Kohler Walk-In Tubs Review

Kohler

Kohler is a US manufacturing company, based in Wisconsin, with over 140 years of engineering expertise. They are renowned on 6 continents for their bathroom and kitchen products, as well as their premier tile selections.

Kohler walk-in tubs stand out from the rest and their walk-in tub prices are some of the best around. This company offers a vast range of bathtubs, ranging from simple tubs to luxury baths with whirlpool and hydrotherapy features. Their range includes deep soaking and bariatric tubs for various user needs.

They also have specialized bathing options for seniors and other people with limited mobility . Being able to bathe without assistance, in privacy and comfort, is very therapeutic. Walk-in tubs have become one of the most sought-after products from companies in the bathtub business.

With their sterling reputation for bathroom products, what can you expect from a Kohler walk-in tub?

Kohler Walk-in Tub Products

Kohler walk-in tubs are customized for the needs of any user, and can be constructed to fit perfectly into the size of your current tub space.

Walk-in tubThis helps to eliminate the need for any serious remodeling of your bathroom. Kohler will even remove your current bathtub as part of their installation process.

The Kohler Belay walk-in tub is the popular option. Kohler doesn’t offer a highly specialized wheelchair-suitable tub, like some other manufacturers. However, their state-of-the-art combination walk-in tub has lots of benefits for those with limited mobility, and can be fitted with your choice of fantastic features.

Kohler Walk-in Tub Features

Safety 

The Kohler walk-in tub has one of the lowest step-in thresholds on the market – only 3”. Other safety features include sturdy grab rails on both the inside and outside of the tub, and slip-resistant surfaces.

Kohler advertises their Belay walk-in tub door as 20% wider than others in the market, for easier accessibility. You can choose a door that opens inward or outward. Inward doors save on space, while outward doors mean less difficulty getting in and out of the bath. The outward door also allows for a quick exit in an emergency.

Comfort 

The Kohler walk-in tub’s comfort features give you maximum relaxation while you take a bath. The hydrotherapy whirlpool jets massage main muscle groups, while the patented BubbleMassage™ air jets have a gentle, rejuvenating effect on joints and skin.

Having too many jets can make the massage experience feel overwhelming, and weaken its therapeutic benefits. The Kohler walk-in tub has 10 perfectly engineered whirlpool jets designed for optimal therapeutic pressure. The jets are individually adjustable and can be positioned to target specific aches and pains, and soothe sore muscles.

The jet system works with a quiet motor and pump to ensure your bath remains a quiet luxury spa experience, and allows you a break from the pressures of life.

This Kohler walk-in bath’s standard dimensions are 28” wide x 52” long x 39” high, but these may vary since all Kohler walk-in tubs are customized to fit the size of your current tub.

The tub is also fitted with side grooves to allow water to flow away from the seat and prevent uncomfortable pooling while the bath is draining.

The handheld shower has three spray options: wide spray, massage spray, and gentle aerated spray. Whatever your cleansing needs, this shower hits the spot.

Do you crave the comfort and luxury of a heated seat and backrest? Kohler delivers! Their walk-in tubs are fitted with the patented Bask™ surfaces that stop you getting chilled as the tub fills and drains. It has three levels of adjustable heat to suit you.

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Style 

Kohler’s many styling options are one of its main benefits. Kohler is a world-renowned bathroom décor brand specializing in tiles, so you can order a beautiful new bathroom wall to match your new tub.

Kohler will even install it on the same day as your walk-in tub, so you get to enjoy your brand-new bathroom straight away!

Kohler’s LuxStone™ bathroom wall installations come in an eye-catching variety of colors and patterns, from traditional solids to contemporary patterns and textures. The walls are made of a specially engineered stone material that doesn’t need much maintenance.

Features at a glance:

  • Dimensions: 28” wide x 52” long x 39” high
  • Low 3” threshold
  • Left- or right-sided door opening
  • Extra-wide door
  • ADA compliant extra-wide seat
  • Heated seat and backrest
  • Combined water and air jets
  • Fast draining system

Kohler Walk-in Tub Prices

Like many tub manufacturers who offer a customized tub to suit your needs, Kohler walk-in tub prices can only be viewed upon request and they company doesn’t feature exact pricing on their online resources. As the average cost of a standard walk-in tub is around $5,000-$7,000, you can expect to pay this much for the basic tub and installation.

For a tub installed with options such as hydrotherapy, the cost rises to around $10,000 or more. This company also offers various free gifts with your Kohler walk-in tub purchase, such as a nightlight toilet seat to make those midnight bathroom visits safer and more convenient!

Kohler Walk-in Tub Warranty

Kohler walk-in baths are covered by a limited lifetime warranty for Kohler tubsmanufacturing defects on all bath components such as the door seal, hydrotherapy systems like pumps, motors, jets, BubbleMassage™, and Bask™ heated surfaces.

Kohler warrants its Belay walk‑in tub for normal residential use for as long as you (the original tub owner) live in your home. Make sure your bath is installed by a Kohler-certified installer so it falls under this warranty.

Conclusion

What the Kohler walk-in tub might appear to lack in luxury features such as aromatherapy or chromotherapy, it makes up for in styling and quality. If top-notch bathroom décor combined with safety and luxury is what you’re after, this might be the tub for you. Kohler’s warranty and freebie offers also appeal to many buyers.