Our roll in shower stalls will accommodate the majority of shower users, including individuals in wheelchairs and those with limited mobility. Specially designed to meet ADA specifications, Wheelchair accessible showers are an important component to any public building, providing all individuals equal access to a shower.
Freedom ADA Roll in Showers provide a minimum of 60" x 30" inside dimension, providing lots of room and making it easier to manoeuvre in a wheelchair.
Our line of ADA Roll in Showers offers a selection of one-piece showers for new construction, or multi-piece units for remodeling projects. Simplify your project by ordering your wheelchair shower units complete with all accessories for ADA compliance, like a folding shower seat, grab bars, curtain rod and more. Easy to install Freedom Shower designs save on the job installation time, reducing labor costs.
Freedom Shower units come with full reinforced backing and a 30-year manufacturer’s warranty.
ADA Roll in showers have a minimum inside dimension of 60” x 30’’ to accommodate someone rolling into the shower in a wheelchair or rolling shower chair. They have a flush or ultra low threshold so a rolling chair can easy be propelled or pushed into the shower.
The following information is from section 608 Shower Compartments of 2010 ADA Standards for Accessible Design.
Inside dimension: must be minimum 60 inches x 30 inches clear inside dimension. Some jurisdictions may require a minimum 60” x 36” inside dimension to allow room for a caregiver to assist.
Outside clearance: must have clearance outside of the shower of 30 inches wide minimum by 60 inches long minimum to that nothing would impede access for someone in a wheelchair.
Grab bars: if there is a seat installed, Rollin showers must have horizontal grab bars across the back wall and the side wall opposite the seat. Do not place grab bars above the seat. If there is no seat, there should be grab bars on all 3 walls. (Insert Figure-608.3.2-grab-bars-for-Roll-In-Showers)
Many jurisdictions require a vertical grab bar at the entrance of the roll in shower.
Shower seat: A folding seat shall be provided in roll-in type showers required in transient lodging guest rooms. Check with local jurisdiction to confirm if shower seat is required in ADA roll in Showers.
The top of the shower seat must be 17 inches minimum and 19 inches maximum above the bathroom finish floor. If there is no seat, there should be grab bars on all 3 walls.
Thresholds: ADA Roll-in showers have a barrier free entry, with a maximum 1/2” high threshold.
Controls: In ADA Roll in showers, controls, faucet and shower spray unit must be installed above the grab bar, but no higher than 48 inches above the shower floor. If a shower seat is installed, the controls must be installed on he back wall, adjacent to the seat wall, located 27 inches maximum from the seat wall.
Advisory 608.5.2 In standard roll-in type showers without seats, the shower head and operable parts can be located on any of the three walls of the shower without adversely affecting accessibility.
ADA Roll in showers must have a shower spray unit with a hose 59 inches long minimum, that can be used as a fixed-position shower head and as a hand-held shower. The shower head must have an on/off control with a non-positive shut off.
In ADA compliant showers, horizontal grab bars should be installed between 33” to 36” above the finished bathroom floor, measured to the top of the gripping surface. Grab bars should not rotate within their fittings. Grab bars should be installed properly into reinforced walls, and should withstand up to 250 lbs of force.
If a seat is installed in an ADA roll in shower, it must be a folding seat, and should extend from the back wall to a point within 3 inches of the shower entry. For showers that have an inside dimension of 30”, a 26” wide seat is correct. For showers with an inside dimension of 36” deep, a 32” wide seat is correct.
In a Roll in type ADA shower, the controls should be installed opposite the seat, between 38-48” above the shower floor, 15 inches maximum from centerline of the seat toward the shower opening.
Yes, California building code only accepts Roll in Type Showers for ADA compliance.
If you are a commercial or public building operator planning for current or future accessibility needs, call our expert customer service team. They are standing by to answer your questions and help you choose from our high-quality, customizable options in Roll in Shower Stalls for ADA compliant bathrooms.
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