How To Make The Best Use Of Space In Communal Shower Rooms
Posted by Michael Kiernan
Communal shower rooms in leisure centres, schools, and hostels are not known for being spacious. However, rather than falling back on a traditional, open plan tile and try multi-shower solution, builders and contractors can utilise these small spaces to give ample showering spaces to their uses – by upgrading to individual shower pods. In what ways are these novel solutions superior to tried and tested communal shower layouts?
Traditional showers are known for leak risks, and none more so than heavy-use, multiple occupancy shower rooms. Unfortunately, it is sometimes hard to know that your shower is leaking until it is too late, by which time it may require a hefty maintenance bill to put the damage right. You will note a leak when there is a mould patch or you start noting unpleasant smells, but by this time the leak will have been there for quite some time. In a communal space with several showers and drains, and hundreds of tiles, locating a leak isn’t always easy. Individual shower pods sidestep this problem by removing the two main causes of leaks; tiles and grout – saving you both time and money on long term maintenance.
Shower pods come in handy when building shower rooms for communal places like leisure centres, as they increase the number of users that can occupy the space at any given time. Why?
Shower pods allow builders to install multiple showers in a small area, without extensive infrastructure for drainage – and at the same time allowing each user greater privacy and comfort. It is also easier to install a shower pod compared to building a traditional tile shower.
Shower pods save on time when it comes to installation. While a large communal shower block could take weeks to install, it takes far less time to install a shower pod as compared to building a traditional tile shower, shaving valuable time off the project. While the process of installing a tile shower may take days, especially since you have to let your tiles sit overnight, shower pod installation will only take a few hours per unit.
Since shower pods don't need tiling, the client saves on money as well as time. The installation process is easy and straightforward; hence less workforce is required compared to building a traditional tile shower. A three to four person job becomes a single person's work. You, therefore, save a lot of money when it comes to the installation cost. Even as you install multiple shower pods in the communal space, you will need fewer workers compared to building traditional tile showers.
Shower pods come in different sizes and shapes to suit varying room layouts. As an architect, you will present pictures of varying shower pod sizes and shapes to your clients for them to choose from. Advanced Showers offer different models for clients to choose from. With expert knowledge and experience in shower pods, your client gets the best shower pod for their space and budget, with greater flexibility than depending on traditional tile and tray cubicles.
Shower pods are rapidly coming to be seen as a viable and cost-effective alternative to conventional showers for communal spaces. They not only prevent leaks and increase user-appeal, but also maximise the available space. Architects and contractors responsible for installing showers in communal areas should therefore consider them. It will help save on time, money and space. Please download our free Shower Pods Guide for more information.
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