Installing a walk-in tub in your home is an amazing way to improve your lifestyle and quality of life. You might choose to install a walk-in tub for accessibility reasons, giving you a tub that you can use comfortably and safely in your own home. They are also an excellent choice if you want to upgrade your bathroom and ensure you can get a spa-quality, relaxing experience whenever you take a bath.
But who can really benefit from a walk-in tub and is installing one really the right choice for you? If it's something that you're considering, this guide will give you the rundown on who should get one, why you should choose a walk-in tub, and how to choose one.
In truth, anyone can benefit from a walk-in tub. They're a safe and convenient way to bathe in your home. However, there are some people who can find them even more beneficial, namely older people and disabled people. Anyone who may have trouble with mobility and could struggle to get in and out of a standard tub safely can benefit from switching to a walk-in tub instead. They're much easier to use and will minimize the likelihood of slipping or falling.
Walk-in tubs are designed, as the name suggests, so that you can walk into them instead of having to step over the side. The side of the tub has a door that opens up and then seals securely when you close it. A walk-in tub will usually have a comfortable seat too, making it easy to lower yourself (or someone else) down onto the seat. The seat makes getting up a lot simpler too. Using a walk-in tub is simple. Just open the door, sit down, then start to fill the tub. Once you're done, wait for the tub to drain before opening the door and stepping out.
Walk-in tubs can include a range of other features too. Some features are included for safety, such as handrails to help prevent falls. Others offer extra comfort, including features such as hydro jets and massage systems.
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Whether you need to remodel your bathroom for accessibility needs or you just feel like a change, you have a range of options. So why choose a walk-in tub to meet your requirements? You might also be looking at other options, such as walk-in showers, roll-in showers for wheelchairs, and shower benches. Walk-in tubs can offer you a wide range of benefits and a huge improvement to your quality of life.
At its core, a walk-in tub makes bathing an easier and more pleasurable experience. The worry of slipping and falling is reduced thanks to the safety features that a walk-in tub gives you. But it's not just the ease of getting in and out that makes a walk-in tub a great choice for anyone. Walk-in tubs are usually deeper than traditional tubs, which offers a couple of benefits. Firstly, it can make it easier to wash yourself when the water is deeper and, secondly, it also has therapeutic benefits because the warm water covers and soothes more of your body.
A walk-in tub is excellent for providing relief from aches and pains. If you have arthritis or another condition that causes pain or stiffness, the warmth of the water is an excellent way to treat the symptoms. It can help to improve circulation and improve your overall mobility too. A warm bath is also very relaxing and can help to relieve stress, especially when you have massage features and air jets for a full spa experience.
As well as delivering a spa experience, you can use a walk-in tub as a shower. Installing a hand-held shower head as part of your new walk-in tub is simple.
If you're thinking about installing a walk-in tub, you don't have to wait until you can afford a full bathroom renovation. You can install a new tub at any time without necessarily having to change significant parts of your bathroom.
You might start to think about installing a walk-in tub if you or a family member is finding it difficult to get in and out of a traditional tub. However, you don't need to be actively worrying about mobility issues to decide that a walk-in tub could benefit you. Whether you're planning a renovation or just thinking about getting a new tub, think about installing a walk-in tub for your bathroom.
There are various things that you might consider when you're looking for the right walk-in tub for your home. Firstly, the size may be something that you want to think about when choosing a tub. Be sure to measure the space that you have available and keep tub measurements in mind. Consider the width of the tub's door too, as well as other specific measurements such as the height of the tub.
Take a look at the safety features of the tub too. Does it include features such as non-slip surfaces and handles to hold onto? How high is the threshold for entering the tub? Is the door designed to prevent leaks? Finally, you should also take a look at the features that help to make your bath a more comfortable experience. They might include a massage system or air jets for a spa-like bath.
At EZ Bath, our walk-in tubs are made by American Tubs. Their top-quality tubs are designed to offer you a superior bathing experience that's safe and relaxing. Made from marine-grade fiberglass with a single-piece stainless steel frame, they are extremely durable and they look great too. Their walk-in tubs are also excellent value, giving you a host of features from a top supplier while keeping prices affordable.
Find more information about American Tubs on our page and discover how they can improve your quality of life.