About Economy Shower Seats
Economy Shower Seats offer comfort and security in a medium-duty, slimmer profile.
Every Economy Seat gains its strength from a durable aluminum frame and legs, and the molded polyethylene seat provides comfort and peace of mind.
The legs allow height adjustments in ¾” increments, and the fine-tuning feature on one foot compensates for floor slope.
To increase comfort, Economy Seats are outfitted with removable closed-cell foam pads that do not absorb water.
Since the seat and arms swing independently, users can adjust any component to meet their needs, whether it’s raising a single arm to ease access to the seat, or folding the entire unit against the wall to increase space for entering and exiting the shower.
What You'll Need
- Economy Seat
- power drill and drill bits
- measuring tape
- adjustable wrench
- fasteners (#10 round head fasteners recommended–do not use flat head type fasteners; use stainless steel 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 properly sized 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.
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.