Walk-In Shower Dimensions | Walk-In Shower Size

Published: 13 March 2019 · Last Updated: 25 March 2023

Large and luxurious walk-in showers are available in a wide range of sizes. Depending on the size of your bathroom and specific requirements, dimensions for a walk-in shower vary, in this article, we have broken down walk-in shower dimensions.

Rectangular in shape, walk-in showers are built up on an anti-slip and antibacterial tray that often ranges from 25-35mm in height. Walk-In showers are also usually enclosed by a straight or wraparound glass screen, often open-ended - creating the ability to ‘walk in’.

In this article, we’ve gathered our expert knowledge to offer the best advice on:

1. Your showering needs

2. Your available space

3. What walk-in shower dimension will work best for you

Walk-In Shower Dimensions

Walk-in showers are a fantastic addition to any shower room or en-suite. Rectangular in shape, walk-in shower dimensions range from a combination of 900mm to 2000mm in length and 700mm x 1000mm in width.

In addition to this, the style and the dimension for a walk-in shower you choose may also be influenced on where your existing waste pipe is located.

Offering central, offset, and twin waste options, walk-in shower dimensions can be partly dictated by the configuration of your existing room. If you’re unsure, an experienced surveyor will soon be able to shed some light on the situation and recommend the best walk-in shower size and the options available to you.

Walk-In Shower Size

Walk-in showers provide the perfect combination of contemporary showering design and modern day functionality. They're usually the shower solution of choice when there's ample space available. What’s more, there are also compact designs on the market, meaning a spacious room is not always a necessary requirement.

Minimum Walk-In Shower Size

The minimum walk-in shower size, or should we say shower tray, is 900mm in length and 760mm in width. However, this is not a recommended walk-in shower size as water will splash and escape, even when this is concealed by a screen.

Our professional and experienced opinion would advise that as a minimum, the tray should be at least 1200mm in length and anything between 700 and 900mm in width. This will help to ensure that water stays within the shower area.

Average Size of Walk-In Shower

Typically speaking, the average size of a walk-in shower is usually 1700mm in length and 700mm in width as it is often used as a bath replacement. Although these sizes make for a quick and easy installation with a minimal amount of disruption, we would always recommend increasing the width if this is at all possible, to allow for a more spacious and comfortable showering experience.

Walk-In Shower Screens

It’s important to consider which walk-in shower screen you would prefer. Screens can be straight or curved, and depending on where the installation is taking place i.e. in an alcove, you may need a small screen across the bottom width of the tray. Similar to location the dimensions for a walk-in shower could also dictate the type of screen that can be installed. In either instance, we advise you to contact one of our experienced designers if you’re unsure.

What is the difference between a walk-in shower and a wet room?

Due to their spacious showring benefits, we are often asked the difference between a walk-in shower and a wet room.

Wet rooms open design turn your entire bathroom into a showering space.

They are watertight and regularly fitted with a glass screen or shower curtain to stop water splashing around the entire room.

The main difference between walk-in showers and wet rooms is that wet rooms consist of a shower tray that has been installed under the surface by sinking it into the floor. The tray then is covered with a waterproofing liquid and covered in your choice of flooring.

We often recommend the installation wet room for those who have limited space. To find out more read our Complete Guide To Wet Rooms & Wet Room Installation.

More Bathrooms, part of the Passmore Group, is Yorkshire's only 5* rated bathroom design and installation company. Making dream bathrooms, shower rooms, en-suites and cloakrooms a reality, we are extremely proud of the exceptional service we continuously deliver from design right through to installation and after care.

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