American Standard Review

American Standard Walk-in Bathtubs

4.6/5
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American Standard is a walk-in bathtub manufacturer with a history of over 140 years producing high-quality assisted living aids and general home upgrades. During this time, American Standard has led the way in manufacturing revolutionary bath and kitchen products that have established and re-set the standards for healthy, safe, and comfortable living. This strong history has ensured the company’s reputation is established as one of the most well-known brands in the business.

American Standard is involved in the manufacture of high-quality fixtures, fashionable faucets, and sinks, as well as whirlpool tubs and other products for the bathroom and kitchen. They also provide water-saving solutions to several residential and commercial clients.

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PRODUCTS

As earlier explained, American Standard is a manufacturer with several different products. This article will explore the most popular walk-in bathtub options offered by American Standard. The bathtubs discussed are the most popular based on a variety of factors ranging from affordability to comfortability.

The Gelcoat Value Series

The Gelcoat Value Series walk-in bathtubs are designed for an optimal soaking experience while bathing. 

Key Features

  • 28×48-inch bathtub size
  • Left-hand or Right-hand door configuration models are available
  • Low step-in height
  • Watertight door design
  • Quick drain Feature
  • Tub Extender Kit
  • Built-in Safety Grab Bar 
  • Several Color Options
  • Contoured Built-In Seat
  • Fast Fill Tub Faucets
  • Easy Touch Push Controls
  • Compact Tub Design
  • Hand-held Showering Wand
  • Outward-opening and Inward-opening door models are available.

Pros

  • Low step-in height makes entry into and exit from the tub easy and convenient
  • Watertight door design helps to prevent water spills onto the bathroom floor
  • Left-hand and Right-hand door, drain, and faucet dock mount options are available for the bathtub
  • The tub’s compact design means it will be a perfect option for bathrooms with limited spaces. It will also perfectly into the space occupied by your traditional bathtub.
  • The included tub extender kit can be used to retrofit the walk-in bathtub into an existing traditional bathtub opening
  • The Gelcoat Value Series bathtubs’ fast-fill faucets and rapid drain feature ensure that users don’t have to wait too long for bathtubs to fill up or empty of water.
  • The easy-touch push controls make adjusting and programming bathtub features and conditions very convenient
  • The safety grab bar and textured floor design help to improve safety in the bathtub.
  • The contoured built-in seat allows for more comfortable movement in the bathtub
  • Several color options are available.
  • The outward-opening door models offer better access into and out of the bathtub.
  • The inward-opening door models are perfect for bathrooms with limited space.

 

Cons

  • The outward-opening door models may not be the best option for bathrooms with limited space as the doors may serve as obstructions.
  • The inward opening door models limit mobility in the tub, especially when getting in or out of the tub.

Gelcoat Premium Series

With a 32 x 60 bathtub size, the Gelcoat Premium Series bathtub has the highest water capacity offered by American Standard. If you are in the market for a bathtub for maximum soaking experience, the Gelcoat Premium Series bathtub is as good as it gets!

Key Features

  • 32×60-inch bathtub size
  • 37-inch bathtub depth
  • Left-hand or Right-hand door configuration models are available
  • Low step-in height
  • Textured bathtub floor
  • Cushioned Neck rest
  • Watertight door design
  • Quick drain Feature
  • Built-in Safety Grab Bar 
  • Several Color Options
  • Fast Fill Tub Faucets
  • Easy Touch Push Controls
  • Hand-held Showering Wand
  • Hand Shower Glide Bar
  • Contoured Built-in Seat
  • 13 Massage Jets
  • Whirlpool In-line Heater
  • Self-Cleaning Sanitation System
  • 26 Seat and Floor Air Injectors
  • Automatic Purge Cycle
  • Outward-opening and Inward-opening door models are available

Pros

  • Low step-in height makes entry into and exit from the tub easy and convenient
  • Watertight door design helps to prevent water spills onto the bathroom floor
  • Left-hand and Right-hand door walk-in tub options ensure users are covered irrespective of your preferred door configuration.
  • The bathtubs’ fast-fill faucets and rapid drain feature ensure that users don’t have to wait too long for bathtubs to fill up with or empty of water.
  • The easy-touch push controls make adjusting and programming bathtub features and conditions very convenient
  • Cushioned headrest improves user comfort when bathing
  • The Gelcoat Premium Series bathtub has air injectors and whirlpool massage jets which allow for the ultimate bathing and soaking experience.
  • A Legs-only massage feature is also available
  • The Gelcoat Premium Series bathtub also supports chromatherapy
  • The contoured built-in seat design allows improved safety when soaking and contributes to the ease of sitting and standing.
  • The safety grab bar and textured floor design help to improve safety in the bathtub
  • The outward-opening door models offer better access into and out of the bathtub.
  • The inward-opening door models are perfect for bathrooms with limited space.

 

Cons

  • The outward-opening door models may not be the best option for bathrooms with limited space as the doors may serve as obstructions.
  • The inward opening door models limit mobility in the tub, especially when getting in or out of the tub.
  • The bathtub is not compact, so it may not be the best option for bathrooms with limited space.

American Standard also offers a combination walk-in bath known as The Gelcoat Combination System Walk-in Bath that supports chromotherapy and has air and water jets for bathtub massage systems.

The Gelcoat premium Series

COSTS

A significant benefit to purchasing walk-in bathtubs from American Standard is the fact that walk-in bathtub prices and specifications are available online. There are also several walk-in bathtub options to select from. Hence, regardless of budget or specification needs, customers are highly likely to find a walk-in tub option that matches their bathroom needs. However, final purchase prices may vary from displayed bathtub prices depending on bathtub inclusions selected by customers.

Besides affordable walk-in tubs, American Standard also offers a lifetime warranty on tub door seals, a 10-year guarantee on tub shells, and a 5-year or 10-year warranty on all other bathtub components depending on the chosen bathtub.

American Standard’s commitment to quality and innovation has landed them in three out of every five American homes, as well as numerous hotels, airports, and stadiums. Irrespective of your needs and location, American Standard has the style and performance to fit you perfectly!

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