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Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by LS worst design ever
I was excited about getting a new soaking tub, however I totally regret this purchase and the money it cost to install it.
Since it was a special order there was no way to examine it closely until I picked it up and then I didn't think to consider the problems I faced with this tub.
1. due to the design you lose 12" of the inner tub so it is actually only 4' not 5 as expected. This is due to the overflow on the top rather than the inner walls of the tub and the curving of the back side and the wide rims around the outside of the tub.
While having overflow on the top of the tub rather than the tub wall is a great idea, surely there is a way to do that without sacrificing leg room.
2. I would really like to know why they chose to mold the back of it as they did? You can't recline comfortably but need to sit up.
3 the curved arms make it narrow in the center and very difficult to have enough room to maneuver to get out of the tub.
4. they don't tell you that you need to buy a longer than standard tub spout, because of the design of the overflow.
I am very sorry I got this.
June 8, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by BattlingTubzilla Good tub - once I got one that wasn't defective.
This tub is nice and deep and is a good choice for someone who wants an economical soaker to fit in a 5 foot alcove. However, getting one that wasn't defective was nothing short of a fiasco. The first one had a defective drain hole that caused it to rain buckets of water into my kitchen when tested. The second had the overflow holes drilled in the wrong place so that the overflow couldn't be installed. American Standard sent someone to patch the holes and re-drill. It ended up working in the end, but from start to finish the entire ordeal with both bad tubs was over six weeks.
March 3, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by scoobydoo555 Fantastic, comfortable, easy to install tub
This tub is not very long at only 5 feet ( that's all we had room for) but it's depth makes up for it. Very comfortable for soaking and holds the water temperature, no need to replenish. Modern. sleek design and easy to clean with one of those extension brushes. You need to order the max drain to go with the tub.
Order came in quickly but first tub was damaged and had to be returned for another. Be sure to check tub during delivery or store pick up. No need for home delivery, my husband and teenage son lifted it out of the truck no problem.
January 27, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Starman Looked good, but!
Having purchased the first tub, our contractor noticed how thin the undercoating was so we reported it and the supplier had a gentalman come out the same day. He found a defect in the tub and the supplier with American Standard authorization sent out a replacement at no additional cost. The new tub looked alot better but it has taken my General Contractor over four hours, tub in andout to try and get the drain ti stop leaking. We may take the tub out again and prep the underside around the drain to make sure it is flat and even. We are also trying a thicker washer. My wife can not wait to soak in this since it is over 18 inches.
March 21, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Xxxxx Disappointing!
Just had this tub installed 4 months ago. I have cleaned it regularly as per manufacturer's directions, yet the tub had developed a ring about two inches up. I've never had this before with any tub. I do not recommend! I am very disappointed that after going through the mess and expense of a bathroom remodel, I am stuck seeing this each morning. I have never posted a review before on any product....I hope that someone benefits from my error or the company does something to improve the quality of the finish.
March 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Squirrel Amazing, deep tub for tight spaces
Our awful 1978 stock cast iron (9" effective depth) tub rusted out and needed replacement. I'm a 6'4" bath junkie and so usually only half of my body would ever be in the water.
After many hours of online research comparing hundreds of tubs, we settled on this 5' Evolution as the best, deepest tub we could find for such a small space.
Between its increased height, comfy shape, and max-volume overflow design, I am now a very happy camper!
The only downside I can foresee would be if you have physically disabled or elderly folks using the tub: the sides are a bit high and getting in and out (from lying prone) takes a bit more effort and coordination than with a typical, shallower tub.
One note: since the tub basin is unsupported plastic/acrylic, make sure your installers mount its basin onto a solid mound of concrete (or equivalent) so it doesn't strain, squeak, or split. (Fortunately, our installers did a great job.)
February 6, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Kazoo You need special drain tube
Be aware that you need to order special, longer overflow drain tube. This is not noted any where on Home Depot's web site. My plumber arrived to install the tub but that had to be delayed for a extra week due to the lack of special overflow drain tube. The tub can't be installed without it.
May 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tub Lover Very nice tub
We added a heater to keep the water warm while circulating. I used this tub every day for the 4 years we had it. It relieved my back pain. It is a great tub.
May 8, 2012