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American Standard vs. AmeriGlide

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    What is the difference between American Standard and AmeriGlide?

    American Standard and AmeriGlide both provide middle-of-the-line walk-in tub options. While American Standard prides itself on creating eco-friendly products for older adults, AmerGlide’s main focus is on accessibility and affordability for people with disabilities.

    You can customize a walk-in tub from American Standard with luxury features like chromotherapy and a hand-held showerhead, and AmeriGlide walk-in tubs come with the features necessary to a safe and comfortable bathing environment for those with limited mobility.

    • American Standard is best for customers who require minimal customer support. Customers rave about the quick installation process and excellent service technicians, but many find the follow-up support to be less than ideal.
    • AmeriGlide is best for people with disabilities and limited mobility who need a standard walk-in tub. Tubs come in four styles, including soaker, air therapy, hydrotherapy and dual therapy options. They can also be customized with chromotherapy, aromatherapy or an auto drain.

    Reputation on ConsumerAffairs

    american standard logoameriglide logo
    Overall star rating4.53.9
    Verified customer reviewsRead reviewsRead reviews
    american standard logo4.5Read reviews
    ameriglide logo3.9Read reviews

    Cost

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    Basic tub starting priceOnly available with quote$2,493
    InstallationIncluded
    Financing offered
    Discounts offered
    In-home quotes required
    Warranty - LaborLimited lifetimeNot mentioned
    Warranty - PartsLimited lifetime5 years for pump and motor
    Warranty - TubLimited lifetime10 years
    american standard logoOnly available with quoteIncludedLimited lifetimeLimited lifetimeLimited lifetime
    ameriglide logo$2,493Not mentioned5 years for pump and motor10 years

    Available walk-in tub types

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    Soaker tub
    Wheelchair-accessible tub
    Bariatric tub
    Tub/shower combo
    Two-seat tubs
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    ameriglide logo

    Tub features

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    Step-in height2 inches3 inches
    Fast drain
    Quick filling
    Grab bars included
    Number of hydro jets2212
    Number of air jets2218
    Chromotherapy offered
    Heated seats option
    Heated backrest option
    Remote control option
    Showerhead options
    american standard logo2 inches2222
    ameriglide logo3 inches1218

    Services included with installation

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    Bathroom door resizing
    Old tub removal
    Wall repair and repaint
    Electrical wiring
    Flooring touch-up
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    ameriglide logo

    All information accurate as of publishing date.

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      American Standard

      American Standard has been making faucets, sinks, whirlpool tubs and wellness products for more than 140 years. Its focus is on making sustainable and eco-friendly products, including toilets and showers that save water. Its plumbing products can be found in hotels, airports and stadiums across the U.S., and its roster of clients includes wholesalers, showrooms, DIY centers, retail and hardware stores, specialty merchants and online retailers, as well as residential customers.

      American Standard provides four lines of walk-in tubs: walk-in air baths, deep-soak tubs, combo massage tubs and walk-in whirlpool tubs. Many can be customized to include jets or chromotherapy for added therapeutic benefits. Its lines include the following products:

      • Premium Series 28 x 48-inch Walk-in Tub with Air Spa System: This Premium Series tub is a walk-in air tub. It’s made from gelcoat and includes a grab bar on the inside of the tub, a neck rest and push-control buttons. It includes the company’s patented Quick Drain, which drains the tub in 2 minutes or less. It also has an extensive warranty – the shell is covered for 10 years, the components are covered for five years, and the door seal is covered under a lifetime warranty.
      • Luxury Series 28 x 48-inch Soaking Walk-in Tub: The Luxury Series Soaking Walk-in Tub is ideal for individuals who need a versatile tub — the smaller size makes it easy to fit into tight spaces, but it can also be turned into a 60-inch tub with the extender kit. Similar to Premium Series tubs, this soaking tub comes with a neck rest, safety grab bar and patented Quick Drain tech, but it has acrylic rather than gel coating. It also includes an additional five-year warranty — the shell comes with a 15-year warranty, and the components come with a 10-year warranty.
      • Luxury Series 30 x 51-inch Walk-in Tub with Whirlpool System: American Standard’s Luxury Series whirlpool comes at a higher price because of its “Ozone Self-Cleaning Sanitation System,” which cleans and disinfects the water while in use. Its massage system offers the choice between a full-body or leg-only massage. The acrylic shell is covered for 15 years under the warranty; the components are covered for 10 years.

      What American Standard customers say

      Reviews for American Standard tubs are largely positive, particularly when it comes to customer service and tub installation. Pleased customers also mention the ease of getting in and out of the tub and that they feel safe while doing so. However, there are some complaints about customer service and negative experiences with installers. Some reviewers also had difficulty operating the door handle.

      American Standard's rep was awesome. … Our walk-in our tub has been a neat thing for us. My husband didn’t have any support to get in and out of the tub. So, our tub is good for him. It’s also good for his circulation. It is one of the things that is a big part of his rehab.”

      Herma of Grove City, OH

      AmeriGlide

      AmeriGlide is well-known for its line of accessibility and mobility products, which include stair lifts, mobility scooters and walk-in tubs. Its distributor program works with independent businesses and store locations throughout the U.S. to provide its customers with a wide range of accommodation options for the home and office.

      AmeriGlide’s walk-in tubs are designed with Marine-grade materials and housed in stainless steel frames. The anti-slip surface makes it safe for people whose main concern is mobility, and the doors are designed to seal to prevent leaks while in use. The company offers 15 different models, including small and medium shower enclosures, walk-in tubs and a wheelchair-accessible walk-in tub:

      • Sanctuary Full Bather Walk-in Tub: This tub comes with a fiberglass shell and a 17-inch seat that’s in alignment with ADA standards. Its size makes it ideal for both spaces that already have a standard bathtub and where a walk-in tub will be newly installed. The Sanctuary Full Bather also includes a 3-inch step-in height, making it easy for people with limited mobility to get in and out of the tub.
      • Sanctuary Petite Easy Soak Walk-in Tub: Constructed with an acrylic shell, the Sanctuary Petite Easy Soak is 27 inches wide and 38.5 inches long – making it a space-saver for small bathrooms. The tub can be customized to include air jets, water jets or dual water and air jets. A headrest is also included.
      • Sanctuary Large Wheelchair Access Walk-in Tub: With a width of 30 inches and a length of 60 inches, this wheelchair-accessible tub is just slightly smaller than AmeriGlide’s largest tub. It comes with an outward-swinging door and a step-in height of 13.5 inches for easy transfer from a wheelchair or other mobility instrument.

      What AmeriGlide customers say

      Reviewers of Ameriglide’s mobility equipment give the company average ratings overall. Some reviewers called out substandard equipment, while others praised the professional and knowledgeable installers. As of publishing, most reviewers on our site felt pleased with the products, with many noting how inexpensive they are comparatively. Others mentioned being frustrated with the lack of customer service when a problem did arise, however.

      Bottom line: American Standard or AmeriGlide?

      Customers looking for a wider selection of walk-in tubs and customizations might prefer American Standard, but those looking for a simple solution for their home or bathroom will appreciate AmeriGlide’s streamlined selection. American Standard offers extensive warranties, including a lifetime warranty on its walk-in tub door seals, and AmeriGlide offers financing through Cross River Bank, making it a budget-friendly option for shoppers.

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