Experience the comfort of walk in bathtubs
A walk in bathtubs is not that different from a regular bath, the big difference is that it provides many more benefits
Many people enjoy taking a bath. It takes away the stress of everyday life and helps to relax, but this option is available not to everyone. If you are an elderly person or have some physical disability then getting in and out of a normal bath tub can be too painful and maybe accomplished only with assistance for some people.
There is a substitute to the conventional tub that is more convenient for older people and anyone with mobility problems.
A walk in bathtubs can offer a practical solution that will allow to get in and out of a tub with little or no assistance.
Walk in tubs are tubs with swinging doors that allow easy entrance and exit. The tubs come in different models and features as per each individuals requirements. For increased levels of safety and security one can opt for the low rise model. Then there are the high walled tubs with seats and side bars ideal for those using walkers and wheelchairs and have a problem getting up and down.
Walk In Baths have many benefits to help improve access and the bathing experience. Some features are offered as standard on a walk-in bath package, while others will be added extras. Before making the decision to buy it is important to understand these benefits.
Here is a list of main features to help you research
Thermo Static Mixer Taps - The quality of the mixer tap and addition very important to a walk in bath as the user will be sat in it when the water is filling. So it is essential that the water is filling at the correct temperature, easily controlled and at a sufficient rate.
Quick Fill - fill time is a key factor when deciding on a walk in baths. Look for the systems that reduce filling time and increase the flow of water
Safe Rails -an important factor in the safety of a walk in bath is a the accessibility of grab hand rails.
Slip Resistance - Look for the floor materials that offers good grip when wet to improve safety. Many walk in tubs offer a rubber mat to help improve grip.
Seating - Some walk in baths come with a seat to help accessibility.
Drainage Time -quick drainage time is important as the user will be in the bath as it empties. User may suffer from the cold if a tub takes too long to empty. Dual drainage systems in some walk in bathtubs can half the time the tub takes to empty.
Hydro-therapy systems - Jets mounted around the bath create a Jacuzzi effect. Spa effect can ease aches and pains and be beneficially for some medical conditions.
Here are some examples of walk in bath:
Compact walk in bath
Compact walk in tubs are the smallest walk in bath. They are designed to fit into small spaces and are available with both inside and outside opening doors. Because of their small size the user most remain seated while bathing.
Classic walk in bath
The classic walk in bathtubs are the most common size. There are more different models of classic size walk in baths available than any other type of walk in bath. Typically, classic walk in baths are smaller in length than a traditional bath tub but are often wider and deeper.
Powered walk in bath
Powered baths are more suited to those with additional mobility problems. The main difference between powered baths and standard walk in baths is that powered baths offer further powered assistance to the user when entering exiting the bath. The basic powered bath models have a side entry walk in bath door along with an additional powered lifting mechanism that gently lifts the user from the seated to upright position. More specialized models will actually lift the user in and out of the bath using a powered traverse seat.
Oversized walk in bath
Oversized walk in tubs have all the features of a short tub and classic size walk in baths but are the same size as a standard bath and therefore allow the user to enjoy the full bathing experience. These bathtubs are not suitable if the bather has difficulty getting from the prone to seated position - in these circumstances a powered long tub bath would be more suitable.
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