Highest Rated Walk-In Tubs from Home Depot

May 03, 2016

Highest Rated Walk-In Tubs from Home Depot

Customers are the final arbiters when it comes to how enjoyable a product actually is, and the same holds true for walk-in bathtubs. That's why in this article we will take three of Home Depot's models that earned customer ratings of four stars and up, show their specifications, and compare them to one another. You can find these tubs in many of Home Depot's superstores across America.

The table below will give you more of a read on each of the products' specifications and costs, and what you stand to benefit from your pick.

Universal's Walk-in Tub

This spacious tub has a comfortable ergonomic interior to support you whenever you need to soak or bathe.

The thirteen whirlpool jets are movable to focus more pressure on a particular set of muscles and adjustable for the desired low, medium, and high-pressure setting.

Apart from the jets, you also get the added benefit of chromotherapy LEDs built-in with the tub. Now you can create an atmosphere of your choice of cool or warm colors while having your muscles massaged and relaxed before a good night's sleep.  

"I bought this for my mother as she has recently been diagnosed with arthritis in her left knee which makes it hard for her to stand in the shower... This bath is worth EVERY cent! Entrance and exit are easy and washing sitting down has done wonders for her leg." - ColeRekman

Universal's Traditional-Style Model

The traditional-sized model from Universal is just like a regular tub only with an inward swinging door.

This is a perfect bathroom addition for raising the resale value of your home. Once installed, you can then place the safety bars, handheld shower, and shower seat where you need them.

The money you spend on contractors for cutting out a piece of your old bathtub for a door insert can exceed $1,000, and you would not benefit from any warranty service. An inexpensive alternative would be this fan-favorite which you can fit with a power seat (a belt-style seat) to help you maneuver in and out of the bath, and a 10-year long warranty service to go with the entire setup.

For more information on accessible bathing solutions and conversion kits, click here.

"I think it made a great addition to the home after my mom became handicapped. She does not have to worry about falling down while trying to get in and out of the tub. I am so pleased with this product." - Jenmac84

American Standard's Walk-In Tub

This five-star rated tub earned its stripes for its sheer quality build, contoured interior, and hydrotherapeutic benefits.

Like our first pick from Universal Tubs, this product has thirteen jets not just for a whirlpool feature but air massage as well. This dual message dynamic enhances your quality of life by improving your blood circulation, quickening the healing process of sore muscles, and countering headaches. The air massage feature, in particular, cleanses your skin pores from harmful organic substances with the help of thousands of tiny bubbles. Click here to learn more about hydrotherapy's treatment of diseases.

When you open the inward swinging door you make way for a slip-resistant interior, an ADA compliant seat, ergonomic safety bars, and high-pressure polished faucets. In addition, you don't have to firmly press your legs together when you exit the tub since the door is L-shaped to give way for legroom. 

"A wonderful therapeutic tub!" - Cally

Comparison of the Models


Universal Tubs

Universal Tubs

American Standard

 Brand Universal Tubs Universal Tubs American Standard
 Model # HD3060WILWH HDSI3060RWS 3052.104.WRW
 Cost $4,196 $2,028 $4,747
 Star Rating 4.5 Stars 4 Stars 5 Stars
 Tub Dimensions 60"L x 30"W x 37.25"H x 30"D 59.6"L x 30"W x 22"H x 16"D 52"L x 29.75"W x 33.5"H x 35"D

Product Details

 Color  White  White  White
 Controls Type  Manual  N/A  Touch
 Door Orientation  Left-Handed  Right-Handed  Left-Handed
 Inward/Outward Swinging Door  Inward  Inward  Inward
 Drain Location  Left  Right  Right
 Exterior Bath Shape  Rectangular  Rectangular  Rectangular
 Faucet Mount  Tub Mounted  Suspended from Wall  Tub Mounted
 Components Included  In-Line Water Heater, Drain, and LEDs  Drain  Drain
 Therapeutic Features  Whirlpool and Chromotherapy  N/A  Whirlpool and Air Massage
 Number of Jets  13  N/A  13
 Number of Jet Settings  3  N/A  4
 Product Weight (lb.)  207  177  239
 Return Policy  30 Days  30 Days  90 Days
 Features Included  Movable Jets, Adjustable Jets, Chromotherapy Lights, and Anti-Slip Floor  Anti-Slip Floor  Movable Jets, Adjustable Jets, and Anti-Slip Floor
 Style of Installation  Corner-to-Wall Setup  Corner-to-Wall Setup  Side-to-Wall Setup
 Water Capacity (gallons)  70  40  60

Warranties and Certifications

 Certifications ADA Compliant UL, CSA, ANSI, IAPMO, and ADA Compliant ADA Compliant
 Warranty 10-Year Coverage 10-Year Coverage 5-Year Limited Warranty

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