We know that walk-in tubs are far too often seen as “luxury” items, and that stigma hinders most owners from ever getting approved for a unit by Medicaid/Medicare. However, you can find gems of the highest therapeutic and recreational order - at reasonable costs - that you can compare through our network of walk-in bathtub companies. To get started, follow the 3 steps:
Walk-in tubs are installed in the same way as regular bathtubs. The installer fits the tub within the wall enclosure or adds a separator to seal off the edges completely so that no splashing causes a hazard.
The door's edge is lined with a watertight sealer that prevents leaking. Now, this may sound counterintuitive just by looking at any of these units, but the seal is built to withstand regular use for many years, and it’s common practice for manufacturers to include a 10-year warranty on this mechanism alone.
The way it works is the faucet stops filling the tub with water at a point lower than the doorway until the door is sealed shut. The door won’t open until the tub is drained which does not take as long as a regular tub because models typically come with a fast drain function, and you’ll be free to exit.
Walk-in tubs cost anywhere between $1,300-$20,000 depending on their dimensions, type, customizability, and brand. The intermittent price ranges are threefold and vary by the set of features in the unit: $1,300-$5,000 for soakers, $5,000-$7,000 for hydrotherapy walk-in tubs, and $10,000 for bariatric models that climb in cost the more multifaceted in features and massage options.
The higher cost of walk-in tubs than their traditional counterparts also depends on whether or not your bathroom needs plumbing or electrical modifications like renewing the water heater to one with a higher capacity. Our partners, however, will give you a highly competitive deal on pre-installation and installation work for your walk-in tub purchase. To start, click the button and customize your soon-to-be walk-in tub.
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You can increase home equity by substantiating your already high-end bathroom when purchasing a walk-in shower equipped with multileveled shower heads.
Get one two extra grab bars, a bonus rain showerhead, all within a wider enclosure for the same price of the lacking alternative that you would have gotten elsewhere.
In light of any disabilities you may have, your installer will ensure that the unit is accredited with a combination of the UL, IAMPO, ETL, ANSI, or ADA certifications.
Safe Step, Ella’s Bubbles, American Standard, Jacuzzi, and Kohler aren’t the only high-end producers of walk-in tubs out there. Our range of installers holds product lines of the same build quality only with a bigger bang for your buck. Click the button below to pair up with a provider near you.
The bathing experience is supposed to be a relaxing affair, but unfortunately, splashes and hazards are unavoidable if the proper precautions such as extra handrails, low-threshold bathtub enclosures, and anti-slip surfaces aren’t accounted for.a little over 83% of falls happen in bathrooms, and 70% of those happen in bathtubs, upon entry or exit, or while showering or bathing.
Our muscles atrophy as we get older, so a second look at how the bathroom is organized for mobility is needed. Walk-in tubs instantly turn the bathroom into a safer zone, and especially on to its own. With the ability to add as many grab bars as you’d like and the choice as to the right height of the doorway, you can at least be certain that it’s almost impossible to slip in what is commonly known to be the most hazardous place in the home.
Just how fast do walk-in tubs drain, anyway? The answer to that depends on the brand, model, capacity (around 60 gallons or more), water pressure, piping width (with ¾ inches being better than ½ inches), and a strong water pump. Across the board, you’ll find units that drain within the superfast 60-120 seconds range, 2-6 minutes range, 6-10 minutes, and the slowest of them all, 10-15 minutes. Therefore, it’s important to ask your installer to check the plumbing and piping, because if those are compromised, they may hold back the speed and strength at which the water fills and drains, respectively.
Apart from the fact that it prevents a leaking hazard, the seal on the door is very reliable. You’ll only need to wait for the water to drain within the time mentioned before you’re able to open the door for a safe exit.
The door handles, grab bars, seat, backrest, and footrest are mostly ergonomically designed for a comfortable bathing experience. Through research, the therapeutic benefits of soaking alone are proven to enhance blood circulation, reduce blood pressure, purify the skin, ease headaches and anxiety, moisturize the skin, and fight the flu.
The air massage feature detoxifies the skin from dead cells; calms arthritis, stress, and cramps. Water massage, on the other hand, applies the right pressure to the joints as well as counter the effects of aging for healthier, younger-looking skin.
The massagers don’t work alone – the heated backrest is there to make you feel right as rain and keep you company as the water drains, so you don’t have to wait in the cold upon exit.
Ready to embark on a carefree journey designed for your mobility limitations & comfort? You can start by filling out the form to get costs from installers near you.