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KOHLER, Wis. – Jan. 12, 2011 – For the growing number of aging Americans renovating their homes to maintain their independence, the new KOHLER Elevance Rising Wall Bath offers a stylish alternative to walk-in and institutional-looking baths. Multiple design and functionality enhancements in this bath offer users greater control over their bathing experience and a more enjoyable and dignified experience in the bath without sacrificing the luxuries of traditional bathing.

Comfort

  • Ability to comfortably and safely lounge in the bath provides an authentic bathing experience.
  • Integrated footwell allows users to temper water before entering the bath.
  • Relaxing soaking depth of 14 inches from seat to overflow emulates standard bathing depth.
  • Bath drains in under two minutes.
  • Integral water fill enhances the bathing experience by providing a waterfall effect and eliminates an impeding spout in the bathing space.
  • BubbleMassage option offers a tactile experience with warm air, gently massaging the body.
  • Double chamber inflatable seal on door prevents leaks.
  • State-of-the-art sensors prevent the door from opening when the bath is full and also keep the footwell from overflowing.

Accessibility

  • Extra-wide door opening allows maximum clearance to lift legs in and out of the bath and allows a user to transition from a wheelchair.
  • 19" seat minimizes motion required to sit and stand.
  • Light weight rising wall raises and lowers with less than 5 pounds of force.
  • Elevated position of user improves comfort for caregivers.
  • Integral ledge on the back wall provides a place for showering products, deck mount faucets and hand shower, all within arm's reach of the user.
  • Grab bar gives support during entry and exit.

Installation

  • The no-fuss acrylic surface is easy to clean and maintain.
  • 60”L x 32”W x 38”H; fits into standard 60” bath footprint.
  • Modular design with removable rising wall allows the bath to fit through standard door openings during transportation and installation.
  • Alcove installation with tiling flange prevents water from leaking behind the wall.
  • Soaking bath MSRP $8,775.00; BubbleMassage bath MSRP $9,775.00

Editor's Notes

  • To obtain high-resolution photography of these products, please visit the Photo Library in the KOHLER.com Press Room.
  • For interviews on the Elevance Rising Wall bath, please contact Vicki Hafenstein to set up an interview with Nicole Allis, Kohler product manager.

About Kohler Co.
Founded in 1873 and headquartered in Kohler, Wis., Kohler Co. is one of America’s oldest and largest privately held companies. Kohler is a global leader in the manufacture of kitchen and bath products, engines and power generation systems, tile and home interiors, and an international host at it’s award-winning hospitality and world-class golf destinations.

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