TubcuT® Q & A
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS ABOUT TUBCUT®
Q: What exactly is TubcuT®
A: The TUBCUT® is an adaptive tub conversion that is available nationally through Independent Dealers. In about half a 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. 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.
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 fill out the contact information form below or call our office, toll free, 1-877-882-2887 (877-tubcuts) and we will be glad to answer your questions and refer you to the nearest Certified TubcuT® Installer.
Q: I am a contractor — how can I offer this product to my customers?
A: The professional who has the required skills can simply fill out an online application to become a Certified TubcuT® Installer, and then purchase TUBCUT® Kits online as needed.
We have a five day training course that covers both installation and reversal of The TubcuT®. For more details, please see the Become A Certified TubcuT® Installer section below, and of course you may always call us, toll free, at 1-877-882-2887 for more information.
Q: What is Access Designs, Inc.?
A : Access Designs, Inc., headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been 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.