Draining & Filling Speeds of Walk-in Tubs
Feb 11, 2016
Walk-in tubs have different sizes compatible with all your needs, including bathroom remodeling or more water depth that you can submerge your body in. The important point is to make sure that the walk-in tub you want doesn’t compromise your navigation and access, doesn’t take up too much space in your bathroom, and allows you to submerge your body to the extent that you need, and these all rely on the varying sizes of walk-in tubs.
Space saving walk-in tubs are compact, comfortable, and perfect if you have limited space in your bathroom. If you have a guest bathroom in the house, adding a space saving walk-in tub to it can substantially increase the asking price of your home. The width of these tubs ranges between 26 and 28 inches, can be 48 to +51 inches in length, 36 to +41 inches high from the base, and have a weight capacity of 170 – 250lbs. Extension panels of up to 60 inches can be added to fit these walk-in tubs in larger spaces such as in place of a traditional bathtub.
Large walk-in tubs can be 30 to +35 inches wide, 55 to +60 inches long and 36 to +41 inches tall with a weight capacity of 200 to 400lbs. These are more useful to those heavier, larger, or taller users that need the extra room. With seats that are 20 to +30 inches wide, these larger walk-in tubs provide comfort and more maneuverability. Deep soaker tubs, for example, give taller folks more bathtub depth and can submerge themselves in the water with ease while wider and longer models give more space horizontally for bariatric patients to enjoy their bath.
Walk-in tubs for wheelchair accessibility are called slide-in bathtubs because they allow for minimal effort on the part of the user upon entry/exit of the tub. These models can be compact but they have a thicker surface to accommodate extra weight capacities, and the doors themselves are wider, which means they have to be thicker to withstand the extra water pressure because of their larger surface area, keeping your bathroom floor dry and you safe.
Learn more about Kohler's slide-in tubs here.
The walk-in tub with the perfect proportions that are just right for you can be found at your local Home Depot. The different sizes of walk-in tubs are there to offer the user more independence, more protection, more comfort and more customizations per dollar.