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    Use our guide to find the best walk-in bathtub for you. We compare tub prices, available features, installation services and more. Read reviews to learn about real customer experiences. Our research team vetted 15 walk-in tub companies that have been rated by more than 6,536 customers.

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      What to know about buying a walk-in tub

      One of the main reasons to install a walk-in tub is to reduce the risk of falls and other accidents in the bathroom. Generally, the lower the threshold (step-in height), the safer the tub.

      As you compare walk-in tubs, look for companies that offer a free quote and no-obligation consultations. It could be a red flag if a company wants to charge you for an estimate or consultation. Here are some other things to keep in mind:

      • It’s a significant investment: Walk-in tub pricing starts around $1,500, but the total price can be much higher once you add in installation costs. Many companies offer financing options or discounts to make it more affordable.
      • Safety and comfort matter: Consider your long-term needs as you compare options. For instance, some therapy features help with lower back pain or arthritis. Tubs can also be made with extra-wide doors to accommodate larger individuals.
        • Sturdy, built-in handrails and textured, nonslip flooring are musts if you struggle with stability or balance.
        • If you don’t want to get cold while the tub drains, look for models with heated backrests and fast-draining technology.
        • Consider a tub with a hydrotherapy massage system or air jets if you have joint stiffness.
      • You might need to upgrade your water heater: Before you buy, confirm that your home’s hot water capacity is compatible with the model you like during this time. After all, you don’t want to spend money on a tub that you can’t fill with hot water.

      Our picks for top walk-in tubs

      We compared highly rated walk-in tub companies on recent reviews, available features, warranties and more. The best walk-in tub for you depends on what you’re looking for:

      If bathtub accessibility is a priority, first consider American Standard and Safe Step. Kohler has some sleeker designs, but the tubs aren’t wheelchair-accessible.

      Both Independent Home and Hydro Dimensions have many comfort features, like massaging jets and heated seats.

      With the lowest starting price, Ella’s Bubbles is a good choice for value. However, installation is not included.

      Read our full methodology below for more on how we scored each company.

      Lowest step-in heightAmerican Standard Walk-in BathsAUTHORIZED PARTNER
      • Step-in height: 2 inches
      • Starting price: Varies
      • Installation: Included
      • Financing: Available

      American Standard has a wide selection, including two-seaters, tub-shower combos, bariatric and wheelchair-accessible models. It’s an excellent walk-in tub for seniors because of the low step threshold and easy-to-open door that can open inward or outward.

      The company’s tubs drain quickly, so you don’t have to wait very long to get out once you’re done. They also have many comfort features, including heated seats and remote control options to customize your bathing experience. Plus, American Standard’s soaking tubs are ADA-compliant and made in the U.S.

      Highlights

      • Hand-held shower wand
      • Quick drain system
      • Self-cleaning
      • Free estimates and in-home evaluations

      What to consider: According to our phone surveys, customers pay anywhere from $7,500 to $20,000 with installation. Additionally, you’ll probably need a 50-gallon water heater — if yours is only 40 gallons, you’ll likely need to replace it.

      Warranty: American Standard provides a lifetime warranty on the Liberation tub model’s fixtures, parts, labor and installation. Acrylic tubs come with a 15-years warranty on the tub shell and a 10-year warranty on other components; Gelcoat models have a 10-year warranty on the tub shell and a 5-year warranty on other parts.

      What reviewers like: “I like the features on the American Standard and the warranty the best,” a reviewer in Ohio said. They said it’s more expensive than some other brands, but the features make up for it, especially the heater to maintain water temperature.

      “I love the jets. I can put the jets on my feet or wherever it hurts. It's great. I also love the lights. They change colors and it’s really pretty,” a reviewer in Texas said.

      “I like the installation crew. They were very good, quick and knowledgeable with what they were doing,” according to a reviewer in Mississippi.

      Good for safety and accessibilitySafe Step Walk-in TubsAUTHORIZED PARTNER
      • Step-in height: 4 inches
      • Starting price: Varies
      • Installation: Included
      • Financing: Available

      Safe Step received some of the best feedback about wheelchair accessibility during our recent phone surveys of walk-in tub customers. All tubs come with standard anti-slip and temperature safety features. Its hydrotherapy system is great for arthritis and joint pain.

      At the time of publication, the company offers discounts on shower package upgrades and SpaSounds built-in speakers. Compared with American Standard, it’s better for those who want to customize their tub rather than select from several models.

      Highlights

      • Shower-tub combos
      • Remote control option
      • Frequent promotional discounts
      • Made in the U.S.

      What to consider: Installing a new tub costs between $16,000 and $21,000, according to our phone surveys. Depending on how big your bathroom door is, the installers might need to replace it to get the new tub in, though this is an issue for most companies. At least one customer doesn’t like the longer fill time — up to 14 minutes.

      Warranty: Safe Step provides a lifetime warranty on the tub (including any manufacturing defects), door seal, faucets, water pumps, heaters, blowers, parts and labor. There’s also a two-year warranty on caulking.

      What reviewers like: “I love the tub because I can go in, bathe every day and not have to worry about falling or getting in and out,” a reviewer in Arizona said.

      “It's soothing and very relaxing. It's nice, and it has Bluetooth on it,” according to a reviewer in Indiana. Other reviews highlight the jets and say they make it easier to fall asleep.

      “I like the micro cleaning. Also, the quality seems to be good. It drains within two minutes, which is fast,” a reviewer in Florida said.

      Customizable jetsIndependent HomeAUTHORIZED PARTNER
      • Step-in height: 4.5 inches
      • Starting price: Varies
      • Installation: Included
      • Financing: Available

      Independent Home provides professional installation with bathroom door replacement if necessary, electrical wiring, wall repair, flooring touch-up and old tub removal. The company stands out with its options for wheelchair-accessible, bariatric or specialized walk-in tubs.

      Standard safety features include anti-slip floors, grab bars, low-entry door threshold and overflow drainage. Tubs come with 17-inch ADA-compliant seating and a self-purging cleaning system. Built-in microbubbles, chromotherapy and aromatherapy benefits are also nice.

      Highlights

      • Heated seat and back
      • Friendly installers
      • Electronic keypad
      • Quick drain system

      What to consider: Costs range from $11,500 to $16,000, according to our phone surveys. You might also need to get a new water heater. A few negative reviews mention pushy sales reps.

      Warranty: Independent Home includes a lifetime guarantee on major tub components.

      What reviewers like: “Independent Home had a good price and a good product,” according to a reviewer in Arizona. “My husband likes the wave feature that it has. I just like to be able to get in and out of a tub.”

      According to a reviewer in Colorado, “It's one of the better bangs for your buck… My wife loves it, and even the teenagers are using the tub. It's like a spa treatment.”

      “The quality of the tub is great. I love the whole thing,” a reviewer in Tennessee said. Other happy customers like that it’s easier to wash their hair, especially if you have rheumatoid arthritis. Some describe the installers as wonderful or fabulous.

      Customizable design optionsKohler Walk-In BathAUTHORIZED PARTNER
      • Step-in height: 3 inches
      • Starting price: Varies
      • Installation: Included
      • Financing: Available

      Kohler walk-in tubs come with standard safety features like handrails, textured surfaces, wide doors and a control panel. You can also get whirlpool jets, heated backrests and wide seats for added comfort.

      Kohler stands out from its competitors for its design options. You can find a selection of classic and contemporary colors, finishes and showerheads. The LuxStone designs feature dynamic patterns inspired by marble and stone.

      Highlights

      • Best-rated overall
      • Quick drain and fill times
      • Low threshold
      • Frequent promotional discounts

      What to consider: The average cost to install a new walk-in tub ranges between $2,500 and $8,000. Overall prices are higher with plumbing, electrical or water heater upgrades. According to our phone surveys, total costs can be as high as $25,000. Installation includes removing your old tub, and Kohler’s walk-in tubs fit in a standard bathtub footprint.

      Warranty: Kohler provides a lifetime tub warranty. It covers manufacturing defects related to the bath door seal, hydrotherapy systems, faucet and hand shower.

      What reviewers like: “I love three things about it,” a reviewer in Massachusetts explained. “One, it's got a seat and the seat is heated. Two, it's got three speeds as opposed to two from my previous tub for the whirlpool. Three, the showerhead. I now have two showerheads because I asked them to put in one that was high up on the wall. I have a showerhead that's built into the tub.”

      “It is expensive but it is awesome,” a reviewer in Texas said. “My favorite features are the ability to get in and out of it. The jets and the bubbles are wonderful. It is so relaxing and makes you feel good.” Other reviewers like “the combination of water and air jets” and how “you don't need that separate shower caddy.”

      Lowest starting costElla's BubblesAUTHORIZED PARTNER
      • Step-in height: 6 inches
      • Starting price: $4,000
      • Installation: Not included
      • Financing: Not offered

      Ella’s Bubbles stands out for its selection of quality walk-in tubs — you can find U-shape, L-shape and S-shape doors that swing outward or inward. Different sizes are also available, and the largest holds up to 95 gallons of water. We also like that it only takes about 80 seconds to drain.

      Compared with Hydro Dimensions, Ella’s Bubbles’ tubs have more jets and showerhead options. Unlike our other top picks, you can install the tub yourself or hire a local contractor (the company provides a network of installers to choose from).

      Highlights

      • Two-seaters available
      • Patented swivel tray
      • Dual drain technology
      • LED chromotherapy features

      What to consider: Ella’s Bubbles starting costs are around $4,000, which is relatively low for a walk-in tub. However, it may not be best for seniors because the tubs have a relatively high threshold of 6 inches. Check out American Standard, Safe Step or Kohler for step-in heights lower than 4 inches.

      Warranty: Ella’s Bubbles provides a limited lifetime warranty on the tub and a five-year warranty on parts. If needed, it includes free parts but does not cover labor or shipping costs.

      What reviewers like: “It came with all the bells and whistles. It’s like having a home spa at your house,” according to a reviewer in California.

      “As a DIYer the tub was easy to install. Our tub has [a] heated seat and back, which makes waiting for the fill-up easy. Our knees and backs want to thank Ella's Bubbles for all their help and recommendations,” a reviewer in Arkansas said.

      Great spa upgradesHydro DimensionsAUTHORIZED PARTNER
      • Step-in height: 5 inches
      • Starting price: Varies
      • Installation: Not included
      • Financing: Not offered

      Hydro Dimensions is a good walk-in tub option for those who want style plus accessibility. You can find different packages for faucets and fixtures, natural stone surround kits and custom shower curtains for a more sophisticated look.

      Optional upgrades include the Safe-T drain, which can drain the tub in about a minute and a half. Massage therapy hydro jets, heated seats and UV sanitation upgrades are also available.

      Compared with Kohler, Hydro Dimensions has more models to choose from, including bariatric tubs (the Plus Size series holds up to 90 gallons). However, the tub’s price does not include installation services.

      Highlights

      • Good for pain relief
      • Competitive pricing
      • Fast draining

      What to consider: Hydro Dimensions pricing varies. It’s best to contact the company for a quote. Keep in mind that the tub requires quite a bit of water — you might need to replace your water heater. At least one customer reported problems with the drain.

      Warranty: The bathtub’s shell, door seal, motors, electronic controls and supporting equipment come with a limited lifetime warranty. Labor is covered for one year.

      What reviewers like: “I liked the salesman that we had. He got the price where we can afford it. So far, I’m real happy with it. The installation guys did a great job, and they worked their butts off,” a reviewer in Wisconsin said.

      A reviewer in Michigan said they got “a good price and it was cheaper than the other ones.”

      “They were friendly, polite and professionals. The quality of the tub is excellent. I like the jets, and I like where I can go in there and just soak with the jets on me,” a reviewer in Pennsylvania said.

      Compare walk-in tubs

      Compare our top walk-in tub company picks on threshold (step-in height), number of jets (hydro and air), wheelchair accessibility and whether or not the cost includes professional installation.

      Step-inNumber of jetsWheelchair accessibilityPro installation
      american standard walk-in baths logo2 inches44Included
      safe step walk-in tub logo4 inchesVariesIncluded
      kohler walk-in bath logo3 inches27Included
      independent home logo4.5 inchesVariesIncluded
      hydro dimensions logo5 inches30Optional
      ella by ellas bubbles logo6 inches24 to 40DIY or local contractor
      american standard walk-in baths logo2 inches44Included
      safe step walk-in tub logo4 inchesVariesIncluded
      kohler walk-in bath logo3 inches27Included
      independent home logo4.5 inchesVariesIncluded
      hydro dimensions logo5 inches30Optional
      ella by ellas bubbles logo6 inches24 to 40DIY or local contractor

      *Costs are as of time of publishing. Terms and conditions may apply.

      Walk-in tub companies, side by side

      Finding a good walk-in tub can be difficult, but we've made the task easier with side-by-side comparisons of popular companies. We looked at tub features, prices and installation to make your research easier:

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      How to buy a walk-in bathtub

      We suggest starting with the top-rated companies listed above. You can also check major retailers like Home Depot or Lowe’s, but be sure to ask about installation services.

      1. Consider your bathroom space: Generally speaking, walk-in tubs are quite tall. Width and length vary among models and providers, but tubs are usually between 37 to 47 inches tall with a basin about 2.5 feet deep — standard bathtubs are typically just more than a foot deep.

      Most models should fit into your existing bathtub space, but you’ll still need to consider whether it can fit through your bathroom door. There are also other considerations if you live in a mobile home.

      2. Compare a few quotes: Walk-in bathtubs are an investment, so compare a few cost estimates to ensure you purchase the best tub to fit your needs and budget.

      Walk-in tubs cost anywhere from $1,500 to $20,000 with installation.

      Estimates might cause some sticker shock, but many companies offer financing options or discounts so those who need them can afford the expense. Also, consider looking at local walk-in tub dealers to compare multiple financing options.

      Prices can be highly variable depending on your needs, your bathroom, your existing plumbing and what floor you’re having the tub installed on. Because of this, some companies require an in-home consultation before you can get a cost estimate.

      3. Ask the right questions: Most companies will be eager to help you research, so don’t waste your time with unhelpful reps.

      Confirm that your home’s hot water capacity is compatible with the model you like. Some other important questions to ask before you buy a walk-in tub include:

      • What are my financing options? You don’t have to drain your savings account just to get a walk-in tub. Often, it makes more sense to finance the tub and pay the cost off over several years.
      • What is the door like? Walk-in tubs come with inward- and outward-facing doors situated on the left or right side. Occasionally, you find walk-in tubs with a rising wall instead of a swinging door. Ask about the width to make sure you can safely step in and sit down in the tub.
      • Will you remove my old tub? Ask if the installation service includes removal and disposal of your old bathtub. Some walk-in tub installers do this as part of a package deal, but not all.
      • How long is the warranty? Walk-in tubs are no small investment — find a manufacturer that stands by its product. Most companies provide some kind of guarantee on their products, though the warranty terms differ. Some include lifetime coverage on fixtures, parts, labor and installation; others only cover select repairs and replacements for a relatively short period. Often, the warranty only applies to the original owner and is not transferable if you sell your home.

      4. Customize the walk-in tub: If the in-home consultation goes well, then you can start customizing your order. Most of the top walk-in tub companies offer popular upgrades to enhance safety, comfort and convenience, including:

      • Heated seats: A heated seat is helpful if you have a walk-in tub that takes a while to fill. Maintaining a comfortable temperature lets you use the tub for long, therapeutic soaks. We also suggest looking for tubs with contoured seating to prevent you from slipping and sliding.
      • Chromotherapy features: Chromotherapy refers to color therapy used in conjunction with water. Multicolored lights shine in the water, which can help improve your energy and mood.
      • Aromatherapy features: Aromatherapy walk-in tubs let you incorporate essential oils into your bathing experience.
      • Aerotherapy features: Aerotherapy tubs are soaker tubs outfitted with air jets for water circulation. These tubs are designed to provide a therapeutic massage experience.
      • Wall surrounds: An acrylic wall surround can be added to your tub if you want to create a taller shower. It’s good for extra shelf space and protects your walls from potential water damage.
      • Custom color or finish: Entry-level models of walk-in tubs usually come in shades of off-white or beige. Depending on your current bathroom design, you might want a stainless steel faucet color or marbled wall finish.
      • Self-cleaning system: Hardly anyone enjoys cleaning the bathroom, and self-cleaning walk-in tubs make this task a little easier.

      5. Schedule the installation: If you’ve already had an in-home consultation, installers will arrive at your house and do all the heavy lifting. If you ordered the tub online, you’ll have to measure where the tub will be installed to ensure it will fit before you place your order.

      Some brands include installation services and send out their own technicians. If the company doesn’t, you might have to look for a local bathroom remodeling contractor.

      If you added seat cushion risers, bath pillows or other support accessories, they should arrive at the same time.

      Walk-in bath FAQ

      A walk-in tub is a type of bathtub with a door. You can open the door and step into the tub, which is easier (and safer) for people with mobility or balance issues. Most walk-in tubs have a threshold or step-in height between 2 inches and 6 inches. For reference, the average standard bath is 14 inches or taller.

      ADA-compliant walk-in tubs meet guidelines created by the Americans with Disabilities Act. These guidelines help make life easier and safer for people with disabilities. While meeting ADA guidelines is not mandatory for most residences, it could be something to consider when checking out nursing homes or other care facilities. When deciding whether to get a walk-in tub, it's essential to understand the pros and cons.

      For more, read about how a walk-in tub works.

      The various types of walk-in tubs are designed to make bathing safer for those with different needs. The most common types include soaker tubs, lay-down tubs, bariatric tubs and walk-in showers.
      • Soaker tub: This standard walk-in tub is a traditional model without air or water jets. It includes a leak-proof door, a seat and a low step-in entry height. Most also include grab bars and anti-slip floors and seats.
      • Lay-down tub: A lay-down tub is as close to a traditional bathtub as you can get with a walk-in tub. You lie down while you bathe but can still take advantage of safety features like nonslip surfaces and safety bars.
      • Bariatric tub: A bariatric tub is made to be comfortable for larger individuals. They’re walk-in tubs that are bigger than standard models.
      • Walk-in shower: Walk-in showers don’t have doors or curtains. They’re usually much bigger than traditional showers to ensure they don’t need a door or barrier.

        Unlike the tubs, walk-in showers usually have a very low or nonexistent step threshold, and they let you shower while experiencing the traditional benefits of a walk-in tub.

      • Wheelchair-accessible tub: Wheelchair-accessible baths have outward-facing doors that let you move from a wheelchair into the bathtub more easily. The tub seat is generally lower than standard walk-in tub seats.
      • Combination walk-in shower-tub: Some walk-in tub manufacturers make shower-tub combinations. These models have the accessibility of a walk-in tub and the convenience of a shower. Walk-in showers often let you shower sitting down or standing up and come with features like hand-held showerheads and waterproof remote controls. They typically don’t require extensive remodeling and can fit in an existing shower space.
      The price for a walk-in tub ranges from $1,500 to over $20,000. As far as bathroom remodeling ideas go, it’s one of the more expensive. Read about the costs of aging in place or explore cheaper alternatives to walk-in tubs for more information.
      Medicare typically won’t cover walk-in tubs because they aren’t considered “durable medical equipment,” like hospital beds or crutches. Occasionally, Medicare might provide a partial reimbursement after a tub is installed, but only if it’s considered an absolute medical necessity.

      Medicaid is more likely to cover some of the costs for a walk-in tub or “low-threshold shower,” but it’s not guaranteed. Depending on where you live, state programs might pay for some or all of the cost.

      Among some of the top models, beneficial features include heated seats, aromatherapy, chromotherapy and massaging jets. Safety features, like handrails, grab bars, nonslip surfaces, extra-wide doors and low step-in heights, are standard.

      Walk-in bathtubs aren’t just for seniors. People with mobility issues, athletes or anyone who wants a more comfortable bathing experience might benefit. It can reduce the risk of falls and other accidents, but there are still some disadvantages. For more, compare the pros and cons of installing a walk-in bathtub.

      Depending on where you live, a walk-in tub could add value to your home. It’s more likely to increase the value of your home if you live in an area with a large senior population. In addition to older adults, anyone with limited mobility might have an easier time bathing in a walk-in tub than a traditional tub.
      Just like a standard bathtub, a walk-in tub requires routine cleaning. It’s often easier because many walk-in tubs come with a built-in cleaning or sanitizing system, like an ozone generator or UV sterilizer. Here are some tips to keep your walk-in bathtub clean:
      • Wipe the interior surface with a towel after every use.
      • Use mild dishwashing detergent and water on the interior surface once a week.
      • Clean your drain with a mixture of vinegar and baking soda once a week.

      Overall, cleaning a walk-in tub isn’t very different from cleaning a traditional tub. You can either keep a bath or shower cleaner near and use it daily, or perform routine, in-depth cleanings of your walk-in tub.

      You could also consider rinsing your body off before entering a bathtub if you’re particularly dirty. This can help remove bacteria before you sit in the water.

      Bottom line

      Many bathroom injuries happen when people try to stabilize themselves on doors and fixtures that are not designed to support human body weight. If this is a primary concern for you, look for models with extra sturdy built-in safety grab bars.

      As you compare different models, here are the three main features we suggest looking for:

      • Low step threshold: The lower the threshold, also called the step height, the safer the tub is to step into. The step-up is the height of the threshold that leads to the tub. The most common step-up heights are 3 to 7 inches, though some models have step-ups as low as 2 inches for even safer access.
      • Easy-access doors: Walk-in tub doors usually swing inward or outward. Inward-swinging doors require less bathroom space, are easier to close and can help reduce leaks. It also ensures the door doesn’t bump into anything nearby. Some people prefer walk-in tubs with outward-swinging doors — for example, if you’re in a wheelchair, it’s easier to transfer to the seat if the door isn’t in the way.
      • Quick drain and fill systems: Choose a model with fast fill and drain technologies that work quickly to prevent you from getting cold. Newer models include drain and fill systems that make the process much faster. In fact, some walk-in tubs can drain in less than a minute now. If you want your tub to fill quickly, look for a rapid fill faucet.

      Next, learn about more aging-in-place home modifications or easier ways to simplify senior life. We also have resources on long-term care statistics and signs it’s time for assisted living.

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        Walk-in tub reviews

        AUTHORIZED PARTNER
        BOCA Walk-in Tubs

        BOCA tubs are best known for their safety features. Tubs are highly customizable in terms of color, design and comfort.

        • Products: Select from soaker, bariatric, two-seaters and shower-tub combos. Baths have a 2-inch entry threshold.
        • Features: Tubs come with 10 hydro jets and 18 air jets. Chromotherapy, heated seats and backrests, and remote control options are available.
        • Warranty: BOCA provides a lifetime warranty on the parts and tub, including the frame, faucets, jets, door and any additional features. If a factory-trained installer is used, it comes with a one-year labor warranty.
        • Costs: The basic tub starting price is $6,930. Installation is available for an additional charge. The company offers discounts and financing.
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        AUTHORIZED PARTNER
        Hydro Dimensions

        Hydro Dimensions sells soaker, shower-tub combo and bariatric baths. Some models feature an outward-swinging door and a larger, deeper tub.

        • Features: Tubs come with angled grab bars, a low step-in entryway, nonslip flooring and a built-in seat. All models have an automatic purge cycle and ozone sanitation for easy cleaning. Some tubs also come with aromatherapy.
        • Installation: Hydro Dimension walk-in tubs can fit in most spaces, and the company coordinates with trained technicians to perform the installation.
        • Accessories: The company sells hand-held shower slide bars, custom shower rods and curtains, headrests and wall kits in various colors.
        • Cost: Get a quote for pricing. Installation is not included in the base walk-in bathtub price.
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        Independent Home

        Independent Home sells walk-in tubs in a range of sizes. Find specialty tubs, including bariatric models, wheelchair-accessible baths, compact walk-in tubs and walk-in showers.

        • Features: All Independent Home walk-in tubs include standard safety features, and many come with heated seats and backrest, light therapy systems and microbubble jets.
        • Installation: Independent Home uses trained technicians with plumbing and electrical skill to install all tubs. Installation typically takes a day.
        • Warranty: The company’s tubs come with a warranty on labor, parts and the tub itself.
        • Costs: Get a quote for pricing. Costs include installation services. Financing is available.
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        Jacuzzi Walk-in Tubs

        A household name in whirlpool bathtubs, Jacuzzi designs some of the most luxurious walk-in tubs on the market. Consumers can choose between the Finestra models, designed for new construction, and the standard model, designed to fit in the space of your existing tub.

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        AUTHORIZED PARTNER
        Safe Step Walk-in Tubs

        Safe Step offers a standard walk-in tub, walk-in shower and the Hybrid Tub, which includes a shower system. Tubs come with low step entrances, two built-in grab bars, anti-slip flooring and anti-scald technology.

        • Features: Safe Step offers hydrotherapy, chromotherapy and aromatherapy experiences with its patented luxury systems. These include the Dual Hydrotherapy Massage System and the MicroSoothe Air Therapy System. Customers can also purchase a bidet.
        • Installation: Safe Step includes installation with the purchase of a tub. Each installation job is custom, so pricing is determined upon a consultation visit.
        • Warranty: The company provides a lifetime warranty on the entire walk-in tub, components and installation labor. There’s a two-year warranty on caulking.
        • Costs: Get a quote for the most accurate pricing information. Qualified customers can receive financing.
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        AUTHORIZED PARTNER
        American Standard Walk-in Baths

        American Standard offers customizable models of soakers, whirlpool tubs, air baths and combination massage tubs. With each, you can install a quick-drain system and customize your tub with different fixtures.

        • Features: All walk-in tubs come with 2- to 3-inch step entrances, safety bar and nonslip textured floors. Tubs can include up to 44 jets and a patented quick drain system.
        • Installation: The installation cost for American Standard walk-in tubs is determined after an in-home consultation. Factory-trained specialists install the tub, test it and discard your old bath. It typically takes one or two days.
        • Warranty: The company provides a warranty on installation, labor and the door seal.
        • Cost: Tub starting prices and installation costs vary. It’s best to contact the company directly for a quote.
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        Spirit Walk-In Tubs

        Spirit Walk-in Tubs operates out of the Greater St. Louis area. It offers soaker tubs and shower-bath combos. The step-in height is 2.5 inches.

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        Kohler Walk-In Bath

        Kohler baths are completely customizable. Choose from different options for your sidewall, including LuxStone Walls, along with your bath color and fixture finishes.

        • Features: Kohler walk-in tubs have important safety features, including a low step-in threshold, grab bars, an extra-wide entry door, slip-resistant surfaces, easy-to-reach controls and a multifunctional showerhead. Kohler's air jet and heating technology are patented.
        • Installation: An installation specialist can remove your current bathtub and replace it with a new walk-in tub in just one day.
        • Warranty: A limited lifetime warranty is available on the major systems of the tub.
        • Costs: Get a quote for the most accurate pricing information. Estimates are guaranteed for a year. Discounts and financing options are available.
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        Ella's Bubbles

        Ella’s Bubbles designs and sells a wide variety of tubs. Each tub comes with dual-drain technology for fast draining, and customers can change the look of their bathrooms with new fixtures and marble shower walls.

        • Products: The company sells wheelchair-accessible tubs, two-seat bathtubs and tubs with inward- or outward-swinging doors. Multiple sizes are available, and each comes standard with safety features and dual drain technology.
        • Features: Tubs have standard safety features, including grab bars, slip-resistant floors and thermostatic control valves. Some models come with heated seats, foot massage jets and air jets for a patented Microbubble therapy experience.
        • Installation: The tubs can be installed yourself or by local contractors. The company provides a contractor network to help you find an installer.
        • Costs: Walk-in tubs start around $4,000, not including installation.
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        Accessibility Professionals

        Accessibility Professionals specializes in home improvement products that make residential houses more convenient.

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        AmeriGlide

        AmeriGlide manufactures a range of products, including walk-in tubs, bath lifts, stair lifts, wheelchair lifts and mobility scooters.

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        Leaf Home Safety Solutions

        Leaf Home Safety Solutions specializes in walk-in tubs, walk-in showers and stair lifts. All products come with a limited warranty.

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        American Tubs

        American Tubs specializes in home bathing solutions for seniors and people with mobility issues. Products meet UL and IAPMO standards for safety and quality.

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        ARIEL Bath

        Ariel Bath sells a variety of bathroom fixtures, including showers, toilets, faucets, standard bathtubs and walk-in tubs.

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        Compare Top Walk-In Bathtub Companies

        Methodology: How we found the best walk-in tubs

        To choose our top picks, we started with a list of 15 walk-in tub companies. Companies with an overall satisfaction rating below 3.5 stars were eliminated first, including those without any reviews on our site.

        With 10 brands remaining, we dug a little deeper. The ConsumerAffairs research team analyzed more than 1,000 recent verified reviews from the last year (Oct. 13, 2020, through Oct. 13, 2021). To make the final cut, we required our picks to have at least twice as many 5-star reviews as 1-star reviews during the last year.

        To rank them, we scored each on what we consider the most important features:

        • Value: Companies scored higher for offering discounts and financing options, providing a lifetime warranty and including installation services.
        • Comfort upgrades: Companies scored higher for offering hydro and air jets, chromotherapy, heated seat, remote control and showerhead options.
        • Installation: Companies scored higher for offering installation services like door sizing, old tub removal, electrical wiring and floor touch-up.
        • Safety features: Companies scored higher for low step-in height, grab bars and advanced draining/filling technology.
        • Selection: Companies scored higher for having multiple types of tubs.
        • Price transparency: Companies scored higher for having clearly available pricing information.
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