Bathroom for the disabled people - guide

Inspirations Publish date: 11/07/2018

Bathroom for the disabled people - guide

Bathroom for the disabled people - guide

A Walk-In shower enclosure without a shower tray works well, providing free access or a version with a shower tray mounted flush with the floor in a bathroom for a disabled people.

Arranging a bathroom for disabled people requires maintaining certain standards to ensure safety and convenience of use. Ceramics with fixed heights, special handrails and ladders should be used. The room should be sufficiently large and without thresholds, stairs or hills that could hinder wheelchair users. How to design and arrange a bathroom step by step for a disabled people?

Bathroom for the disabled should be equipped with a number of amenities that allows you to move in a wheelchair, transfer to a special seat, and also increase the user's safety with reduced mobility.

In a bathroom adapted for the disabled people, ceramics must be at the right height. For a washbasin, the recommended height of the countertop (top edge of the basin) is a maximum of 80 cm from the floor. The best way is to install a flat and wide washbasin, properly profiled so that you can comfortably rest your elbows on the countertop.

Toilet in the bathroom for the disabled people should be higher than the standard one. Suggested height is 48 cm from the floor. To allow a disabled people lateral transfer from the wheelchair to the toilet bowl, its length should be 70 cm. In addition, there should be two special handrails around the sanitary facilities, including at least one hinged.

Handles, ladders and chairs

Special ladders, handles and handrails in the bathroom for the disabled people significantly facilitate movement. Their selection depends on the shape of the bathroom and the arrangement of the washbasin and toilet bowl. Tilting or fixed handrails should be installed. Use two handrails each at the washbasin (50 or 60 cm long) and two at the toilet bowl (at least one tilting, at least 70 cm long).

Inspirations Publish date: 11/07/2018

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