Showers Seats In All Accessible Bathing Facilities | ADA Guidelines
SHOWER SEATS COMPLETE SHOWER AND BATHTUB INSTALLATIONS
SHOWER SEATS must be mounted with the top surface of the seat 17 inches to 19 inches (430 to 485mm) above the finish floor (Fig. 23b). Permanent or folding seats are now required by the 2009 ICC/ANSI Standards. For both roll-in and transfer compartments, seats must have a 3 inch (75mm) maximum space between the seat edge and compartment entry -opening and a larger permissible 2- 1⁄2 inch (64mm) maximum gap between the seat and seat wall (Figs. 22a, b). Roll-in type shower compartments with seats can now use a rectangular seat design as well as the previously required “L”-Shaped design (Figs. 22a, b). Upholstered, cushioned seats are preferred by many people with disabilities, while water-resistant solid phenolic seats are vandal-resistant and more sanitary.