The three main types of walk in shower stalls offer constructions which can be called “traditional” shower units, a combo of a shower and a bath tub with a door and a handicap construction for disabled.
The traditional walk in shower enclosure does not differ much from a shower cabin, but a handicap unit always has some additional stuff installed inside the construction.
There are several “musts” which this unit should have. First of all, it has to be more spacious than a regular walk in shower cabin.
The enlarged size of this construction is easily explained by the need of an extra space for a wheelchair which can be easily rolled inside the shower and outside it. This shower needs a special floor surface, always anti-sleppery.
The grab bars along the walls are always mounted as well. Each of these walk in shower cubicles features a seat. It is natural that even a healthy person may be tired to stand when taking water procedures.
A person which has some physical challenges needs a comfortable and rather wide seat in a shower. The level of this shower unit floor is the same with the rest of the floor outside the cabin.
This feature lets the wheel-chair rolling in and out with no problems. Hospitals and some hotels also install commercial shower stalls walk-in constructions. These units give elderly and disable people the same comfortable opportunities to take a shower or any other water procedure, rest there and feel more even healthy again.