About Deluxe Shower Seats
Bathe comfortably and safely with ARC’s Deluxe Shower Seats.
Made of stainless steel and rugged polyethylene, durability and ease-of-use are assured. The wide range of height adjustability makes individual fit and comfort easy to achieve. All seats are generously sized to allow for movement while showering while staying secure.
Since seat and arms swing independently, users can make adjustments for any situation. For example, position one arm up for easier entry from the side, swing the seat and arms up to make more space available in the shower, or have both arms down to maximize security and balance while seated.
Versatility and comfort define these superior shower seats, and they’ll give you many years of service.
What You'll Need
- Deluxe Shower Seat
- power drill and drill bits
- tape measure
- adjustable wrench
- 2× lumber for wall blocking
- fasteners (#14 round head or hex head fasteners recommended–do not use flat head type fasteners; use stainless steel or galvanized fasteners in wet area installations; each fastener must be capable of withstanding 77 lbs. of pull-out force; the length of fasteners will depend on the distance to drive them deeply into an appropriately reinforced material capable of supporting the load; drive a fastener into every mounting bracket pilot hole)
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.
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.
How do the seats stay in the folded position?
Every Deluxe Shower Seat, as it folds against the wall, travels past 90°. This allows the weight of the seat to overbalance toward the wall so it stays in the upright position. The wall must be plumb for the seat to function properly in this folded position.
If your wall is out of plumb and leans toward the seat, it is possible that the seat will not be able to overbalance and stay upright. This is not a defect in the seat; rather, it is a problem with the construction of the wall or a situation that has developed over time due to forces being applied to the wall. In a nutshell, the wall is interfering with the over-travel of the seat
If your wall is out of plumb and leans toward the seat, it is possible that the seat will not be able to overbalance and stay upright. This is not a defect in the seat; rather, it is a problem with the construction of the wall or a situation that has developed over time due to forces being applied to the wall. In a nutshell, the wall is interfering with the over-travel of the seat.
What is rubberwood?
Rubberwood is used to make the top of every wood slatted shower seat. It is a tree grown on plantations in Southeast Asia. The trees produce latex, which is used to make many rubber-based products. After a rubberwood tree ages more than 25 years or so its yield of latex diminishes to a point where it is no longer useful for that purpose. These trees are harvested and replaced with new rubberwood trees. Because it is a dense wood that is easy to kiln dry, shrinks very little and remains stable once dried, and offers great durability, rubberwood is used in a variety of kitchen, bathroom, and furniture goods. Since it serves these dual purposes--latex production followed by useful lumber--with little waste, rubberwood is considered an eco-friendly material.
How much weight can I put on the arms?
Each arm will support up to 122 pounds. Bear in mind that weight applied to the outer end of the arm puts more stress on the hinge.