What is a "low bath" and how might it benefit you? We found out...
Walk-in baths with a low threshold are becoming increasingly popular for people who want to enjoy the benefits of a walk-in bath without the hassle of a high step. In this article, we'll explore the benefits of low baths and why they might be the right choice for you.
Improved safety and accessibility
The primary benefit of a low threshold walk-in bath is improved safety and accessibility. With a low step, it's easier to get in and out of the bath, reducing the risk of slips, trips and falls. This is especially important for people with mobility issues (benefiting the elderly in particular) or those who are at risk of falling. For added safety, many people add grab rails or support bars to the walls around their low bath.
With a watertight door and threshold that is as low as 165mm from the floor, low baths offer improved safety and accessibility
Low threshold walk-in baths also offer increased comfort compared to traditional baths. The low step means you can easily step in and out of the bath, and you don't have to climb over a high edge, making it a more comfortable experience.
If you have a smaller bathroom, a low threshold walk-in bath can be a great space-saving option. Because it doesn't require a high edge, it takes up less space in your bathroom, giving you more room to move around.
Stylish and modern design
Low threshold walk-in baths come in a variety of stylish and modern designs, so you don't have to sacrifice style for safety and accessibility. You can choose from a range of shapes and designs to complement your bathroom décor and, while walk-in baths may cost a bit more than regular baths, they still look absolutely brilliant.
Low threshold walk-in baths can easily form part of a stylish, accessible bathroom
Low threshold walk-in baths are also easier to clean and maintain than traditional baths. With a low step, there are fewer crevices and hard-to-reach areas where dirt and grime can accumulate, making it easier to keep your bath clean and hygienic.
Low threshold walk-in baths are a fantastic option for people who want to enjoy the benefits of a walk-in bath without the hassle of a high step. They offer improved safety, accessibility, comfort and hygiene, and come in a variety of stylish designs to suit your bathroom décor. If you're considering a walk-in bath, be sure to explore the benefits of a low threshold model.
Shop low baths
For the very best in low threshold, walk-in baths, check out the range available at Victoria Plum. From regular straight baths to multi-functional shower baths, plus deep soak tubs complete with built-in seats, you'll discover a great selection, all high in quality and low in price. Simply click below to begin browsing.
Independent Living at Victoria Plum
To help you create an accessible bathroom without having to compromise on style, we've created our own range of products, which we've called "Independent Living". From grab rails to shower seats and walk-in baths to comfort height toilets, you'll find a fabulous selection of items designed to meet your needs. Click below to begin browsing.
If you're in need of inspiration or advice, head to our Indepedendent Living hub, where you'll find handy resources for all your accessible bathroom needs. From the latest accessible bathroom ideas to bathroom planning guides for elderly relatives, there's plenty to help you with your bathroom project.