Choice of a perfect bathtub is motivated not only by design; it is also a matter of convenience and personal taste. The shower is the most pragmatic option for personal care. It takes up little space, saves water, and also looks impressive serving as a part of interior design. But not everyone is ready to say goodbye to a cosy bath and relax in the hot water. Just for those who love saving space and resources, but at the same time do not mind to soak it in warm water, exists this kind of showers.
What is a Walk-in Tub?
Walk-in tub is a good choice for shower lovers. Walk-in bathtub and shower combo is something in the middle of shower and bath. It combines safety features of high quality with luxurious choice of relaxing features. This kind of tube is suitable for elderly people or people who have physical disabilities. This tube looks like a bath of small size with an opening door that is securely closed. High walls will allow you to keep comfort and create comfort while taking a bath. But such a mode of walk-in the tube does not occupy much space since it is smaller than the basic bath. However, one can find a bathtub of different size (look at the pictures below). It is also possible to find a walk-in bathtub with a seat inside so that you can cover your body with water.
This kind of tubs is good if you don’t want to have a big bath. The form of this tube is styled especially for convenient usage and shower.
Materials of Tubs
Walk-in tubs and showers can be found with a wide range of configurations. Many of them have the option of hydrotherapy, that creates spa-effect, water jets or air bubbles for most unforgettable experience. Some models have a feature of colour lighting and underwater stream for extra relaxation.
- Ceramics with enamel coating, which is quite vulnerable to scratches and bumps. Ceramic tubs are durable and impeccable in terms of hygiene, as care of these materials has always been difficult, but they do not lose its dazzling brightness for a long time.
However, they are quite fragile, as any ceramic item. Another drawback is low thermal conductivity so that the tub is initially cold, and it does not always feel good standing in the shower barefoot;
- While the steel hums and rumbles, iron is more sustainable material, that keeps heat longer;
- With chrome coating. Very robust material that looks luxurious, it is stainless and shiny. Also it produces the medical effect.
Doors are made of plastic, acrylic glass or ceramics. The floor of your tub may be covered with a mat. Take rubber mats for showers made of a high-quality non-slip material with antibacterial components. This change will not only give the look of a bathtub nice touch but also safer.