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Find the Best Walk-in Bathtubs in Sauk County, WI

Falling in the bathroom is one of the most common ways Sauk County seniors get injured. A walk-in tub, with numerous safety features, reduces the risk of these accidents. WiscNews has partnered with ConsumerAffairs to create this guide by comparing customer reviews, therapeutic features and threshold heights of 24 businesses and choosing seven favorites from the top walk-in tub companies in Sauk County.

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What to look for in a walk-in tub in Sauk County

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There are many walk-in tub companies servicing southern Wisconsin and a variety of models and customization options to choose from, so it can be hard to know where to start. The walk-in bath you choose should depend on your budget, your bathroom space, and the features that are important to you. The most common walk-in tubs available in Sauk County include soaker tubs, hydrotherapy tubs, wheelchair-accessible tubs and bariatric tubs.

  • Soaker tubs: Soakers are basic models that include a door with a low threshold, built-in seat, grab bar and nonslip surface. Soaker tubs are a good fit for those who care only about safety or those on a tight budget.
  • Hydrotherapy tubs: Hydrotherapy walk-in baths have all the standard safety features, plus powerful water jets that provide a massagelike experience. Hydrotherapy tubs are ideal for those seeking relief from joint or muscle pain. You can also purchase an aerotherapy tub, with air jets, or a combination tub, which has both water and air jets.
  • Wheelchair-accessible tubs: Wheelchair-accessible walk-in tubs have wide doors and adjusted seats to allow users to transition comfortably from a wheelchair into the bath.
  • Bariatric tubs: Bariatric walk-in tubs are larger than standard walk-in tubs and able to accommodate heavier individuals.

Beyond choosing a walk-in tub style, Sauk County residents can customize a tub’s size, material, color and door and drain directions. Consider adding luxury features such as heated surfaces, high-speed drain, aromatherapy, chromotherapy or self-cleaning. Your walk-in tub should also include a long-lasting warranty that covers all tub components.

How much is a walk-in tub in Sauk County?

On average, the cost of a walk-in tub in Sauk County, including installation, is between $5,000 and $7,000. The style of tub you choose, the size, materials and features all affect the cost of a walk-in tub. A basic soaker tub is the least expensive, while tubs full of luxury add-ons or tubs that are fully customized are the highest-priced — up to $20,000 or more after installation.

Most walk-in tub companies in Sauk County provide in-home consultations to take measurements in your bathroom and go over walk-in bath options. If the walk-in tub company provides installation, its quote should include this service in the bottom-line price. If it doesn’t offer installation, ask for a contractor recommendation. Tub installation usually costs $1,500 or less, depending on the extent of work necessary, including plumbing and electrical.

Most walk-in tub companies in Sauk County offer financing and payment plans to qualifying customers. If you purchase a tub for medical safety reasons, the purchase amount may be tax deductible.

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How do walk-in tubs work?

Walk-in tubs are designed to give seniors and those with limited mobility easy access in and out of a bathtub. Walk-in baths have standard safety features, including low thresholds, nonslip flooring and a built-in seat, to reduce the risk of falling. They can also include luxury add-ons, such as air and water jets, heated surfaces and quick drains.

Are walk-in tubs easy to clean?

Walk-in tubs are generally low maintenance. They require regular cleaning, similar to a regular bathtub. When you purchase your walk-in tub, ask a company representative about the best cleaning and maintenance method and products for the tub you choose.

Can I install my own walk-in tub?

If you have extensive plumbing and construction experience, you may be able to install your own walk-in tub. However, using a professional is recommended to avoid damage to your home or problems with your warranty. Most companies include installation in the price of the walk-in tub.

What local financing options are available for walk-in tubs in Wisconsin?

The state of Wisconsin has Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC) around the state to help residents with home modifications, including walk-in tubs. ADRC of Eagle Country serves Sauk County and has an office in Baraboo. Additionally, most Sauk County walk-in tub companies offer financing programs, allowing users to pay in monthly installments.

Do I need additional structural support to install a walk-in tub?

Walk-in tubs are often installed directly into the space of your existing tub or shower. Structural reinforcements are usually not necessary, but you can address this question during an in-home consultation with a walk-in tub company representative.

Sauk County walk-in bathtub company information

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Safe Step

Safe Step designs, builds and installs walk-in tub models for customers in Sauk County and across the U.S. Every walk-in tub is customizable for your needs and bathroom space, and each comes with a lifetime warranty on parts and labor. Ask about financing options and discounts before purchasing. Safe Step guarantees the lowest price among tubs of similar quality.

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American Standard

American Standard manufactures hundreds of unique walk-in tub models. Sauk County customers can find acrylic and gelcoat models in various colors and sizes. Each tub is customizable with faucets and other hardware. American Standard offers a limited warranty on all tubs and a lifetime warranty on the door seal.

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Kohler

Kohler walk-in baths feature a 3-inch step-in hand shower; fast-drain technology, easy-grip handrails and heated back, neck and shoulder surfaces. It designs and assembles walk-in tubs just a few hours away at its headquarters in Kohler, Wisconsin. Products are backed by a lifetime limited warranty.

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Jacuzzi

Jacuzzi is a name synonymous with whirlpool jets, but it also manufactures walk-in tubs. Jacuzzi walk-in tubs have constantly circulating water and are compatible with Epsom salts. All tubs feature fast-fill and fast-drain technology, low step-ins, wide openings and leakproof doors, plus a grab bar for added stability. Installation takes place in as little as one day and includes the removal of your old tub or shower.

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Independent Home

Independent Home manufactures, sells, installs and services its own walk-in tub line. It offers nine different models with varying features, including inward- or outward-swinging doors, wheelchair accessibility and power-controlled seat lift. Financing is available. Independent Home offers on-site inspections and price quotes good for one year.

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Mad City Windows & Baths

Mad City Windows and Baths offers walk-in bathtubs, installation and bathroom remodels. It sells 100%-American-made acrylic tubs with a lifetime warranty. Installation can be completed in as little as one day. The company provides free quotes and consultations, and financing options are available. Mad City’s closest location to Sauk County is at 5020 Voges Road, Madison, WI 53718.

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Tundraland

Tundraland installs walk-in bathtubs and showers across Wisconsin. Its tubs feature a low, 3-inch threshold, nonslip flooring and safety handrails. Tundraland backs its installations with a lifetime warranty on both products and labor. Contact the company for free design services.

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