|Pet showers are an innovative addition to
the luxury laundry room. These open stall
showers with waterproof walls and with floors
with drains make bathing and grooming your
pet easier and more pleasant for both you
and your pet. Pet showers are more frequently
being included in high end new housing, but
they can be installed in existing homes that
are being remodeled.
If you are thinking of putting
in a pet shower,
consider the following:
- Since pet showers are usually a custom designed
enclosure, the materials chosen for the shower
will determine the price. Luxurious natural
stone and hand made ceramics will cost more
than standard tiles.
- The floor of the shower should include a
tiled lip to keep the water in the stall.
A hair catcher placed over the drain will
help prevent drain clogs. Cushioned mesh
bathing mats can be placed on the floor to
prevent the petís nails from scratching the
floor while still allowing the water to drain
- Many pet showers use a hand held fixture
installed on the wall for a showerhead. Make
sure that this is placed at a comfortable
height for you and your pet to eliminate
having to bend over when using it.
Pet showers can be designed so that they
have both interior and exterior accessibility
so that your pet doesn't have to track dirt
through the house. Pet showers can also be
used for rinsing off small children, camping
or sports gear, and other household chores.