Don’t Sacrifice Comfort for Safety

Talk to any local realtor and they’ll tell you the major selling points of a home are an updated kitchen and bath. With an aging population in America at the highest level in history, replacing an ordinary bathtub with a low threshold walk in tub is an excellent way to upgrade your bathroom. Don’t wait until you’re ready to sell your home to enjoy the comfort and luxury of a new, safe tub. When you consider the combination of wet soapy surfaces with hard tile and bathtubs, it’s easy to see how you can eliminate some of the hazards by considering walk in tubs. 

What Are the Benefits?

The installation of a hybrid unit walk in tub give you the best of both worlds. If time is an issue, you can take a quick shower using the standing shower head. But, if you have time to luxuriate in a hot tub, you can indulge in the comfort of a heated seat while soothing jets pulsate against your skin, stimulating and nourishing your tired muscles. The hand-held head allows you to direct the spray so you can clean every part of your body, all while sitting in a heated tub. The low entry threshold is accompanied with handrails placed where you need them, making entrance and exit of the unit easy and safe. No longer do you need to balance on one foot while you climb over the side of the bathtub. The quick-fill and quick-release of the water assures that you will not have to sit for long minutes while the tub fills and empties. Additionally, the tub is equipped with anti-scald technology so there’s never a chance of getting accidentally burned. The anti-skid flooring completes the unit’s safety features. 

What Else Is Important?

The hybrid unit should be molded from acrylic and be covered with a gel coating for comfort and years of service. It should have undergone rigorous testing and come equipped with a manufacturer’s guarantee. Check the websites of the various manufacturers to make sure the unit aligns with your needs, and that the company has a good reputation with lots of testimonials from satisfied customers. Also check independent websites for unbiased reports. The dealer who sells the product should also offer professional installation and guarantee his work. These are some of the things you need to consider when searching for walk in tubs.

By Cole Harris

Sawyer Cole Harris: Sawyer, a DIY enthusiast, shares home project tutorials, woodworking tips, and creative ways to personalize your space.