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Shopping Guide for Walkin Tubs

Guide to Shopping for Walkin Tubs

A walk-in tub is a convenient choice of bathtub for those who do not want to deal with the hassle of stepping over the bathtub edge, before and after a bath. The ergonomic design of walkin tubs allows you to simply open its door, step in (or walk in, as the name goes) and shut the door close, so you can enjoy a warm bath. While this might not seem like a ground-breaking feature to some, individuals who have physical limitations, arthritis, or other debilitating issues will tell you how helpful it is to own a walkin tub. However, these tubs are not limited to such cases; a walk-in tub is a good choice if you're looking at purchasing a tub that adds a classic touch to the bathroom and allows for easy access. Some even choose such a tub as it makes bathing their pets a breeze, without the fighting and scratching involved while carrying them across the tub.

 

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What features to look for in a walkin tub

One of the first factors that you want to take into consideration while picking a walkin tub is the size. The good thing is that you have walkin tubs available in a wide range of sizes, so once you have a good idea about how much space you can reserve for a tub in your bathroom, you should be able to narrow in on a walkin tub, whether it's compact, full-sized or over-sized.

The walkin tub's door fastening mechanism is another important feature. Manufacturers have different ways of ensuring that the door has a seal that is water-tight, and customers can choose from these based on their preference. Some tubs even come with velcro, buttons and zippers. You can choose a door fastener of your liking from these various choices.

The third key factor while purchasing a walkin tub is the door height. Some bathtubs are designed to have small doors that may be slightly inconvenient for use. Some come with designs optimized to allow wheelchair users to independently use the walkin bathtub without any assistance. Make sure that you look into other additional features such as non-slippery surfaces, support and safety rails, and/or the step height, so it matches your needs.

 

How much do walk-in tubs cost?

Walkin bathtubs come with different prices tags, allowing users to choose one that matches

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their budget. A standard walkin tub with the basic features has its price starting at $2,000. The inclusion of additional features can up the price of the walkin tub to nearly $5000. The price discrepancy may seem steep, but then again this may be because the bathtubs differ in the nature of hydrotherapy offered, the rate at which the bathtub fills up or the rate at which water is drained out of the tub. At the higher end of the price scale, you have top-end models going at $10,000. These prices account solely to the cost of the bathtub and do not include the cost of installation.

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