Walk-in Tub Prices
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Safety Items - Not all walk-in tubs include the necessary safety items, make sure the one you're looking at includes the following...
- Grab Bar(s)
- It's important to have grab bars on the inside of the tub to assist in sitting and/or standing in a wet environment
- Non-Slip Seat
- A non-slip seat is not as common as you'd think. Non-slip seats will keep you in place without the risk of sliding off and injuring yourself when the tub is draining
- Non-Slip Floor
- One of the most important features is the non-slip floor. A highly textured floor is a must for any bathtub or shower. Watch out for walk-in bathtubs that simply have a "rippled" floor, as these are not truly textured for safety.
- Anti-Scald Valve
- If you or a loved one suffers from nerve damage or lack of sensation in your feat or legs, it's very important to make sure that the walk-in bathtub includes an Anti-Scald feature. This feature will prevent you from burning your feat or legs when filling the tub.
- Easy-Open Drain
- Believe it or not, some walk-in tubs actually come with a pull-chain style drain plug. If this chain were to snap, you would have to submerge yourself in order to drain the tub. Make sure your walk-in bathtub has a drain release that's above water level.
- Easy Door Handle
- Some walk-in tubs have very small handles inside the door. These handles work as a lever to keep the door water tight and can be difficult to operate without enough leverage, let alone when your hands are wet. Make sure your tub has an extended handle.
Differences between Walk-in Tubs
Although most walk-in tubs may appear the same at first glance, there are many differences that you should be aware of. In some cases, what may sound too good to be true... probably is. This statement is especially true when it comes to walk-in bathtubs.
Many of the less expensive tubs tend to be made of a thin fiberglass or exceptionally thin acrylic material. Although acrylic is usually touted as being the higher quality of the two, you can be sure that an acrylic walk-in tub that costs less than $20,000 has a fiberglass backing to keep it from shattering. For a quality walk-in tub that's made of Acrylic, you're going to spend far more than you'd ever want.
Fiberglass vs. Fiberglass
If you've found two similarly equiped fiberglass (gel-coat) walk-in tubs and the only major difference is price, there's probably more to it than what meets the eye. In-fact, you'll likely never actually see where the price difference comes into play as it's buried beneath the surface of the walk-in tub.
Cost savings typically come from the following: Cheaper Material or Less Material Used (fewer layers of fiberglass), Lower Shipping Weight, Lower Quality Mechanicals, Lower Quality Finish, and Cheaper Fixtures.
Walk-in Tub Buyers Guide
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