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Kohler Archer or Americh Madison?

Posted by lori_inthenw (My Page) on
Wed, May 16, 12 at 12:35

I'm trying to make a preliminary decision without having sat in either. Still trying to track them down in a showroom. I only have room for a 5 ft length.

The armrests on the Madison look a lot like the ones I have on my current tub, which are really comfortable. Here's what I'm getting from the spec sheets:

Archer-- drop in only
basin width at narrowest point= 19 11/16
basin length = 45
depth, to base of drain= 15
finished floor to top of tub= 19
width- outside = 32

Madison, 32" drop in or undermount
basin width at narrowest point= 18
basin length = 40
depth, to base of drain= 15
finished floor to top of tub= 22
width- outside = 32

From what I see here, this makes me conclude that the Archer has a straighter back (longer basin length, same overall length). The width will be fine for either one (I compared to my current tub).

Looks like the Archer has an advantage for a step-in situation, since it has the same water depth, but is 3" shorter, so that's what they get with the linear drain. But this tub will have an adjacent shower and I now have a tall tub that I sit on the edge of and swing my legs over to get in and out, so to some degree, higher is better.

Any opinions? Based on experience or even just a check on my logic-- just let me know which it is!


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RE: Kohler Archer or Americh Madison?

take a look at the Kohler Underscore, that's what we got and we are very happy with it.
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RE: Kohler Archer or Americh Madison?

Thanks, Lynne-- I had the Underscore on my short list at one time. I think I took it off because I thought I would be better off with armrests on a deep tub so I don't hunch up my shoulders to place my arms on the tub deck. But that's why it is so hard to choose a tub without trying it on for size! Do you like the lumbar curve in the Underscore? Where do you rest your arms when soaking?


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RE: Kohler Archer or Americh Madison?

>I thought I would be better off with armrests on a deep tub

FWIW, Staceyneil, who has the archer, describes them as more like finger rests, so maybe not the archer if you want comfortable arm rests.


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