American Standard vs. Kohler
American Standard and Kohler are two of our favorite walk-in tub manufacturers; however, the two providers differ in terms of price, features, and warranties.
American Standard walk-in tubs are slightly more affordable than Kohler walk-in tubs. The starting price for an American Standard walk-in tub is around $5,000, while the starting price for a Kohler walk-in tub is around $6,000. Keep in mind, however, that both brands offer a wide range of models, and total pricing can vary greatly based on your installation costs.
Both American Standard and Kohler walk-in tubs offer the standard features of hydrotherapy jets, air jets, heated seats, quick filling, and non-slip features. That said, in our tests, we found that Kohler walk-in tubs had faster quick draining features. For those who prefer slightly more advanced tubs and showers, Kohler might be the better choice.
American Standard and Kohler offer different warranty lengths for their walk-in tubs. American Standard offers a limited warranty of five years on the tub itself and two years on the components. Kohler offers a limited warranty of one year on the tub itself and three years on the components.
That said, the warranties often vary based on the specific model of tub, so be sure to consult with the manufacturers themselves.
In addition to the factors mentioned above, you may also want to consider the following when choosing a walk-in tub:
- The size of your bathroom: Make sure the tub you choose will fit in your bathroom.
- The type of flooring you have: Some walk-in tubs require a specific type of flooring.
- Your personal preferences: Consider what features are important to you, such as the number of jets, the type of hydrotherapy, and the presence of a walk-in shower.
To learn more about how these tub manufacturers compare, read our comparison of American Standard vs. Kohler.