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Waterproof Chairs

As we get older we have different needs, due to our changing abilities and lifestyle. You might find that you need a grab bar to help yourself get in and out of the bathtub, or a high seated chair to make sitting down a little easier. There are many different types of furniture that are designed to make life easier for the elderly - including waterproof chairs.

We have a range of chairs in waterproof and anti-microbial fabrics, in a vast selection of colours and styles. These chairs are very easy to clean and they are impervious to liquid, although they are just as stylish and elegant as any other furniture. No one will even know they are waterproof!

Read on to learn more about waterproof chairs, what they are for and how to choose the best one for your home.

Why Choose Waterproof Chairs?

Many elderly people choose waterproof chairs because they have continence problems. This is a common symptom of old age and it is nothing to be ashamed of. As the body gets older it loses some urinary control and sometimes accidents occur.

With the right continence pads and furniture you can still live your life with dignity without having to pay for expensive steam cleaning of the furniture. The accident can be quickly cleaned up and you can carry on with your day. The best thing about these chairs is that they are very discreet. They look just like a normal chair and it is very difficult to tell that they are waterproof. Urinary incontinence can be embarrassing, so it is nice to have furniture that looks attractive and stylish so that you don’t have to reveal your secret to everyone who visits your home.

Also, waterproof chair fabrics can be very useful if you find yourself prone to spilling food or liquid. If you have limited mobility or a disease that causes you to tremble or shake, this can be a possibility. For example, you have made yourself a cup of tea and you are carrying it to your chair so that you can sit and watch television while you drink it. However, your hand trembles and you end up spilling the tea on the arm and the seat of your chair. With a regular chair the tea would soak into the fabric and it would be difficult to remove the stain. However, with a waterproof chair you can simply wipe away the spilled tea and the chair will be as good as new.

Waterproof chairs are also a great option when you have grandchildren over and they get their sticky hands all over the chair or spill food into their lap. With a quick wipe the waterproof chair is clean again, no need to spend hours scrubbing the fabric or pay for an expensive steam cleaning. These chairs are so easy to clean and practical that you will be wondering why you haven’t had them your entire life!

Tips for Choosing a Waterproof Chair

 

Are you looking to find a high quality waterproof chair for your home? Or perhaps you work in a nursing home and you are looking for waterproof furniture for the home? Either way, you will find many different chairs to choose from and there are some important considerations that you should make when you are choosing a waterproof chair. Here are some factors to keep in mind:

 

  • Is the chair the right size for your height? If the chair is too high, you will struggle to get up into it, but if it is too low you will have a hard time getting out of it - especially if you suffer from mobility issues. Look for a chair that is the right height for your body.
  • Consider the style of the chair and whether it will fit with the existing decor of your home. Is it sleek and modern, romantic and elegant, ornate and old fashioned or classic and simple? The wrong style of chair will look out of place, but the right chair will blend seamlessly into your decor and look like it has always been there.
  • Can you take the seat cushion off for a full cleaning? If you have had an accident or a spill in the chair sometimes liquids can seep down behind and underneath the seat cushion. It is important to be able to remove the seat cushion so that you can wipe underneath and thoroughly clean the chair.
  • Does the chair come assembled or is it easy to put together? If you have mobility issues putting together a chair might be a challenge for you. Unless you have a friend or a family member who can help you set up the chair, you might want to order one that arrives pre-assembled.
  • Ask yourself whether you want a chair with arm rests and which style of arm rests you prefer. Arm rests can be helpful as they help you to lower yourself into and lift yourself out of the chair. However, if the armrests are too high they can prevent you from being able to slide your chair under a table or a desk. Try a few different chairs to see which one is most comfortable for you.
  • How does the fabric feel? Some poor quality waterproof fabrics will feel sticky, cold and uncomfortable - but high quality waterproof fabrics will be soft and pleasant while still resisting liquids. It is worth investing a little more into a higher quality fabric, as you will be using the chair a lot and the comfort will make a big difference.

 

These are just a few of the important factors to consider when you are choosing a waterproof chair. The right chair will be water resistant and easy to clean, while still being very stylish, elegant and cosy. It is a very practical piece of furniture for a nursing home or your living room and it will provide you with comfort for many years.