PVC Shower Chairs / Plastic Shower Stools
Sometimes you may want to choose a different material aside from metal, wood, or polyethylene plastic for your shower chair - if this is the case, you probably want to go with a PVC shower chair. These hard plastic shower chairs are extremely durable and versatile. You can use them if you are having trouble standing in the shower. Read More...
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Why a PVC Shower Chair is Great
If you’re wanting to find a plastic shower bench, then your best bet is to go with a PVC shower chair. There are a lot of things that you will be able to do with your PVC shower bench. Some features that we love are as follows:
PVC Shower Chairs are Stronger
Polyvinyl chloride (PVC) is a little bit different than polyethylene when it comes to the type of plastic commonly used for shower chairs. When compared to polyethylene, PVC has the ability to withstand more weight and force applied to it. Some chairs that are made with a PVC seat can even hold over 400 lbs., which is something that many polyethylene plastic shower chairs can’t do (most polyethylene chairs can only hold up to 350 lbs.).
PVC is Not Heavy
Other materials can be heavier when it comes to creating shower chairs. All-metal shower stools are often heavier than a small plastic chair for showering. Because of how durable PVC is, it is one of the most widely used bath stool plastics and has become even more popular in recent years. By being lightweight, it is much easier to have a plastic shower bench you can take with you when you travel.
Cleaning a Plastic Shower Bench is Easy
Many users love being able to clean their plastic shower bench with ease, and with a PVC bath chair, you can simply wipe them off after spraying them with disinfectant or using a disinfectant wipe to easily clean them. Not only that, but if you use antibacterial soaps when you wash, they are excellent at rinsing the germs away while you shower as well.
There are Many Different Styles of PVC Shower Chairs
If you’re having to choose a sturdy shower chair, there are many different types that are made with PVC. Whether you need a PVC shower wheelchair, or simply just a PVC rolling shower chair, the styles are almost endless. Some popular types that you can choose from are:
1. PVC Shower Chair with Wheels
A PVC rolling shower chair has wheels on the bottom of it so that you can easily choose to move them back and forth. This is an excellent option for those who have an open floor plan or a large shower in which they can move the shower chair around. Some people use this type of plastic PVC shower wheelchair in their bathtubs (provided that they fit), so they can simply move forward and backward in and out of the shower water itself for easy cleaning and rinsing.
2. PVC Bath Chair With Back or Without a Back
Some people prefer to have a plastic shower chair with a backrest attached, but others would rather have the increased bit of mobility, and that’s okay too! You can easily choose a PVC chair that doesn’t have a back in that case.
3. Basic PVC Shower Bench
Some people like the ability to take their shower chairs with them, or have somewhat portable options. A PVC shower bench can be easily placed in your shower, and they are often a little bit wider than a standard basic shower chair or plastic shower stool
4. PVC Shower with a Commode
If you’re wanting the option to have a commode attached to your plastic bath chair you can choose to buy a PVC shower commode chair that can allow you to do your business at the same time, or while you are anywhere in your home. If you wish to get one, you can even get a PVC shower chair commode with wheels and have a great accessory that is perfect in any room of your home for the elderly or the disabled.
5. Portable Plastic Shower Stool
As we mentioned earlier, some people want to be able to take their small plastic stool for shower time on the go, or when they are on vacation, so if you travel a lot, you may want to opt for one of these plastic shower stools instead of a larger one. Otherwise, some people purchase these small bath benches along with their home-use plastic bath chair so they can have one for travel, and the other for home use.
Choosing a PVC Shower Chair vs. Other Materials
When you are choosing to buy the right shower chair for your shower stall or bathtub, the material can make all of the difference, especially if you’re picking a PVC shower chair. Why do you want to choose this material over all of the rest? Let’s dive into the different types of plastic shower stools you can purchase and why they’re better than others.
Aluminum Shower Stools
These shower stools are very basic, and while a plastic shower stool may end up having aluminum legs, they are quite different than an all-aluminum shower stool. Aluminum has the tendency to be more slippery when it gets wet, as well as deflect heat, which means that if you're wanting to enjoy a warm shower, you may end up trying to do while sitting on a cold shower bench.
Teak wood shower stools are another alternative you can choose over a plastic shower bench, but it isn’t as good in most peoples’ opinions. First off, the finish on teak wood often makes it easy to slip and slide around on when it gets wet as well, especially if you end up getting shampoo or conditioner on it. Therefore, it’s important that you have a high-quality plastic shower chair instead of using wood. While teak wood is great when it comes to antibacterial properties, you can get the same thing from a chair in which the bath stool plastic is made of durable PVC.
PVC is the most common use for purchasing a shower chair, and believe it or not, it is one of the lowest-priced options. While it may not be as strong as aluminum alone, when you are looking into buying a PVC shower bench, there are many that still have aluminum legs, helping to increase the weight capacity that can rest on it. You may even be able to find one with handles that help you when it comes to standing and sitting.
No matter what type of PVC shower bench you’re wanting to buy, you want to guarantee your safety with the best shower seats out there today. With the right brands, AvaCare Medical can help you find the right PVC bath chair so you don’t have to worry about falling. All you have to do is purchase online, and if you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us via email or call us toll free at 1-877-813-7799.