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They also have a seat that is especially helpful for the handicapped or people with limited mobility. When choosing among such bathtubs it is important to keep your needs or the needs of whoever will use the tub in mind. If it helps you can make a list on some areas of consideration. Features Regardless of whoever will use the tub whether a young one or a senior it is important to have safety features. Make sure that walk in bathtubs have grip handles as well as non-slip floors to prevent accidents. You also have the option to choose whether the door will open inward or outward. Most bathtub doors are designed to swing inward due to space constraints. Inward swinging is also better for tight sealing because the door is forced to shut due to water pressure.
Outward swinging doors also commonly have bars or levers on the outside of the door to ensure that there is enough support to keep the door closed. These bolts have to be strong and the parts of the shell that they lock into have to be heavily reinforced in order to support the weight of the water and bather. Because outward swinging doors require more parts to keep them shut they are more expensive to build and are less popular in walk in bathtubs sold for residential use. Choose an Outward Swinging Door if Safety is Your Main Concern The main advantage of doors that swing out is that they can be opened immediately in case of an emergency even if that means emptying the water inside your tub onto your bathroom floor.
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Walk in tubs with doors that swing outward require about two feet of clearance space outside the tub to open the door completely on top of the extra space they already take up because theyre larger than your old bathtub. A compact walk in bathtub with an inward-swinging door is ideal if you want to enjoy the safety and convenience of a walk in tub without having to spend thousands to make space for one in your bathroom. What You Choose Should Reflect What You Need! There are other styles of walk in bathtub door on the market but the vast majority of walk in tubs youll encounter have either inward or outward-swinging doors. When you choose which walk in tub to buy be sure to balance the three considerations Ive outlined here-safety accessibility and space-to determine which tub best suits your needs and your budget.