Designed and engineered in the USA to blend safety with comfort, the Kohler Walk-In Bath comes with a variety of features to help consumers with different levels of mobility feel secure and pampered while bathing. Kohler’s guiding mission is to combine industry-leading design with technology to enhance consumers’ sense of “gracious living” through products that reflect high quality, charm, and good taste.
Kohler, the trusted kitchen and bath company, also makes a walk-in bathtub with multiple safety and comfort features and several upgrades for consumers who want to age in place or have limited mobility. Many industry experts praise the company for innovation, design and environmental awareness.
Kohler’s Walk-in Bath—its walk-in tub model—comes in a variety of colors, textures and safety features. You can also customize it with specialty options, such as a selection of bath walls and faucet finishes to match your design preferences.
The KOHLER® Walk-In Bath walk-in tub offers five industry-leading features to ensure your safety:
While safety is most important, Kohler Walk-In Baths offer comfort features for a relaxing bathing experience to soothe aching joints and wake up tired muscles.
Kohler Walk-In Bath
Kohler bath products are known for having a variety of designs, and the Walk-In Bath is no exception. From a classic, traditional look to a more contemporary and modern style, the KOHLER® Walk-In Bath offers several design options. Kohler gives you a choice of eleven color and pattern combinations for the LuxStone bath walls, two metal finishes for the faucet, and a crisp white or creamy biscuit shade for the tub. LuxStone is made of natural marble and durable fibers to create a stronger, more durable surface and won’t chip, fade or discolor as fiberglass can. Only Kohler offers LuxStone walls.
Kohler offers a video gallery on the website to see features in action. Take the innovative Interactive Tub Experience for a spin on the site, where you can create and view a 3D representation of your Kohler Walk-In Bath.
|Kohler Walk-In Bath||Traditional Bathtub|
|Low 3” threshold||Up to 24” tub wall to step over|
|Two safety handrails||Limited grip areas, if any|
|Textured tub floor||Smooth, slippery tub floor|
|Elevated seat eases getting out of tub||Tub floor is difficult to get up from|
|Multifunction hand shower||Standard faucet|
|Heated surface||Cold surface|
|Hydrotherapy jets and air jets||Standing water|
Kohler doesn’t provide general cost information over the phone or online, given the customization options available. The more features you add to the tub, the more expensive it will be. To get pricing, submit an online quote request on the company site to schedule a free in-home appointment.
During this appointment, a Kohler representative will discuss your needs and the features available when choosing a tub via a 35-point checklist. This checklist also considers your plumbing, electrical and bathroom layout to determine installation needs. The no-surprises quote includes the price for the tub, upgrades, installation, delivery, removal and disposal of the existing bathtub, and the warranty. Kohler’s Price Promise validates the quote for one year.
There are several financing options that can help offset upfront costs, like monthly payment plans, and Kohler frequently runs money-saving promotions for new customers.
Kohler offers a lifetime limited warranty on its tub, which a Kohler-certified installation specialist installs. The warranty guarantees protect against manufacturing defects for as long as you own your home. If a manufacturing defect occurs with any KOHLER® Walk-In Bath component, the repair and replacement are free of charge. This warranty is more comprehensive than competitors, as it includes the pumps, motors, jets, bath door seal and the hand shower.
We found very few complaints about Kohler’s Walk-in Bath, but a couple mentioned needing help repairing their walk-in tub. Others warn against pushy sales reps and the need for a larger water heater to accommodate the tub.
ConsumersAdvocate ranked the KOHLER® Walk-In Bath first among all walk-in bathtubs, with an overall consumer rating of 9.9 out of 10. Top10Reviews notes Kohler Walk-In Baths are among the highest quality walk-in tubs you can buy. The Kohler Co. receives an “A+” rating from the Better Business Bureau, indicating the company gets top scores across business quality categories that grade its responsiveness and professionalism.
You will find many positive testimonials on Kohler’s Walk-In Bath website. Consumers noted the safety and comfort features, attractive design, ease and speed of installation, and confidence in purchasing a trusted brand.
Medicare and health insurance do not typically cover the cost of a walk-in tub, however, talk to your insurance company if your doctor says a walk-in bath is medically necessary. If you carry Medicare supplement insurance, check to see if you have coverage for part of the cost of a walk-in tub. There are other options for paying for a walk-in tub, include grants and state-based aid.
Kohler Walk-In Baths come equipped with fast-drain technology, so the tub fills and drains within minutes. The time required to drain or add water depends on your home plumbing system.
Kohler Walk-In Baths utilize heated surfaces to keep the bather warm while waiting for the tub to fill or drain.
The KOHLER® Walk-In Bath has ten adjustable hydrotherapy jets, six directed at the back and spine, two in front of the legs, and two behind the calves. Seventeen adjustable BubbleMassage air jets create thousands of tiny bubbles in the water to simulate a spa-like experience.
The cost of a KOHLER® Walk-In Bath includes everything upfront, with installation, so there’s no need to hire a plumber. Installation is completed by a highly-trained Kohler-certified specialist, usually within one day.
Kohler representatives are happy to answer your questions at any time. Call the number on the website or use the online chat to get answers.
As retirees choose to live in their homes longer than before, bathroom fall injuries become more common. Several ways to prevent falling in the bathroom exist and the safety features of a KOHLER® Walk-In Bath can help you maintain independence while the tub looks attractive in your home. Creating the walk-in bath of your dreams using Kohler’s online 3D design feature is very useful, and it’s easy to schedule an in-home appointment to receive a quote that’s good for a year. The engineered-in-the-USA KOHLER® Walk-In Bath provides peace of mind with a safe and soothing bathing experience for years to come, from a highly trusted brand in business for 140 years.