thanks to a large bathtub or cumbersome shower? Bathrooms tend to err on the smaller side, so with an open and airy bathing solution, you can make the room appear larger. Since barrier-free showers do not have any kinds of doors or thresholds, they are integrated into your bathroom and almost seem to flow right into your bathroom’s tiles. This makes your bathroom space look much bigger.

Cleanliness and Hygiene

Most bathtubs and showers have nooks and crannies that grow mildew and mold which can be difficult to clean. A barrier-free shower has fewer areas where bacteria and fungus can build up, and because of its design, cleaning this shower is simple—even for those aging in place or with limited mobility.

Hire Your Local Experts

Does a barrier-free shower sound like a good option for your home? If so, the professionals at Bath Planet of Tampa can complete your new shower installation. We have been helping homeowners across the state of Florida with their bathroom renovations since we opened our doors in 1995. All our bathing solutions are made of premium, non-porous acrylic manufactured by BCI Acrylic and are installed by highly trained and experienced technicians.

To get started with your very own barrier-free shower, reach out to our team today. We have a mobile showroom that we’d be more than happy to bring to your residential property so you can see our beautiful and durable showers for yourself.


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The quality of the glass shower was way above expectations. I had never seen a shower this good or well made. It has a barn door principle. We love our new bathroom. They did everything. We bought tiles and a new vanity which they installed. We really loved that and they did a wonderful job.
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