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As with most things in life there are trade-offs to consider and the style of walk in bathtub door you choose will reflect what you value most. In this article we outline the major circumstances you should think about so that you can choose a walk in bathtub with the style of door best suited to your needs and budget. How Inward-Swinging Doors and Outward-Swinging Doors Work In a tub with an inward-swinging door the door swings into the foot well area inside the tub when you open it. Most manufacturers opt for inward-swinging doors because its easier to hold the pressure from the water inside the tub with this design.
An inward-swinging door rests inside a beveled lip on the doorframe that allows the tubs shell to bear the weight of the water inside the tub. When the tub is full the weight of the water inside presses the door into its frame in the shell so no additional mechanisms are needed to bear the weight of the 35-60 gallons of water inside the tub-but the door cannot be opened again until all the water drains out. Outward-swinging doors swing towards you when you open them into space in your bathroom instead of into the walk in bathtub itself. Instead of having the door rest on the inside of the bathtub shell outward-swinging doors stay closed because of heavy-duty bolts that lock the edge of the door frame into the rest of the shell.
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Youll be in the upright position so the bathtubs are designed with this element in mind. Sitting on the bottom of a rounded or flat tub just would not enhance the bathing experience. By placing these nice comfortable seats more comfort an relaxation is achieved. Small bathtubs give you the chance to soak all the way to your neck with ease instead of trying to lie as flat as possible in a standard tub hoping to be immersed. By reclining in these small bathtubs you are able to achieve a full body soak without having to cover or dip your head. This is beneficial for many people who are prone to ear infections or aches because while ninety percent of your body is immersed you are able to keep your head dry.