Rane RC2 Pacific Residential Walk-In tub

Different Choices of Doors for Walk-in Tubs

Different Choices of Doors for Walk-in Tubs

There are a lot of difference in Walk-in Tubs. One of the variants is in the doors. Rane Bathing and Accessibility is different in the first place as it is the only Walk-in-Tub manufacturer which started out with a medical background. They’ve been making tubs for the healthcare field for over thirty years. They are well-respected for providing safe quality bathing units for assisted living, long-term facilities and hospitals. This family-owned and operated company brings all that experience into designing and crafting Walk-in Tubs for residential use. So much goes into a Rane Walk-in Tub that it is too much to go into in this particular post. (Check out our other posts for other features.) Today we will look at differences in doors for Walk-in Tubs.

Rane RC2 Pacific Residential Walk-In Tub

Doors That Swing In

Doors that swing inside of the tub are used by those with different levels of mobility but especially for who can bear their own weight or those who are at least partially independent. The user stands up and steps into the tub, sits down in the comfortable contoured seat and closes the door. Rane Tubs fill quickly and drain quickly so the bather is not getting chilled for long. “Swing-in Doors” are also slightly less expensive due to manufacturing elements.

Rane RH6 Walk-In Tub

Doors That Swing Out

Doors that swing out are a great choice for all levels of mobility. Even someone in a wheelchair can easily transfer or slide into the contoured seat and then close the door. The outward swinging door truly eliminates all slips, trips and falls because the bather backs into the comfortable therapeutic seating, swings their legs into the tub and then closes the door. The patented “Key Lock” system tightens and pushes down the door so there is no way any water can escape. Instead of a “Walk-in Tub,” it is probably more accurately called a “Back-in Tub.”

Rane RM3 Outward Swinging Walk-In Tub Door

Contoured Doors

Some of the Rane Walk-in Tubs have a specially-designed cut-out on their door which maximizes space in a small bathroom. The door can actually swing out over an existing toilet. Depending on the layout of your exiting bathroom, the door can swing out to the right or to the left, making it easy to enter and exit while fully utilizing your space. This also eliminates major changes in your bath area like having to move a toilet.

Contact your caring Rane Bathing and Accessibility professional who wants to bring all the best of their medical knowledge to help you get one of the elegant Rane Walk-in Tubs at a price you can afford right in your home. 

History of Rane Walk In Bath Tubs

History of Rane Creates the Best Walk-in Tubs

History of Rane Walk In Bath TubsYou know you are getting a superior Walk-in Tub when you purchase one from Rane Bathing and Accessibility. They have the history to prove it. You get the experience of three generations from a family dedicated to improving bathing for those with mobility issues. The current owner, Rich Piper, tells how his stepfather was a pioneer in designing the first Walk-in tubs that made it possible for professionals in healthcare facilities to offer safer, more accessible bathing for their patients. He first began designing tubs in 1990 which would revolutionize bathing in healthcare settings for those with mobility challenges. Today, Rane offers the best Walk-in Tubs in the industry for both facility and residential use, all built on a rich history that sets them high above the mark.

Input of Therapists and Health Professionals

From the very start to the present, as they built their business in Walk-in Tubs, they listened to therapists who were bathing patients day-in and day-out. These healthcare professionals gave Rane their input on making improvements to the walk-in tubs they designed. Ideas ranged from making it safer and easier to get in and out of the tubs while adding features to aide in more independence in personal bathing. The contoured seating designed for human anatomy came about through recommendations of therapists.  Suggestions were tested and incorporated into the next generation of walk-in tubs.

Strength of Materials

While building more Rane tubs, they were also growing in their knowledge of the materials they were using. Rane is a premier member of ACMA (American Composite Manufacturing Association). They have also built such diversified products as boating seats, seating for Burger King and other large restaurants. They even manufacture tow truck bodies and motorcycle trailers. Much has been learned about strengthening their materials which has definitely impacted the strength of Rane’s Walk-in Tubs. They have their gel-coating for a sleek comfortable finish.

From Industrial to Residential Tubs

Residential Walk-In Tubs

Three generations have kept this commitment to providing a Walk-in Tub that creates a safe, independent and enjoyable bathing experience. All the knowledge from years of designing Walk-in Tubs for facilities goes into their unique and stylish designs for private home use. Rane Walk-in Tubs may be strong, functional and therapeutic, but they also look and feel like you are stepping into a spa in your own home. They add an upscale look to your existing bathroom while making bathing safe, accessible and a relaxing experience for everyone in the family.

Contact Rane today to discover all the innovative features and designs of their Walk-in Tubs which are American made and created from years of history and experience.