Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 133
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jackpot Great soaking tub
Archer tub fits in well in master bath remodel. Tub is fairly deep and not overly wide so utilizes less water and overflow is situated high in the tub and is attractive. Old tub was six foot and massive Jacuzzi tub. New one allowed for install of small shelf on side and rear of tub. Overall pleased with choice/value of this Kohler product.
May 13, 2015
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Izzy HOME DEPOT PLEASE INCLUDE ACCURATE INFORMATION FOR THIS TUB
Before you buy this tub, make sure you read the related documents. You do need to purchase the specific drain set-up for this tub. It comes in either PVC or Brass. Check the Kohler website for more information. On top of it, you can't purchase it though HD, which as a DIYer, I like to have every thing shipped or ready to go together. HD, please include the supporting / related projects and adjust these ads so that all required parts are include or the consumer is made aware.
May 31, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by robvt52101 Excellent tub!
I have installed three of these for renovation clients. They are very happy with them. The slotted overflow plus the 20" height of this tub makes for a really deep water depth, unlike standard tubs. I highly recommend this product.
May 13, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Tarrr Very nice soaking tub
Ships nicely packed
Very lightweight to carry up the stairs
The drain is a bit of a pain to install but the instructions are clear
It looks beautiful in my finished shower!
April 23, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Wraiththe Very Nice!!!
We are thoroughly enjoying this tub.
The flanges where it meets the tile will prevent water from getting behind it which is concern #1.
The slope on the top of the tub helps prevent standing water which was a problem with our old tub.
The overspill drain and design does indeed allow the water level to be significantly higher than the other tubs we have checked; with out adding more height. We like to take Epsom salt baths and soak.
The instructions and schematics were pretty good, but you will most likely need to read up elsewhere too.
Oops, that's OK:
Two days after installing we dropped a metal squeegee in the tub and chipped it. The tub was repaired by a local tech (very inexpensive) and you cannot tell to this day. I would consider this a worst case scenario with a win.
The tub looks great, although we did pay less than the current price.
1) If you are unable to lift your legs high or unwilling to sit and swivel in, then this is not the tub
for you. You will want a shallow one, but you will not be able to take satisfying soak baths.
THIS "MAY" BE A DEAL BREAKER FOR DISABLED SENIOR CITIZENS. (every day use)
2) This bath is slightly wider than a standard bathtub. Make sure you measure correctly (see the middle picture, I extended my wall which was no big deal.)
Also, since it is wider, most likely you will have to move/modify the drain pipe to install it.
Be sure to support the tub properly as when it is full, it may be heavier than your last tub.
(I put wider and stronger cross beams under the legs to be sure.)
3) This is complicated to understand but I will try. Since the tub is higher, if you lose your balance away from the wall, you are more likely to fall over and out due to the height of the tub where your legs will meet it. It is a leverage kind of thing (and you cannot bend your knee as much to steady yourself.) If you do not think so, try it. This is more likely to happen if you use a standard shower rod as the space seems confining. However, if you use a CURVED shower rod the space opens up and this is very unlikely to happen. This shower becomes an open oasis like a spa in a hotel. Of course, if you put doors in that will also prevent falling out, however I must recommend the curved rod as I could not believe the difference (I was ecstatic.)
We love this bathtub!
Our only issue is if we have someone over who has trouble lifting their legs high enough to get over it. In which case they just sit on the edge to get over. (Has not happened yet.)
April 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Rodrigo Great modern clean look!
We had relocate the drain but it was totally worth it in the end!
December 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Eddie Best Bathtub Ever!
I'm a regular homeowner, I renovated few bathrooms in the past and this is one of the best bathtub I ever have. This bathtub have nice style that makes look like luxury. I will buy more of this bathtub in the future.
September 28, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Grouchy Nice looking, solid, extra deep tub.
We ordered this tub partly because it went well with the Craftsman/Mission style of our older (1918) house. We had it installed by a contractor for our bathroom remodel. He wanted to just use the adhesive installation process, but I insisted that he also place the tub on a mortar bed. I'm glad that I did. The tub sits nice and solid, does not flex at all in use that I can detect. (other reviews I had read complained about it flexing. -- Mortar bed cures that!.) The stepped style of the inside of the tub makes it look narrower than most, but we have found it to be plenty wide enough for our needs (but we shower, rather than soak most of the time). The specifications for this tub say that it is acrylic. When it arrived, I looked underneath, and it looked like fiberglass. Closer examination revealed that it is actually acrylic -- about 3/16" thick, backed by fiberglass reinforcement. So the fiberglass is what you see on the underside but acrylic is the user surface that you deal with. We do like this tub. The only drawback is that it is a little difficult for my very short wife to step into because it is a little taller than the average bathtub. We put grab handles at both ends of the tub to aid getting in and out.
August 5, 2015