Home Planning & Renovations

What You Need To Know About Walk-In Tubs

By Tiffany Smolick


December 22, 2022

Unlike a regular tub with a high side to step over, walk-in tubs have a door that allows users to simply walk into the tub. They have a short curb to step over – usually just a couple of inches high. The walk-in feature allows users to remain upright and sturdy rather than lose balance while getting in. This greatly reduces the chances of slipping in the tub. Walk-in tubs also come in a range of sizes that can suit small or large bathrooms and have lots of features that regular tubs do not.

Below you will find tubs with all the basic essential safety features like grab bars and non-slip surfaces and MyHome’s favorite features of each:

Kohler Belay Walk-in Tub

You cannot go wrong with Kohler Belay Walk-in Tub. This is a tried and true model that will look stylish in most homes and fit many preferred design styles. We feel it is the best-looking walk-in tub because of its sleek, modern front design. It has a 3” curb is (lower than most), plus it has a filler ledge that lets it adapt to spaces from 52” to 60” wide and from 28” to 32” deep. This makes it good for small bathrooms that you find in NYC, while the unique ledge provides space for bath products. The Kohler is also very customizable with plenty of choices for shower wall finishes, two color options, and several fixture and faucet styles to choose from. You can refresh your bathroom’s entire look with just this one product.

*BONUS* The Shower Package add-on comes with an attractive, high-end-looking gooseneck shower arm with a head and a clear, frameless shower wall. It pivots open for easy cleaning and access to the controls.

Below is an image of a traditional Kohler tub from Pinterest. To view the Belay Walk-in Tub features and explore a 3D model of the tub visit www.kohlerwalkinbath.com.

Safe Step Walk-in Tub

The Safe Step Walk-In Tub offers the most features and one of the strongest frames on the market. This tub boasts hydrotherapy jets, as well as a slot to insert aromatherapy oils, and chromotherapy (colored lights). Furthermore, a built-in bidet in the seat and a filtration system runs all the water through an ozone generator to clean it while the tub is in use. Anti-scald technology and a sanitary gel coat will ensure the most comfortable bathing experience. The Safety Step also has an adjustable built-in headrest, warming seat and backrest, and towel bar right on the tub.

*BONUS*, Unlike others on the market, this tub has a high-quality aluminum frame for added longevity.

Below is a video about the Safe Step Walk-In tub.

BOCA Walk-In Tubs

BOCA tubs provide customers with the most sizing AND deep soaking options. By designing a frameless fiberglass tub, this company offers a just over 2” threshold – one of the lowest available on the market. It can be made in 7 sizes, starting as small as 48” wide to fit nearly any small NYC bathroom. It has two deep soaker size options, air massage & whirlpool jets. The latter two are able to function in tandem! With a BOCA, you will get the resources for aromatherapy, light therapy, custom tub colors, a sound system, tub wall surround, and many more upgrades.

*BONUS* There’s also a unique two-seater model.

The team at MyHome can get you any of the Walk-In Tubs for your upcoming bathroom remodel. We will take the stress and hassle out of taking measurements, ordering, receiving shipments, and installing. Our Manhattan showroom offers a wide variety of other high-quality bathroom project materials. Let’s get started with a completely free design consultation via Zoom.

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