Kohler Mendota Tub Review – Is It Really A Durable Tub?

Soaking in a bathtub can be a lovely activity after a long day at work, or any other time that you need to relax. The problem with this is many modern homes no longer house bathtubs, and many people believe it is too expensive to upgrade or purchase a tub for their home.

Whether you currently live with an outdated bathtub model or you are someone who yearns to add a tub to soak in within their home, there is no reason why you should not be able to.

The Mendota Tub offers great value from the well-known, and reliable, Kohler brand. Like other Kohler products, this tub offers durability, style, and safety in a variety of colors to match the style of any bathroom.

Combine the ease of a three-wall alcove installation, with the longevity of Kohler enameled cast iron technology, and you have a beautiful tub in a straightforward and classic design.

Kohler Mendota Tub Specifications

Dimensions60"L x 32"W x 16-1/4"H
DesignThree-wall Alcove Soaking Bathtub



Color options
  • #0 White

  • #96 Biscuit

  • #47 Almond

  • #55 Innocent Blush


Drain Location
  • K-505: Right-Handed Model

  • K-506: Left-Handed Model
BottomSafeguard Slip-Resistant Technology
MaterialCast Iron
Maximum Water Capacity45 Gallons
Water Depth10-7/8"

Durability

  • Scratch and stain-resistant
  • Easy to clean
  • Made from cast iron which helps to trap heat, and keep the bath warmer
  • Will provide you with use for generations

Customize to the style of your bathroom

The Kohler Mendota comes in a straightforward design that can complement any bathroom decor. Available in a range of color options to complement your taste:

  • White
  • Biscuit
  • Almond
  • Innocent Blush

Safety

The bottom surface is made with Safeguard slip-resistant technology. This is applied as part of the enamel, which will provide long-lasting performance and safety.

Whether you have mobility issues, or you are concerned about the safety of your children, Safeguard slip-resistant technology has you covered.

Easy installation

  • Standard 5′ x 32″ size for alcove installation
  • Convenient dimensions
  • Three-wall alcove configuration for quick installation

Pair with other Mendota Collection products

If you are looking to build a cohesive bathroom but not quite sure where to begin, you can look for other products in the Kohler Mendota Collection.

Coordinating your Mendota bathtub with a Mendota sink, or faucet will allow you to swiftly create a cohesive and elegant bathroom appearance.

Keeps water warm

Kohler uses enameled cast-iron for strength and insulation. Combine this with a powder coat finish for a scratch and chip-resistant tub. Together, these features keep your water warmer for longer than the average tub.

Lifetime Limited Warranty

All Kohler products carry Kohler’s one-year limited warranty, but the Mendota tub also carries a lifetime limited warranty of all cast iron components.

Drainage models

Often customers fall in love with a bathtub only to find out it does not accommodate their choice of dominant hand.

With the Kohler Mendota, regardless of which hand is your dominant hand, this tub comes in a model to accommodate you:

  • K-505: Left-hand drain
  • K-506: Right-hand drain

ADA Compliant

Meets the standards set forth by the American’s with Disabilities Act, as well as the codes and standards of:

  • ADA
  • ASME
  • ICC/ANSI
Pros
  • Large enough space for an adult to fit comfortably/
  • Holds up to 45 gallons of water
  • Easy installation
  • Includes Overflow Drain
  • Offered in four different color options
  • Comes in both a right or left-handed option
  • Reasonable price for high quality
  • Safeguard® slip-resistant finish for added safety
  • Includes Overflow Drain
  • Lifetime Limited Warranty
Cons
  • Does not include drain assembly/waste pipe
  • Only large enough for one-person bathing
  • No jets

If you have been looking for an affordable tub to purchase for your home, the time is now. The Kohler Mendota tub is an incredible tub that stays warm for much longer than your standard acrylic tub.

Despite only enough space for one adult, and not coming with any additional jets, this bathtub is available in many pleasant and elegant color options. The Mendota tub would also go well in any bathroom and to match any home.

Regardless if you have a need for left or right-hand drainage, you have the option with the Mendota. Especially for those looking for an ADA compliant tub, this tub is perfect for anyone looking to fulfill safety features. Whether you are aging and concerned about a slip and fall, or you have young children, the Safeguard® slip-resistant finish is an incredible added feature.

Backed by the Kohler cast-iron limited lifetime warranty, and one year warranty on all parts, you will never need to worry if your purchase is protected.

For anyone looking for a well-rounded, conveniently sized, elegant, and affordable tub that will stay warm for hours, then the Kohler Mendota is the perfect match for you.

Kohler Bancroft Tub – 2021 Model Review

Take yourself into a different world with a relaxing soak in The Bancroft Tub from Kohler’s Bancroft Collection. The style of this bath draws its inspiration from the 1990s American architecture, giving it a very classic look.

Sometimes simple and classic is perfect for the style of your bathroom. It is not always necessary to have an extremely flamboyant piece of furniture in your bathroom. This allows you accessories in other areas and lets those pieces stand out.

With elegance in the form of an alcove bath, you receive an integral apron, integral flange, and the choice of either a left, or right-hand drain. This tub is priced as incredibly affordable compared to other Kohler models. You are sure to enjoy and relax in this bathtub due to its many amazing features.walkintubre06

Features

Molded Lumbar Support

Offers extreme comfort while bathing.

Simple Installation

Already integrated flange helps prevent water from falling behind the wall. This creates an easy and simple alcove installation.

Textured Bottom Surface

No fear of slipping and falling with the textured bottom surface for maximum safety.

Convenience

  • Integral apron
  • Tile flange helps prevent water from seeping behind wall and simplifies alcove installation
  • Coordinates with other products in the Bancroft collection

Deep Soaking Tub

The Bancroft Tub is unusually deep for a home bathtub. This makes it extremely comfortable to fully soak, and relax your entire body.

Material

  • Acrylic
  • Very sturdy
  • Lightweight and easy to place in an upstairs floor

Lifetime Limited Warranty

As with most Kohler products, you will receive a Lifetime Limited Warranty on your Bancroft Tub. This includes coverage for all manufacturer defects.

Installation

  • Option to choose left or right-hand drain
  • Three-sided alcove

Easy to Clean

Despite having a textured bottom, one might think it could be difficult to clean this tub properly. Customers and Kohler themselves have reported this tub is very easy to clean. Simply use your favorite cleaning product and easily wipe away dirt and grime!

Variety of Colors

Similar to other Kohler products, the Bancroft Tub is available in five color options to match any bathroom.

  • White
  • Biscuit
  • Almond
  • Dune
  • Sandbar
Pros
  • Lightweight acrylic material
  • Easy to install
  • Slip-resistant bath floor
  • Includes clear plastic protective cover
  • Amazing warranty
  • Deep basin
  • Molded lumbar support for extreme comfort
Cons
  • No armrests (can also be positive as it adds space to the tub depending on preference)
  • Some customers complain regarding the material being a bit cheap

Why Choose Kohler Bancroft Tub?

This tub is a very affordable product compared to other models from other companies, and even within Kohler!

It is larger and deeper than your standard-sized home bathtub. This allows comfort and accommodation for individuals who might be a bit larger, or taller.

Typically, this tub is made specifically for one person to enjoy a bath at a time. But due to its slightly larger and deeper size, it is large enough to bath with your young child or baby without needing to stand outside the tub and bend over.

What to Be Aware Of

Non-ADA Compliant

One amazing aspect regarding this tub is that it is very deep. This is fabulous for deep and relaxing soaking but can be difficult when it comes to those with mobility issues. You may want to install a bar on the sidewall to aid in stepping in and out of the tub.

This also means that this tub is non-ADA compliant. This unfortunately leaves a large population of individuals that cannot use this tub. Whether you are elderly, have elderly parents, have mobility issues, or are disabled. This would not be the best tub for you.

Specs Chart

ManufacturerKohler
InstallationThree-wall alcove
Drain locationOption for left or right
Basin area, bottom45" x 22"
Basin area, top54" x 25"
Basin Width22”
Basin Length45”
Overall Height20"
Overall Width32"
Weight80 lbs (36.3 kg)
Soaking Depth15”
Minimum floor load45 lbs/ft² (219.7 kg/m²)
Water depth15" (381 mm)
Water capacity60 gal (227.1 L)
Faucet MountWall



Codes and Standards
  • CSA B45.5/IAPMO Z124

  • ASTM E162

  • Greenguard UL 2818 - Gold

The Bathtub For Some, But Not All

Although a wonderful bathtub, the Kohler Bancroft’s only downfall comes in the form that it is not ADA compliant. This can be dangerous for those needing a bathtub with easy mobility.

There are many other bathtubs to choose from on the market, and if you struggle with mobility you might be better suited looking into a different option.

Despite this, for those who are lucky enough to have full mobility, this simple and classic bathtub is wonderful. It is great for those looking to have a deep and relaxing soak after a hard day. The lightweight design makes it easy to place on any floor of your home, and it comes in a variety of colors to fit any bathroom color scheme.

Kohler Verticyl Sink Review – 2021 Edition

Verticyl is a line of bathroom sinks from Kohler. These under-mount sinks are functional with simple elegance, in an affordable price range.

With five different options in the Verticyl line, there is a variety of shapes, colors, and sizes. This offers a Verticyl sink option for every bathroom. The under-mount installation makes it simple to install and looks as though it was built for your bathroom.

This durable design is made from Vitreous China, one of the strongest sink materials available. You will never worry about how this sink will age, as it will look timeless for years to come.

Pros
  • Easy to install
  • Extremely durable coating
  • Available in many colors
  • Easy to clean
  • Deep basin
  • Four different shape options
  • ADA compliant
Cons
  • Flat bottom can be problematic

Features

Deep Geometric Basin

For optimal usage, all Verticyl sinks are equipped with an extremely deep geometric basin, as well as vertical sides.

Various Shape Options

Whether you are looking to furnish a modern bathroom, your child’s bathroom, or looking for a more old-world style, there is a shape for every bathroom in the Verticyl line.

  • Square
  • Rectangle
  • Round
  • Oval

Durable

Vitreous china is an enamel coating that is applied to Verticyl sinks. This coating makes these sinks extremely tough and dense, making it last for years to come.

Seamless Installation

With the Verticyl sink line, there are no faucet holes and it requires a wall-or counter-mount faucet. Undermount installation allows seamless integration to any bathroom.

Color Options

With a color option for every bathroom, from light to dark.

  • White
  • Honed White
  • Biscuit
  • Almond
  • Dune
  • Ice™ Grey
  • Sandbar
  • Mexican Sand™
  • Cashmere
  • Thunder™ Grey
  • Black Black™

Warranty

As with all Kohler products, you will receive a One-Year Limited Warranty. This covers your sink from all manufacturer defects for the first year.

Built-In Overflow Drain

Whether this item is for your child’s room, or you happen to be a bit clumsy, the overflow drain protects from any accidents.

ADA Compliant

When installed to the specific requirements of product regulations these sinks are ADA compliant.

Specs Sheet

Bowl configurationSingle
Bowl diameterK-2883: 13-3/4" (349 mm)
Included components1193643 Basin clamps
InstallationUndermount
Drain hole1-3/4" (44 mm)
Recommended Products/Accessories
  • K-8998 P-Trap

  • K-23726 Drain treatment

  • K-23725 Cast iron cleaner
Codes/Standards
  • ASME A112.19.2/CSA B45.1

  • ADA

  • ICC/ANSI A117.1
Bowl length/strong>
  • K-8188: 11-1/16" (280 mm)

  • K-8189: 15-1/4" (387 mm)

  • K-2881: 17" (432 mm)

  • K-2882: 17-1/4" (438 mm)
Model number
  • K-8188: Square

  • K-8189: Rectangle

  • K-2881: Oval

  • K-2882: Rectangle

  • K-2883: Round
Water depth
  • K-8188: 3-1/4" (83 mm)

  • K-8189: 3-7/16" (88 mm)

  • K-2881: 3-1/8" (79 mm)

  • K-2882: 3-1/8" (79 mm)

  • K-2883: 3-1/8" (79 mm)
Color optionsK-8188, K-8189:
  • #0 White

  • #96 Biscuit

  • #NY Dune

  • #95 Ice™ Grey

  • #58 Thunder™ Grey

  • #7 Black Black™


K-2881, K-2882, K-2883:
  • #0 White

  • #HW1 Honed White

  • #96 Biscuit

  • #47 Almond

  • #NY Dune

  • #95 Ice™ Grey

  • #G9 Sandbar

  • #33 Mexican Sand™

  • #K4 Cashmere

  • #58 Thunder™ Grey

  • #7 Black Black™

Problematic Bottom

Due to the extremely flat bottom of these sinks, some customers have reported that the sink may leave a bit of water standing in the bottom after use. This creates the need to wipe the sink after using it.

Due to the fact that all water does not fully drain out, if you do not wipe the sink or at least clean weekly, you may have a mold issue. It is not reported as an issue that should prevent someone from purchasing the sink, but it is important to be aware of it.

Things to Be Aware of Before Purchasing

  • Install this product according to the installation instructions.
  • Countertop manufacturer or cutter must use the current product template available on the manufacturer website
  • Kohler Co. is not responsible for cutout errors when the incorrect cutout template is used. This means you must be very careful if you are placing granite or another top over this sink.

The Verticyl line of sinks from Kohler is similar to its other products, durable, high-quality, and suitable for many different styles of home. With various shapes and colors to choose from, you can match every bathroom in your home.

Whether you have children, or you are a bit forgetful, with a built-in overflow drain you will never need to worry about flooding.

This sink is essentially perfect for any home, and at a very affordable price. The only factor to look out for is the fact that there is a very flat bottom. Despite this, the Verticyl line of sinks is highly rated and very popular.

These sinks can be coordinated with other products in the Verticyl line or enjoyed on their own as a stand alone sink bowl. Install with ease, and enjoy your easy to clean, attractive, ADA compliant, and durable Kohler sink.

Make Your Bathroom Unique With Dreamline Unidoor Review

The Unidoor is a line of frameless swing shower doors from DreamLine. They are modern, elegant, and come in ten different variations.

These shower doors have the look of custom made glass, at a fraction of the cost. DreamLine uses exclusive ClearMax water repellant and stain resistant glass coating. This adds protection from stains and is almost maintenance-free.

These shower doors boat clean lines, modern accents, and an upscale look that adds timeless style to any bathroom.walkintubre06

Highlights

    • Exclusive ClearMax glass coating
    • Frameless glass design
    • Reversible installation for a right or left door opening
    • Self-closing hinges
    • Inline panel is attached to the wall by anodized aluminum wall profile
    • Limited lifetime warranty

10 Different Options and Sizes

  • 23 in. W x 72 in. H Frameless Hinged Shower Door
  • 53-54 in. W x 72 in. H Frameless Hinged Shower Door with Shelves
  • 29-30 in. W x 72 in. H Frameless Hinged Shower Door
  • 53-54 in. W x 72 in. H Frameless Hinged Shower Door with Support Arm
  • 41-42 in. W x 72 in. H Frameless Hinged Shower Door with Shelves
  • 41-42 in. W x 72 in. H Frameless Hinged Shower Door with Support Arm
  • 35-36 in. W x 72 in. H Frameless Hinged Shower Door with Shelves
  • 35-36 in. W x 72 in. H Frameless Hinged Shower Door with Support Arm
  • 47-48 in. W x 72 in. H Frameless Hinged Shower Door with Shelves
  • 47-48 in. W x 72 in. H Frameless Hinged Shower Door with Support Arm

Shelves

Models that include shelves have two shelves on either the right or left-hand side opposite of the shower head.

Support Arm

Allows the shower door to slowly close

Glass type

There are two different glass door types to furnish your shower with:

  • Clear
  • Frosted Band

Exclusive ClearMax Coating

The factory-applied proprietary coating keeps this glass stain free. This also allows for almost no maintenance, it protects from limescale build-up and makes the surface very water-resistant.

Pros
  • Open and airy feel
  • Reversible installation
  • Self-closing hinges
  • Appearance of custom made
  • 10 different options
  • Great warranty
Cons
  • Requires a professional to install

Matching Shower Basin Available

Optional SlimLine™ matching shower base is available on select model sizes. This is sold separately.

Warranty

  • Limited lifetime manufacturer warranty: On all parts
  • One year warranty: Oil rubbed bronze and satin black finishes

Incredible Customer Service

Dreamline brand offers amazing customer service. On their website, they offer live service 24 hours per day.

This means if you receive your product with any sort of problem, be sure to contact them in order to correct it right away.

Made in the USA

With more than one million shower doors sold, all Dreamline products are designed and engineered in the United States. This gives you the peace of mind that you will receive top quality as well as service.

Specs Sheet





Model Size Options
  • 23 in. W x 72 in. H

  • 53-54 in. W x 72 in. H

  • 29-30 in. W x 72 in. H

  • 41-42 in. W x 72 in. H

  • 35-36 in. W x 72 in. H

  • 47-48 in. W x 72 in. H
Walk-in Opening22 in.
ConfigurationShower Door with Inline panel
Hardware finish options
  • Chrome

  • Brushed Nickle

  • Oil Rubbed Bronze

  • Satin Black
Glass type
  • Clear

  • Frosted Band
Glass thickness3/8 in.
Minimum threshold depth1.5 in.

Elegant Glass Door

This premium 3/8 in. (10mm) thick glass door is a certified tempered glass. It has an upscale look and frameless design. This allows your shower to feel airy and less confined.

There are a variety of color options available in the Dreamline Unidoor as well as ten different size options. It is compatible with both left or right door installation, making this shower door able to fit any specific layout. The lovely finishings are wall-to-glass and it comes with self-closing hinges.

With an incredible limited lifetime manufacturer warranty and up to 1 inch of adjustment for uneven walls, this shower door is a great choice.

Tips Before Purchase

Take measurements after walls are finished

Only after you have finished all of your tilings, back walls, and paint should you measure the space where you intend to put this door. You must have enough space to install it.

Professional installation recommended

It is recommended by the manufacturer to have a professional install this door. Although it might be a bit of a drag, this is important because it is made from glass. This door is easy to break and should be handled with care.

Wall studs are required

Be prepared for the fact that wall studs or other reinforcement behind finished walls required for hinge installation.

Ariel Platinum DZ972F8 Steam Shower Review [ Best Of 2021 ]

Once you experience the Platinum DZ972F8 steam shower you will never want to return to a normal shower again.

This beautifully designed and well-constructed piece of equipment features body jets, beautiful rainfall showerheads, and chromatherapy.

Enjoy your favorite music through the built-in speakers, while experiencing incredible, soothing steam. With multiple color options combined with chrome trim, this attractive design will add automatic class to any bathroom.

Put yourself into a state of tranquility and relaxation. Treat yourself with the next highest form of shower luxury.

Highlights

  • Acupressure body jets
  • Steam generator
  • Hardwood ceiling and floor
  • LED Chromatherapy
  • Dual rainfall showerheads
  • Built-in speaker system
  • Beautiful design
  • Ultimate luxury

Steam Generator

Equipped with a 6KW High-efficiency steam generator, you will never be so relaxed in your life. Watch as your worries melt away as the steam engulfs you. Great for your skin and lungs.

Massage Jets

With 20 high powered acupressure massage jets, you can leave the spa behind. Instead, enjoy a massage each morning or night in your own home.

  • Soothes the body
  • Aids in muscle relaxation
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Improves oxygen flow through the body

Rainfall Shower Heads

With the Ariel Platinum DZ972F8 steam shower, you will get not only one rainfall showerhead but dual ceiling showers. This allows for maximum coverage and full-body immersion.

Beautiful Design

The hardwood ceiling and floor combined with chrome trim will add immediate distinction to any bathroom. Also available in two color options,

  • Black
  • White
Pros
  • Ultimate luxury
  • Built-in radio
  • Beautiful machine
  • Well constructed
  • LCD control panel
  • Truly luxurious and professional quality
  • Massage jets
  • Rainfall ceiling shower
Cons
  • May not accommodate those over 6’ tall
  • Expensive
  • No included warranty
  • Can only use one rainfall showerhead at a time

Built-in FM Radio

If you enjoy listening to your music in the shower, you will be happy to know this shower eliminates the need for a speaker or using your phone. Instead, jam to your favorite tunes with the built-in speaker and FM Radio.

Safe

Do not worry about electrocution while in the shower! This steam shower is ETL listed according to US and Canada electrical safety. This means it is ETL Certified (220V) as well as the steam generator.

LED Chromatherapy

Chromatherapy is the use of colored lights in your shower. When combining chromatherapy with the hydrotherapy of this shower, you will have especially soothing effects.

  • White: Pure and clarifying to the mind
  • Yellow: Hopeful and stimulating
  • Turquoise: Stress-reducing
  • Red: Energizing and warming
  • Green: Balance and harmony for the spirit
  • Orange: Fresha and invigorating for the soul
  • Magenta: Help to reduce anxiety, but also boost creativity

Digital Control Panel

Obvious LCD computer control panel allows you to easily change the settings. Whether you are wet in the shower or outside setting it, you will have no trouble reading this LCD screen.

It also includes a timer. This shower is easy to use and effective as well.

Modern Design

This modern machine is high-tech and attractive. You will have people complimenting you every time they step into your bathroom.

Aromatherapy

Aromatherapy is a holistic healing treatment. It uses natural plant extracts to promote health and uses aromatic essential oils. This shower uses aromatherapy to help with various illnesses.

  • Manage pain
  • Reduces insomnia
  • Reduces stress and anxiety.
  • Soothes sore joints
  • Treats headaches and migraines
  • Fights bacteria and fungus

Specs Sheet

Dimensions59” x 32” x 87”
FM RadioYes
Product MaterialTempered Glass Panels, Wood
Person Count2
Operation Style1
Mounting TypeFree Standing (On Floor)
Temperature ControlYes
Chromatherapy LightingYes
Standard LightingChromatherapy
AromatherapyYes
Steam HeadYes
GeneratorYes
Hardware KitYes
Hand Shower WandYes
Overhead ShowerRainfall Shower Head
Seat Included2
Water Supply Connection.5"
Water Consumption3.5l
Tub FillerFiller
Threshold Height80.315 inches
Steamer Wattage6000W
Storage Shelves1
Unit ShapeRectangle
DrainYes
Door Opening Width23.622 inches
Door TypeHinge
Door Opening Height12 inches
Corrosion ResistantYes
Timer/DelayYes
Computer Control Systempush button
Adjustable Jet FlowNo
ColorBlack and white
Doors1 door
Drain/Trapway Diameter1.5 inches
Drain locationCenter
Handles/Knobs FinishChrome
Number of Jets20
Faucet Selector Valve5 Way Selection
Faucet Anti Scolt ValveYes
Exhaust FanYes
Drain/Trapway TypeFlexible Hose
Adjustable JetsNo
Number of Lights6
Number of Shower Jets20
Number of Tub WaterJets0

Conclusion

This shower is an incredible experience. With both ceiling & handheld showerheads, you will feel as though you are in a spa.

Although the cost of this shower is quite astronomical, you are paying for all of the amazing included features. Massage jets, chromotherapy, aromatherapy, and built-in radios, as well as overheat protection and a ventilation fan.

Never ask for more with this incredible addition to your bathroom.

Tips Before Purchase

  • Use Rain-X to keep the glass clear at all times
  • If are over 6 feet in height, the shower may not be tall enough
  • You can only use one rainfall showerhead at a time

American Standard Cambridge Tub Review | Best 2021 Reviews

American Standard has been in business for over 140 years and makes a huge amount of quality products. The Cambridge tub is no exception to that rule, and graces any bathroom with a modern look, yet timeless design.

This tub is made with Americast technology and incorporates a glossy enamel top layer. This is a less-costly alternative to cast iron, which makes it durable, easy to clean, and lightweight.

With the ability to use American Standard Deep Soak technology, and the fact that this tub is ADA compliant, you are receiving an incredible value at an affordable price.walkintubre06

Highlighted Features

  • Durable Americast material
  • Lighter than cast iron, and easier to carry
  • Deep 14-inch soaking depth (added 2 inches with deep soak drain)
  • Surprising heat retention keeps bath water warmer longer
  • Slip-resistant textured tub floor
  • Easy to clean
  • Non-porous and glossy porcelain enamel finish is scratch-resistant
  • Strong and stable

Durable

Made with full metal construction, in three-layers.

  1. Modeled reinforced metal
  2. Covering of metal
  3. Americast glossy porcelain enamel finish

Timeless Design

Whether you are looking to accommodate a modern bathroom or a more contemporary style, the timeless design works for all.

StanSure Slip Resistant Bottom

Unlike many other tubs, the slip-resistant surface is not uncomfortable when soaking in this tub. It covers a huge 56% of the bottom of the tub to keep you safe while standing in the tub. It is easy to clean and is incredibly white for a beautiful clean look.

Retains Heat

Holds on to hot water longer! Retains heat for over one hour. You can compare this to a cast-iron tub.

Various Color Options

If you are looking for a specific color set to match your home or bathroom, the Cambridge tub is available in three different colors.

  • Arctic White
  • White
  • Linen

Bone was a previous color option that has now become discontinued.

Lightweight

If you are moving from a cast iron tub to the Cambridge tub with Americast technology, you will be amazed at the weight. This tub is incredibly lightweight and easy to install because of that. Place this tub upstairs and have no restrictions due to a heavy tub.

Pros
  • Great value
  • Works very well
  • Glossy porcelain finish
  • Good quality
  • Keeps water warm
  • Solid construction
  • Slip-resistant surface not uncomfortable
  • ADA compliant
  • Timeless design
Cons
  • Drain sold separately

Deep Soak Compatible

Although the drain is not included with the tub, you do have the choice of two American Standard drain options.

  • Universal bath drain: Lower cost, simple and standard bath drain.
  • Deep Soak™ drain: Designed by American Standard, the Cambridge tub is Deep soak compatible. This drain eliminates the wasted space above a standard overflow cap. This allows a higher water level in the bath, giving you a deeper and better soaking experience. Raises the water level by over 2 inches and easy to install.

The fact that the drain is not included does add on a bit of a larger cost to the tub. If you so choose, you can purchase a different brand of bath drain that fits this tub to keep costs down.

ADA Compliant

This tub meets the guidelines of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), as well as ANSI A117.1 requirements.

This is wonderful for those with disabilities or limited mobility. It is important to install the product correctly in order to maintain compliance.

Specs Chart

Installed size60 x 32 x 17-3/4 In. (1524 x 813 x 451mm)
Weight161 Lbs. (72 Kg.)
Weight with water578 Lbs. (260 Kg.)
Overflow limit50 Gal. (190 L)
Water depth to overflow14 In. (356mm)
Floor loading43 Lbs./Sq.Ft. (208 Kgs./Sq.m)
Length60" (1524mm)
Width32" (813mm)
Depth17-3/4" (451mm)

Color options
  • #11 Arctic White

  • #20 White

  • #222 Linen

Be Aware Before Purchasing

Tub is exactly 60 inches

Be aware that this tub is exactly 60 inches. That means that if you have exactly a 60-inch opening, you will have a tight squeeze, or need to saw a bit of your wall.

Drain is Not Included

This is also very important to know before purchasing. If you only order the tub without the drain, you won’t be able to install or use it. Consider the American Standard Deep Soak drain for an added 2-3 inches of soaking ability.

Lighter than Cast Iron, but Heavier than Acrylic

Although this tub is a lot lighter than most cast iron tubs, it is definitely a bit heavier than a fully acrylic tub. This is due to the two metal layers, and one ceramic layer that makes up this tub.

All around great tub at a good price

The American Standard Cambridge tub lives up to the American Standard name. It offers durable construction, it is easy to clean, and fully retains heat. For an incredible value, this tub will not disappoint and should last for many years to come.

Delta Classic 400 Tub Review – Tough & Durable

The Delta Classic 400 is available in both left and right-hand drain options. With simple installation, this tub is designed to fit into alcoves easily.

It is made with ProCrylic™, making it an attractive, bright, and shiny bathtub. This high-gloss coating makes it strong and durable. This bathtub should last for many years to come and is comparable to a cast iron tub in durability.

Easy to clean, and extremely scratch resistant with a beautiful high gloss white color. This bathtub will brighten up any bathroom.

Highlights

  • Premium high-gloss non-porous acrylic surface
  • Beautiful bright white finish
  • Simple installation
  • Option for left or right-hand drain option
  • Fits alcoves 60 in. x 33 in.
  • Very durable
  • Textured surface resists scratches and stains
  • Easy to clean surface resists mildew

No Fiberglass Backing

  • Because of the unique make-up of ProCryclic, there is no need for a rough and abrasive fiberglass backing.
  • With the lack of a fiberglass backing, it makes this tub very easy to handle.
  • This tub also requires no mortar bed, which saves time and money.

Simple Installation

This tub uses direct-to-stud installation. This helps to create a long-lasting and secure unit.

The built-in nailing flange and bathtub support also help to ease installation as well as durability.

Whether you are having this tub installed by a professional, or doing so yourself, you will have no problems.

Resists Mildew

  • The surface is easy to clean and resists mildew.
  • Exposure to mildew can cause health effects in some people.
  • Extensive mold contamination may cause health problems.
  • Breathing mold can cause allergic and respiratory symptoms.
  • By avoiding mildew in your bathtub, you can avoid the collection of mildew in other parts of your bathroom.

Greenguard Certified

  • Greenguard certified products are certified to Greenguard standards.
  • This means there are low chemical emissions that are put into indoor air during product usage.
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Pairs With Shower Unit

If you are looking to complete this tub with a shower unit, the Delta Classic 400 tub pairs with the Classic 400 32 in. X 60 in. x 60 in. 3-Piece Direct-to-Stud Tub Surround in High Gloss White.

This shower is model #40044 and is sold separately.

Pros
  • Resists scratches and stains
  • Easy installation
  • Extremely durable
  • Easy to clean
  • Resists mildew
  • Attractive warranty
  • Great value
Cons
  • Only one color option
  • Drain not included
  • Not ADA compliant

ProCrylic™ Surface

This is a type of acrylic surface developed by Delta. It is durable and easy to clean. It is patented, and Delta tubs are the only tubs that use this surface.

The material this tub is made from is similar to acrylic, but a bit different. It is equipped with premium high-gloss, non-porous, ProCrylic™.

Drain Option

Option to choose your drain on either the left or right-hand side.

Great Warranty

Delta® Tubs offers a great warranty on this tub.

  • Warranted to the original consumer purchaser or commercial user, as applicable, to be free from defects in material and workmanship
  • Ten (10) year warranty from the date of purchase
  • For commercial users, warranty is one (1) year from the date of purchase

Specs Sheet

MaterialAcrylic


Warranty
  • 10-year limited residential

  • 1-year limited commercial
ADA Compliant?No
ColorHigh Gloss White
Basic length54.75 inches
Basin width23.88 inches
CertificationsIAPMO Certified
Faucet mountWall
Overall length60 inches
Overall width32.5 inches
Product dimensions59.88” Width x 32.5” Diameter x 18” Height
ShapeRectangular

What To Be Aware Of Before Buying…

  • Drain and overflow not included: This can be an extra cost that you may not be interested in paying for.
  • Not ADA compliant: This means that individuals with mobility issues or disabilities will most likely have a difficult time using this tub. This is not made for individuals with mobility issues or disabilities.
  • Only available in one color: This can be concerning if you do not want a white bathtub. If you are looking for a bathtub in a color other than white, in that case it may not be the right bathtub for you.

Well made and beautifully designed product

The Delta Classic 400 is a bathtub that offers an attractive design. It offers the strength and durability of acrylic, with speciality ProCrylic™ coating. This makes it very unique. No other bathtubs use this coating.

This tub is durable and features built-in, reinforced bathtub support. This will enhance the installation and performance of an already easy to install product.

Although there are a few things to think about with this tub, only one available color, the drain, and overflow are not included, and it is not ADA compliant, overall this is a great tub.

Enjoy this beautiful, and bright white, modern tub, in a high-gloss acrylic. It provides the benefits of acrylic without the need for the rough, abrasive fiberglass backing.

American Standard Devonshire Tub Review – Is It A Quality Bath Tub?

American Standard Princeton Tub Review

From one of the highest quality bathtub makers, Kohler introduces the Devonshire Tub. With a beautifully manufactured design, this traditional bath sports elegant lines with a sleek silhouette.

Bathing is imperative in your daily routine, so why not do so in comfort? Sit back and relax with lumbar supports and armrests. With a beautiful old-world feel that has the possibility to fit into a modern bathroom, the Devonshire will give you the best of both worlds.

Looking for an affordable option? Look no further, this affordable bathtub will allow you to add a bit of luxury into your daily routine, without the high price.

Kohler Devonshire Specifications

MaterialAcrylic
Drain locationLeft or Right-hand option
InstallationThree Wall Alcove




Colors
  • #0 White Chrome

  • #47 Almond

  • #NY Dune® Brushed Nickel

  • #G9 Sandbar

  • #58 Thunder™ Grey
Codes/StandardsCSA B45.5/IAPMO Z124
ADA Compliant?No
Basin area, bottom42" x 20" (1067 mm x 508 mm)
Basin area, top51" x 24" (1295 mm x 610 mm)
Weight80 lbs (36.3 kg)
Minimum floor load41 lbs/ft² (200.2 kg/m²)
Water capacity60 gal (227.1 L)
Water depth14" (356 mm)
Minimum flat for door2-1/2" (64 mm)

Safety Features

Slip and fall accidents can be fatal. By providing a textured floor, you are always sure to have good footing while using this tub.

Variety of Color Options

American Standard Princeton Tub Review

Everyone deserves to have the bathroom of their dreams. With the Devonshire Tub, you are given that option. Choose from five beautiful colors:

    • White
    • Almond
    • Dune
  • Sandbar
  • Thunder™ Grey

Retains Heat

Warm water is the best way to soothe your body after a long day. Made from premium acrylic material, the Devonshire tub from Kohler will stay warm for the entirety of your bathing session.

Extreme Comfort

  • Molded lumbar support
  • Armrests
  • Space for candles or soaps

Easy Installation

American Standard Princeton Tub ReviewDue to its lightweight acrylic makeup and alcove placement, the Kohler Devonshire allows for easy installation or placement on an upper floor.

Limited Warranty

The name Kohler behind a product means you will never need to worry regarding the warranty. Covered under the KOHLER® Plastic Baths and Receptors Lifetime Limited Warranty.

Left or Right Drainage Options

Regardless of your bathroom set up, this tub comes in a model to accommodate you:

  • K-1184-LA: Left-hand drain
  • K-1184-RA: Right-hand drain

Deep and Comfortable

Whether you are a tall individual or looking to share the space with a partner, this is a large tub. There is space to place candles or scrubs. The large space can also be useful for bathing pets.

Coordinate with Other Devonshire Products

Coordinates with other products in the Devonshire collection such as:

  • American Standard Princeton Tub ReviewK-7161-AF 1-1/2″ adjustable pop-up drain above- or through-floor
  • K-7213 27″ Cable Bath Drain
  • K-7214 27″ Cable Bath Drain
  • K-7259 Brass toe tap bath drain
  • K-37380 30″ Rough-in Cable Bath Drain
  • K-37383 Rough-in cable bath drain, PVC, 30″ cable with tubing
  • K-702200-G54 Frameless Sliding Bath Door
  • K-702200-G73 Frameless Sliding Bath Door
  • K-702200-L Frameless Sliding Bath Door
  • K-702205-L Frameless Sliding Bath Door
  • K-706000-D3 Frameless Sliding Bath Door
  • K-706000-L Frameless Sliding Bath Door
  • K-706003-L Frameless Sliding Bath Door
  • K-706004-D3 Frameless Sliding Bath Door
  • K-706004-L Frameless Sliding Bath Door
  • K-706007-L Frameless Sliding Bath Door
  • K-23726 Drain treatment
  • K-23732 Tub & shower cleaner

Integral Apron and Flange

An integrated tile flange helps to prevent water from seeping behind wall it is attached to. This also simplifies alcove installation

Not ADA Compliant

The Americans with Disabilities Act Foundation has provided guidelines for the safety of those with disabilities. Unfortunately, this bath does not adhere to those standards.

If you or someone you love has mobility issues, it would be recommended to purchase a different tub.

Pros
  • Molded lumbar support and armrests
  • Integrated apron
  • Textured bottom surface for safety
  • Able to coordinate with other products in the Devonshire collection
  • Lightweight
  • Simple installation
  • Integral flange prevents water from seeping behind wall
Cons
  • Does not last as long as cast iron tubs
  • Not ADA compliant

What to Consider Before Purchasing

American Standard Princeton Tub Review

  • Wrap the base with insulation during installation
  • Measure the area where you plan to install
  • Has a high sill, and is not ADA compliant.
  • Not a good choice for young children or seniors
  • This tub is made from acrylic material and should be good for at least 10-15 years of use.

An Elegant, Deep Soaking Tub

The Kohler Devonshire comes with a few quirks that prevent it from being the bathtub for everyone. If you are looking for a bathtub to bathe your children, you or someone you love is aging or has mobility issues, then this might not be the tub for you.

Despite this, with right or left-hand drainage options, easy installation, and textured bottom surface for safety there are many positive aspects of this tub as well.

If you are looking for a tub that will keep your bath water warmer, for longer, in an elegant design, you will definitely enjoy this tub.

American Standard Princeton Tub Review – [Pricing, Features & More]

American Standard Princeton Tub Review

Known as a durable, cost-efficient alternative to cast iron tubs, the Princeton American Standard Bathtub is luxury at its finest, without the high price tag. Other tubs may boast durability, but this tub is complete with a patented porcelain finish to truly seal the job.

Built with an overflow drain and extremely light material, this tub is plenty easier to install than a conventional tub. The exclusive Americast technology uses a glossy enamel top layer that makes it easy to clean and extremely strong. Combine this with a thick, insulating layer, and you have hours of warm water.

Feature Highlights

  • American Standard Princeton Tub ReviewRecessed alcove tub
  • Comfortable and contoured lumbar support
  • Beveled headrest
  • Safe, slip-resistant surface
  • Non-porous porcelain
  • Scratch-resistant

Easy to Clean

The porcelain enamel finish is beautiful, scratch-resistant, and glossy. This finish makes it easy to clean and adds to its durability.

Built-In Overflow

No need to purchase and install a separate drain.

Americast Backing vs. Cast Iron

  • American Standard Princeton Tub ReviewCast iron draws heat out of the tub, while Americast keeps water warmer
  • Made with a patented bonding process
  • Insulates the tub for a quiet experience
  • Simple installation
  • Americast will last 15 years while cast iron can last for 20+

Huge Soaking Space

This tub is 4-inches wider than standard tubs, which allows for plenty of extra room to leave soap, a reading book, or other essentials.

Safety

Includes a StanSure slip-resistant floor surface for maximum safety. Whether you are aging, or have children, this floor will ensure your safety.

Incredible Warranty

American Standard Princeton Tub ReviewAmerican standard offers a Limited Lifetime Warranty for Luxury Acrylic & Americast Tubs. This means your purchase is covered for whatever reason in the event of a manufacturer defect.

Simple Installation

Lightweight and easy to install in three simple steps:

  1. Carry the tub to wherever you want to install and use the built-in leveling base
  2. Install your plumbing
  3. Attach full-length support stringer to the wall

Enjoy your tub!

Pros
  • Formed steel center layer is strong and stable
  • Very insulated, keeps water warm
  • Slip-resistant floor surface
  • ADA compliant
  • Simple installation
  • Patented bonding process
  • Built-in leveling base
  • Fantastic warranty
  • More durable than plastic tubs
Cons
  • May not last as long as cast iron

Many Options To Choose From

Choose from a variety of different options to meet your bathroom size and style requirements.

Color

If you are looking to match your bathroom, you can choose from four different color options.

  • Arctic White
  • White
  • Bone
  • Linen

Size

  • Standard size: 60”x30”
  • Luxury model: 60”x34”

Drain

Choose from a left or right-hand drain option.

Added features

Choosing from a built-in overflow or an apronfront to accommodate your bathing needs.

Built-in overflow: The built-in overflow drain is a plumbing feature. It prevents your sink or bathtub from overflowing with water. The overflow drain is located along the sidewall of the basin.

Apron front: Also known as a skirted tub. This tub has one finished side and is anchored on the other side. The visible finished side, is called a skirt or apron, in this case it is located on the front.

Installed size60 x 34 x 14 In. (1524 x 864 x 356mm)
Weight 119 Lbs. (54 Kg.)
Weight with water469 Lbs. (213 Kg.)
Overflow limit42 Gal. (159 L)
Bathing well at sump42 x 19 In. (1067 x 483mm)
Bathing well at rim56 x 25 In. (1423 x 635mm)
Water depth to overflow9-1/2 In. (241mm)
Floor loading33 Lbs./Sq.Ft. (159 Kgs./Sq.m)




Color options
  • #11 Arctic White

  • #20 White

  • #21 Bone

  • #222 Linen



Size options
  • Standard size: 60”x30”

  • Luxury model: 60”x34”

  • #21 Bone

Compliance Certifications

Meets or exceeds the following specifications:

  • ASME A112.19.4 for Americast Plumbing Fixtures
  • ASTM F-462 for Slip-resistant Bathing Facilities
  • ANSI Z124.1 Ignition Test
  • ASTM E162 for Flammability
  • NFPA 258 for Smoke Density

Great Value in a Long-Lasting Tub

If you are looking for a deep soak tub that will last for years to come, then the American Standard Princeton is what you are looking for.

You should have no trouble if one of your children decides to use a market on the tub. This tub is so easy to clean and is extremely durable. You will feel as though you are using a cast iron tub, but rather, you will be using a tub backed by America’s technology.

If you are looking for a tub with an easy install, you have found it. No need to have a fear of flimsy material that might break while you install it yourself. This tub is strong and will be installed in a matter of a few minutes.

The American Standard Princeton Bathtub is great for anyone of all ages and heights. With an incredible warranty, durable tub, and glossy shine, you will enjoy this tub for years to come.

Kohler Vault Sink Review – Is It Worth The Price Tag?

Kohler Vault Sink Review

Imagine this situation: you’ve been toiling away, looking for a brand-new kitchen remodel design. You got the countertops. You got the cabinets. You got all of it, except for the kitchen sink. It happens, and when it does, most pros start suggesting Kohler as the sink option of choice.

Kohler is a staple among sink designers, and that’s why people rely on them for high quality sinks. If you’re looking for a sink that screams simplicity and functionality, then you’re going to want to take a look at their Vault series. These farmhouse-style sinks have been taking over the upscale kitchen design scene lately.

With its brushed steel look and its large water capacity, it’s easy to see why a lot of people are now starting to see the Kohler Vault series as a great go-to for kitchen design. Let’s take a closer look at this winning sink, shall we?

Why Buy The Kohler Vault Sink Over Others?

Kohler Vault Sink ReviewYou really can’t cut corners when you’re shopping for a new kitchen sink, and that’s why people trust Kohler’s quality. The Vault sink line is known for being made of high-quality stainless steel and having a generous workspace thanks to its deep depth design.

Easy to clean and easier to jazz up, the Kohler Vault is made to be the sink that people can rely on for both personal and professional use. Sturdy as this line is, the Vault also remains easy to install. You can choose from a top-mount or under-mount setup, depending on which model you choose.

Along with being an installer’s dream, the Kohler Vault line also comes complete with a nice array of accessories. You get to enjoy a free sink rack and free rim along with a couple of installation tools.

The Kohler Vault Sink: Key Features

Though it might look simple in design, you shouldn’t be fooled. The Kohler Vault sink series packs a powerful punch in terms of features. These below are what people tend to buzz about the most:

  • Kohler Vault Sink ReviewOne or Two Cabin Designs. You can choose between having a single “tub” sink or having your sink split into two. More options means more versatility for you.
  • Two Different Installation Options. You can choose from a top-mount or an under-mount setup. Both sinks come with self-rimming technology as well as installation hardware.
  • 18-Gauge Stainless Steel. When you’re looking for a kitchen sink that will endure a lot of the craziness you might put it through, you can’t budge on the material. This line is made of ultra-durable, 18-gauge brushed steel. It’ll keep for years to come.
  • SilentShield Sound Absorption. Did you ever use a kitchen sink that just seemed to amplify every splash and splatter that hit it? If so, you’ll understand why sound absorption is such an important feature.
  • Single Hole Faucet Setup. The Kohler Vault series is great for keeping things simple. That’s why it’s a single-hole faucet setup in most cases. (That said, you can get up to four faucet holes in some options!)
  • Available in a Wide Range of Sizes. No two kitchens are ever going to be alike, so why should your kitchen sink have to conform to a single size? The Vault series has a very respectable range of sizes, making it perfect for people who want to get a sink that is perfectly fit for them.

The Kohler Vault Sink: Specs Chart

Manufacturer
KOHLER
Part Number
3821-1-NA
Item Weight
31.5 pounds
Product Dimensions
38.38 x 27.63 x 11.25 inches
Item model number
3821-1-NA
Is Discontinued By Manufacturer
No
Size
One Size
Color
Not Applicable
Style
No-rimming
Finish
Stainless Steel
Material
Stainless Steel
Shape
Rectangular
Installation Method
Undermount
Item Package Quantity
1
Number Of Pieces
1
Included Components
Hardware Kit, Self-Rimming, Sink Rack
Batteries Included?
No
Batteries Required?
No
Warranty
One-year Limited Warranty

Is It ADA-Compliant?

When you’re looking for a sink that mixes both style and function, the Kohler Vault series offers a lot of appeal. However, there are some limitation when it comes to what the Vault can do. Unfortunately, the Vault Series isn’t ADA-compliant.

If you have a family member who has mobility issues, then you should strongly consider getting a different sink. Otherwise, you might be able to make do.

Our Final Take: The Kohler Vault Sink

Kohler’s Vault sink series is one fo the ages. It’s quiet, looks amazing, and is built to last. Though it’s not the most feature-filled sink you’ll find, it’s safe to say that having a Vault in your home will only add to your kitchen’s appeal.

While it is versatile and carries the quality you’d expect from Kohler, it isn’t ADA-compliant. So, while the Vault can be a great series for many families, those who are concerned about ADA standards may need to keep searching for the perfect sink for them.