If you want to enjoy a relaxing and convenient bathing experience, adding a walk-in tub to your bathroom is a great idea. However, there is a wide selection of tubs in the market so you must carefully consider the features and quality of your options.
Before buying a walk-in tub, take note of these common mistakes, and be sure to avoid them.
Choosing Price Over Quality
Since walk-in tubs are more expensive than the regular ones, you may be tempted to buy the cheapest tub. However, buying an inexpensive, low-quality bathtub is not cost-effective in the long run. To ensure you’ll get the most out of your investment, find a walk-in tub that is made of top-quality materials and can last for several years.
Measuring a Bathroom Inaccurately
Before buying a walk-in bathtub, make sure that it will fit your bathroom. Aside from the space where the tub will be installed, you should also consider the entrance and hallway. Furthermore, you should prepare the electrical and plumbing connections to ensure hassle-free installation.
Ignoring Maintenance Requirements
All bathtubs require proper maintenance. Quick, regular cleanups after every use are important to keep your tub clean and in good condition. You can opt for a self-cleaning bathtub. There are tubs with an ultraviolet (UV) feature to remove bacteria, yeasts, algae, mold and viruses.
Forgetting About the Warranty
One of the most common issues of a walk-in bathtub is a falling or broken door. If yours doesn’t have a warranty, expect to spend extra on repairs or replacements. But if it includes a warranty, check what kind of damage it covers. Make sure to read the fine print so you know exactly what you’re getting.
Need help in choosing the right walk-in tub for your bathroom? Consult our remodeling professionals at Elite Bathrooms LuxStone of Long Island. Call (631) 201-4299, or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment.