Bestbath Reveal

ADA Bathroom Requirements Make Bestbath Reveal a Huge Help for Design & Safety   The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that bathrooms have an adequate amount of clear floor space in a bathroom. Clear floor space makes it much easier — and safer — for those in wheelchairs or who are otherwise physically challenged. Creating clear floor space can be particularly challenging in designing an ADA-compliant bathroom layout with showers and baths. After all, most showers and baths are designed to fit within a “pocket” or “alcove” between two framed walls. This means the walls on either side of…


A Behavioral Health Facility Partners With Bestbath for a Safer Bathroom Environment

The Scenario The Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls, Idaho, provides care to individuals who are at risk of harming themselves. Every single feature in the facility must be safe for patients and incapable of being used by patients to cause bodily harm or attempt suicide. When the existing showers revealed themselves to be a potential hazard, the team at EIRMC reached out to Bestbath™ to create a custom solution that would mitigate risks. The Solution The team at Bestbath worked closely with those at EIRMC to look at every part of the shower. They focused on anything…READ MORE

Historic Projects Face Challenges of Sizing and Requirements When Upgrading

    Project Summary Upgrading older facilities, particularly historic projects, with modern bathroom fixtures and amenities can bring much needed aesthetic, maintenance, and safety relief. But it’s not without challenges. Changes in standard sizing over the years and new accessibility and code requirements can make fitting today’s products into older spaces difficult. Code requirements, which become more stringent with each new version, are one of the first hurdles to overcome. ANSI standards in particular can be difficult to maneuver since different areas around the country use different standards. For example, New Jersey might follow ANSI 2003 while another state may…READ MORE

Shower Grab Bars Made Easy by Bestbath

When it comes to including grab bars in today’s modern shower, no one makes it easier than Bestbath. Grab bars — key features for universal design and accessibility — are often used in showers or tubs to make them easier and safer to get in and out, reduce the chance of slips and falls and maintain balance while bathing. Bestbath offers a wide range of grab bars to be installed as an aftermarket solution in any shower or pre-installed in Bestbath showers. Designed (and Built) for Grab Bars Bestbath showers and baths are designed and built from the ground up…