One of the most recognizable home appliance brands, American Standard also builds walk-in tubs in a variety of models that can be customized to fit the space in your bathroom. The company has the Arthritis Foundation’s Ease of Use certification, and many tubs come equipped with built-in aromatherapy. Free in-home evaluations are available.
American Standard, has been a recognized and respected name in bathroom and kitchen fixtures for over 140 years. Their tradition of quality and innovation has put them in three out of five homes in the U.S. as well as in thousands of businesses, hotels, airports, and stadiums.
Today, American Standard offers a wide variety of luxurious walk-in tubs with many choices of door and installation configurations. Several models include hydrotherapy options, massaging water jets, or air bubbles. Chromatherapy, a type of light therapy, is also offered in many American Standard walk-in tubs.
The most popular walk-in tub sold by American Standard is the Gelcoat Value Series, which retails for $6,079 to $8,215. Its gelcoat Premium Series tubs can reach as high as $12,366 if you choose a larger, combination walk-in tub.
Acrylic tubs are more durable, and American Standard offers a luxury acrylic model that retails between $8,622 and $10,865.
American Standard sells their walk-in tubs directly and at most major home improvement retailers such as Lowes and Home Depot. You can view their extensive list of walk-in tub models, features, colors, prices and more on their website.
If you purchase directly from American Standard, the cost includes installation, but if you buy from a third party vendor, the cost of installation is separate, and pricing will vary.
American Standard offers over 100 different walk-in tubs in the colors biscuit, linen and white. Nearly all of their products have built-in grab bars as a standard feature, and 83% come with the exclusive Quick Drain system, draining the tub in two minutes or less. American Standard walk-in tubs are broken down by type: Walk-in air baths, deep soaking tubs, combo massage tubs and walk-in whirlpool tubs.
American Standard Walk-In Tubs include (depending on model):
You can filter your search by feature on American Standard’s website when shopping online for walk-in tubs.
The warranty for American Standard premium acrylic walk-in tubs comes with a 15-year warranty on the bathtub, 10-year warranty on the tub components and a lifetime warranty on the door seal.
American Standard walk-in tubs with high gloss acrylic gelcoat construction come with a 10-year warranty on the bathtub, a five-year warranty on the tub components, and a lifetime warranty on the door seal.
The warranty for the Liberation model of walk-in tubs includes fixtures, parts, labor and installation for life.
With an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and thousands of sales, American Standard has only had 36 online complaints lodged against them in the past three years, and they have responded to each one of them. Comments from customers frequently include phrases like, “very impressed,” “most satisfied” and “outstanding quality.” Those who bought directly from American Standard and had the full installation package raved about the service, using phrases such as “they went above and beyond,” “they did an outstanding job” and “nothing but praise for them.”
American Standard offers special pricing from time to time. A recent promotion offered $1,500 in savings for every customer who purchased and installed a new Liberation walk-in tub with installation.
An American Standard Professional Bathroom Safety Specialist will take the time to explain all the features and benefits of their walk-in tubs. The specialist will then perform a complete safety assessment, take measurements, and explain the installation process. Finally, they will talk to you about financing and give you a firm estimate based on the options you’ve chosen and the scope of the work.
Licensed and certified installers will professionally remove your old tub and install your new walk-in tub. When the installation is complete, the installers will test the tub to be sure everything is working correctly. They will also show you how to use each feature of your new walk-in tub.
Most walk-in tubs take between six and 15 minutes to drain, causing the bather to get chilled while they wait to exit the tub. The Quick Drain system drains water in two minutes or less, reducing the risk of getting chilled.
The American Standard Liberation Series walk-in tub features the RevitaJet systems with 44 air and water jets, more than you will find in other walk-in tubs. Their easy-to-use touchpad gives you total control over your bathing experience.
On average, a walk-in tub holds between 50 and 55 gallons of water. While this is more than a standard tub, it is on par with a shower which uses about seven gallons per minute. If you’re considering a walk-in tub, you’ll want to make sure that your water heater is large enough to be up to the task.
Walk-in bathtubs are not covered by Medicare because they are not considered to be durable medical equipment.
Walk-in tubs are an excellent choice for seniors who have mobility restrictions. Built-in features like handrails, seats and textured floors meet your safety needs. Jets, LED lighting and aromatherapy can turn a bath into a spa experience that washes away the aches and pains.
Unlike a regular tub, you need to fill a walk-in tub with water after entering it. You will not only have to wait for the water to get to the right level, but you could also have difficulty adjusting the temperature to your comfort. Walk-in tubs are more costly than regular bathtubs, and they often require professional installation.
Beyond the relevant safety factors, walk-in tubs from American Standard offer much that the competition does not. With so many models and options to choose from, finding just the right tub for your needs is easy. The American Standard name and history are another plus as they have a long reputation for high-quality products. The warranty on the Liberation models is unmatched by other manufacturers, and their prices are competitive.