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Falls are a major risk for Baltimore residents with limited mobility. Walk-in tubs help older people and those with disabilities bathe safely and independently. The Baltimore Sun has partnered with ConsumerAffairs to create this guide by comparing consumer reviews, luxury features and threshold heights of 30 businesses and choosing eight favorites from the top walk-in tub companies in Baltimore.

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Types of walk-in tubs in Baltimore

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There are many types of walk-in tubs available in Baltimore, ranging from basic soaker models to high-end, customized baths with luxury features like aromatherapy, chromotherapy, massaging jets and heated surfaces.

Common walk-in tub models in Baltimore include:

  • Soaker walk-in tubs, which are basic models that provide standard benefits like a low step-in threshold, leakproof door, nonslip flooring, a grab bar and built-in seat. A soaker is a good option for anyone on a limited budget or who just wants an easier time getting in and out of the tub.
  • Hydrotherapy walk-in tubs have water jets that provide a therapeutic, massagelike experience. Hydrotherapy can relieve symptoms associated with arthritis, fibromyalgia and other medical conditions and help relieve stress and provide relaxation. Walk-in tubs may also include aerotherapy, or air jets, which provide less intense therapy, or both air and water jets for maximum effect.
  • Wheelchair-accessible walk-in tubs are designed for wheelchair users, with larger doors and easier access, making it easier to transfer into the tub.
  • Bariatric walk-in tubs have more space in order to accommodate larger users. Bariatric walk-in tubs have larger seats and doors to allow for a more comfortable experience.

For most seniors, a basic soaker walk-in tub will help simplify their bathroom routine and make it a safer experience. Soakers are the most common walk-in tubs available on the market. For seniors who have specific needs, like massage jets for aching joints or special designs for wheelchair accessibility, specialized walk-in tubs are the better choice.

Some companies also offer customized walk-in tubs, where customers can pick and choose the walk-in tub features they want for a made-to-order build. Consumers can customize everything from the size of the tub to jet placement to color. Most walk-in tub companies in Baltimore offer a free consultation — sometimes in your home — to go over your budget, needs and preferences.

How much do walk-in tubs cost in Baltimore?

In Baltimore, walk-in tub prices range from $2,000 to $5,000 for most models. For a walk-in tub with added benefits, like hydrotherapy, customers should expect to pay around $7,000 or more. Bariatric walk-in tubs and combination walk-in tubs cost anywhere between $7,000 and $10,000, depending on the type and features. Fully customized tubs can cost up to $20,000.

Most walk-in tub companies don’t give a complete price quote until visiting your home to factor in installation costs. Installation of a walk-in tub usually costs $1,500 or less. If you purchase a walk-in tub from a company that doesn’t provide installation, ask if it has a recommendation for a contractor licensed by the Maryland Department of Labor.

Installing a walk-in tub in Baltimore

Many walk-in tub companies offer professional installation of your new walk-in tub. If you are replacing a regular bathtub or shower with a walk-in tub, this process usually only takes one to two days. If your bathroom requires extensive remodeling, like plumbing or electrical updates, installation will take longer and be more expensive.

Keep in mind that walk-in tub installation in Baltimore may require a permit from the City of Baltimore, Baltimore County or another local governing authority. Your installer should help you determine whether a permit is necessary and assist with the paperwork.

Baltimore walk-in tub FAQ

How can I receive financial assistance for a walk-in tub in Baltimore?

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development has a program that offers grants or zero-interest loans for seniors who need to update their home for mobility purposes. To qualify, applicants must be 55 or older and must have a household income of less than 80% of the statewide median. Additionally, the Assistive Technology Loan Program provides low-interest loans to Maryland residents with disabilities and their families to help them buy equipment that facilitates independent living.

Are walk-in tubs tax deductible in Maryland?

If a walk-in tub is purchased for safety or medical reasons and you can provide documentation of a medical recommendation, you may be able to deduct the expense on your taxes.

Do I need to hire a plumber to install my walk-in tub in Baltimore?

Because most walk-in tub companies offer installation services, you probably don’t need to hire a plumber yourself. When a walk-in tub company comes to look at your space and provide a quote, ask if a plumber is needed. If you do hire a plumber, make sure he or she is licensed with the Maryland Board of Plumbing.

What’s a typical warranty for walk-in tubs in Baltimore?

Most tubs come with a warranty that covers the tub shell and other components, including the door seal. Warranties last anywhere from 10 years to a lifetime and can differ based on the tub part. Before purchasing a tub, ask for an explanation of the manufacturer’s warranty and to see a copy of it in writing.

Baltimore walk-in tub company information

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Safe Step

Safe Step walk-in tubs come with a lowest-price guarantee, professional installation in one or two days and a lifetime warranty on parts and labor. Baltimore customers can schedule a free consultation to customize a walk-in tub. Each product is built by over 50 people and undergoes a 14-point quality control inspection.

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American Standard

American Standard sells hundreds of walk-in tubs, giving consumers choices of type, features, material and color. Acrylic and gelcoat tubs come with 15- and 10-year warranties, respectively, and lifetime warranties on door seals. Baltimore customers can contact American Standard for a free estimate on tub and installation packages.

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Kohler

Kohler walk-in tubs include features like a 3-inch step-in, multifunction handshower, water and air jets, fast-drain technology and heated surfaces. Tubs are designed and built in Wisconsin and come with a lifetime limited warranty. Professional installation and financing options are available. Get in touch with Kohler for a free quote in Baltimore.

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Bath Planet

Bathroom remodelers at Bath Planet install walk-in tubs in as little as one day. Tubs fit in the space of an existing bath and are made with thick acrylic. They also come with a limited lifetime warranty. Contact the company for a free consultation. Its address is 795 Cromwell Park Drive, Ste. B, Glen Burnie, MD 21061.

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Jacuzzi

Jacuzzi walk-in tubs have benefits including leakproof doors, ergonomic grab bar, hydromassage jets and fast filling and draining technology. Baltimore homeowners can get one-day setup and removal of an old tub from professional installers. Be sure to ask about any current specials when you contact Jacuzzi for a free quote.

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Herl’s Bath & Home Solutions

Herl’s Bath & Home Solutions installs Jacuzzi walk-in tubs throughout Maryland. The company offers several financing options to make purchasing a tub easier. Its showroom in Columbia is open six days a week. Call for a free in-home consultation and estimate. Herl’s Bath & Home Solutions is located at 8970 Route 108, Ste. G, Columbia, MD 21045.

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RenVision Kitchen & Bath

RenVision Kitchen & Bath has been redesigning bathrooms in central Maryland since 2000. Customers benefit from 3D design technology and financing options. Contact RenVision Kitchen & Bath for a free, no-obligation estimate on a walk-in tub. The company is located at 1907 West St., Annapolis, MD 21401.

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Homefix Custom Remodeling

Homefix Custom Remodeling has been in the home improvement business in Maryland since 1990. Its walk-in tubs are made in the U.S. and come with a lifetime warranty. Check the website for current promotions and specials. The company offers a 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. Homefix Custom Remodeling’s office is at 1506 Joh Ave. Ste. 188, Baltimore, MD 21227.

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