Innovis Better Bench Pre-formed Floating Shower Bench

24 Reviews
Innovis Corporation
$47.48 to $153.88

Product Details

Product Details

Innovis Better-Bench Pre-Formed Shower Benches

The Better-Bench is quick and easy to install, replacing other more complex DIY methods. These fully independent units can be mounted to most vertical surfaces quickly and easily, saving the tile installer valuable time. What once took hours can now be done in about 30 minutes!


Features

  • Benches are engineered for a 400 lbs. load capacity
  • Can be mounted to most vertical surfaces quickly and efficiently, saving the installer valuable time
  • Self-supporting, one piece frame is easy to install with supplied fasteners requiring no additional waterproofing
  • Use in wet or dry locations; mount over any U.B.C. approved substrate material
  • Better-Bench is constructed of alloyed aluminum which will not rust and is germ-resistant
  • All benches include hollow wall anchors and wood screws
  • BB-30; 3" x 21.5" x 21.5" x 30" triangular bench
  • BB-24; 3" x 17" x 17" x 24" triangular bench
  • BB-26R; 3" x 14.5" x 19" to 32" adjustable rectangular bench
  • BB-ADJR; 3" x 14" x 33.5" to 62" adjustable rectangular bench
  • Support required if BB-ADJR spread exceeds 36"
  • Support Options (Sold Separately)
  • BT-17S Mid point corbel support for BB-ADJR
  • Invisabolt system allows bench to appear free floating, 2 Invisabolts per package 2 inch washers included with bolts
  • Invisabolt size: 3/4" x 17-1/2"

Click Here to Learn How to Build a Floating Shower Bench/Shelf from Innovis Corporation

Questions & Answers
30 questions

When mounting the better bench in a tiled shower stall, should the underside of the better bench be tiled exactly like the top and sides or left untiled?

Normally the underside of the Better Bench is not tiled. If you do tile the underside of the Better Bench a special thin-set will be required to bond to the metal.

We didn't have enough room for the BB-30 seat, so we installed the BB-24 seat, but it is too little. Is it possible to build out the BB-24 from 17" x 17" x 24 to 18" x 18" x 25 1/2 by adding tile on top of the existing tile?

This installation may work however you would void any warranty by Innovis. You are also potentially going to have issues with the tile as it may not adhere properly causing them to break and or come loose

When installing the BB-ADJR at a length of 48" with walls supporting the unit on each side (and back), what spacing should the invisabolts be positioned at? I would assume with the bench being supported at the walls you would want the two bolts closer to the center?

INVABOLTS should be mounted in the three holes closest to the center of the unit when installing the BB-ADJR at a length of 48'' with three walls supporting the bench.

Can the BB-ADJR seat be installed into a two wall corner, no third wall, and with two Invabolts for support? The bench will be extended to 45 inches.

Yes, you can either use two INVISABOLTs or one BT-17S to install the BB-ADJR in a two-wall corner.

Can the BB-ADJR bench be cut shorter than 33-1/2"?

Yes, the BB-ADJR can be cut down to a smaller size. Innovis suggests cutting off an equal length from both pieces of the unit using either a circular saw and metal blade or a pair of aviation snips.

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Ratings & Reviews

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1/16/2015 4:52 pm

I use these all the time they work great

by tile man -

the only thing that might help would be a bench a little larger than the 30 inch maybe a 36 inch.

1/16/2015 4:52 pm

Better Bench

by Tile Guy -

I have used the Better Bench system for some time now. It is a great way to add a bench in the shower. You could even mount one anywhere else in your house if you wanted. The ease of installation is worth the cost. I have installed them over existing tile as well. I highly recommend this product. It will hold up to the 400lb. support as well. This sytem leave a nice clean finished look to the whole project. No need to tile the bottom as well!

1/16/2015 5:02 pm

Great Product!

by Tiling Solutions -

This has to be the easiest way to build a bench. I installed this for a customer. I put a 2x4 horizontally between the studs where the bench was going to go. This way all screws but one were directly into a stud or wood. If you're a good mud person, installation is a snap. If you've never mixed or set mud before, practice beforehand to get your perfect mix. I made my mud much wetter when mudding the front side as that was the trickiest part. Great product at a very fair price!

1/16/2015 5:02 pm

Worked Great

by Tom V -

My wife and I installed the adjustable rectangle bench in our new shower. I am not a professional and had no problems with the installation. The only thing I would improve are the instructions... they are not DIY friendly. While it did not take us long to figure out what we needed to do, some clear instructions with illustrations would have been a huge plus. Other than that - I would highly recommend this system to everyone.

12/11/2015 9:21 am

A+

by Carmen G. -

the two shower shelves will look great and very comfortable also classic. Just today we did the supper framing and it worked great...again thanks a lot you get a A+

9/19/2016 4:22 pm

Better Bench

by DEN

Excellent product. Easy to install and finish even for a novice. I would suggest to plan your project so that you are securing it to wall studs.