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What are the Pros and Cons of a Walk-In Tub?

March 19, 2019  |   3 min read
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Wondering if a walk-in tub is right for you? A walk-in bath is a great way to upgrade your home for a safer, more comfortable and therapeutic bathing experience. As with any home upgrades, deciding whether or not to get a walk-in tub is a big decision. It’s important to weigh all the pros and cons of a walk-in tub to determine if it is the right choice for you.

When you’re ready, it’s easy to request a free quote from a KOHLER® Walk-In Bath specialist to learn more about upgrading your home.

What are the pros of a walk-in tub?


Comfort features you can expect from a KOHLER Walk-In Bath include:

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  • Whirlpool jets
  • Heated backrest
  • Handshower
  • Fast drain
  • Extra-wide seat

A walk-in bath offers comfort features that are not available in a typical bath or shower. Whirlpool jets, handrails, fast draining and a wide seat allow for a bathing experience that is more comfortable than a traditional bathtub.

Enjoy hydrotherapy for physical wellness, a heated backrest that keep you warm throughout your soak and whirlpool jets that massage your spine, calves and feet to relieve pain and massage sore muscles. Revel in the soothing benefits of a walk-in bath that leaves you feeling refreshed and invigorated.


Safety features you can expect from a KOHLER Walk-In Bath include:

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  • Low Step-In
  • Handrails
  • Slip Resistance
  • Extra-Wide Door
  • Control Panel

A walk-in tub is great for anyone looking to stay in their home longer, making aging in place safer with an independent and convenient bathing experience. When it comes to aging in place, safety is non-negotiable, which makes a walk-in bathtub an obvious choice.

An ultra-low step-in, handrails and a wide door make it easy to get in and out of the bath with ease. Slip-resistant surfaces decrease the likelihood of falling while getting in or out of the bath. A walk-in bath offers safety and convenience features that your typical bath or shower simply can’t offer.


A walk-in bath combines safety, comfort and peace of mind to offer a complete experience you can’t get from any other bathtub. Being able to independently get in and out of the tub while enjoying a comfortable bath is not a luxury that can be offered from a shower or traditional bath alone.

Upgrading to a walk-in tub elevates your bath time routine to allow ultimate relaxation while also relaxing your mind knowing that you or your loved one can bathe without worries. But that isn’t the only reason to get a walk-in bath—walk-in tubs are also great for anyone who wants a calming, spa-like experience right at home.

A walk-in bath combines safety, comfort and peace of mind to offer a complete experience you can’t get from any other bathtub.

What are the cons of a walk-in tub?


If not installed properly, the installation process for a walk-in bath could be a con. It is important that if you purchase a walk-in bath that it is installed quickly and properly to cause the least disturbance in your home and day-to-day life. That is why it is so important to buy a quality product from a company that you can trust.

At Kohler, your certified specialist takes care of all the plumbing and electrical wiring, removes your old tub and tests all the features after the tub is filled to ensure a quick and painless installation process. And most of the time, we can do it all in as little as one day! Want to know more? Watch our installation video below.



The costs of a walk-in tub can be higher than the price of a typical bathtub. The good news? A walk-in bath comes with far more features than a normal bathtub, making it well worth the price tag. If you are looking for a bathtub that has easy access, whirlpool jets, a heated backrest, a handshower and so much more, then a walk-in bath is well worth the price.


Bathing in a KOHLER Walk-In Bath is an elevated experience that is unlike any bath you’ve had before. Get peace of mind, luxury and comfort with a KOHLER Walk-In Bath. If you have any other questions, contact one of our specialists or request a free quote today.

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