The elderly, sick, and/or the disabled around you need to live happily and with utmost comfort. You can help make this possible by purchasing luxury items that will enhance convenience as they walk around the house.
Are you wondering how different walk-in tubs are different from normal bathtubs? Well, they have more comfort, safety, and accessibility features. These features make them appropriate for persons with mobility issues. To choose the best walk-in tub, you should consider the following factors:
- The size
The walk-in tubs come in different sizes and step-in heights. The size and height you choose will most definitely depend on the size of your house and the existing bathtub, as well as space in the bathroom.
Different models are of different sizes and it is therefore very important that you pick a tub that will be suitable for the user and fit in the bathroom. Consider choosing a tub with a low-step or level-type height if purchasing the tub for a person with mobility difficulties.
- The price
Can you afford that tub you like? Do you think that the price is reasonable and is the tub’s pricing within the normal pricing range? You must buy a tub that you can afford, but you shouldn’t go for the cheapest ones as they mostly signify lower quality.
The materials used to make the tub, the technology, the features, and the safety features installed like a non-slipping floor, safety railings, or a shower bench will determine the price of the tub.
Since most walk-in bathtubs are used by the sick, elderly, or persons with mobility problems, it is recommended that you get a tub that has been certified for use. The tub should have met some safety standards and regulations with certifications showing their proof of compliance with set regulations.
- How the door opens
Does the tub’s door open inwards or outwards? You will need less space and your hose will be protected from leaks when using the inward opening tub while the outdoor opening tubs are convenient in emergencies. You may therefore say that the best walk-in bathtubs open inwards.
- Filling and draining time
Since you can’t fill the walk-in tubs before sitting in, you will need to buy a tub that can be filled and drained fast. Before selecting a walk-in bathtub model, get the specifications and approximations for how much time will be needed for draining and filling.
This is an important factor to consider. How easy is it to install the bathtub? Does the company offer installation services? Will you have to hire a professional plumber to install the tub?
If you have to get extra help, then this will mean higher costs on your end. Are you willing to pay extra or would you rather buy a tub from a reputable company that offers free installation services?
- Advanced technological features
Some bathtubs have luxury features that you may go for if you can afford or if the features are very important. These features include the hydro massage or warm air.
In conclusion, the best walk in bathtub should offer maximum comfort and efficiency of use by the sick or the elderly person. They should also be very safe.