What should I know about Walk-in Tub sizes?
Walk-in safety bathtubs come in a large variety of sizes ranging from small units about the size of a shower stall, to sizes larger than a conventional bathtub. Our research found one walk-in tub as small as (L/W/H) 36.5″ x 33.5″ x 29.5″ and a tub as large as 60″ x 32″ x 47″. Some tub sizes are designed especially for handicapped users.
Buying Tip: Some walk-in tubs are specifically designed for wheelchair or lift use and some a specifically designed for people weighing over 250 pounds.
Before you begin shopping for a walk-in tub, measure the space you have available for the tub. Many tub models are designed to fit into the space where you have a conventional bathtub. Models that are shorter than a conventional tub often come with extension shelves that match the tub and fill in the remaining space.
Also, some walk-in, or step-in, bathtubs are sealed to the floor like conventional tubs, while others are virtually “portable” or free-standing and can be placed in a bathroom and then removed later.
Buying Tip: Be sure to look on the individual model page of our website for a more detailed description of the tub, including information on portable tubs and extension shelves.