Rated 3.2 out of 5Â by 31
Rated 5 out of 5Â 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 out of 5Â 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
Rated 5 out of 5Â 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 5 out of 5Â 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 1 out of 5Â by FringeGatherer All the problems reported
Ordered this. The first two arrived damaged - Home Depot was good about replacing, but time wasted. We very carefully framed in a squared up opening of the right size. Putting the tub in it didn't fit. Turns out the back edge of the tub - the side that goes against the flat wall - was not straight. It had a 1/2 inch bend in it - this did not seem to be damage, but a manufacturing defect. . Too late to start over. We had to pile on thinset until the wall bulged out far enough to tile over the lip. Looks pretty bad if you know where to look - fortunately the house is old and there are other things out of square, so we'll live with it.
August 25, 2014