BATHROOM PLANNiNG GUiDELiNE 8 Counter

Code requirements

• State or local codes may apply.

access Standard

Recommended

• Bathroom Guideline recommendation meets Access Standard.

BATHROOM PLANNiNG GUiDELiNE 9 Shower Size

Recommended

The interior shower size is at least 36 inches by 36 inches (914 mm by 914 mm).

Code requirement

• The minimum interior shower size is 30 inches by 30 inches (762 mm by 762 mm) or 900 square inches (22,860 square mm), in which a disc of 30 inches (762 mm) in diameter must fit.

• (IRC P2708.1)

access Standard

Recommended

• Plan either a transfer or a roll-in shower.

• Roll-in shower entries: For a 60-inch (1524 mm) deep shower, a 32- inch (813 mm) wide entry is adequate. For a 42-inch (1067 mm) deep shower, the entry must be at least 36 inches (914 mm) wide to allow for turning space.

ICC A117.1-2009 Reference

TRANSFER TYPE SHOWER (ACCESS STANDARD 9-ANSI)

BACK WALL

FOLDING

• Transfer-type shower compartments must have an inside finished dimension of 36 inches by 36 inches (914 mm by 914 mm), and have a minimum of a 36-inch (914 mm) wide entry on the face of the shower compartment. A sliding seat must be provided within the 36 inches by 36 inches (914 mm by 914 mm) area.

• (608)

ROLL-IN SHOWER (ACCESS STANDARD 9 – ANSI)

• Roll-in-type shower compartments should have a minimum inside finished dimension of at least 30 inches (762 mm) wide by 60 inches (1524 mm) deep, and have a minimum of a 60-inch (1524 mm) wide entry on the face of the shower compartment.

• (608.2.2)

BATHROOM PLANNiNG GUiDELiNE 10 Tub/Shower Controls

Recommended

• The shower controls should be accessible from both inside and outside the shower spray and be located between 38 inches and 48 inches (965 mm and 1219 mm) above the floor depend­ing on the user’s height.

• The tub controls should be accessible from both inside and outside the tub and be located be­tween the rim of the bathtub and 33 inches (838 mm) above the floor.

Code Requirement

• State or local codes may apply.

Access Standard

Recommended

• Controls should be offset toward the room and easy to grasp, as with lever or loop handles.

• Hot and cold should be identified with red and blue indicators.

• Provide a handheld spray at a height accessible to the user.

ICC A117.1-2009 Reference:

• Tub/shower controls must be operable with one hand and not require tight grasping. • (309.4)

• Controls must be on an end wall of the bathtub, between the rim and grab bar, and between the open side of the bathtub and the mid-point of the width of the tub.

• (607.5) (a)

• In transfer-type shower compartments, controls and the showerhead should be on the side wall adjacent to the seat, between 38 inches and 48 inches (965 mm and 1219 mm) above the shower floor, within 1 5 inches (381 mm) of the centerline of the control wall toward the shower opening.

• (608.4.1)

• Controls in roll-in showers should be above the grab bar, but no higher than 48 inches (1219 mm) above the shower floor and minimum 16 inches (406 mm), maximum 27 inches (686 mm) from the end wall behind the seat.

• (608.4.2)

• A handheld spray unit must be provided with a hose at least 59 inches (1499 mm) long that can be used as a fixed showerhead and as a handheld shower. If an adjustable height showerhead mounted on a vertical bar is used, the bar should not obstruct the use of the grab bars.

• (608.5)