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Best Types of Walk-in Tubs

Designed with a low step-in for easier access, walk-in tubs make bathing safer and more comfortable than a traditional bathtub. Learn which type of walk-in bathtub is right for you, from standard to speciality tubs.

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Traditional Soaker Walk-In Tub

A soaker tub is the most basic walk-in tub design that has standard safety features but no water jets or air jets. Its extra depth makes the tub ideal for soaking. The KOHLER Walk-In Bath is available in a traditional soaker model to provide safe, comfortable bathing at home.

Soaker walk-in tubs range from $2,000 - $5,000.1

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Air Walk-In Tub

An air bath releases jets of heated air bubbles into the water to deliver a full-body massage experience. The KOHLER Walk-In Bath is available with BubbleMassage air jets and whirlpool jets for a therapeutic bathing experience.

Air tubs range from $5,000 - $10,000.1

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Hydrotherapy Walk-In Tub

Hydrotherapy walk-in tubs feature water massage jets designed to relieve muscle tension in your feet, legs, arms, back, and neck. The KOHLER Walk-In Bath combines two hydrotherapy components—whirlpool jets and BubbleMassage air jets—to create a spa-like home bathing experience.

Hydrotherapy tubs range from $5,000 - $10,000.1

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Walk-In Tub and Shower Combo

Walk-in tub shower combos give you flexibility over your bathing routine, providing the safety of a walk-in tub and the convenience of a shower. Its space-saving design makes it ideal for homes that have limited space or to accommodate bathers with varying needs. Learn how to make the KOHLER Walk-In Bath more versatile with the Shower Package.

Combination walk-in tubs range from $2,500 - $15,000.1

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Bariatric Walk-In Tub

Bariatric walk-in tubs are specially designed with a wider door and seat to accommodate larger bathers.

Bariatric walk-in tubs range from $2,500 - $15,000.1

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Wheelchair-Accessible Walk-In Tub

Wheelchair-accessible tubs feature extra-wide doors and a contoured seat design that allow users to transfer from a wheelchair to the tub’s bench more easily.

Wheelchair-accessible walk-in tubs range from $2,500 - $15,000.1

1 Price ranges include the cost of the walk-in tub only, without any installation or electrical fees.

Which Tub Is Right for You?

A walk-in tub has many safety and comfort benefits that traditional tubs simply can’t offer. Explore the benefits of a walk-in tub type to determine if its features are right for you.

Tub Type Benefit
Traditional Soaker Walk-In Tub Benefit:Designed for deep soaking and offers more safety than conventional bathtubs or showers
Air Tub Benefit:Creates a sensation of weightlessness with tiny, invigorating bubbles
Hydrotherapy Tub Benefit:Delivers powerful hydromassage to the back, legs and feet to soothe aches
Tub and Shower Combo Benefit:Provides a flexible bathing experience while optimizing the bathroom space
Bariatric Tub Benefit:Designed with a wider seat to allow larger users to bathe comfortably
Wheelchair-Accessible Walk-In Tub Benefit:Designed with a larger door to allow bathers with scooters, wheelchairs and walkers to easily enter the tub

The Cost of a Walk-In Tub

The price of a walk-in tub can vary depending on the type, add-on features, installation fees and other factors. Learn how KOHLER determines the custom price of your Walk-In Bath.

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KOHLER Walk-In Bath vs.
The Leading Competitor

Kohler Walk-In Bath Competitor
Rating and Reviews2 4.7 4.2
Step-In Height KOHLER:3 inches Competitor:4 inches
Number of Jets KOHLER:10 hydro jets
17 air jets
Competitor:10 hydro jets
16 air jets
Heated Backrest KOHLER: Competitor:×
Customizable Accessories KOHLER: Competitor:×
Lifetime Warranty KOHLER: Competitor:
Financing KOHLER: Competitor:
Discount Offers KOHLER: Competitor:
Years in Business  Inventing the bathtub over 140 years ago, KOHLER has since been a leader in bath and plumbing technology, with every advancement leading to the innovative design of the KOHLER Walk-In Bath. KOHLER:Since 1873 Competitor:Since 2001
Design Options  The KOHLER Walk-In Bath can be customized with solid or patterned LuxStone® bath walls that were designed by KOHLER experts KOHLER: Competitor:×
2 Source: ConsumerAffairs

Safety Features

Find peace of mind with the ultra-low step-in, easy-to grip handrails and extra-wide entry door of a KOHLER Walk-In Bath.

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Comfort Features

Discover how the Walk-In Bath provides spa-like comfort with hydrotherapy jets, a heated backrest and fast drain technology.

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Meet Patrick

Struggling with diabetes and balance issues, Patrick replaced his traditional bathtub with the Walk-In Bath so he could live comfortably in his new forever home.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Walk-In Tubs

  • What are the pros and cons of a walk-in tub?

    Walk-in tubs are a valuable addition to the bathroom for people facing a variety of accessibility and mobility challenges. The ease of access and advanced safety and comfort features provide peace of mind and a luxury bathing experience with every soak. However, the pros and cons of a walk-in tub vary by individual needs.

    These special bathtubs feature a side door and low entry, which significantly decrease the risk of slips and falls. Those who have trouble lifting their leg while entering a traditional tub may find a walk-in bathtub to be a safer and more comfortable bathing option. To learn more about the pros and cons of a walk-in tub, read our blog.
  • How much do walk-in tubs typically cost?

    The cost of a walk-in tub varies based on a number of factors, including the type, brand, add-ons and installation fees. Explore our Price Guide to learn how KOHLER calculates your custom Walk-In Bath quote.
  • Will medicare cover walk-in tubs?

    Medicare does not typically pay for a walk-in tub, but some special plans may offer to cover the cost. In addition, there are alternative finance options available through programs or grants to help you afford your new bath sooner. Learn about your options in our blog about Medicare.
  • Will the VA cover walk-in tubs?

    Yes, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) may provide financial assistance or grants for walk-in tubs. However, bathtubs with jets do not qualify for VA coverage. To learn what VA benefits are available, read our veterans benefits blog.
  • Do walk-in tubs add value to your home?

    Most real estate agents recommend you have at least one bathtub in your home to boost your home’s value. Installing a walk-in tub meets this criteria while helping to make your home more accessible with a low entry. This safety benefit may be attractive to potential homebuyers, especially those looking to age in the home they love.
  • How long does it take to fill a walk-in tub?

    The KOHLER Walk-In Bath is designed for fast fill and drain times to ensure a comfortable soak from start to finish. Please note that fill and drain times may vary depending on the water pipe capacity and flow rate of your home’s plumbing system. Watch the Fast Fill and Drain video to learn more.
  • How many gallons of water does a walk-in tub hold?

    Walk-in tubs hold more water than traditional tubs. Most manufacturers recommend that you have a 50+ gallon water tank to maintain the preferred water temperature in your bath. Read our Water Heating Buying Guide to learn how to choose the right water heater for your new walk-in tub.
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Financing Options Available

Our flexible financing options allow you to install your KOHLER® Walk-In Bath when you need it. Contact your KOHLER Authorized Dealer to learn about our featured financing plans and to see if you qualify.

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  • Low Entry and Jets Help My Back

    Karen  Santa Rosa, CA I had back surgery earlier this year and I have not been able to get in the bath. I did not have a walk in shower either, so I was taking baths from the sink. Having a bath was extremely satisfying. I like the jets too, they really help my back.

Learn why the KOHLER® Walk-In Bath has a 96% rating among customers.

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