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Bellwether 60 in. x 30 in. ADA Cast Iron Alcove Bathtub with Integral Farmhouse Apron and Right-Hand Drain in White

  • 14 in. step-over threshold for easy entry and exit
  • Features slip-resistant surface
  • Drain sold separately (K-7259 recommended)
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Product Overview

An update of a bestseller, Bellwether features a clean, contemporary design in a popular, industry-standard size. Its integral apron simplifies alcove installation, while a low step-over threshold allows for comfortable entry and exit. Bellwether's wide ledges provide storage space for towels, toiletries, and other items. Crafted from enameled cast iron, this bath offers years of reliable performance.
  • Clean lines and an integral apron create a comfortable bathing experience
  • 14 in. step-over threshold for easy entry and exit
  • Standard size simplifies remodeling
  • Safeguard slip-resistant surface on bath floor
  • Wide ledges for extra storage space
  • Tile flange helps prevent water from seeping behind wall and simplifies alcove installation
  • Right-hand drain
  • Check out our helpful guide on how to remove and replace a bathtub.



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BrandKOHLERKOHLERKOHLERKOHLER
NameVillager 60 in. Right-Hand Drain Rectangular Alcove Bathtub in WhiteBellwether 60 in. x 30 in. ADA Cast Iron Alcove Bathtub with Integral Farmhouse Apron and Right-Hand Drain in WhiteUnderscore 60 in. Right-Hand Drain Rectangular Alcove Bathtub in WhiteUnderscore 60 in. Left-Hand Drain Rectangular Alcove Bathtub in White
Price
$39289
$63600
$78600
$80100
Ratings
(486)
(152)
(32)
(28)
Drain LocationRightRightRightLeft
MaterialPorcelain-Enameled Cast IronPorcelain-Enameled Cast IronAcrylicAcrylic
Soaking Depth (in.)8.625915.515.5
Overall Width (in.)30.2530.253032
Bath Therapy TypeSoakingSoakingSoakingSoaking
Maximum Number of Occupants1 Person1 Person1 Person1 Person
Tub/Shower FeaturesBuilt-In FlangeBuilt-In Flange,Slip-Resistant TubIntegral Flanges,Slip-Resistant TubIntegral Flanges,Slip-Resistant Tub
Exterior bath shapeRectangularRectangularRectangularRectangular
IncludedNo additional components or accessories are includedNo additional components or accessories are includedNo additional components or accessories are includedNo additional components or accessories are included
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Specifications

Dimensions

Basin Length (in.)
48.75
Basin Width (in.)
19.313
Overall Height (in.)
14.5
Overall Length (in.)
60
Overall Width (in.)
30.25
Soaking Depth (in.)
9

Details

Bath Therapy Type
Soaking
Color Family
White
Color/Finish
White
Drain Location
Right
Exterior bath shape
Rectangular
Faucet mount
Wall
Included
No additional components or accessories are included
Material
Porcelain-Enameled Cast Iron
Maximum Number of Occupants
1 Person
Maximum Number of Occupants
1
Product Weight (lb.)
310
Returnable
180-Day
Style
Farmhouse
Style
Straight
Tub/Shower Features
Built-In Flange,Slip-Resistant Tub
Water capacity (gallons)
32

Warranty / Certifications

Certifications and Listings
No Certifications or Listings
Manufacturer Warranty
KOHLER® Cast Iron Lifetime Limited Warranty

Questions & Answers

92Questions16Answers

Do you have any cast iron or enameled soaker tubs left hand drain with out any slip strips at the...

Asked by Karla February 10, 2021
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Answer

Hi, this is Laura with Kohler Co. I am happy to assist you with your question. The slip-guard is required by law on cast iron baths due to their slippery surface when wet. Thank you for choosing Kohler.

I would like to install a frameless shower door but the guide rail requires it to be drilled in. ...

Asked by Ryan January 14, 2021
2
Answers

I would not drill into the cast iron tub. The porcelain finish could potentially chip out and even if it didn’t this would create an entry point for moisture that would later rust.

Will this tub work with a tiled bench along the back side? I'm not sure if having the tiled bench...

Asked by Lydia January 12, 2021
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Answers

Don't know what a tiled bench is. Ours sits in an alcove with 3 tiled walls, and it's perfect for that application, with the tile coming down over the edges of the tub.

Is there another KOHLER model similar to the Bellweather only deeper? I like the other dimension...

Asked by JohnG December 31, 2020
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Answer

Hi JohnG, this is Sarah with Kohler Customer Service. I'm glad to address your question. At this time, the Bellwether and Villager are the only cast iron alcove bath tubs which measure 60" x 30". Both bathtubs feature a 14" step over. Thank you for choosing Kohler.

Can you clean this tub with Barkeeper’s Friend?

Asked by Shell October 21, 2020
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Answers

Hi Shell, this is Sarah with Kohler Customer Service. I'm glad to address your question. The following cleaners are recommended for use on the Bellwether cast iron bath: Kohler Tub & Shower Cleaner and Kohler Cast Iron Cleaner. Thank you for choosing Kohler.

How deep is tub

Asked by Robert October 1, 2020
1
Answer

Hi Robert, this is Sarah with Kohler Customer Service. I'm glad to answer your question. This product is 14-1/2" deep with a water depth of 9" maximum. Thank you for choosing Kohler.

How much does this tub weigh?

Asked by mamakin September 18, 2020
2
Answers

Hi mamakin, this is Sarah with Kohler Customer Service. I'm glad to answer your question. This bath weighs 310 lbs (140.6 kg). Thank you for choosing Kohler.

Any limits on thickness of tiles for this tub?

Asked by Robert August 30, 2020
2
Answers

Briefly, no. Use a good quality porcelain tile. This tub has lips on the wall edges. The cement board, (typically with Red Guard put in it but read the application instructions carefully) and the tile both overlap the tub lips but do not drop down far enough to actually touch the flat tub rim. Tile width should not be an issue.

We purchased this tub (Bellwether 60"x30" Cast Iron Tub in White) for a bath remodel, during whic...

Asked by SideSplash July 21, 2020
2
Answers

Mine had a very similar chip. I called killer and they sent out a repair company. They fixed it and you can hardly notice it.

Can this tub be ordered without the slip resistant floor?

Asked by Vicki July 6, 2020
1
Answer

Hi Vicki, this is Sarah with Kohler Customer Service. I'm glad to answer your question. No, the Bellwether bath is not available without the slip resistant floor. Thank you for choosing Kohler.

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Customer Reviews

  • 3.8
    out of 152 reviews
  • 66% recommend this product
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Bumpy finish
This WOULD be a beautiful tub, but the finish was seriously bumpy over 80% of it. They must have pretty horrible quality control to let this out of the factory and into stores! The smooth parts were beautiful. So sad. We have to take it back. What a pain!
by Vyng
2 people found this helpful
Rust stains + ripples on apron
As an architect I look for quality and design when specifying products for my clients. This bathtub is a beautiful style, but unfortunately I have now had issues with rust spots in the last THREE of these that have been installed. We have reached out to Kohler to ask what can be done and they recommend a few cleaning options, all of which we have tried, but the rust spots will not come out. They appear to be underneath the non slip film on top of the tub. This is an expensive issue to repair and I will no longer specify these tubs because I don't trust the products. The other issue we have had includes ripples on the apron that others have mentioned. It's hard to photograph but it's easy to see in person. We were told this is "normal"... buyer beware on both of these issues.
by rjnecess
Response from Kohler Product ExpertSep 9, 2020
rjnecess, my name is Jessica with Kohler Customer Service. I am sorry to hear of the issues you are experiencing with the Bellwether tubs. This is nothing you should expect when you choose Kohler. We would love to connect with you to hear more about your experience and assist in a resolution. Please contact our Customer Service team at KohlerCustServ@kohler.com. We hope to hear from you soon! - Jessica P. Kohler Customer Service.
9 people found this helpful
It is a clean design, the workmanship is ok
It arrived from the plumbing supply in great shape. The finish is pretty ripply and thin. You can see slight coloration differences where the enamel is thin. The interior surface is pretty wavy. We are replacing a well used American Standard tub from 1948, August 17th to be exact. This tub will work and looks ok. The finish isn't anything to get excited about but I supppose its adequate. If I had hired a tub resurfacing company and they did this kind of finish I would not be happy.
by ens
Got the white glove delivery up the stairs and directly...
Got the white glove delivery up the stairs and directly into the bathroom! Perfect!!
by MarkyMark
3 people found this helpful
I purchased this tub from a local plumbing store. As others have stated, the tub is very heavy. M...
I purchased this tub from a local plumbing store. As others have stated, the tub is very heavy. My husband and I were able to move the tub from the garage to the bathroom using a flat dolly (purchased from Harbor Freight). It was so heavy, the wheels on the dolly left marks on our wood floor. As a word of advice, protect your floors if you're rolling it in! As others have described, the sides have a ripply effect, but I don't mind it. In fact, I kind of like it because it reflects light onto my tile floor and looks like glistening water. Another piece of advice: protect all sides of your tub with towels or something thick (not just paper) while plumbing and tiling are in progress. We covered the tub in thick paper, yet still, our tub was scratched in a few areas. The tub is pretty shallow. If you are a tall person, it's awkward trying to get both your legs under water if you're taking a bath. The tub keeps your bath water very warm for a long time! Some people worry that cast iron is too cold. Don't listen to those naysayers. As soon as the warm water hits the cast iron, it warms up immediately. No need for radiant heat or insulation underneath the tub. All in all, I love my solid, sturdy, cast iron tub! You knock on the side, and it sounds like a tank. Try knocking on the side of a plastic tub--completely hollow and flimsy.
by Rosie
5 people found this helpful
We also experienced a rippled or hammered look on all over the entire glaze, inside and out ( The...
We also experienced a rippled or hammered look on all over the entire glaze, inside and out ( The glaze was applied to thick?). The picture does not do it justice… Hard to photograph. I took a 10 second video that clearly shows how bad it is but it would not upload. You can really feel it with your hand when you rub the surface We returned it and I’m going to buy a non-Kohler product that we can see in the store that we don’t have to order. Very disappointed.
by Dissatisfied
5 people found this helpful
This is a solid, sturdy tub. They're very common in hotels and for good reasons: easy to clean, a...
This is a solid, sturdy tub. They're very common in hotels and for good reasons: easy to clean, anti-slip, easy in, no frills. It's not a soaking tub for a luxury master bathroom, but it's perfect for the common bathroom. It's very heavy, but you can feel how sturdy it is under your feet compared to an acrylic tub. I expect it to last forever. When the acrylic tub goes in another bathroom, I expect I'll replace it with one of these.
by Tim
5 people found this helpful
Great look and price
We have been pleased with this tub. It is true to its dimensions and pictures from my experience. Its also low to the ground so our young kids can get in easily. I recommend using professional movers to haul it to second story bathrooms as its quite heavy.
by doityourself
3 people found this helpful
The Kohler Bellwether cast iron tub is an extremely sturdy and well design tub. The textured flo...
The Kohler Bellwether cast iron tub is an extremely sturdy and well design tub. The textured floor provides a no-slip surface that actually works well. The tub incorporates four integral feet to support the tub instead of a ledger board. I used it a replacement for a fiberglass tub, and there’s no comparison. As you would expect, the tub is heavy, but this comes with the solid feel of cast iron. Installing it was straight forward as it measures just an eighth inch under 5 feet. I recommend this tub for any bath renovations. A few tips: Create a cardboard template of where the tub’s feet locations are so when you have the flooring ready you can place the template down and mark these support positions. Use at least one steel plate under each foot as a pad on which the tub will rest. Shim the tub to make it level. I used galvanized electrical box covers for the pad and shims, which worked well. Lifting the tub to level it isn’t a big chore. One person can lift an end while holding on to a wall for support while someone else slides the shims under it. The tub came well packaged and in good shape. It will take four people to move it. If you have to move it up a level, consider having a moving company get it to the floor. They know how to move heavy items upstairs and not hurt themselves. I had mine moved into the kitchen a few days before it had to be moved into the bathroom. Another helpful tip is to use Shoulder Dolly Moving Straps when you can. You can place the tub on end and slip these under it and two people can easily lift the tub for placing it in the bathroom. However, best to have four people for this with two holding it steady. Overall, a great tub and well worth the extra time and help to move it. You’ll love the results.
by 16Gauge
18 people found this helpful
no complaints
Bought this tub over two years ago now and have no complaints .
by nelly
12 people found this helpful
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