Many senior adults are afraid to make the transition from a regular tub to awalk in tub because they don't want to lose their independence. In order to keep that independence you love, take preventative measures by installing a walk in tub! Injuries in the bathroom are more common than any other room in your home. The chances of falling significantly increase once you hit 65 because of mobility issues, loss of balance and eye sight. Don't let this keep you from making your bathroom a calming, relaxing place! Here's what you need to know when choosing a walk in tub.
Know Your Bathroom Size
There are many different styles and manufacturers to choose from - so before you get your heart set on a specific one, make sure you know the dimensions of your bathroom. A standard walk in tub size ranges around 51" long x 30" wide x 37" high but varies depending on the type of brand you choose. Whatever you prefer, just make sure you're extra prepared to talk about bathroom dimensions if you're getting an in home estimate.
Your typical features will include:
- Wide doors & low seats for wheelchair accessible needs
- Textured floors and seats
- 17 inch seats
- Low step in doors
- 1 grab bar
- In-line heater
- Rapid draining or double drains
In addition to the basic features, your special features will include:
- Water & air jets
- head pillows
- Mold resistant sanitary gel-coat
- aluminum frame
Typical installation will take up to 1-2 days with most manufacturers. We guarantee a 48 hour installation time period here at Re-Bath. Once we're finished installing, we'll make sure to clean up our mess and leave your bathroom better than when we started!
We're committed to helping you maintain your independent life style. If you're having maneuverability trouble in your bathroom, take precaution now by investing in one of our walk in tubs! Not only will it keep you safe, but it can transform your bathroom into a spa like experience through it's unique, state of the art features. Want to learn more about what you should expect in a great contractor? Download our FREE Contractor's Standards Guide below!