Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 37
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by auctelyn Feels like my old claw-foot tub!
We bought this tub to replace our ghastly acrylic whirlpool tub with its crusty, impossible-to-clean jets. This is a true "soaking tub" and is as wide and deep as our old tub. I was especially pleased with the back-slope as it not only supports the shoulders, but is rounded just right behind your neck so you can relax with your head at a natural angle. The only other tub I've been in that was this comfortable to recline in was an antique claw-foot tub I used to have.
The guys who installed the tub had no issues with it fitting into our standard 60 x 32" alcove. While it did take 3 of them to carry the tub safely up our stairs, they definitely appreciated that it not as heavy as cast iron.
This tub looks very high end. The "Americast" material is nice and solid, with a beautiful shine. Best of all, it's soooooo much easier to clean than my old one.
The only feature of this tub that I was not totally thrilled with was the look of the anti-slip treatment on the bottom. It consists of numerous dull, slightly rougher spots laid out in a harlequin pattern (picture a 10-of-diamonds playing card). These diamond spots do their job just fine. They provide sure footing when stepping in and out or showering and they are not uncomfortable to sit on (no sliding down toward the drain!)
My concern was that they tend to grab grime and, even after being cleaned, telegraph visually as not being completely clean. The manufacturer included special instructions on how to clean the bottom so I imagine they've gotten this feedback before. I have the white tub. I'm not sure if this would be any different with the almond. Once I figured out that I was mainly seeing a difference in sheen, I got over it and now am very happy with this tub. Just be prepared that the bottom is not going to be as shiny and white as it is everywhere else.
April 30, 2016
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by GLSailor Sloppy construction but will be okay
I bought this as it was billed as having a "cast iron look without the weight." It's essentially a porcelain enamel steel tub with rigid foam sprayed on the bottom and sides. Rough-in specs called for 60" or 60-1/8 (depending on which specs you followed--they were different on the same sheet.) It's actually 60-1/8 to 60-3/8 as the rigid foam on the edges was sloppily applied and varied that much. I had to chisel away the foam around the outside edge to make it fit the rough-in opening and accommodate a 1/4" wall shim. Don't use roofing nails to attach to studs as advised, use screws and washers. One hammer blow to the lip and you've ruined the tub. Despite the sloppy construction I believe this will look fine when completed.Dropping some mortar under it to support the bottom will probably give it a more "cast iron" feel but probably isn't necessary. For a few dollars more, go with cast iron if you have someone to help put it in place.
March 22, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by OG Cambridge 5 ft. x 32 in. Left Drain Soaking Tub in White
Tub is nice, wide and deep, my contractors liked it. The only issue was that there was a little flex on the bottom of the tub when walking on it by my contractor, and he weighs about 165. So maybe could be an issue for a much heavier person. The threshold is only 2 1/2 inches, and could pose problems if you want to mount a sliding door. I originally wanted the Dreamline Enigma X, but the instructions required a threshold of 2 3/4. There is also a slight angle on the threshold.
March 24, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by DepotShopper Soaking Tub
The tub was delivered to the store pretty quickly, and it is exactly what we wanted. The tub is about 3-4" deeper than a standard tub and is excellent for taking a nice soak. The Americast material holds the heat of the water much better than a fiberglass tub at a fraction of the weight of a cast iron tub. Would definitely buy another one of these.
February 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LeroyTheLips Very deep tub
This was a very easy tub to install for me. I had my walls removed so no problem. I also did not put any sand underneath. No scratches or dents. You won't need an extra deep overflow. This tub is plenty deep. I also did not buy the recommended drain package. I just picked up some plastic pipes and made my own I'm a serious DYI home owner.
January 5, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Lucy28 LOVE IT!!
We remodeled our 1965 bathroom and replaced our blue cast iron tub with this one!! It's perfect if you love getting baths!! It has a 14 inch soaking depth! It had generous ledges for your bath items. Every plumber I talked to has this tub! It's as close to cast iron (without the weight) as you can get!! I love it!
January 11, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by aasmith77 Nice tub
This is a very nice tub. I just purchased so we have not installed yet but it is not steel. We thought we were buying a steel tub that's what it say in product specs. It is fiber glass which is actually ok with us. Our contactor said it's a very good tub.
November 18, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by barkmecrazy deep tub; uncomfortable recline; crummy drain stop
We bought this because I wanted my tall husband to be able to soak with more than a few inches of water. I loved our old cast iron insert tub but the contractor insisted it would be easier for him to break it up and remove it than work around it. This is an OK tub, but after 3 years the pop-up drain plug began to fail. Now I have to find a replacement or go with the old fashioned rubber stopper. When I bought the tub I didn't realize that there wouldn't be the usual open/close device for the stopper. It's just a stopper that screws into the drain. I can no longer put the hair-catcher strainer over the drain and just open the drain. I have to unplug the drain and quickly get the strainer in place. Not a big deal, but the failure of the stopper means I'll have to replace it every few years - if they even continue to make them.
I also was disappointed with the very steep back rest. When I lie down to soak. my neck is almost at a 90degree angle -very uncomfortable. I miss the comfortable recline of our old tub that fit in the same space.
Lastly, I don't know if it's installation (the installers were very careful) or manufacture but the "shelf" part of the tub on the outside slopes slightly towards the floor instead of back into the tub! so we have to be very careful to keep a washcloth in the corner and to keep the curtain plastered against the shower wall to keep the water from running onto the floor.
May 9, 2016