Walk-in shower: what is it?
As its name does not necessarily indicate, the Italian shower is a shower which, unlike the classic shower and the shower cabin, has a non-visible shower tray. Indeed, in a walk-in shower, the latter is directly integrated into the floor and therefore becomes one with the bathroom floor.
The specific design of the walk-in shower has at least 3 main advantages to this type of shower since it is:
- Aesthetics: the fact that the receiver is built-in allows a very interesting visual unity, because the walk-in shower actually fits perfectly into its environment - and whatever the style of the bathroom.
- Practical, since the walk-in shower is a shower with access on one level, without having to cross an access step or the like. Therefore, this type of shower is particularly recommended for the elderly or people with reduced mobility (less risk of falls).
- Easy to maintain, because it has fewer nooks and crannies than a shower enclosure for example.
The different types of walk-in showers
The good thing about a walk-in shower is that it can be adapted to meet your desires, but also your needs, your tastes, and the style of your bathroom. Here are examples of models of walk-in showers:
The fully open walk-in shower
You don't like the feeling of being trapped in a shower cabin when you want to relax. The solution ? A latest generation shower: a model of open walk-in shower on the room and devoid of partition or wall. Obviously, it is better to opt for this model if the dimensions of your walk-in shower are large enough: otherwise, beware of splashes and puddles everywhere in the bathroom!
The closed Italian shower
Less aesthetic than open walk-in showers, closed models nevertheless have a significant advantage which is not negligible: they perfectly preserve the heat emitted by the water. A happiness that should delight the chilly (its) ... and the awkward, because with a closed walk-in shower, no risk of splashing!
Walk-in shower with shower curtain
Less expensive than a glass wall, the curtains in turn close the open walk-in showers. An economical way to increase your privacy and keep the warmth of hot water. Of course, with a shower curtain, you lose the transparent side of the pretty glass wall ... but for small budgets, this is ideal!
The semi-open walk-in shower
The walk-in shower has found its happy medium: not completely open, not completely closed, it simply leaves an opening reserved for passage! Just like open models, it is better to choose this model if the dimensions of your walk-in shower are large enough: otherwise, you risk putting as much water outside the shower as inside.
The walk-in shower open on the sides
Very design, the walk-in shower open on the sides is only delimited using a glass wall facing the wall, leaving free passage on both sides. The purified solution par excellence, but once again more suitable for large walk-in showers.
A walk-in shower with bench or chair
With a custom bench installed in the shower, relaxation underwater can be enjoyed while seated. Very practical, this type of walk-in shower is particularly recommended for the elderly and / or with reduced mobility for maximum comfort and safety in the shower.
XXL walk-in shower
Difficult to make more spacious and luxurious than walk-in shower XXL which is the full width of the room. The design of the taps and the black and white game completely wow effect for showers at the top!