Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 105
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Joneser Very Nice
Great tub once everything is installed correctly.
Quality is great but you can see in some places that the fiberglass is too thin. The biggest problem was the drain . Also leveling the tub was a difficult, had to use two thin plastic shims on two corners.
There are two different drains made for this tub, one is plastic/cable operated and the other is brass and metal lever/spring assembly inside it. I went with the brass one and it is terribly frustrating getting the rod length and drain height adjusted correctly. The instructions are worthless to some degree and it just takes ALOT of trial and error. I spent and hour+ installing/adjusting the drain to the tub before tub installation to figure it out and get it close. Then after the tub was installed it took another hour+ just for adjustment not installation. You literally have to assemble and dissemble over and over, took me about 15 tries to get it decent. You could get the brass drain and a normal manually operated valve and get rid of all the linkage junk but it's expensive and shouldn't have all those issues. There may be other soaker tub drains that would work with the tub but the angle might not be correct where it bolt to the overflow.
Leveling the tub was difficult because one of the legs that needed a shim was the hardest to reach with the tub installed. Getting the right size shim was difficult because they were so small. I used liquid nails instead of a bed of mortar. I insulated the bottom of the tub with 1' Styrofoam so the bed of mortar was not possible. I wanted to insulate the tub from the cold concrete .
I also insulated all around the tub with R-19 insulation, it stays warm for a good while, I really think it helped.
I used this tub as opposed to the one with the built in apron because I thought it would look better and also since my bathroom is the width of the tub getting an apron tub in place without ripping out a lot of sheet rock seemed impossible. The old tub had to come out in pieces, specifically one corner of the apron broken off where it hit a wall stud.
Overall, now that it's in place and the tile work is done the whole family is really enjoying it, it really makes the small bathroom a lot nicer.
Just in case any one was curious, those are two 1/4' glass recessed shelves. I had the glass cut 24" wide and 3.5" deep(wall stud depth). Recess is made of hardi backer, waterproof membrane, and of course tile. 100 percent silicone sealing the glass/holding the shelves to the tile.
June 11, 2013
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by sewerman2 Returned
Arrived with chip in it. We returned it for off the shelf tub
September 29, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Smiley Big and Beautiful
This bathtub is beautiful. I love the extra width and depth. The areas at the ends are big with plenty of space for Shampoo bottles and candles! I'm so glad we picked this tub. I know we will have many years of enjoyment out of it. It is lightweight which made it easier for installation. There was one problem: the side of the tub bowed in after placement a tiny bit, so it would have been slightly noticeable on our tile, but to fix that problem, my handy husband bought a piece of slotted angle steel and stuck it under the side, pulled the tub side outward, and screwed the steel to the floor before we installed the new flooring. It worked great!
June 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HorseGirl Love this tub!
the tub has a nice depth to it and a place to rest your arms when soaking.
March 25, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BigD Great Value and Style
We purchased this tub as a replacement for a lower profile metal tub and am quite pleased. The tub is stylish, has great depth and was easy to get up the stairs and through the existing doorway and framing for install. The install was fairly routine and completed within 3 hours however you will need to purchase a drain kit to install the tub. Overall I would say we are extremely pleased with the functionally, depth and stylish appearance of the tub and would recommend this to anyone looking to purchase a new or replacement tub.
May 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Laurah Awesome Tub!
This tub replaced a 70 year old cast iron tub. I wasn't sure if it would fit, but it slid right into the old spot.
The tub is beautiful and very, very deep! I love to soak in it and relax after a long day. The quality of the tub is great and well worth the price.
I highly recommend it! Kohler makes a great tub!
March 20, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Disappointed Poor quality control.
We have just brought this tub back to Home Depot for the second time and have placed a third order. We love the look of the tub and are in the process of renovating two bathrooms, using all Kohler products. The first tub had a small hairline crack and a large piece broken off the front corner of the apron. The second tub had no cracks or breaks but the raised molds on the front panels were marred due to no protective packing of any kind being used to protect them, this they run against the box during shipping. The overflow hole was cut completely off center so then whoever stuck the Kohler emblem above the hole slapped it on off center even more. Where is the quality control for Kohler. Very disappointed and hoping the third time is the charm. No Home Depot's fault - all Kohler.
February 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jh Very nice tub!
Deep, compact tub with a decorative front. It was the only oval, alcove tub that fit into our compact space.
February 16, 2016