Walk-in bathtubs and showers continue to increase in popularity as the population ages. According to Tropical Bath & Plumbing president Charlie Beeck, the demand for walk-in tubs and barrier-free showers is especially strong in Hawaii where multi-generational households are common. Tropical not only sells a variety of models in a wide price range, the company also handles the required plumbing and bathroom alterations.

“When we remodel bathrooms, these installations are often included,” said Beeck, who has been named “Remodeler of the Year” by the Building Industry Association. “They sometimes replace standard tubs and showers or are added for the comfort and convenience of family members with limited mobility.”


Tropical Plumbing & Bath introduced new American-made brands of walk-in bathtubs in Hawaii nine years ago. Today, Beeck notes, the array of special accessories and features has increased to the point where the walk-in tub is comparable to a spa with hydrotherapy and massage capabilities to relieve stiffness and stress.

“The bathroom was once the most neglected room in the house,” Beeck commented. “The modern bathroom has become an oasis, a place to relax and unwind.

Aesthetics has become important, so we have continued to expand our design services and can offer a complete remodeling package with tile, marble, and other finish options. Material selections can be adjusted to accommodate the homeowner’s needs and budget.”


To arrange a free in-home consultation for bathroom design alterations, complete remodeling and installation of walk-in bathtub and shower systems, contact Tropical Plumbing & Bath at 847-0970.

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