Are you considering converting your bathtub into a walk-in tub? Or do you have family members who regularly have accidents getting in and out of a traditional bathtub/shower unit?
If so, here are some facts you should know about walk-in tub conversions.
Walk-In Tub Conversions: Here’s What You Should Know
1 – Walk-in tubs are ideal for those with mobility limitations.
In fact, walk-in tubs eliminate the need to lift one’s leg to have to step over the edge of a tub or shower unit. For those with mobility issues, including people with physical impairments and/or the elderly, this can be crucial to prevent falling accidents and potentially serious injuries.
2 – Walk-in tubs tend to come with anti-slip features.
Another way important feature of walk-in tubs is the anti-slip features they tend to come with. This is because the risk of falling for some people may not end once they are in the tub; moving around and trying to bathe oneself can end up causing people to slip and fall (and this, again, could be very risky to some, especially those who are aging and are more fragile).
Common anti-slip features in walk-in tubs include (but are by no means limited to):
- Textured pads
- Seats within tubs.
3 – Walk-in tubs eliminate the need for potentially dangerous sliding shower doors.
With walk-in tubs, a swinging, sturdy door typically replaces the traditional sliding shower door. This can be essential for people who may lean on these doors for support and stability while bathing (as the sturdy door of a walk-in tub can stand up to some leaning while a sliding shower door usually won’t).
4 – Walk-in tubs can come with fast-draining features.
This, in turn, means that less water ends up on the floor around these tubs, further reducing the risk of dangerous slip and falls for those with mobility issues.
5 – Walk-in tubs can increase the value of a home.
Depending on where your home is situated, replacing a traditional bathtub/shower unit with a walk-in tub may end up adding value to your home. For instance, walk-in tub conversions can be especially appealing (and more valuable) when homes are located near or in retirement communities.
Contact Colorado Tub Repair Today for a Free Estimate
Are you ready to get a free quote on converting your tub to a walk-in unit? Or are you ready to refinish the tubs and tile in your home? If so, contact us today for a free estimate by calling (303) 908-8764 or by clicking here. You can also email us using the contact form located here.