Home Depot Walk-In Tubs Review

Sarah Badani

In a Nutshell

Walk-in tubs are a growing trend for seniors, jocks, and even everyday Joe’s who just like to have a good soak. And Home Depot is one of the top choices when it comes to this household luxury item. The convenient features that are built into these walk-in tubs make it suitable for the elderly, and the more advanced therapy options offer everyone a more luxe experience. Home Depot walk-in tubs range in pricing, style, and features available.

pros

  • Huge selection of prices, brands, and features
  • Trusted name with qualified installers
  • Financing options for flex payments

cons

  • So many options can be overwhelming
  • No chromotherapy options
  • Limited warranty

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Home Depot at a Glance

Best for: Totally customizable walk-in tub features

Average price range: $1,500-$8,300

Warranty: 1-year labor warranty upon installation 

Therapy types: Hydrotherapy

Main safety features: Grab bars, anti-slip flooring, safety bench, handheld showerhead

Tub Types

One thing that we love about Home Depot is the options you get when dealing with such a major player. A familiar face in the home improvement industry, Home Depot offers fully customizable walk-in tubs, giving homeowners a choice for several features, including door placement, seat positions, and grab bar installations. You can also get more advanced features like a whirlpool and hydrotherapy jets. Here is a partial list of options available for you to customize on your Home Depot walk-in tub:

  • Combo tubs
  • Jetted air tubs
  • Jetted whirlpool tubs
  • Soaking tubs
  • Infusion microbubble tubs
  • Center, left, or right drain locations
  • Fiberglass walk-in tubs
  • Acrylic walk-in tubs

Pricing

The good thing about working with a big name like Home Depot is that you have a boatload of options, fitting every budget out there. You can start out with the simplest freestanding walk-in tub for as little as $1,500, and move upward to the deluxe models that cost $8,000+. It all depends on which features you’re interested in and how much you’re interested in spending.

Home Depot has basic pricing lists on the site, a big perk that most companies don’t offer. On the other hand, if you want to customize your walk-in tub experience, you can speak to a rep to get a personalized quote for free.

Testimonials

“I was a little shocked when only one man showed up for this project. After watching his preparation and timing, I was amazed. This young man was very knowledgeable and took the time to explain his moves. His ability to go from one craft to another was very satisfying. I would like to thank the installer for doing a super job.” - Jayboy

“I was very satisfied with each person from the sales person to the workers that came to my house. The sales person took a personal interest in me. I was so amazed how quickly the job was done and they cleaned up there mess as they went along. I will definitely use home depot again & refer others.”

“This was a challenging project and everyone from Home Depot did an outstanding job. My house is on a slab and accessing the plumbing was difficult but all went well and all was successful I am very happy with the outcome. It meets the needs of my husband and his care.” - max

“We really appreciated our consultant's help in the selection of materials, colors & safety fixtures we picked out for our new bathroom. It meat a lot to us that she was so knowledgeable about the products offered. Also, our installer did such an excellent job! We appreciated his work ethic, by showing up when he said he would and staying until the work was done. He kept his work area neat & clean at all times. He took the time listen to our handicapped needs by placing several safety grab bars so they would be an easy safe reach from the shower chair. We couldn't be happier with the way our new bathroom turned out and the quality of service. Our sincere thanks to The Home Depot!” - Tori

Walk-in Tub Features

As mentioned, Home Depot has a tremendous variety of walk-in tubs to choose from. You can search on the website, and filter your search using filters like bath therapy type, length, color, and extra features. So, there’s a ton to work with. If you are interested in specialty features, here are a few of the many that Home Depot has to offer:

  • Therapy Features

The Home Depot walk-in tubs have hydrotherapy jets for soothing aches and pains, and we are impressed with how many options they manage to fit into a single tub. There are 18 fixed jets with in-line water heaters, ideal for a soothing hydro-massage. There are also 16 therapeutic air massage jets with speed pumps that can be changed and an auto-purge for good measures.

  • Comfort Features

An installed seat is becoming the norm for walk-in tubs, and Home Depot is no different. But there are tons of other features, not surprisingly, since you're dealing with such a large selection of walk-in tubs and brands. From 5-piece fast-fill faucet sets to friction heaters that maintain water temperature, these guys have the works. Tubs also have a stainless steel and tempered glass door for easy removal and cleaning. Speaking of cleaning, Home Depot tubs are also made of scratch-resistant materials that are anti-mold and anti-bacterial.

  • Safety Features

Home Depot tubs all offer the low-step threshold for safer entry and exit of the tub. Additionally, these walk-in tubs have grab bars, and you can decide where to have them installed. Other safety features include comfortable ADA-compliant safety seats and benches, easy-to-use touch buttons, slip-resistant floor, toe kick access panels, and handheld shower wands for easier maneuvering.

Walk-in Tub Installation

Home Depot uses a large network of professional, local, and licensed tub installers throughout the country to install its walk-in tubs. Contractors are also fully insured for safety and security. Home Depot also does background screening checks on all installation contractors before they are included as part of the team.

Unfortunately, there's no single time frame given for tub installation. According to Home Depot, the time can vary, depending on the conditions surrounding the installation and local code requirements. Some jobs can even be done in as little as 1 day (even 2 to 3 hours in some cases), while others will take a week to complete.

The good news is that Home Depot tub installers offer an impressive array of skills. So, they can install a walk-in tub just about anywhere, whether yours is a simple replacement installation or a more complex drill through concrete to get to the piping job. Home Depot walk-in tub contractors can install a tub in place of an existing shower, as well.

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Warranty

Home Depot has full warranty coverage for all walk-in tub installations. It covers the first year of ownership. This is a nice length of time, though there are definitely walk-in tub installers that will provide much longer warranties, up to a lifetime guarantee even. Homeowners can also buy protection plans from Home Depot. Protection plans range in price and coverage options, including for how long you can receive coverage.

Summary

Bottom line, Home Depot walk-in tubs are a good bet for most homeowners looking into this bathroom upgrade. Whether you are a senior citizen who wants to bathe independently, an athlete who requires hydrotherapy to rejuvenate their muscles, or anyone else who wants to pamper their bodies with the soothing comfort of an immersive bath, Home Depot tubs hit the spot if you’re looking for a safer and more convenient bathing solution.

We like that you can have multiple financing options and that warranties can be extended with the pro protection plans, though it would be nicer if Home Depot just offered a lifetime warranty instead. What's better is Home Depot's installation policy. Working with a nation-wide network of licensed, trained, insured tub installers who work locally, Home Depot has a sterling reputation for professional installation jobs across the country.

Sarah Badani has extensive research and review experience in the finance industry. With a degree in psychology and education, she brings a level of depth and understanding to her writing along with her own flavor to spice up each topic in a unique and inviting way.

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