Pros and Cons of a Standing Shower

Modern and elegant with a convenient design, standing showers are an appealing feature for many homeowners. But every homeowner has different needs and preferences, and a standing shower might not be for everyone. There are a number of advantages to enjoy, but there may be some drawbacks, depending on what your home requires. In today’s blog, let’s break down the pros and cons of a standing shower.

Pro: Continuous Design

Standing showers have one flowing continuous design. They’re made up of walls, sometimes with a glass barrier. With fewer moving parts than a bathtub, it’s lower maintenance and less easily broken. It also makes for a sleek, modern design that many homeowners want for their bathrooms. 

Con: Slippery

One thing that many homeowners fear, especially seniors, is slipping in their bath or shower. This can be easily done in standing showers. If the shower is a doorless walk-in shower, water can even spread outside the bounds of the shower, so you might slip when you step outside the shower. However, you can avoid this with slip resistant flooring or mats.

Pro: Adaptable Size

It can be hard to make a small bathroom work comfortably. Fortunately, standing showers can be any size and can adapt to the confines of your bathroom. This way you can have a convenient shower without feeling too cramped in your bathroom, and you might have more space for additional features that you want.

Con: Cold and Drafty

If your standing shower is a walk-in shower with no enclosing glass, there’s no way to capture the steam that forms from running hot water. This can mean that the shower is often cold and drafty, which doesn’t suit everyone. If you do want to avoid this but still want a walk-in shower, consider heated floors.

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