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Walk-In Bathtubs with New Outward Opening Door Offer Improved Safety and Convenience
Tubs Feature Easy-Open Door and Full Access to Seat for Safer User Wheelchair Transfer; Ideal for Hospitals and Nursing Homes
PISCATAWAY, N.J. (September 17, 2013) ― Providing a safe, dignified, and comfortable way those with limited mobility to enjoy a bath, American Standard now offers a walk-in bathtub with an outward opening door.
This watertight walk-in tub door swings outward to allow more room when entering and exiting the tub. It allows for immediate access to the bather in the event of a medical emergency. Plus, this deep and spacious bathtub offers full access to the tub seat for trouble-free transfer from a wheelchair.
The large door opening allows complete access to the chair height seat. Additional standard safety features on these American Standard walk-in baths include a textured tub floor to prevent slips and falls as well as a sturdy, conveniently-located grab bar.
These new walk-in tubs feature the exclusive Quick Drain system from American Standard. It uses a powerful pump to drain the tub in approximately two minutes, greatly reducing the time the bather must sit and wait before they can exit the tub. Most other walk-in tubs take up to 10 minutes for water to drain, causing the bather to become chilled waiting for the water to exit the tub.
The outward opening door is available on American Standard soaking tub, airbath, whirlpool, or combo massage models. Other options for customizing the tub include additional components such as an ADA-compliant slide bar with hand shower holder, a comfortable neck rest, an acrylic tub extender for a custom installation and tile flange for a clean look.
These walk-in bathtubs with outward opening doors are constructed of premium cast acrylic with fiberglass reinforcement and are built on a free-standing metal steel support frame for added durability and strength.
For more information on the new outward opening door walk-in tubs, visit www.americanstandard.com or call (800) 442-1902.
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