TubcuT® Q & A


Q: What exactly is TubcuT®

A: The TUBCUT® is an adaptive tub conversion that is available nationally through Independent Dealers. In no more than one day it creates easier, step-thru access in the front of any existing fiberglass, acrylic, steel or cast iron bathtub.

The TUBCUT® opening is made with one-half inch thick panels that are shaped right on the job-site for a custom fit. The panels become structurally part of the tub with our strong bonding process. The panels are made of a durable material that is easy to clean. And the tub color is matched perfectly to the panel's edge for a seamless look.
Once installed, the bathtub can only be used as a shower, since there is no door.

Q: Why is your product better than the competition?

A: Our competitors use plastic caps or one-piece inserts which are permanent and not reversible. Those products are typically attached to the tub with caulk only. And since they are pre-formed, caps have a fixed width and a fixed depth of only nine inches or so. That means if your tub is nineteen inches tall, your step-up will still be ten inches. Most have a 'lip' that protrudes out from their bottom edge. This creates a potentially dangerous 'toe catcher' that will cause falls, and the protruding edges promote mold growth.

Our product can reach to the bottom of the deepest tub, and can be made as wide or narrow as needed for the situation.

Even soaking tubs, whirlpools, decked-mounted and tiled-in tubs are no problem.

And if The TUBCUT® is no longer needed, it can be easily RESTORED. Saving the tub's cut-out section can preserve the option to restore the tub to its original condition. Most caps or one-piece inserts don't allow your original tub to be restored.

Q: I know I want the TubcuT®, but how can I find someone to install it?

A : Please call our office, 860-990-0239 or email jk@bathtubsafe.com and we will be glad to answer your questions and refer you to the nearest Certified TubcuT® Installer.

Q: What is Access Designs, Inc.?

A : Access Designs, Inc., headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been an innovator of high quality bathtub accessibility products since 1993. They are a longtime member of the Better Business Bureau. Access Designs, Inc. developed the TUBCUT® with the help of grants from Virginia Assistive Technology and the Center for Innovative Technology.