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bhomis
02-07-2006, 04:52 PM
Hi. I'm in a wheelchair and I have a roll-in shower in my bathroom, and after almost 17 years, we're looking to scrap it and start all over. I have a tile floor and I'd like to get one of those shower pans made of something like acrylic. Tile has just been too much maintenance for a shower floor, plus we've had it leak a few times. What makes it difficult is that my shower area dimensions are approximately 65" X 58". If anyone has any directions to lead me in - companies or web sites, please let me know.
Thank you.
bhomis

master plumber mark
02-07-2006, 06:39 PM
you can find a place that installs the tub shells--liners
into old tubs...

they usually will do something like what you want
with acrylic walls....
look in the yellow pages

jadnashua
02-07-2006, 06:52 PM
There is a science to making a high performance shower that doesn't leak. Acrylic tends to look funky after awhile, especially if you are going to be rolling a wheelchair over it. Walking on it is one thing, but the grit that inevitably will be in the wheels will mark up the finish. I would suggest tile with an epoxy grout. A good porcelain would take the abuse.

A really good website for showers and tiling is www.johnbridge.com

One of the pros over there is documenting progress on a handycapped shower installation right now, and there are previous links on other similar project. Check it out.

Spaceman Spiff
02-15-2006, 04:03 PM
Check out these guys.

http://www.whitewaterinc.com/

They should have forms for an ADA roll in shower, since I'm using a few on the hotel I'm designing.

jimbo
02-15-2006, 07:25 PM
Check out E.L. Mustee at www.mustee.com