Frequently Asked Questions
How do the shower seats stay upright?
Every shower seat can be swung up to face the wall. During this motion the legs are lifted off the floor, too. The seat swings past vertical a bit to lean toward the wall. It will remain there until it is swung down. The operation takes little effort. If your seat has arms, they can also be swung to the wall.
Can I get new pads for my shower seat?
Yes, new pads are available. Please see the specification sheet for any seat model you have, and there you will find item codes for the correct replacement pads.
How do the seats stay in the folded, upright position?
All Economy seats swing past 90° to lean toward the wall. This is sufficient to keep them in position until a user swings the seat back down. The only reason a seat would fail to stay upright is if the wall is badly out of plumb, leaning toward the shower in a way that prevents the seat from completing the over-travel path.
Can I add a back to my current seat that doesn't have one?
Sorry, but there is no way to convert a seat from no-back to one with a back.
Can I use an Economy seat in a bathtub?
It depends. These seats are meant to be mounted to a wall, so that is a must, and the feet need to rest on a flat surface so that they will not slip, which will put sideward pressure on the leg joints and hinges, especially when someone is sitting on the seat. Many tubs have a rounded bottom surface, which may cause this effect to occur.
What are the differences between a Deluxe Shower Seat and an Economy Shower Seat?
The primary differences are size, load capacity, and the metal used.
The seats are smaller in the Economy series compared to the more generously sized Deluxe models. Deluxe seats are made with heavy gauge stainless steel tubing in the legs and frame, whereas aluminum is used in the Economy series. Deluxe seats will support up to 560 lbs. when properly installed, and Economy seats are rated to support 348 lbs. when properly installed. Plastic mounting brackets are used on the Economy seats compared to stainless steel in the Deluxe seats.
All in all, the Deluxe series is stronger, more durable, and more spacious.
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