Welcome to our review of the top 5 best wooden shower seats available on the market today.
Before we get into our individual product reviews, let’s first discuss why you might want to invest in a wooden shower seat to begin with.
Wooden Shower Seats – Introduction
Shower seats have become hugely popular in the 1930s and 1940s, and have undergone the evolution time brings upon everything and everyone.
Shower seats are now available in wood, stone, plastic, and metal.
For our purpose, we are focusing on wood, specifically bamboo and teak.
These 2 are the most popular and most approved materials for shower seats.
The reasons? They have exceptional water-resistant capabilities and aesthetics.
Teak wood is the most preferred because it contains natural oils that can repel water.
Those oils can also help prevent the wood from cracking and warping, and with a little maintenance, can last a long time.
It also has a natural resistance to mold and insects.
Bamboo comes in a close second because of the same water-resistance and aesthetic factors.
One problem, though, is that bamboo is not as mold-resistant as teak, but chemical treatments can enhance that resistance.
A little maintenance goes a long way.
The 5 Best Wooden Shower Seats Are:
- DecoTeak Contemporary Shower Stool
- The Original Asia Teak Shower Bench
- GXNI Folding Wooden Shower Seat
- Homecho Bamboo Shower Seat
- GWFVA Teak Wood Folding Shower Seat
Above is a quick list of our top picks in this article. Now let’s get into the detailed reviews and pros and cons of each shower seat.
1. DecoTeak Contemporary Shower Stool
The Decoteak Contemporary Teak Shower Stool is designed with comfort and safety in mind.
It measures 20” long, 13” wide, and x 21” high, and the seat is 18” high.
The LiftAide active-assist elevated arms are ergonomically designed to provide support when getting out of the seat. They also double as towel racks.
The support crossbar is raised, enabling you to adjust the height of each leg separately to conform to inclined floors for increased stability.
It features a classic grate pattern much like the modern Scandinavian designs, thus providing a contemporary feel to your shower.
I like this stool because it’s super easy to put together.
I also found that the finishing varnish on the wood is also extremely water repellent, preventing the stool from going mouldy, enabling it to dry quicker, and ultimately prolonging it’s life (and your investment in it!)
2. The Original Asia Teak Shower Bench
The Original Asia 18″ Teak Shower Bench from AquaTeak is a sustainably-harvested solid teak wood shower seat. It is naturally water-resistant for indoor and outdoor use.
It measures 18” long, 12” wide, 17.9” high, and weighs 19.9 lbs.
It is equipped with all stainless-steel, corrosion-resistant hardware for strength and durability. It also has rubber non-slip feet for enhanced stability.
AquaTeak’s excellent design of this shower seat has earned them a feature in Architectural Design Magazine.
This shower seat is covered by a 5-year warranty and a 30-day satisfaction guaranteed or you get your money back.
In my opinion this is the perfect shower stool if you want something safe and sturdy without compromising the aesthetics of your bathroom.
The beautiful teak wood and sleek design of this stool will make your bathroom feel like an expensive spa!
3. GXNI Folding Wooden Shower Seat
The Gxni Folding Bath Shower Seat is a high-quality wall-mounted folding shower seat that will give you a safe and secure shower experience.
It is made from high-quality teak wood and high-grade stainless steel for a strong and durable shower seat. The mounting brackets are made from high-quality aluminum and are easy to install with the instructions provided.
The teak wood has a polished, easy-to-clean, and anti-bacterial finish.
It has a maximum weight capacity of 180 kg.
This ultramodern shower seat easily folds away when not in use, making it popular in hospitals and hotels.
The extra bonus with this stool is that all the screws you need to fix it to your wall are included! This means no wasting time at the hardware shop – you can install it the moment it’s delivered to your door.
4. HOMECHO Bamboo Shower Seat
The HOMECHO Bamboo Shower Seat is a deluxe shower bench that comes with a shelf and a soap dish.
It measures 23.6” long, 12.9” wide, 18” high, and the seat width is 12.9”.
It is made from high-quality bamboo with a chemical-free lacquer finish that makes it durable and water and mildew resistant.
The 2 handles on both sides help support you as you get up from the chair, and are handy for hanging your towels, too.
The seat has a curved surface, and the seat surface is specifically treated to feel comfortable to your skin, as well.
I love this seat because of how sturdy it is, and how easy it is to assemble.
This seat is also excellent value for money – it’s quality and aesthetics are just as good as other high-end wooden shower seats, but for a fraction of the cost.
5. GWFVA Teak Wood Folding Shower Seat
The GWFVA Modern Teak Wood Folding Shower Seat Bench is a foldable shower seat that you can attach to your bathroom wall at a height that suits you, allowing you to sit down and get up as easily as possible.
It is made from 100% natural teak wood in two colours to choose from that will add ambiance to your shower space.
The aluminium frame is corrosion-resistant and holds a maximum weight capacity of 330 lbs.
Its compact and innovative design allows it to easily fold down so you can sit while showering, and then easily fold it back up to get it out of the way.
Unlike the other seats reviewed in this article, I love the fact that you can choose the height of this seat. I also love how compact it is when not in use – it’s the ultimate minimalist wooden shower seat!
Wooden Shower Seats – Conclusion
We hope you’ve enjoyed our article about the top 5 wooden shower seats!
Investing in a shower seat is extremely worthwhile as it allows you to safely and easily get in and out of the shower (or bath).
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