Rated 4.1 out of 5 by 26
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by simpleman Very nice tub
Replaced a cast iron tub with this tub and it looks great. Had tub shipped to store, it arrived on time and it was pretty easy to install.
April 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by JShoe Great tub, but will need cleanup from packing
This tub is excellent quality. The packing is good, almost too good. You will have to use a blade for scraping windows to get all of the sticky material they use to attach the styrofoam. Other than that, no complaints.
March 10, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by CascadeBob Good Tub Installer Beware
The tub must be ordered online and delivered to your home. Ours was delivered to our home on time and undamaged.
Overall, the materials and finish on the tub are very good. It went in easily with just one helper. The tub is an excellent value for the price paid.
However, Installer Beware: The tub is mounted on a dense foam pad which works great, but it is the pad that is slightly sloped (3/8" overall) instead of (or in additiion to) the bottom of the tub. If installed flat on the pad, this could translate to an un-level tub rim and therefore un-level finish wall tile (assuming you want the same reveal of tile all around the tub rim). Lucklily I caught this and installed the ledgers level and then poured some floor-levelling compound under the high-side of the pad once the tub was installed on the ledgers to make up the 1/4" to 3/8" difference between the pad and floor (drain side of pad in full contact with the floor, the gap was on the opposite end and only slightly off the floor).
Also, be careful installing your ledgers as there is only about 1 1/4" maximum clearance between the tub body and the flange. If you use 1 1/2" material for ledgers (like a 2X4 for example) you'll find the tub won't seat fully against the framed wall. I ripped 2X4s down to 1 1/4" to address this.
April 20, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by NKBP Nice tub, deeper and not too heavy
The only option was to have this tub shipped to our home instead of the usual free shipping option to our local HD. The box looked in really bad shape but the tub was fine. No chips or dings. We installed and like it so far. No issues with rust or chips. Bootz recommends mild cleaners and Barkeeper's Friend for the tough stuff. I've seen others have concerns over the rough floor of this tub. It's not an issue when bathing and very nice and grippy when showering. Depth of this tub is nice and it feels much more solid that the regular Maui tub in our local HD. It's worth the extra price.
March 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TJnTX Good product for the price
Recently used this tub for a guest bath remodel. Original plan was to keep the tub but due to chips in the finish etc. from the previous owners we elected to replace it. The original tub was the same brand which made installing/plumbing/etc. relatively seamless. Although we've only showered in it, the insulated tub is a nice feature. Also the added depth of the tub is well worth it especially at this price point.
The non-slip surface in the bottom of the tub is not overly abrasive. I do not see it being an issue during bathing and the kids certainly have not complained about it. It's grippy enough that we have not needed a non-slip mat, but not so abrasive as to be uncomfortable.
Keep in mind that you're looking at a porcelain enameled steel tub. This is not a fancy acrylic drop in. There's a reason why it's priced where it is. However, for that price this tub brings a lot to the table.
July 15, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by slem depth of tub and 35 degree backrest are great features
ordering and shipping was very fast, no damage on delivery.
March 12, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Disappointed Don't buy this tub!
We loved this tub when we bought it. It arrived chipped on the top and there were black stains coming through the front that even the store personnel couldn't get out. He said it seemed to possibly be the black insulation material coming through....a defect in the construction process. We got a replacement tub that also arrived chipped.
After these 2 situations, we bought the Maui tub by Bootz Industries, instead of the Mauicast. This was basically the same tub but without the insulation, although we really wanted the insulated tub. This tub was not chipped or stained. Our installer said he followed the installation instructions but the tub makes a loud noise when you step in the slanted side. He tried many things to prevent it but was unsuccessful. Looking online, other people with the same tub had the same experience.
It is too late for us now that our noisy tub is installed.
I would never buy this tub.
October 7, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by gardengirl Finish is hard to keep clean.
Nice size tub, keeps the bath water very warm and it came very quick. The finish on the inside of the tub is not very glossy like the description said....it is a matte finish and has to be cleaned every day and is hard to clean. Don`t like the non slip material on the bottom and guessing it will look pretty bad at some point. I would not purchase this tub again.
April 30, 2013