25 Cool Shower Benches For Maximal Comfort

cool shower benches for maximal comfort cover

A shower bench is a wonderful thing, don’t think that it’s only for elderly people, it’s for everyone who loves comfort! If you want to choose a shower bench for your space but don’t know how and what to choose, here are some ideas.

Types Of Shower Benches

There are three kinds of permanent shower benches: built-in, floating and fold-down. Built-in benches are seats that are framed into the shower wall and floor. This type of seating can run the entire width of a shower enclosure, like the one shown here, or may be limited to a corner. It can have squared angles or be semicircular. After you install one, waterproof it and tile it for a custom look.

Floating benches are firmly secured to the shower walls but is open underneath. It can be made of waterproofed wood or a single slab of stone. You can also order a tiled floating bench to match the rest of the shower space. Though floating benches may look simple in form, careful engineering is required. You should ask some professionals to install one.

Fold-down benches are space-saving solutions for smaller showers or universal design showers. When choosing seating, select the style that can best accommodate the weight it will need to support.

a bold modern shower space done with blue striped marble and two floating benches that don't take much space

a bold modern shower space done with blue striped marble and two floating benches that don't take much space

a Carrara marble shower space with a floating bench and nches in the wall is a chic and bright idea

a Carrara marble shower space with a floating bench and nches in the wall is a chic and bright idea

a creative shower with a window, bright tiles on the walls and small folding wooden benches for comfort

a creative shower with a window, bright tiles on the walls and small folding wooden benches for comfort

a creative wooden bench addded to a pure white shower with frosted glass doors

a creative wooden bench addded to a pure white shower with frosted glass doors

a gorgeous grey and white shower with a small rounded bench in the corner that doesn't take much space

a gorgeous grey and white shower with a small rounded bench in the corner that doesn't take much space

a gorgeously dramatic black and white shower space with black framed doors and a black marble wall plus a built-in bench

a gorgeously dramatic black and white shower space with black framed doors and a black marble wall plus a built-in bench

a marble tiled shower bench is positioned beneath a marble tiled niche lined with marble pencil tiles

a marble tiled shower bench is positioned beneath a marble tiled niche lined with marble pencil tiles

a mini marble shower space with windows and a built-in bench plus a side table with towels

a mini marble shower space with windows and a built-in bench plus a side table with towels

a monochromatic shower space with white subway tiles and a tiled built-in bench plus mosaic floors

a monochromatic shower space with white subway tiles and a tiled built-in bench plus mosaic floors

a neutral shower space with a pebble floor and grey tiles, a window with framing and a built-in bench

a neutral shower space with a pebble floor and grey tiles, a window with framing and a built-in bench

a pure white shower space with a floating bench and a marble tile floor plus seamless glass doors looks ethereal

a pure white shower space with a floating bench and a marble tile floor plus seamless glass doors looks ethereal

Common Tips

Regardless of the type of bench you choose, the top needs to slope slightly, so water runs off instead of pooling. Pooled water not only feels icky on a naked body, it promotes mildew. The size of your shower — not to mention the number of people who intend to use it at one time — will help determine the most appropriate bench size for your needs. The depth of a bench is also negotiable, depending on what suits the bodies for which the bench is being built, and what the stall will allow.

a refiend shower with thin gray marble herringbone floor tiles, marble slab walls featuring stacked shower niches and a marble shower bench

a refiend shower with thin gray marble herringbone floor tiles, marble slab walls featuring stacked shower niches and a marble shower bench

a shiny grey tile shower space with a built-in bench with a white seat and some catchy niches in the wall

a shiny grey tile shower space with a built-in bench with a white seat and some catchy niches in the wall

a shower space done with white marble tiles, smaller ones on the floor and a marble floating bench

a shower space done with white marble tiles, smaller ones on the floor and a marble floating bench

a small and welcoming earthy shower space with a built-in bench, dark hardware and tiles for a touch of drama

a small and welcoming earthy shower space with a built-in bench, dark hardware and tiles for a touch of drama

a small earthy-colored shower space with tiles of various scales and a frosted glass window plus a narrow built-in bench

a small earthy-colored shower space with tiles of various scales and a frosted glass window plus a narrow built-in bench

a smll shower space with white tiles, a floating earthy bench and a matching floor plus glass walls on two sides

a smll shower space with white tiles, a floating earthy bench and a matching floor plus glass walls on two sides

a stylish monochromatic shower space done with a built-in bench and a mosaic floor

a stylish monochromatic shower space done with a built-in bench and a mosaic floor

a stylish monochromatic shower with a built-in bench with a black seat that matches the floor and adds drama

a stylish monochromatic shower with a built-in bench with a black seat that matches the floor and adds drama

a stylish small shower space done with marble tiles, marble penny tiles, a built-in bench with a black seat

a stylish small shower space done with marble tiles, marble penny tiles, a built-in bench with a black seat

a warm-toned shower with the same tiles everywhere and a folding wooden bench on the wall

a warm-toned shower with the same tiles everywhere and a folding wooden bench on the wall

a welcoming earthy shower with various types of tiles that match, a teak floor and a built-in bench with a teak seat

a welcoming earthy shower with various types of tiles that match, a teak floor and a built-in bench with a teak seat

a white marble shower with a floating bench and a mosaic floor is a stylish and refined idea

a white marble shower with a floating bench and a mosaic floor is a stylish and refined idea

a white shower space with a frosted glass window, a floating wooden bench and a matching floor plus a potted plant

a white shower space with a frosted glass window, a floating wooden bench and a matching floor plus a potted plant

an ethereal shower space with a marble tile floor and a floating bench that matches plus seamless glass doors

an ethereal shower space with a marble tile floor and a floating bench that matches plus seamless glass doors