American Standard 2460.002.020 Cambridge 5-Feet Bath Tub with Left-Hand Drain (White)
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- Durable Americast material with glossy porcelain finish
- Left hand outlet
- Integral apron
- Full slip-resistant surface
- American Standard - Style That Works Better
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American Standard Cambridge Americast 5-Feet Left Hand Bathtub, White no.2460.002.020. The American Standard Princeton bathtub is constructed of Americast, a material patented by American Standard that bonds a high quality enamel surface with a high quality metal and a molded reinforcement material backing, and is a lighter, more durable alternative to cast iron. It has a glossy porcelain finish and fully slip-resistant surface for additional safety. Left hand drain outlet. Americast Layered Construction American Standard improved traditional cast iron by developing Americast.... a remarkable alternative that's more durable, weighs half as much, and costs less to install. It even retains heat longer and emits less sound. Americast is American Standard's patented process that bonds a high quality porcelain enamel surface with an enameling grade metal and a molded reinforcement material backing. About American Standard Brands Great performance and great looks meet in our complete line of fixtures and faucets for bath and kitchen. Performance and reliability. Coordinated collections. Ingenious features. American Standard is Style that Works Better everyday.
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In having read reviews of other American Standard products, I knew that their White was *not* stark white, which is good, because I really didn't want stark white. However, in trying to see it at my local hardware store was difficult because of the overhead flourescents and bad displays. I knew I wanted a Toto sink and toilet, so I had to make sure everything matched. I tried getting a hold of American Standard, but that was an exercise in futility. I think their phones were down. So I called Toto. Turns out they have chips of their colors, and they knew exactly how theirs matched with American Standard. Toto's Colonial White is identical to American Standard's White. (Side note: Toto customer service was so helpful and friendly, I wanted to buy their products. Sadly they didn't have a tub that would work for me. And I admit to be incredibly picky about customer service.)
American Standard products must sell themselves, because I bought this with only seeing a picture online, reading the PDF for the water depth, and looking at Toto's color chips. American Standard's description only boasts their company and the materials they use. They don't mention the actual features of this tub. So let me help out.
This tub has been installed only a few short weeks so far, but I am in love. Seriously. I put it through a proper test, I shaved my legs. I had waited awhile because I'd recently had abdominal surgery and found it very difficult to shave in a 30"x30" shower. The hair did not stick to the sides of the tub. The hair did stick only a little to the no slip bottom, but that just needed a gentle rinse. This tub is really easy to keep clean!
Also the top "arm rests" tilt towards the tub by just a degree or two. I hadn't noticed this right away. I had noticed it was comfortable to bend over the tub while bathing my near 2-year old daughter. But during a shower the other day, I needed to put something on the side to throw away later, and thought that I'd gotten water down the side and onto the floor. After, I saw the whole area was dry. That night, I gave my daughter a bath, and she decided she must pour water on the arm rest. I watched the water go right back into the tub. The water pressure has to be a bit stronger to make it over the side. This means you don't have to be overly protective of your floors with shield guards, just don't deliberately aim water towards the floor.
I don't know if all drains are like this, but the drain I got to go with this tub was odd. We thought the tub spout would open and close the drain. It turns out that the overflow knob turns to operate the drain. Nice feature!
It was easy to install myself and, having now used it for several months, this tub is great. (I should say that I bought the tub for a complete bathroom remodel.) The tub is deep and, most of all, keeps the water in the tub! That is just too awesome. My only complaint about this tub is the etched bottom. It has some kind of "safety texture" on the bottom that tends to get a bit dirty. Does it add traction? I do not know. Cleaning the bottom every month or so does the trick, so it's really no big deal.
Note that tubs are all right hand and left hand, which designates where the drain is. This Left hand tub has the drain on the left side when you're standing on the long side of the tub that faces the room.
UPDATE: After several years of use by our family, there has not been a single day when this tub hasn't been wonderful. No nicks or cracks or anything like that. When we clean it up, it's just like new. Note that in my video, which I'm posting with this update, that I mention the traction sections on the base of the tub. These traction sections are subtle and nice, but they do collect dirt just a bit during use. They easily clean up with BonAmi.