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Rolling Shower Chairs / Shower Chairs with Wheels

There are many shower chairs out there on the market, but one of the best shower chairs you can buy, especially if you’re handicapped or elderly, is a rolling shower chair. Having a shower chair with wheels is a great advantage for those with an open floor shower or walk-in shower, so we will get into some detail on all of the great things about them. Read more...

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Choosing the Right Rolling Shower Chair

Shower chairs with wheels come in various shapes and sizes with a large range of various features, so it’s important that you choose the one that suits your needs best. If you’re a senior citizen, you may need to ensure that you get the right material so that your shower chair can support your weight. Another thing to consider is whether it adjusts to meet your height requirements (most shower chairs are adjustable, so that is a humongous plus!). 

You also need to know that your rolling shower chair is going to be secure and stable. Of course, since they offer the ability to roll around, you want to make sure that they have a locking mechanism on the wheels in order to get the safest shower chair possible.

What Materials Should I Look for in a Rolling Shower Chair?

You want to ensure that your portable shower chair with wheels is able to withstand the elements of not only human weight, but also the constant water exposure, which can lead to rust. That’s why it’s important to know that a rolling shower chair is made of the right materials. Common materials that are used in this type of shower chair are:

  • PVC

PVC plastic is ultra-durable and highly water-resistant (that’s why it’s commonly used in plumbing as well as many types of medical equipment). By having a textured shower seat or handles made from PVC, as well as other parts, you can guarantee that you will have a safer shower experience.

  • Aluminum

Aluminum is one of the most versatile metals commonly used all over the world. It’s extremely strong, and when it’s in the form of metal tubing, aluminum makes for a very solid and heavy duty shower chair with wheels, while still being lightweight and easy to maneuver around with.

  • Stainless Steel

Stainless steel is extremely rust-resistant and while it isn’t commonly used for the majority of framing, it is a great metal that is used in the medical industry for other applications, especially with shower chair hardware. Because of its durable and rigid properties, many of the screws and fixtures that come in the best shower chairs with wheels are made of medical-grade stainless steel, and just like aluminum, it’s lightweight and even hypoallergenic.

  • Vinyl

Vinyl is commonly used for things like padded seats in all settings, from home to hospitals. There are many reasons for the use of vinyl, especially when it comes to rolling shower chairs. The primary reason though, is because this form of very thin PVC plastic material is very flexible as well as water-resistant, so it helps to provide an extra layer of comfort in portable shower chairs with wheels, as well as other applications it’s used in, while at the same time, helping to give a little bit of extra security to avoid slippage.

  • Rubber Caster Wheels

This is one of the primary components that makes a rolling shower chair what it is (obviously). What is important is the type of caster that you’ll want to ensure a shower chair has when it comes to the right wheels. Of course, you want to make sure that it has caster locks (wheel locks) in order to keep it stationary when you have to, but the primary material that is used in these should be (and usually is) rubber. This allows your shower chair with wheels to have exceptional traction, even in wet conditions, and will give the ultimate sense of security while at the same time being able to help the chair be more mobile when you want it to be.

Should I Buy a Rolling Shower Chair with Backs and Arms?

Some rolling shower stools don’t have a back and/or arms. Here at AvaCare Medical, we only offer those that are equipped with a backrest and armrests in order to provide extra safety and security, which is always our top priority when providing a shower chair with wheels for the disabled or elderly. Slips, trips, and falls are the primary cause of injury in elderly patients as they get older, and many things like medications, and even just loss of coordination and motor function can increase the likelihood of falls. Therefore, in an attempt to provide you with the safest showering experience possible, we offer the finest rolling shower chairs that have backrests, armrests, and even padded seats to allow you to be comfortable and feel secure.

Should I Buy a Rolling Shower Chair with Commode Opening?

A rolling shower commode chair is essentially a shower chair with wheels that has a specially-designed commode seat instead of a standard, solid seat. This allows you to use your shower chair for bathing, but in the case of an emergency, you can feel comfortable knowing that you are able to relieve yourself if necessary. Sometimes as we get older or if we’re disabled, we don’t have the control that we once had when it comes to using the restroom, but this specific seat design is made to allow you to shower mess-free. Furthermore, a commode opening allows users and caregivers to more easily access the hip and genital area for more effective cleansing.


If you’re looking for the best shower chairs from one of the top brands out there, we at AvaCare Medical have got you covered! You can simply follow through with our simple and easy checkout process so you can secure your order and get the highest quality shower chair with wheels. Remember, if you have any questions, we’re always here during business hours Monday through Friday in order to give you the best customer support there is! As one of the nation’s leading distributors for medical equipment, we take pride in knowing that we can help you get the right shower chair you need; simply call or email today!