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AKW Wooden Shower Stool – Product Review

AKW Wooden Shower Stool

Positive reviews and our own personal experience means we can wholeheartedly recommend this stool. 

It is comfortable, and feels safe and sturdy. 

It is easy to adjust and has a good height and weight range. 

Cost

Price range £98 - £120 (including VAT and delivery) Shop around for the best price and don't forget to apply for VAT relief if you are entitled. Also check dimensions before buying to ensure it will fit into your shower cubicle

Sassy?

We give this stool 4 out of a maximum 5 stars. The wooden seat gives a spa-like vibe which looks attractive. And it's nice to sit on (not as cold as plastic). The stainless still legs are practical, but not very stylish, so the stool loses one star for that.

Ability?

We give this stool a maximum 5 out of 5 stars for aiding ability. It allows you to shower in safety and comfort, and it is adjustable for the majority of users.

Introduction

Do you have pain when standing?

Or balance or other problems which mean you might fall?

Then standing in the shower may have become something to dread, rather than something to enjoy.

If this describes you, then the AKW Wooden Shower Stool may be just what you need to start enjoying showering again.

 

Stylish, light, comfortable and safe, this shower stool is a great option.

 

Also, it is height adjustable and has a weight capacity of 40 stones, so should suit most users.

Main Review

AKW Wooden Shower Stool

The seat of the AKW wooden shower stool is made from ecologically friendly rubberwood.  The wooden slats have been treated with polyurethane varnish, to maintain them and make the seat easy to clean.

 

The seat’s frame and legs are made of rust proof stainless steel, which comes with a lifetime warranty.

 

It is easy to adjust the height of the stool.  The legs are telescopic, with a series of holes in them.  They are kept in place by a metal pin, held in a plastic ‘cuff’ which clips around the legs. This is easy to remove, then you simply slide the legs to the required height, and replace the pin.

 

The height of the seat can be adjusted from 41 cm up to 53.5 cm, making it suitable for people of all heights.

 

The stool can accommodate people who weigh up to 40 stones (254kg).  Together with the good height adjustment, this makes it suitable for a wide range of people.  You do need to be able to sit up unaided and to be able to get up and down from a standing to sitting position, in order to use the stool safely.

 

The stool comes ready assembled, so you simply adjust the legs to the required height, place it in the shower, and you’re ready to go.

 

The stool is lightweight, so it can easily be moved if other people want to use the shower, but not the stool.

 

The overall width and depth is 55.5 cm x 37.2 cm, so you may need to check that it will fit into your shower cubicle with space in front for your feet.

Cleaning the stool is easy.  Simply rinse with clean water after use, and dry off excess water.  It can be cleaned with regular bathroom products. I do find that the feet get a bit mouldy.  Once a week I simply turn it upside down, spray it with anti-mould spray, and then leave it for a few hours. When I return, I rinse the feet and they are pristine again.

AKW Medicare Ltd is a British company that has been operating for over 35 years. They work closely with Occupational Therapists, service providers and research institutes to develop products that meet users’ needs.

AKW’s motto is ‘made better’, and this is reflected in the quality of this stool.

How buyers rate the AKW wooden shower stool

Unfortunately, there are very few reviews of the stool online, but the ones that do exist give it five stars.

I own this stool myself and so can offer an informed review – I have owned it for several months, and use it every single day.  It has made my life so much easier.  I really cannot fault it in any way.

What people liked about the AKW wooden shower stool

  • Sturdy
  • Light to move around
  • Easy to adjust
  • Easy to clean
  • Spa-like look
  • Suitable for very tall people
  • Suitable for heavier people

There were no negative comments

AKW Folding Wooden Shower Seat

There is a folding version of this stool, which you may prefer if space is at a premium. this will need to be installed by a professional, for safety purposes. 

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