The two materials most commonly used for walk-in bathtubs for senior citizens are acrylic and fiberglass. Both of these materials provide plenty of strength and can be customized to give some aesthetic appeal as well.
For seniors, there are plenty of good options in both of these types of materials to bring into your home, but our team specializes in providing fiberglass tubs in Glendale, AZ, for a variety of reasons. Here are just a few of them:
- Affordability: Perhaps one of the biggest benefits associated with fiberglass tubs is their affordability, especially when compared to options such as copper, cast iron, brass and various stones. Even acrylic bathtubs, which tend to have lower price tags, will still generally cost more than fiberglass. This is especially ideal for senior citizens, who tend to be living on fixed incomes and aren’t as likely to splurge on luxury amenities for their bathrooms.
- Easy to install: Fiberglass tubs are very lightweight, which allows for some pretty easy installation. Whenever you have to deal with heavier bathtub materials, such as metals or stones, it can be difficult to maneuver the tub into the place you need it to sit in the bathroom. Fiberglass is lightweight and can be carried to where it needs to be installed, and there’s no need for installing additional supports in the floor, no matter where in the house the tub is located.
- Reparable finishes: While fiberglass does have a surface that is more easily scratched than some other types of tub materials, it is also easier to repair. You won’t have to worry about replacing your tub if it sustains damage. Just sand down the surface, use a filler and some epoxy-based coating and you’ll create a smooth surface so it looks brand new. You can also purchase a fiberglass repair kit that contains everything you need to clean and repair the surface.
- Style range: You’ll be surprised at just how wide a range of styles there is with fiberglass bathtubs. You can find them in all different styles, sizes, forms and aesthetics. This is one of the main reasons why they’re so often marketed toward seniors—there are many different styles available that cater specifically to seniors who might have issues with mobility, who need extra slip protection or who have any other special needs that might not be as easy to find with other types of tub materials.
These are just a few of the biggest reasons why fiberglass tubs are our specialty and why we so often recommend them for senior citizens. If you’re interested in learning more about how to choose from our large selection of fiberglass tubs in Glendale, AZ and the types of features in these tubs that are most conducive to the lifestyles and needs of senior citizens, we encourage you to contact the team at A-1 Porcelain & Fiberglass Service Co., LLC today. One of our sales professionals will be happy to answer any questions you have. We look forward to assisting you soon!