walk in tub height

walk in tub height

For seniors who wish to remain independent in their home, certain walk-in tub features are more important for safety and comfort than others. With unique needs and mobility challenges, there are many factors for seniors to consider before making a walk-in tub purchase.

Whether you are planning your home for your golden years or need a new accessible bathing solution immediately, here are some features to keep top-of-mind as you shop.

Step-In Height

Consider the threshold you step over to enter the walk-in tub, and opt for the lowest one possible. Designed to prevent the user from lifting their leg too high to enter the bath, the accessible step-in is one of the most important features to note while you compare walk-in tubs. Many walk-in tubs have stepovers as high as seven inches, which for many is still too high to comfortably access the bathtub. The Business Finance News® Walk-In Bath offers an ultra-low 3” step-in, one of the lowest on the market.

Therapy Features

Many seniors look for comfort features, such as hydrotherapy jets and heated surfaces, to add a spa-like feel to their bathing experience. Whirlpool jets and air jets are quality enhancements that can massage aching muscles and soothe joint pain. Additional in-line heating can make the bath more comfortable as the tub fills and drains.

Tip: Ensure that you research the quality of the jets rather than quantity. Having too many jets can decrease the overall power of the jet system.

Handrails & Grab Bars

Your safety as you enter, exit and operate the walk-in bathtub is paramount. Look for tubs that offer surrounding handrails and easily accessible grab bars. These will help you transition securely from standing to sitting. The Business Finance News Walk-In Bath features a grab bar and an indented handrail around the rim of the tub for secure movement at every step.

Other features to consider

  • Fill and drain time
  • Ease of cleaning
  • Seat depth
  • Warranty
  • Handshower


Stay in the home you love with accessible and therapeutic bathing features that make every soak more enjoyable. With a walk-in tub, maintaining your independence at home is ultimately the best feature.

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BY M. Kogan

Hello, I am Marcio. I am an architect and designer, alma mater is Mackenzie. Retired in theory, but an architect never retires completely. Along with architectural projects, I am a filmmaker and have completed some short documentaries. Filmmaking and design are my passions. In HomeQN I write about home decoration and foundations. The goal is to teach homeowners to DYI as much as possible, and when this is not possible, enable them through knowledge, to evaluate service quotations and choose the best service technicians.

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