Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 21
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by maxr awful quality
tub had two flaws making it impossible to continue with installation. 1) the drain hole in the bottom is about 1/4 off center. This makes pop-up drain plug seat on 1/4 of the tub instead of 1/2 like it should be. The whole plug is shifted and makes very little contact with the tub. This causes leak even when using plumbers putty.
2) as other person noted, tube edge is crooked. will make the whole install look terrible.
Returning back to store.
August 19, 2015
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by madparkermom Beware: Quality Control Lacking
I liked the style, price and Kohler name when I chose this tub. I ordered it for a complete master bath reno. that we began after Christmas. It arrived in December, amid the busy holiday season, & it was contained in a massive box that we kept sealed in our garage until the reno project would begin in January. So I didn't have a chance to inspect it before installation. And even when it was taken out of the box, because this is an acrylic 'drop in' style tub, the area where the tub is poorly cut, a manufacturing defect, was not evident until my plumber installed it on to my marble surround just last week. Unfortunately we then spotted the fact that on the outward facing side (the far side aligns with the wall and thus is not seen) the rim was not meeting the surround and appeared to have been mis-cut. Despite my plumber doing his best to minimize this, we still see a noticeable gap of a few inches along this side of the tub. And with the permanent nature of the seal, there was no other option for us. We are hoping we don't have water leakage issues. But other buyers should steer clear of this tub. For a Kohler product, I am disappointed. Did I really need to spend hundreds more to avoid this shoddiness? Not when we rarely use the tub and rely instead on showers. But hopefully this review will help others to avoid making this purchase.
February 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by stormin A winner!
Beautiful finish, sturdy construction, great value!
June 28, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Robb123 Awesome looking tub
This is just a great looking tub. It is also much more solid than other tubs which I have installed. There is one catch....this tub requires a custom drain assembly. You can't just buy the standard one off of the shelf. The drain assembly is only made by Kohler and it is pricey. All in all, I still think I got a good buy on the tub because the unique overflow hardware adds a lot even if it is pricey.
April 12, 2010
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DIYDan same manufacturing flaw in 2 tries
I thought this tub had nice lines and would be big enough. The first one I ordered was fine except for a wavy row of BB-sized dimples, about 1 inch apart, all around the tub where the floor and sides of the tub meet. I have bright lighting in my bathroom, and the dimples really stood out. I msgd Kohler to ask whether this was a flaw or standard finish. Kohler got back to me after a few days insisting it was a flaw, that shouldn't have happened, sorry, please order again. The next one arrived with the same problem. This may not be too noticeable in a very dim bath, but I still believe it's inexcusable in a $500-ish product. I won't be going with Kohler. Hopefully I'll find a manufacturer with better quality control.
May 6, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by amanda The product was inexpensive yet has great design.
The bathtub is a major component of our bathroom renovation. It has a very cameleon-like design and fits well with our contemporary look that includes traditional features in our bath hardware -- faucets, shower head, etc. So it would work well with many bathroom designs. It is very deep and provides a wonderful space to bathe in with its nice level sides to rest your arms. Overall, we are delighted with the Kohler Archer bathtub and would highly recommend it!
July 28, 2011
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Mary Arrived cracked
The tub arrived cracked along the rim. Because we had just demolished the only two bathrooms in our home, our project was on a tight timeline. We did not have time to return and resend, so our contractor had to reconfigure the installation design to hide the crack. Not pleased.
July 28, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by txdancingqueen Great looking tub!
I ordered this tub online on a Saturday and was a little worried about it arriving on time and in good shape. Arrived by trucking service the following Friday in perfect shape. I love it! Very nice soaking tub without using 50 gallons of water. The overflow drain being long and narrow and higher up on the side makes me able to soak up to my neck with my knees underwater (5'4") even though my legs are bent. I would have given it a 5 but the arm rests are not very wide. It is fine since I don't use them really but if you liked to read in the bath it might be a little uncomfortable.
August 25, 2011