Which Is Safer: Bathtubs or Showers?
Both bathtubs and showers offer different safety benefits. Depending on your level of mobility or accessibility needs, a shower may be your safest option. Read more to learn the reasons why and find out about new LuxStone® features that can make your shower experience safer.
Bathtub Safety Benefits
Inherently, bathtubs are not safer than showers. Bathtubs require you to step over the bathtub wall to enter the tub. Also, entering the bathtub requires more coordination and balance. Overall, there are two primary safety benefits that bathtubs provide:
The enclosure is one of the primary bathtub safety features. Once you’ve entered the bathtub, the tub’s walls help keep you safe inside the space. That way, you won’t have to worry about falling outside of the bathing area. The enclosed space can also help create a feeling of safety and security.
Bathtubs are incredibly sturdy. According to Better Homes and Gardens, even the lightest bathtubs weigh between 60-70 pounds. Most bathtubs are built into the bathroom wall, so it’s incredibly difficult to move them. This makes them more secure.
Shower Safety Benefits
Showers offer a few more important safety features than bathtubs that help with mobility and stability.
Low Step-In Height
One of the biggest shower safety features is the low step-in height to enter the shower. This helps you enter and exit the shower comfortably instead of over-extending yourself to enter the space. This makes the shower more accessible for those with mobility issues.
More Open Area
Showers that don’t have bathtubs provide a much more open space. This allows you to move around more freely without bumping into anything. Also, the openness of showers provides more space for you to add features later, such as grab bars and moveable seats.
5 New LuxStone Features to Make Your Shower Safer
Here are five new LuxStone features for a safer and more accessible shower experience:
LuxStone offers grab bars to provide extra safety when you are entering and exiting the shower. If you ever feel uneasy when maneuvering around your shower, hold onto a grab bar for more support. Our grab bars include wide handles and top-tier metal construction to make your shower more accessible.
Our grab bars are available in different sizes. We even offer an ADA-compliant option.
LuxStone now offers DTV, which lets you maximize your control with the touch of a button. That way, you can adjust your shower settings without having to twist and turn to find them. The DTV includes features such as precise temperature control and timer options that ultimately make your shower experience safer.
If you ever wanted a sit-down shower, now’s your chance. Moveable seats are now available for LuxStone showers. Our moveable seats allow you to sit comfortably while you experience your best clean. Also, the moveable seat includes handles for easy transport around the shower.
Tresham® Shower Base
The Tresham Shower Base features a built-in seat that will create a safer shower experience. If you prefer a seat that’s connected to the shower base, then this is a perfect option for you.
Since shower accessories are prone to getting slippery, it’s easy to drop them. Our hand shower kits provide a moveable showerhead that’s connected to the wall. Also, LuxStone offers the Awaken Handshower Kit that is ADA-compliant. Use the hand shower to find the best angle for your most comfortable experience.
How to Choose Which Shower Is Safer for You
When designing your shower, choose features that will help you feel the safest and most comfortable. That way, you’ll feel safe and secure every time you enter and exit your shower. If you’re looking for a safe shower experience, try KOHLER® LuxStone today.