Tub Terminology

Walk-in tub

Low-step entry bathtub with door, built-in chair, and high sides

Whirlpool jets

Air bubble jets built in for massage and pain relief purposes

Tub threshold

The low-step for entering the bath tub

Extension

Cover for the vacant space between the wall and tub

Grab bars

Grip bars on the sides of the bath to aid and support bathers during entry and exit of the tub

Drain and overflow kit

System used to prevent flooding in bathroom by keeping water below certain level

Inward door

Ease of access sealed door that swings into the tub as you enter

Outward door

Door that swings outward – for emergency evacuations when necessary – also the more expensive option

Industrial grade acrylic

Fiberglass reinforced durable plastic coated with gel

Marine grade gel coat

This coats the bathtub, protecting it from any scratches and adds a pleasant finish to the tub

Hand-held shower head

A fixed shower-head flexible enough to be moved in any direction for easy use

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