Walk-in tubs are a popular alternative to traditional bathtubs for the elderly and physically-disabled. If you’re in the market for one, there are numerous safety and therapeutic features to consider. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best walk-in tub companies in Baltimore to help the purchasing process MDow smoothly.
Baltimore is home to 150,00 seniors and people under 65 with a disability. Many live in homes with bathrooms that increase risks of falls and other injuries, especially when entering or exiting the bathtub.
Walk-in tubs provide security and comfort for independent seniors and adults with disabilities. Standard features include a door and low-entry threshold, grab bars, a built-in seat and a non-slip MDoor. Walk-in tubs also have about twice as much depth as a traditional tub.
There are multiple types of walk-in tubs in Baltimore. Some companies will allow you to customize a tub according to your preferences. Costs range from approximately $1,500 to over $20,000.
Type of tub
Basic model with standard safety features
$1,500 - $5,000
Soaker with air jets
$5,000 - $9,000
Soaker with water jets
$5,000 - $9,000
Soaker with air and water jets
$7,000 - $10,000
Wide walk-in tub to accommodate larger individuals
$5,000 - $10,000
Tub with outward-facing door and wide entryway and seat
$3,000 - $10,000
Built-to-order; luxury options
$9,000 - $20,000
Medicare and Medicaid rarely contribute toward walk-in tubs, but manufacturers and sellers offer financing and discounts. A walk-in tub may be tax-deductible if it is a medical expense.
When purchasing a walk-in tub in Baltimore, be aware of installation costs and considerations. Installation usually costs $1,500 or less. Start with a free in-home consultation where a professional representative will examine your bathroom space, determine which walk-in tubs will fit and inform you if you’ll need any home updates to electrical or plumbing systems. Installation usually takes only one to two days.
Caring for your walk-in tub is easy with regular maintenance. In case any issues do arise, be familiar with the details of the tub’s warranty. Most products come with many years of protection, allowing you to enjoy a safe and luxurious bathing experience along with financial peace of mind.
Safe Step walk-in tubs go through a 14-point quality control inspection and are tested to meet industry-leading standards. Each product is completely American-made and backed with a lifetime guarantee. Customers get a lowest-price promise and professional installation. According to reviews, Safe Step provides a hassle-free buying experience and setup.
Designed for safety, comfort and elegance, Kohler Walk-In Bath has an extra-wide door and ultra-low step-in to make entry almost effortless. Hydrotherapy jets target the spine, legs and feet while back, neck and shoulder surfaces are heated for comfort and warmth. Customer reviews report Kohler sales reps being personable and professional and that installation was smooth.
Bath Planets tubs are low-maintenance and use the thickest acrylic materials in the industry. The company offers a limited lifetime warranty on all products. Bath Planet has many styles, patterns and colors to suit every taste and budget. Baltimore reviewers rate the company highly and say the employees are kind and courteous.