There are many questions to consider for seniors aging in place. The most important questions are about walk in tubs and showers because most falls happen in the bathroom. Lucky for you, Flooring Masters is your aging in place specialist! We have listed some of the most important questions about walk in tubs and showers.

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Can Your Floor Support a Walk In Tub?

A full walk in tub weighs 1000lbs! Call a structural engineer, and talk to your aging in place specialist to make sure that your floor can support the weight. If it can’t, more support will have to be installed beneath your home. Once again, a walk in shower is a safe alternative that does not weigh as much.

Can I Afford a Walk-In Tub?

A walk-in tub costs thousands of dollars, and that is before installation. There are assistance programs and other means to afford a walk-in tub for those that qualify. Another option is installing a walk-in shower. Overall, the materials and installation costs are cheaper for a curbless shower, a seat can be installed, and it uses less water. However, you can’t soak in a walk in shower. Don’t forget that we specialize in the tile installation necessary for a curbless shower, and are aging in place specialists. 

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Finance a Walk-In Tub or Shower?

Seniors who don’t qualify for financial assistance for aging in place can choose to finance their remodel. Financing a walk-in tub or shower makes financial sense. The safety and peace of mind of preventing any falls, and the hospital bills that come with those, is worth it. 

Are you a senior aging in place who needs more information about choosing a walk in tub or shower? Call or email Flooring Masters & Professional Remodelers today for a free consultation.

Does my Walk-In Tub Have to be Installed by a Professional?

Yes. Absolutely. You need a licensed professional contractor and aging in place specialist to make sure that your floor can support the weight, and install it flawlessly. Walk-in tubs are designed to fit right where your traditional bathtub is.

Will a Walk In Tub Raise My Water Bill?

A walk in tub holds double the water of a traditional tub. If you have old plumbing, it can take a very long time to fill and drain. This is why a walk in weighs so much when filled. If you bathe at the same frequency, your water bill will get more expensive. A walk in shower requires much less water, and has the same safety as a walk in tub. Here is an article about the pros and cons between walk in tubs and showers. 

Are you a senior aging in place who needs more information about choosing a walk in tub or shower? Call or email Flooring Masters & Professional Remodelers today for a free consultation.

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John Raisor is a former carpenter and current creative and copywriter.

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