Tub vs Shower – How to choose?

It’s not uncommon that people who walk into our showroom aren’t sure of what they want to do with their bathroom. They know they need an upgrade, definitely see the signs of needing a safer bathing method, but have no idea what they’re looking for. There are a ton of products on the market and we carry a lot of different models. Before you start looking at sizes and fixtures, ask yourself this basic question…

Am I a bath or a shower person?

That’s the first question we’re going to ask you if you don’t know what you’re after, and everything after that choice is fairly simple. With our selection of products catering to all abilities there is no reason you should have to give up your favourite bathing method. Bath fans will enjoy either a walk-in tub or slide-in bath, and shower aficionados have an array of models to choose from with thresholds that meet all needs. Couples or people with varying tastes will enjoy the duality of a walk-in tub, which includes the option of a shower.

Walk-in Tub LibertyWalk-in Bath Tubs

Walk-in Tubs feature a seated deep soaker bath, seated shower, and stand-up shower. Heated seats keep you warm while waiting for water fill or seated showering. Those with difficulties going over thresholds need to know that our walk-in tubs all have a threshold range of 7-8”. Walk-in Tubs feature a deep soak for seated bathing but do not allow the bather to fully stretch out their body. Fill and drain times run from 4-12 minutes depending on the size of the unit.

ADL Slide-in Bath: EconomySlide-in Baths

The Active Living Spa is Aquassure’s signature unit, a full-size deep-soaker bath that is lifted up on a cabinet base for sit-and-slide entry. The design of the tub allows the bather to stretch out completely, but does not allow for standing showers. There is no threshold to step over as entry to the tub requires you to sit down and slide back, allowing entry for all mobility types including wheelchair transfer. The newest Active Living Spas have the fastest fill (3 minutes) and drain speed of any accessible bath, and shouldn’t require a water heater replacement, even on older homes.

Barrier Free Roll-in ShowersShowers

Showers forgo the ability to have a bath, but feature the option to have either a low traditional threshold of 4-6” or a barrier free threshold of .5 – 2.25”. Hundreds of models match just about any space and mobility needs. Composite walls allow for grab bars to be placed anywhere. Showers are accessible to all mobility types including wheelchairs. Lower or raise the shower head depending on the needs of the bather or remove it and use it as a hand shower.

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