Height of Shower Valve?

You might be remodeling or you might be installing a new shower. So you are wondering: Height of Shower Valve? Shower valve/s placed to high or low will prove to be a huge ergonomic burden. Thus it is imperative to read this guide before making the call.

ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act)

Human length variation

Also consider with children using the shower, a valve placed too high, plus the playful nature of a child, will equal a head bumped on the valve. As some valves have relative sharp angled control knobs, there will be an extra shower … The tears of a crying child.

Well if you are the owner of the shower, I suppose you can choose any height that may please you. But…

If you are considering other people who might also use the shower, you might want to use the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Shower Valve Measurements Requirements.

Height of Shower Valve

 

 

Height of Shower Valve? – ADA Shower Valve Measurements Requirements.

If you are considering other people who might also use the shower, you might want to use the ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) Shower Valve Measurements Requirements.

Height Above Floor.

Shower controls area minimum height above the floor is 38 inches above the floor. The maximum height above the floor is 48 inches.

Height of Shower Valve

 

 

Height of Shower Valve? – Human length variation

The tallest member of the household should not have to bend to take hold of the shower valve/s.

An older member might have difficulty standing in the shower because of weak feet or legs. This member might want to sit on some chair inside the shower. Thus he/she should still be able to reach the shower valve/s.

Also consider looking up your local building codes, as not all towns and cities have laws regulating the installation of shower valves.

If building codes don’t regulate the location of your valve, place it in a spot that is easy for everyone to access.

A good rule of thumb: for Height of Shower Valve:

Install the valve/s between 36 and 48 inches above the shower floor.

A height of 28 inches, or 2 feet 4 inches, is standard for valves in bathtub shower units.

 

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