Bathtub Manufacturers - Top Brands of Bathtubs and Showers

If you are looking to purchase a new bathtub, a good place to begin your research is directly with bathtub manufacturers. Several of the top names in fixtures of bathrooms specialize in bathtubs as well. Really, it is no surprise that there are so many bathtub manufacturers when you consider all of the many different types and styles of bathtubs and showers available.

Where is the best place to buy a new bathtub? There are several options. One of the easiest ways is through local home improvement stores such as Lowes and Home Depot. At these places, you can see models of various bathtub brands which can help you better visualize how they will look in your bathroom. Most models are soaking tubs and acrylic bathtubs, but you will find some whirlpool jacuzzi tubs in limited selection there as well. Home Depot used to offer EXPO Design Center locations which contained numerous lifestyle displays to give you a full visual effect of their bath products, but according to their website, these centers have been closed. Ferguson Plumbing does offer showrooms at various locations and they even have a 3D bathroom dream designer on their website that can be useful. Another option is to order your tub online or via phone directly from the manufacturer or a wholesaler. Sometimes, you can get cheaper discount sale prices this way, especially if there are discontinued bathtubs or overstock inventory.

If you decide to look at what is available directly from bathtub manufacturers, the internet makes it easy since most companies have websites. However, there are so many bathtub brands out there that it can truly be overwhelming. To give you an idea, here is a helpful list of some of the most popular bathtub manufacturers:

American Bath Factory http://www.americanbathfactory.com
Corona, CA 1-800-454-2284
Specializes in old world, vintage and retro bath styles. Bathtubs are made from an innovative durable material called Acrastone that is stronger than cast iron. American Bath Factory offers a double shell clawfoot bathtub that is smooth on the inside and outside, and all of their tubs have a limited lifetime warranty.
American Standard http://www.americanstandard-us.com
Piscataway, NJ 1-800-442-1902
A manufacturer since 1872, American Standard is truly one of the oldest bathtub brands. They make a wide range of tub types and sizes, from small compact apron baths to large luxurious deep soak tubs.
Americh Bathtubs http://www.americh.com
East Coast: Charlotte, NC 704-588-3075
West Coast: North Hollywood, CA 818-982-1711
Extensive collection of designs, colors, and custom sizes. Over 130 bathtub designs and almost 40 different acrylic shower base models. Great search feature on website allows you to look at tubs based on models, shapes, and sizes (length, width, and height).
Aqua Glass http://www.aquaglass.com
Northeast: Moorestown, NJ 856-235-7700
Midwest: Lapeer, Michigan 810-664-8501
South: Adamsville, Tn 731-632-0911
West: Klamath Falls, OR 800-632-0911
Still a brand of its own, Aqua Glass has been combined with ASB under the Masco Bath Corporation. Offers beauty, style, and affordability with both modern and traditional style bathtubs.
Aquatic Bathware http://www.aquaticbath.com
Anaheim, CA 1-800-877-2005
Merger of Aquatic Whirlpools and Lasco Bathware, making Aquatic the nation's largest manufacturer of bathing fixtures. This company features everything from luxury whirlpools to basic gelcoat tubs with class products at every price point.
American Shower and Bath Corporation (ASB) http://www.asbcorp.com
Moorestown, NJ 856-235-7700
A subsidiary of the Masco Corporation. Specializing in Do it yourself (DIY) bath and shower products, ASP is Dedicated to design, value and ease of installation. A wide range of products offered in addition to bathtubs and showers, including shower enclosure kits, bathtub and shower walls and doors.
Bain Ultra http://www.bainultra.com
Saint-Nicolas, Quebec, Canada 1-800-463-2187
Known as "the expert and pioneer in air jet systems", BainUltra specializes in massage bathtubs. The popular Thermomasseur model completely surrounds the bather by air jets for a full body massage.
Barclay Products Limited http://www.barclayproducts.com
Gurnee, IL 1-847-244-1234
Specializes in cast iron slipper and clawfoot bathtubs as well as other bathroom fixtures.
Cheviot http://www.cheviotproducts.com
Port Coquitlam, BC 1-800-444-5969
Known for old world style of craftsmanship, Cheviot clawfoot cast iron bathtubs are made in Europe in both traditional and contemporary designs.
Duravit http://www.duravit.us
Duluth, GA 1-770-931-3575
With its home office based out of Germany, Duravit is truly an international bathtub manufacturer. Founded in 1817, they offer numerous luxury tub models including the Blue Moon, Seadream, Starck, and Sundeck Series.
Herbeau http://www.herbeau.com
Houston, TX 281-579-9400
Seller of vintage style fiberglass, cast iron, and copper bathtubs.
Jacuzzi tubs http://www.jacuzzi.com
1-800-288-4002
The original creator of hydrotherapy massaging jets for a bathtub. Very well known for hot tubs, Jacuzzi also manufactures bathtubs and showers. A variety of shapes, sizes and styles are available including Soaking, Whirlpool, Salon Spa, and Pure Air Baths.
Jason International http://www.jasoninternational.com
North Little Rock, AR 1-800-255-5766
Specializes in innovative hydrotherapy bathtubs with many different models, including the luxurious home spa bathtub collection.
Kohler http://www.kohler.com
1-800-456-4537
Extremely popular bathtub brand worldwide. Kohler tubs can be found in many different models at common home improvement center stores including Lowes and Home Depot. They offer soaking Baths, as well at different massaging styles - Whirlpools, VibrAcoustic, BubbleMassage, and Effervescence.
Lasco Bathware http://www.lascobathware.com
Anaheim, CA 1-800-94LASCO
Manufacturer of very high quality bathtubs of varying sizes, styles and functions. Steam showers, air baths, whirlpools, soakers, and handicap accessible baths are all available. Now called Aquatic as a merger of Lasco Bathware and Aquatic Whirlpools.
Maax http://www.maax.com
1-800-361-2045
Extensive array of upscale bathroom products. The Aker and Maax Professional Line are specially designed for builders and contractors whereas the Advantra Collection is for value prices and renovations.
Masco Bath Corporation http://www.masco.com
Taylor, MI 313-274-7400
Large merger company of home improvement brands including the bathtub manufacturers Aqua Glass and ASB and the faucet, bath accessories, and shower base company Delta.
Neo-Metro http://www.neo-metro.com
City of Industry CA 1-800-591-9050
Maker of stainless steel, free standing bathtubs.
Porcher http://www.porcher-us.com
Piscataway, NJ 1-800-359-3261
Owned by American Standard Companies. Offers freestanding soaking tubs of all sizes and shapes designed with French European distinctiveness.
Premier Care in Bathing http://www.premier-bathrooms.com
South Daytona, FL 1-800-950-0491
Manufacturer of high quality disabled and handicap accessible walk in bathtubs.
Toto Bathtubs http://www.totousa.com
Morrow, Georgia 770-282-8686
The world's largest plumbing products manufacturer offering a complete line of decorative fixtures, fittings, accessories, showers, toilets, and bathtubs for commercial and residential use. Specializes in Air Baths with an intelligent engineering system that produces a quiet and gentle whirlpool bath.