Why Walk In Tubs Are Safe and Practical For Seniors

Anti-Slip Flooring

The slippery floor of a traditional bathtub poses many dangers for seniors or those with mobility issues. Simply moving around in the shower to wash your body or shampoo your hair could result in a slip or fall, and lifting your legs to step over the edge to get in and out can also be a hazard.

Walk in tubs have a door that allow you to simply walk in to the tub, but they also have anti-slip flooring to further ensure that you can move about safely and securely. This is usually some kind of coating with a gritty texture, but the texture is just enough to provide secure footing, not enough to damage the sensitive and potentially thinning skin of senior’s feet. Anti-slip flooring also ensures that users can enter and exit the tub without assistance.