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.

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