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Cast Iron 5' tub - Toto vs Kohler?

8 years ago

I'm looking for a 60" x 32" cast iron alcove tub for my 2nd floor hallway bathroom. This will be used as a tub / shower combination. I'm replacing an existing cast iron tub - need to gut bathroom because of leaky pipes and damage to subfloor.

I tried out the Toto FBY1525, 59 3/4" x 32" x 16 3/4" with apron front and I like it. Drain is 8" distance from top of tub side.

Any experience with these Kohler bathtubs in a tub / shower combination?

Kohler Bellwether with integral Apron, K-875, 60'x32'x15.5" - drain is 11 7/8" from top of tub side; it needs a minimum 7" tub spout (or can use a shorter angled tub spout)

Kohler Highbridge K-877, 60"x32"x17.5" available with or without an enameled apron, same drain dimension as Bellwether

Kohler Mendota, K-505, 60"x32"x16 1/4", drain is 8.5" from the top of the tub

I'm concerned that the long tub spout needed for the Bellwether and Highbridge would be a problem for a tub/shower combo. I think that narrows my choices to the Toto 1525 or the Kohler Mendota. Other suggestions?

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