There are many homes, especially those with older bathroom designs that have full bathtubs as opposed to walk-in showers. This set up works for many homeowners but it can be a problem for those with limited mobility such as the elderly, handicapped, or disabled. The side of the bathtub may be too high for elderly or disabled homeowners to step over comfortably and this could create a dangerous situation with a high risk of slipping and falling. However, you can help homeowners alleviate this risk by converting bathtubs with bathtub cut outs.
With a bathtub cut out, a regular bathtub can be converted into a walk-in shower that makes it much easier for handicapped and elderly homeowners to step in and out. This is done by cutting and removing a section from the front side of the bathtub and either retrofitting an insert or just forming a new seamless opening in the side of the tub that is much lower. These services make it easier and safer for elderly homeowners and those with disabilities step in and out of their showers without fully replacing their current bathtub with a walk-in shower.
Installing a bathtub cut out is a quick job that can be done on bathtubs made of fiberglass, steel, and acrylic. Once the cut out is installed and the bathtub is painted, it is ready to be used the next day. The cut out can be made any size to suit the specific needs of the homeowner and if the piece that is removed from the tub is kept and stored properly, the procedure can be reversed to restore the original condition of the bathtub.
Converting a bathtub to a walk-in shower with bathtub cut outs costs about five times less than replacing the bathtub with a new handicap accessible bathtub or shower and it also save homeowners the time and hassle of a full replacement as the cut outs are ready to use within 24 hours. If you have customers who could benefit from this type of service, make sure they understand their options and the benefits of bathtub cut outs. If you are a homeowner and would like to talk to a professional bathtub refinisher about this service, Napco, Ltd, can refer you to a professional in your area.