If you have trouble getting around because you are elderly or have a problem with your hip, back, or legs, you may find that you are limited to taking showers. Fortunately, a walk in bath tub can change that for you. A walk in bath tub is similar to a regular bathtub, but with one very important upgrade; a door. Using a walk in bath tub means that you completely eliminate all risks that you might run by taking a bath and because of this, you will be able to enjoy this simple luxury again.
Without a walk in bath tub in place, you would have to step over the wall of your bathtub in order to get into it which makes it easy
Walk in bathtubs help to cut down on the number of accidental falls in the bathroom. The bathroom is a common place for people to slip and fall when they are trying to get into or out of the tub. Walk in bathtubs eliminate this hazard because they have a door on them with a really low threshold. People who have disabilities or who are weak and frail because of age can really benefit for using walk in bathtubs. You don’t have to try to maintain your balance on one leg as you lift the other one over like you do when you are getting into a traditional bathtub.
The walk in bathtubs are really an ingenious invention. They are built out of long lasting acrylic. They are not slippery and they have a seat built into them. You don’t have bend way down to lay down in walk in bathtubs. You simply enjoy sitting and relaxing in the hot water on the comfortable built in seat. The walk in bathtubs also have water tight seals on their doors too. If you get the type with the door that opens inward you’ll have even less worries about water leakage. This is because the weight of the water pressure won’t push on the door.
Walk in bathtubs can be retrofitted for any bathroom. You can find one to fit a small bathroom too. There are some designs that are made specifically for putting one in the corner. Walk in bath tubs are not cheap though. Some of them are really expensive. If you shop around you can find a good deal. One of the best ways to find walk in bathtubs for the best price is to shop online for one. The internet has several dealers that are selling walk in bathtubs. You can pick out your color, size and shape after you look through the online photos or catalogues. Before you know it, your walk in tub will be on its way to your doorstep and installed for your enjoyment by a local contractor.