Here is a topic I did not find addresses.... or at least I did not find it.
In our bathroom remodel, we are replacing a 20 year old whirlpool with a new whirlpool tub. We are going with 36x60.
I am overwhelmed with the choices and brands. Initial choice was an American Starndard from a big box retailer but had problems finding a faucet that would work with this tub. What was nice was the price - $699.
Looking for a deeper tub where deptth to overflow is at least 16 inches.
Looking beyond the big box retailers raised the price dramatically. The current selection is a MAAX Topaz.
So my question is, is there really a difference in quality between a $700 big box tub and a $2000 private label brand? If yes, what should I be looking for? I know motor size is one consideration. But is there a difference in the quality of the acryllic? IS it finish, thickness or ???
WHat have the rest of you installed and how happy were you with the choice?
Terry - love this place.
Cut to the chase and check out Jason Whirlpools. They are made by the Jacuzzi family, and their slogan used to be 'Behind every Jason stands a Jacuzzi'.
When I used to install them they were available with a tile flange on whatever side you needed them on. If you'll be showering in this area, as well as bathing, you want a tile flange, not just something that snaps on.
Last edited by Howard Emerson; 02-12-2009 at 11:50 AM. Reason: spelling