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Debunking 5 Myths About Walk-In Bathtubs

June 11, 2019  |   3 min read
Woman stepping into walk-in bath.

Walk-in tubs are often hailed as an accessible bathing solution for individuals with limited mobility. Safety and comfort features such as a low step-in, hydrotherapy and heated surfaces enable you to remain independent in the home you love.

Unfortunately, misinformation about walk-in tubs can breed skepticism toward the benefits. We’re here to set the record straight.

Once you learn more about your walk-in bath options, you’ll discover that today’s walk-in tubs are designed to combat these myths. Each feature addresses specific pain points to provide a more pleasurable bathing experience from the convenience of your own home.

Read on as we debunk the 5 common myths surrounding walk-in tubs.

MYTH 1: WATER LEAKS THROUGH THE DOOR

The door of a walk-in bath is airtight so water cannot escape onto the floor. The KOHLER® Walk-In Bath equipped its door with an easy-to-turn handle that creates a watertight seal. Plus, the door opens inward, so the water’s pressure against the door prevents it from accidentally opening while you’re enjoying your bath. Your safety is a top priority of Kohler.

MYTH 2: FILLING AND DRAINING TAKES A LONG TIME

Your time is precious and shouldn’t be spent waiting for your bathtub to fill or drain. The size of the bathtub and strength of water pressure will affect how long it takes to fill. The KOHLER® Walk-In Bath features fast-drain technology that ensures efficient and consistent filling and draining. In fact, it boasts one of the fastest draining times in the industry so bath time is actually spent relaxing in your bathtub—not on waiting.

MYTH 3: YOU FREEZE AS YOU WAIT FOR THE BATH TO FILL

Woman adjusts control panel of bathtub..Waiting for your bathtub to fill or drain needn’t be a trial of discomfort. Your bath experience should provide you an oasis of serenity and relaxation from start to finish. Before and after you soak in a KOHLER® Walk-In Bath, you can keep your neck, shoulders and back warm with Bask® heated surfaces.

You can use the multifunctional handshower to target specific areas with the ideal spray intensity and water temperature for the ultimate spa-like experience.

Tip: Ergonomic controls allow you to adjust the heat settings to your optimal temperature so you can take charge of your comfort.

MYTH 4: WALK-IN TUBS ARE HARD TO CLEAN

While it would seem that a walk-in bathtub would require more upkeep than a traditional tub because of the added bells and whistles, it doesn’t. Instead, it’s a simple and stress-free process—no fancy cleaning products or extra elbow grease needed! Learn how to clean and care for your walk-in tub with our step-by-step guide.

MYTH 5: WALK-IN TUBS AREN’T AFFORDABLE

Consider a walk-in bath as an investment in your future. With safety and comfort features designed to accommodate mobility challenges, a walk-in tub helps you to remain independent in your beloved home for years to come. This means you can avoid paying for expensive assisted living services.

At Kohler, we offer affordable financing options and offers so you can enjoy your new walk-in bathtub sooner. A Kohler specialist can talk to you about low monthly payment plans and see if you qualify for additional financial assistance during your in-home quote appointment. Learn more about the cost of a KOHLER® Walk-In Bath on our Price Promise page.

FACT: THE KOHLER® WALK-IN BATH IS DESIGNED WITH YOU IN MIND

As a leader in bath technology with over 140 years of engineering expertise, Kohler knows what it takes to design a walk-in bathtub that offers the best in form, function and style. We think about how each feature can improve your safety and comfort to deliver a new kind of bathing experience. Schedule your free in-home quote today!

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