Shower seats

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Shower seats

The Guardian, Saturday 10 April 2010

I’m having a shower cubicle installed and I want a seat in it so I can scrub my feet. I’m told fold-down seats tend to break or come away from the wall. Can you recommend an attractive waterproof seat?

“As long as you pick a seat of decent quality, there is no reason it should come away from the wall,” says DIY expert Julian Cassell. “Designs have moved on from the traditional plastic foldaway types – bathstore.com, for instance, has an attractive slatted wood design (£63). If the wall is masonry, use sufficiently long screws and wall plugs to hold the seat in place (these should be supplied with the seat). And if you’re fixing it to a stud wall, the fixings need to go into the studs, so you may need to remove a section of plasterboard and insert horizontal wooden noggins at the seat fixing height. For a waterproof freestanding seat, try B&Q’s Bamboo corner seat (£59.98).”

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