What’s the seat of a Walk-in Tub like?
Unlike conventional tubs, most walk-in safety bathtubs have seats, so that sitting in the tub is like sitting in a chair or spa. The majority of the seats are contoured, or molded into the tub.
The height of the seats varies, and you will often find this listed in the product description of individual model pages on our site.
A few walk-in, or step-in tubs have no seats, but do have a sloped back, usually with arm rests.
Powered seats are also available. These lower and raise the bather into the tub. Some powered seats are solid, others are made from a belt that raises and lowers the user. These are specially-designed handicap tubs.
Many tubs have jets built into the seat that are part of the whirlpool option. Also, many models come with seat cushions.
A few models have bidet notches, a European feature, which is designed to help clean the bather.
Buying Tip: Be sure to look on the individual model pages of our website for a more detailed description of each tub, including whirlpool and bidet options.
If you are looking for a tub which will allow someone to move easily from a wheelchair, through the door and onto the seat, look for the models we have noted as “wheelchair friendly.” These have been designed with wheelchair users in mind.