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|Boca Walk-In Tubs||bocawalkintubs.com||Manufactured in the USA|
|Rane||ranetubs.com||Manufactured in the USA|
|Safe Step Tub||safesteptub.com||Manufactured in the USA|
|Theratub||theratub.com||Manufactured in the USA|
|Premier Care in Bathing||premiercarebathing.com||Manufactured in the USA|
|Safe Bathing Solutions||sbstubs.com||Some Tubs Offered Are Manufactured in the USA|
|Bliss||blisstubs.com||Assembled in the USA, Manufactured in China|
Thanks to some shady advertising practices going on inside the walk-in tub industry right now, researching walk-in tubs can be extremely difficult. One of the shady practices involves sellers making it sound as if the walk-in tubs they offer have been made in the USA, when in fact they were manufactured in China and were only assembled in the USA (if that). Some sellers may offer just a few tub models made in the USA, while the rest are made in China and then try to pass it off as if ALL the tubs they offer are made in the USA. If you are a proponent for supporting local businesses, and there is a specific walk-in tub model you are interested in purchasing from one of the companies listed above, we recommend you contact the manufacturer directly and ask them to confirm, in writing, exactly which parts of the manufacturing process were performed in the USA and which, if any, were not.
Walk-in tub sellers will inform you about all of the positive points of owning a walk-in tub – because it is their goal to sell you a tub. We believe it is important for you to understand the negative points as well. To learn more about the drawbacks, read: “Buying a Walk-in Tub – Your Biggest Mistake?”
Lastly, we recommend educating yourself about the potential hidden costs associated with buying a walk-in tub, so you’ll have the complete picture before deciding to sign on the dotted line. To learn more, read “Walk-in Tubs: Potential Hidden Costs”.
If you have read the above articles and are still captivated by the idea of purchasing a tub with a door in the sidewall, another tub you may want to consider is a close sister to the walk-in style tubs, namely a type of tub called a Slide-in Bathtub. Slide-in style bathtubs still come with many of the same drawbacks as a walk-in tub and they are often made by the same manufacturers, but unlike the classic “walk-in” style tub, they aren’t likely to one day block you from enjoying a bath or shower entirely.
To learn out about more bathing alternatives, follow these links:
- Getting in & Out of the Bathtub: Benches, Lifts, and Transfer Chairs
- Curbless Showers – A Great Age-Proof Bathing Solution!
- What You Need to Know Before You Buy a Bath Lift Chair
- Accessible Bathtubs: An Amazing Diversity!
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