It’s an age of technology and modernity. Everyone around you is trying to keep up with the fast-moving world. And by saying ‘keeping up’ we mean keeping up in every aspect of life. One of those aspects is comfortableness. Comfortable cars, comfortable reading, and even comfortable showers!
Walk-in bath tubs are a very comfortable option for almost anyone due to its many useful features. But first, let’s see the types of walk-in bath tubs.
- Soaker tubs. A basic model without any water or air jets. It has a leak-proof door and a low-entry step-up. A soaker tub may or may not include grab bars which is a minus, because grab bars are a safety feature.
- Aerotherapy tubs. These are the same soaker tubs just with the difference of the hygienic. The air that the jets of the tub bring into circulation dries out the pipes and prevents bacteria.
- Hydrotherapy tubs. This is basically the same as the previous one, but instead of air circulation it has water circulation.
- Bariatric tubs. These can be found among all previous types. These are the same tubs made for larger individuals.
- Wheelchair-accessible tubs. Well, the name speaks for itself.
- Combination walk-in bathtub. These are the soaker tubs plus water and air jets. They might also include color lightning and essential oil infusion.
Another important thing to know before buying a bath tub is the safety guidelines’ list. Pay attention the floor texture and if it’s covered with something against slipping, if the wall height suits you, if the tub has a built-in shower seat, if the tub has grab bars, if there is an anti-scald valve to prevent water from getting way too hot, and if the tub has an in-line heater to keep the water constantly warm.
Also, pay attention to such characteristics like cleaning, customization, accessories, warranties, and ordering procedures. They seem to be simple details but come out to be very important when problems occur. So you better check that before taking any action.
Actually, there appears to be a firm producing walk-in bath tubs that takes all of these into account. They have a download file about their warranties on their website. They will answer if you decide to contact them and they will consult you about which exact tub you personally need. They even have a blog, which is always a good sign – you know the company cares about your opinion when they have a blog where you can express yourself.