Walk in bathtubs are hugely popular because they are designed for the safety and comfort of users. Bathroom safety is a high priority as many accidents in the home take place in the bathroom. The main reason is because bathrooms generally are wet and slippery in most areas. This is especially true when it comes to bathtubs.
What is the main difference? The walk in bath has a step which is only a few inches high. It usually has an extra wide inward swinging door, slip resistant textured floor and grab bar to hold onto for added support. When a standard bathtub is too difficult and risky to climb over, a walk in bathtub offers a great solution as it enables the bather to safely and comfortably walk into the walk in bath.
What are some of the other reasons why walk in bathtubs are in great demand?
Most walk in bathtubs are designed with easy access and comfortable bathing in mind. Many are equipped with Jacuzzi technology and a variety of safety features. Though preferred by the young and old, the elderly have a greater preference for them as they are easy to get into. No need to climb or step up to. Just step in and they can enjoy their bath. Thus, walk in bathtubs add an extra element to independent living.
In addition to being safe and easy to enter, walk in bathtubs are also just as easy and safe to exit. This is because most of the good ones have a large walk-in tub door.
One other reason is that walk in bathtubs come with great features. This may include a soaker, a quick drain that allows users to exit the bathtub as soon as they are ready. Users do not have to wait long for all of the water to drain before they can open the door to exit. They come out sooner smelling and feeling fresh.
Many models have a water tight door system, slip-resistant tub floor, easy-grip door handles as well as strong metal support frames.
Some of the good ones even have air and hydro massage walk in tubs. This is ideal for a therapeutic bathing experience as hydrotherapy has proven to provide relief for many ailments such as arthritis, back pain, inflammation, fibromyalgia, depression, multiple sclerosis, and many more.
Above all, most walk in bathtubs are easy to install and are specially designed to fit the narrowest of bathrooms. At the same time, they provide for a sufficient amount of leg and waist room. To many people this is important not only when they fly. They also expect it in their baths!