Choosing Bathtubs: Traditional or Special?

Image of a bathtubIf you think your old bathtub is still serving you well, think again. Older bathtubs can be harder to clean and quick to suffer damage. You should consider the benefits of walk-in bathtubs compared to conventional bathtubs.

Walk-in tubs are popular as they have improved accessibility than traditional tubs. This accessibility includes a door by the side through which the user enters the tub. They also have a seat inside that helps those with limited mobility to be independent and take care of their hygiene.

You could also get a portable bathtub, which many people find extremely comfortable and functional. These are often light-weight and made of plastic or rubber. There are also foldable bathtubs which can be bought online.

Mobility-challenged and user-friendly

Seniors and people with disabilities must strain themselves to get into a normal bathtub, as it is anywhere between 15 to 30 inches in height. The walk-in bathtub is helpful to seniors who still want to live independently. These tubs have grips and rails to support the weight of the individual. They also have anti-slip flooring to prevent slips and falls when the user walks out after a bath.

Other features

Aside from all the safety aspects, they have features such as jet bath and bubble jets for a spa effect. These tubs also take up lesser space in the bathroom, as compared to a conventional bathtub. They also have fast draining systems to make the waiting game not as long.

When choosing a bathtub, you might think that only a conventional bathtub would suit you, but a comfortable walk-in-tub or portable tub could save you space. It could also give you safety and give your mobility-challenged relatives the independence they crave.