In a Nutshell:
The Asta Solid Teak Square Shower Stool is a very good, basic solid teakwood shower stool and a perfect accent piece. Recommended for smaller, lighter individuals (and especially children) weighing up to 150 pounds.
Value for the Money
Are you in the market for a small, unobtrusive shower chair? Are you a smaller, lighter individual, or are you interested in buying one primarily for a small child? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you will be thrilled with what you read in this review.
We’ll be quick to admit that the Asta solid teak square shower stool isn’t for everyone. It’s very much a niche product, but for the right person, especially if you don’t have a lot of room to work with, it could be absolutely perfect.
In the sections that follow, we’ll step you through everything this great little stool has to offer so you can decide for yourself if this is the model you’ve been searching for.
Let’s jump right in and take a closer look!
An Overview of the Asta Solid Teak Square Bath Stool
Small and unassuming.
Those are the two words most likely to spring to mind when you see this little stool for the first time. It’s a fair assessment; the Asta solid teak square shower stool is one of the smallest shower stools we’ve found on the market today.
It’s not a bad-looking design by any means; it’s just unassuming, but before we take a closer look, let’s pause long enough to quickly review the core stats that define the model. Here are the basics:
As we said, small.
Unobtrusive. Even so, these are pretty good numbers. The seat height is just a shade below the big and tall range, making it a good fit both for taller and shorter people.
The seat dimensions are a bit underwhelming, but that’s an unavoidable side effect of the small size of this piece of furniture. Still, 13.4” is big enough, given the time you’re likely to spend in this stool.
The weight is a little higher than you might expect, given its delightfully small footprint, but remember, it’s made of solid teak wood, so it’s bound to be a bit heavier than stools made of tubed aluminum or plastic.
The only statistic that serves as a genuine limitation is the modest weight limit. Most of the furniture you can buy online today supports in the neighborhood of 300 pounds. Most of the other teak wood shower stools we’ve found support somewhat less than that, topping out at around 250 pounds. This one supports even less, so it’s not a good option for average-sized or larger adults.
For smaller, lighter adults or children, however, this model really hits the sweet spot, being small enough to keep out of the way when you’re not actively using it in the shower, and light enough to move around with ease.
Adjustability, Comfort, and Even a Modest “Extra”
Surprisingly, the Asta solid teak square bath stool has one small adjustable feature. The rubberized feet are height adjustable, which allows you to level the stool to account for the sloping bottoms of tubs and showers. The adjustments you can do here aren’t enough to change the height equation, but they do serve to ensure that you’ll always be sitting level, no matter where you use this little stool. Comfort-wise, it’s about what you’d expect from a solid wood piece of furniture.
Note that the seat features a slatted design that allows water to drain through it, so it doesn’t wind up forming a puddle beneath you while you’re using it in the shower.
Comes Fully Assembled
Most of the furniture you can buy online today requires you to assemble it before you can actually use it. The Asta spa teak square shower stool is one of the exceptions to that rule. If you decide you want one, all you’ll have to do on the day it arrives at your doorstep is take it out of the box and put it where you want it. It comes fully assembled, which is a small detail but a wonderful convenience. Kudos to Asta for that!
Pros and Cons of the Asta Solid Teak Square Bath Stool
There’s really nothing not to like about the Asta Furniture teak square shower stool. The weight limit is the only truly limiting factor and will likely be the driving force behind your decision to either buy this one or give it a pass. It’s well-priced and offers solid value for the money, but at the end of the day, you’re either light enough to use it or not.
Asta Solid Teak Square Shower Stool Review Conclusion
The Asta Solid Teak Square Shower Stool is probably the most self-selecting shower stool we’ve reviewed. You either don’t have much room and are below this model’s recommended weight limit, in which case, it definitely belongs on your shortlist of options to consider, or you weigh more than this stool can support, in which case you’ll give it a pass without a second thought. On that basis, we provisionally recommend it.
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- Asta Furniture, Official Brand Website.
- Why Teak Furniture is Timeless, Mostly Danish.
- Bathroom Safety Tips for Older Adults and Caregivers, Elizz.
- 10 Bathroom Safety Tips for Older Adults, Walker Methodist.
- Living with Dementia: Showering and Bathing, Disabled Living Foundation.