Enhancing baths with walk-in tubs
If you are planning to remodel or upgrade your bathroom to include a walk-in shower or bathtub, or both, a good starting point is to become acquainted with the variety of styles and models available. The options are constantly increasing, and improvements are being made to accommodate a wide range of lifestyles.
Tropical Plumbing & Bath has been the leader in sales and installation of walk-in bathtubs and showers for more than a decade. The company’s consultants and designers are available for free consultations to assess the homeowner’s needs and provide the information necessary to make the right choices. If the household includes members experiencing a loss of mobility, and consequently safety and convenience are concerns, there will be a number of alternatives to consider — perhaps wheel-chair accessibility is required.
“Walk-in bathtubs generally include such components as head-rests, grab-bars, massage jets, and hand-held showers which can be placed in a number of positions,” said Charlie Beeck, president of Tropical Plumbing & Bath. “The tub can be filled so the occupant can be immersed in the water, much like a furo, or the shower can be used in a standing position. These tubs are very versatile. The walk-in showers have become popular in multigenerational households and often replace standard tubs or old-fashioned showers which are typically small and narrow. Anyone considering such bathroom upgrades can contact us for an appointment at the home, so we can assess the space and make recommendations.”
Beeck noted that his company recently installed three walk-in bathtubs at the Kuakini Home Residential Care facility for men and women.
A “one-stop-shop,” Tropical Plumbing & Bath not only designs, sells and services walk-in tubs and showers, as general contractors the company also provides all the necessary plumbing for the fixtures.
To arrange a free in-home consultation, contact Tropical Plumbing & Bath at 847-0970.
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