How to Choose a Walk-In Tub Without Making Costly Mistakes
While the elderly suffer from a specific set of age-related challenges, different people require different specifications. Meeting these requirements doesn’t start at purchase level – it should start in the manufacturing process. This is a core principle at Heavenly Walk-In Tubs, where the needs of seniors are the focal point of our walk-in tubs. We encourage you to learn more about our products before you buy. Whether it’s a common or in-depth inquiry, we hope to answer them accurately. We know you won’t be disappointed, as we will assist you in making the right purchase for your needs.
Choosing a Door That Doesn’t Leak
We want this to be a pleasant purchase experience and a sound investment for you; to achieve that goal, we’ve put in the extra effort to design a walk-in tub that meets your standards of excellence. By staying away from acrylic or fiberglass-made doors, we’re able to prevent structure warping. We address this by using stainless steel for our door frame, which we are confident will last a lifetime, will close perfectly, and will never leak.
Outward Swinging Doors:
- Can be accidentally opened when the tub is filled with water
- Usually have smaller openings to lessen the force pushing out when the tub is filled with water
- Usually more expensive as require stronger hinges, etc. to support pressure from water when tub is filled
- Can result in water dripping on floor after bath when door is open – which is a potential falls risk.
Walk-In Tub Frame and Support
As you can see, the frame of our elderly walk-in tubs allows for maximum support and perfect weight distribution. This is important for stability in portable walk-in tubs. Elderly people need a stable sense of balance so they won’t feel disoriented and can bathe in peace.
Acrylic or Fiberglass Tub Shells
Acrylic and fiberglass offers good performance when used as a non-moving component, like a tub shell. Both materials – especially acrylic – make for a tough bathtub. Fiberglass is less expensive, although it requires a higher level of maintenance, as its appearance will dull over time. Acrylic is the better option overall, on account of its appearance, easy maintenance, and cleaning.
Invest in the right walk-in bathtub with Heavenly Tubs. Read our customers’ walk-in tub reviews to find out how our products can make bathing a comfortable and relaxing experience.