Safe Step

American Standard
Where is it built? Built in Chicago Built in Tennesee Undisclosed location Built in Wisconsin
Customizable therapeutic features Yes, very customizable With or without jets only With or without jets only With or without jets only
Multiple models of walk in tub Over 20 unique models 2 sizes, 2 models 2 models, several sizes 1 model
Doors styles available Inward, outward, transfer Inward, outward Inward, transfer Inward
Drain size Two 2" drains One 2" drain One 1.5" drain One 1.5" drain
Hand held shower Included Included Included Included
Step in height 2-6" varies 2-6" varies 4-6" or higher 2-6" varies
Independent foot massage Optional Not available Not available Not available
Largest model available 36" wide X 72" long 31" wide X 53" long 32" wide X 60" long 28" wide X 52" long
Inline water heater Included Not available Included Included
Tub construction Stainless frame, fiberglass shell & Acrylic finish shell Aluminum frame, fiberglass/gelcoat Steel frame, fiberglass/gel coat Steel frame, fiberglass/gel coat
faucet options 5 2 1 1
wall surround options Four different product lines, each unique in style One, Acrylic One, Acrylic One, Choreograph by Kohler
Financing Yes Yes Yes Yes
Rain shower option Yes Yes No No
Glass shower screen/doors Yes Some areas No No
Warranty Lifetime Limited Lifetime Limited Lifetime Limited Lifetime
Other products offered Showers, Stairlifts, Bathroom safety packages Showers None/American Standard product line None/Kohler product line
Local showroom Yes No No No
Haggle free pricing Yes No No No
Local company or out of state office Local Out of state Out of state Local
Door material Stainless steel Composite / Acrylic Composite / Acrylic Composite / Acrylic
In-House Installation Yes No Varies Varies

The TubToday walk-in tub is built right here in Chicago. It is available with a variety of customizable features, including hydro & air massage jetting, heated seats, dual drains, ozone sterilization, infusion microbubble therapy, and more. TubToday walk-in tubs are available in over 20 unique models to fit a variety of body sizes or bathroom space available. Of those TubToday offers three main stainless steel door styles that are: inward, outward and in transfer style for wheelchair accessibility. The majority of TubToday walk-in tubs have two 2″ drains for speedy emptying of the bathtub. TubToday also includes a hand held shower with our walk-in tubs. The step in hight on TubToday walk-in tubs is between 2-6″ so that you don’t have to lift your leg much to enter of exit the bathtub. One of the most appreciated features is the independent foot massage which allows you to fill just the low portion of the tub and use just the lower jets on your feet for an exceptional foot massage unavailable on other brands. TubToday has the largest walk-in tub available at 36″ wide X 72″ long. Also included in an inline water heater to keep the temperature warm. TubToday’s walk-in tubs are constructed around a stainless frame with a fiberglass shell & Acrylic finish shell. They are available with four different faucet options. For around the walk-in tub, TubToday offers four different wall surround options, each unique in style. TubToday offer affordable financing options to make paying for your walk-in tub easy. There is a rain shower option available for a traditional shower experience. Glass shower screen doors can be installed as an additional options to keep water from splashing outside the bathtub. Each of TubToday’s walk-in tubs come with a lifetime warranty. TubToday also offer a variety of other products like showers, stairlifts, bathroom safety packages & more. They have a showroom available to see up close and test out the latest models. TubToday offers transparent pricing so you know exactly what the cost is upfront and they are a local Illinois company.

Overall Expert Rating 9.5/10

Selection 10/10 Pts.

Price 9/10 Pts.

Warranty 10/10 Pts.

Ultimate Walk-in Tub
Safe Step

SafeStep walk-in tubs are built in Tennessee and they don’t have any local showrooms. They offer a limited selection of bathtub models, and features are limited. Their largest size is 31″ wide by 53″ long. The door is composite/acrylic inward swing only. They have one 2″ drain and a hand held shower. Their step in height is between 2-6″. SafeStep walk-in tubs are constructed with an Aluminum frame and a fiberglass/gelcoat tub. They offer one faucet option with their walk-in tubs. They also offer only one acrylic wall surround option. SafeStep offers financing and have a limited lifetime warranty on the purchase. SafeStep offers a rain shower option on their walk-in tubs and traditional showers.

Overall Expert Rating 6/10

Selection 7/10 Pts.

Price 4/10 Pts.

Warranty 7/10 Pts.

Safe Step
American Standard

American Standard walk-in tubs are built in an undisclosed location. They are only available in two models with or without jets. Their largest model is 32″ wide by 60″ long. American Standard walk-in tubs offer inward and transfer composite/acrylic door styles and are available in several sizes. They only offer one 1.5″ drain and have a step in height of 4-6″ or higher. They come with a hand held shower and an inline water heater. American Standard tubs are constructed on a steel frame with a fiberglass/gelcoat shell. They are available with only one faucet option and one acrylic surround option. They offer financing and a limited lifetime warranty.

Overall Expert Rating 6.7/10

Selection 7/10 Pts.

Price 6/10 Pts.

Warranty 7/10 Pts.

American Standard

Kohler walk-in tubs are built in Wisconsin. They are only available in one model that comes with or without massage jets. The door style is inward swing made of composite/acrylic and has a 2″-6″ step in height. Kohler walk-in tubs have one 1.5″ drain and come with a hand held shower and inline water heater included. The walk-in tub is 28″ wide by 52″ long. They are constructed with a steel frame and a fiberglass shell. One, Choreograph by Kohler wall surround option is available. Kohler offers financing and a limited lifetime warranty.

Overall Expert Rating 5.3/10

Selection 4/10 Pts.

Price 5/10 Pts.

Warranty 7/10 Pts.

Kohler Walk-in Tub


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