Like any interior remodeling project, a walk-in bathtub installation requires careful planning and attention to detail. It is a large investment that can cost you money and time, so it is crucial to get the most out of it. You can do this by mapping out your plans and asking essential questions during your initial consultation. Here are some examples from bath and kitchen design experts at Concept Bath Systems, Inc.
1. How Low Is the Threshold?
One of the main concerns with walk-in bathtubs is the entry or step-in. This key feature allows you to safely and easily enter and exit. Generally, the height of the entry access varies by brand name, but the standard measurement will range from three to seven inches. It is often recommended to install a tub with a low threshold for optimal safety.
2. Can I Reach the Controls Easily?
Before you install a brand new walk-in tub, make sure that the placement of controls are within reach while sitting in the bath. If the bath’s controls are too far or at an awkward position, it will definitely be more difficult to operate.
3. How Many Jets Are In the Bath?
Many people think that the number of jets is the most important feature. However, according to bathroom design experts, it is the placement, positioning and quality of the jets that matter the most. In fact, having an excessive number of jets can potentially reduce the power of each individual jet. This inevitably weakens the massage experience in the tub.
4. Are Slip-Resistant Surfaces Used Throughout the Floor?
Slip-resistant floors are a critical element of a bathroom. A lot of people want to include slip-resistant surfaces in various areas, though it is not exactly necessary to add the feature in every corner. Ask your contractor which locations you should install non-slip surfaces in to ensure safety while you bathe.
Concept Bath Systems, Inc. is a team of experts specializing in kitchen and bathroom remodeling. We work with residential clients in the Quad Cities to design and install custom showers, walk-in bathtubs, kitchen countertops and more. Call us today at (563) 344-9138 or fill out our contact form to set an appointment.