Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 73
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RobertsonBK Great tub!
Purchased this tub from our local Home Depot store. Thought about opening the box before purchasing, but in the end we just took our chances (we only live about 5 miles away). Upon opening the box at home, we did find a very small (1/8" to 1/4") spot of chipped enamel on the very left edge of the tub, but will be hidden by the ceramic tile surround anyway - so not problem for us. Otherwise in perfect condition, not a scratch or blemish anywhere on the visible tub surface. Very well packaged. The boxed tub fit perfectly into our Subaru Outback (w/rear seats folded down), no need for tie downs or bungee cords. A very deep, attractive, and lightweight tub that looks fabulous installed. As a previous reviewer recommended, we intend to use "Great Stuff" spray-foam installation in the hollow areas underneath the tub before installing our cement board and ceramic tile surround.
All of the negative reviews are due to shipping damage (enamel chips), which in my opinion are not true reviews of the product itself. Just open the box before buying to make sure - and keep in mind that 1/4" to 1/2" of the edges will most likely be masked by your specific tub surround. I think it would be virtually impossible to package/ship a product of this size/material without a single enamel blemish on the edges... a relative once worked a temporary/seasonal job at the local USPS sorting facility, and I heard all kinds of stories about how the loading dock guys just toss things around (and if it's marked "fragile", they will toss it that much harder). NO FAULT of either the manufacturer or Home Depot, just the way it is.
July 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Freda Time to soak
Performance is great, soaking is so comfortable, relaxing and plenty of room.
March 2, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by homebilt Good tub for the price
Easy to carry up 2 flights of stairs for install. Good quality. Did have one small mark on the porcelain but its covered by the shower door. Easy install.
February 10, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Bridge Love this tub!
This bright white tub looks great in newly remodeled bathroom. This tub was a great value.
May 16, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Father0f8 Chips and poor porcelain coverage
I bought this bathtub to replace an old cast iron bathub. I liked that it was deep and steel with a porcelain finish and still light weight.
When I unboxed this to install it, it had a chip on the top but that area would mostly be covered by the tub surround so I wasn't worried too much about it but that made me look closer and I discovered that there were pin pricks in several places on the tub where the porcelain had not been applied thick enough and there were just little holes going all the way to the steel. So I took the tub back to home depot. They had two others in stock and they both had the same problem with poor coverage of the porcelain.
The sales person said that he normally doesn't see this problem with this tub manufacturer so maybe there was a bad batch put out. I really liked this tub and it had been recommended by my plumber so I am looking at other home depots to see if I can find one in good condition.
These tubs with the pin holes in the porcelain should never have left the factory. They should have been rejected and not sent to the stores.
Incidently, the two tubs that were in the store that had the pin holes in the porcelain, the boxes were taped up and they were placed back on the shelf for some other poor consumer to take home and have to bring back.
I expected better from Home Depot.
December 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Marty Almost 1 year and still love it!!
We, like others who have written, did our research before buying this tub. Looked at L__e's, local plumbing suppliers, M____ds, etc.....and this fit the bill for us. MADE IN USA, fit with decor, AND extra depth. We did a total remodel, yes, WE did it. A little daunting at first, but we took our time and did it right. This tub is no exception. Thought about cast iron, but the weight, carrying it through the house without ripping walls, smashing fingers, etc..made this a no brainer. We had no chips, no dents, no problems. Install was a breeze. We are planning on buying another for the next remodel in bath #2 this summer. Great value and quality for $$ spent.
February 19, 2012
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Sean Easy install
I bought the tub and left it in box for several weeks before I could install. Upon removing the box I found that the top rail had a chunk of finish broken off. I contacted the store I picked the tub up at and they requested I return it to their store. Unfortunately I live an hour away and had a tile crew scheduled later in the afternoon.
The tub was easy to install but now I have to figure out how to repair the finish on the new tub. I received an estimate for repair that exceeded the amount I paid for the tub.
The product is good but appears to have been damaged at the store or in transport to store.
April 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RenoGal NIce sturdy tub!
This tub is great. Feels very sturdy. I used this in a rental property several years ago and it was so easy we bought one for our new (very old) house. The one thing we did that I highly recommend: before installation we used a couple cans of Great Stuff foam insulation to make the tub have less of an echo and retain heat when full of water. The day before install, we used great stuff on the underside black parts, with the exception of the VERY BOTTOM of the tub (do that later). When installing the tub, you lay a bed of Great stuff on the ground and squish the tub into it securing it in place with screws. Leave room around the drain(s) with NO Great Stuff in the way. Enjoy your well insulated and very durable tub!
January 3, 2014