Inswing Walk-In Tub vs Outswing Walk-In Tub

By Published On: February 8, 20176 min read

So you’re Looking to Buy A Walk-In Tub?

Thinking about buying a Walk-In Tub and are unsure what company you should buy from or whether you should buy an Inswing walk-in Tub or an Outswing walk-In Tub? In this article we are going to talk about who makes the best high quality walk-in tubs as well as discuss some of the benefits of both inward opening walk-in bathtubs (inswing) and outward opening walk-in bathtubs (outswing).

Inswing and outswing walk-in tubs are both excellent alternatives to a traditional bathtub. So you may be wondering Who should consider buying a Walk-In Tub? Both walk-in tubs are considered to be safety tubs and are specially designed to fit the needs of seniors, the disabled, handicapped, or anyone who may be suffering from limited mobility as well as anyone looking for a therapeutic soaking tub.

So it’s time for you or a loved one to switch to a walk-in tub. How do you know which style walk-in tub is right for you? Deciding on a walk-in tub that has either an inward or outward opening door is more than just preference, it is making the right decision for safety, comfort, and convenience. Since both the inswing opening and outswing opening walk-in tub door styles have their own unique benefits. In this article we are going to discuss some of these benefits. Our goal is to help you better understand what the difference is between both walk-in tub styles. We hope to provide you with some useful information that can help you make a decision that is best for you and your individual needs.

So what Company makes the Highest Quality Walk-In Tubs?

RANE BATHING SYSTEMS is considered one of the best manufacturers of Walk-In Tubs in the United States. RANE was founded in 1990 and is a pioneer in the walk-in tub industry, RANE is family owned and operated by three generations with a combined total of 80 years of experience. RANE takes pride in the fact that all RANE products are made in the USA and manufactured with the highest quality materials at their 50,000 square foot state-of-the-art facility located in Sparta, Tennessee. RANE utilizes some of the best materials in producing their tubs like true marine grade fiberglass gel coat, reinforcing in the seat and walking areas, and aircraft grade aluminum frames. No other manufacturer utilizes these kinds of quality materials in their products. All RANE Walk-In Tubs are fully assembled and factory tested to make sure that each walk-in tub meets the highest quality of standards before it is shipped to professional dealers and installers like Lifestyle Remodeling.

RANE produces a full range of walk-in tub models to meet a variety of needs, including built-in or freestanding walk-in tubs, inward opening or outward swinging doors, smaller models for limited spacing, and walk-in tub models with roomy seating for persons of size. RANE Bathing Systems is committed to providing the most innovative solutions to accessibility needs, and offers a unique line of safety and accessibility products.

Unlike almost all other walk-in tub companies who specialize in selling only inswing walk-in tubs, RANE specializes in selling both inswing and outswing walk-in tubs. RANE Outswing Walk-In Tubs utilizes a proprietary locking mechanism that is specially designed to create a very tight LEAK FREE seal when the door is closed and the tub is filled with water. RANE is also the only company who specializes in manufacturing walk-in tubs for both residential homes and commercial institutions like hospitals and assisted living facilities.

Inswing Walk-In Tub – Inward Opening Door

Inswing Walk-In BathtubThe Inswing Walk-In Tub is the perfect choice for individuals looking for a safe step access tub offering bathers safety, comfort, and convenience. The inswing walk-in tub has a door that opens inward and swinging into the tub. This makes this style of tub a little more convenient to install in smaller bathrooms or bathrooms that may have limited space. The inswing walk-in tub can be built-in or freestanding, making it easy to replace an existing bathtub or easily installed in an open space.

A walk-in tub with an inward opening door has many benefits such as:

  • Easy for bathers with limited mobility to close the door once sitting inside the tub.
  • Self-seal created when the person bathing shuts the door and fills the tub with water, the water presses against the door frame creating an extra tight seal.
  • Low threshold walk in and sit down
  • Specially designed contoured seat makes it easy to sit in a comfortable upright position kind of like the way you sit in a car
  • Rapid fill and draining system
  • Handheld shower wand
  • Available upgrade features like hydrotherapy chromotherapy, aromatherapy, and more

Outswing Walk-In Tub – Outward Opening Door

The Outswing Walk-In Tub has an outward swinging door that opens away from the tub. The outswing walk-in tub typically needs more room for the door to swing open. However, RANE offers a model that will clear a nearby toilet, which works well in tighter spaces. The outswing walk-in tub is also considered one of the best transferOutswing Walk-In Bathtubs tubs, making it very easy for bathers to transfer from a wheelchair, walker, scooters or canes to the seat of the walk-in tub.

The outswing walk-in tub makes it very easy for individuals who are handicapped or suffering from limited mobility to transfer from a wheelchair to the tubs specially designed contoured seat. The individual can either independently step over the low threshold and into the tub or easily transfer from a wheelchair seat to the tub seat (seat to seat), making the outswing walk-in tub one of the best and most convenient wheelchair accessible tubs on the market.

Unlike the inswing walk-in tub which uses a self-sealing door, the outswing walk-in tub uses a hinged door that has a state-of-the-art locking mechanism that is specially designed to create a water tight seal when the door is closed and the tub is filled. The outswing walk-in tub is an excellent side access tub. The outswing walk-in tub is the perfect solution for anyone looking to buy a safety tub that offers convenience, comfort, handicapped accessibility, and functionality. Enjoy a luxurious bathing experience from the comfort of your home.

A walk-in tub with an outward opening door has many benefits such as:

  • Uses a state-of-the-art locking mechanism specially designed to create a leak-free water tight seal.
  • Low threshold easily walk in or transfer and sit down
  • Specially designed contoured seat makes it easy to sit in a comfortable upright position kind of like sitting in a car
  • Excellent transfer tub – from wheelchair to tub seat (seat to seat)
  • Rapid fill and draining system
  • Handheld shower wand
  • Available upgrade features like hydrotherapy, chromotherapy, aromatherapy, and more

Where and How To Buy RANE Walk-In Tubs in Florida

Lifestyle Remodeling is the premier walk-in tub dealer and professional installer in the state of Florida. Lifestyle Remodeling carries only RANE Walk-In Tubs. For a FREE Consultation call us at (813) 448-3711 or contact us online. Visit our Tampa Bay area showroom at 4897 W. Waters Ave, Suite B, Tampa, FL. 33634

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