The TubcuT® is an adaptive tub conversion that is available nationally through Certified TubcuT Installers. In about half a day it creates easier, step-thru access in the front of any existing fiberglass, acrylic, steel or cast iron bathtub.
This in-home accessibility modification can be sized to your specifications, and gives the bathtub a seamless, "factory" look.
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 information form 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 2 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.
The TubcuT® is a valuable business opportunity available nationally. As part of a rapidly growing industry of adaptive home modifications its demand should grow as the demographics of our nation continue changing. You can take advantage of these favorable demographic trends by becoming a Certified TubcuT® Installer.
Just a few small power tools and some basic supplies are needed to get going. You can just order TubcuT® Kits as you need them.
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN THE INITIAL TUBCUT® KIT?
Access Designs, Inc. has developed the TubcuT® components and chemicals to work together to produce a permanent, seamless and water-tight bond.
The Initial Kit contains only the highest quality materials, and includes:
A comprehensive installation manual with over 50 photographs;
A re-usable tub-marking template for consistent cut-outs;
High-quality panel inserts. The panels are 1⁄2 inch thick. This panel system is what lets you fit the TubcuT® to any tub shape right on the job;
Extra-strength adhesive for mounting panels AND finishing. It hardens quickly and is water proof, even before painting;
Durable, custom-formulated paint that adheres to any type of bathtub surface. Two different colors of white paint are included in each Kit so that you can match almost all white tubs right out of the bottle;
A set of seven tints so you can match any bathtub color;
A CD-ROM with valuable information like a product marketing guide, print ads, brochures, a wide array of pictures and a supplier list for the needed tools;
We also provide telephone support for our Independent Installers.
There is no franchise agreement needed. Work independently and simply order Kits as you need them.
HOW DO I GET STARTED INSTALLING THE TUBCUT®?
Apply to become a Certified TubcuT® Installer.. Once your application is processed you will receive a login and password needed for ordering kits online.
Pay the $3,000 training & license fee, which includes three (3) 18" TubcuT Kits (1 Initial 18" Kit, and 2 subsequent 18" Kits).
Attend an intensive two-day training session at our facilities in Charlottesville, Virginia (read more about our hands-on training experience).
Order additional kits as needed using our secure online ordering system.
APPLY ONLINE NOW (Installers' Agreement Terms document requires PDF reader.)
Filling out our online form to apply to become a Certified TubcuT® Installer, indicates your agreement to our Installers' Agreement Terms and Conditions. CLICK HERE TO APPLY
"The job done saved us lots of money in remodeling. The gentleman was prompt, courteous and very neat with his work. We just want to say Thank You for such a wonderful job. Our mother loves the accessibility and freedom of her new tub. She can actually get into the tub to take a shower by herself and it's much safer. Again, thanks for such a great job."
Now that the excitement of getting the "TubcuT" is over, I wanted to let you know how happy I am with that concept. Even though I saw your video explaining how the process would be accomplished, I thought that it was a little too easy. Once Mr. Williams arrived at the residence (on time), he never took a break or had lunch. He worked tirelessly throughout the day making sure that everything was exactly as planned. His expertise and professionalism went beyond reproach. We were completely satisfied with the final outcome of the project. Several senior neighbors and relatives have looked at the work and reacted favorably with the concept too. I'm confident that you may have a few prospects in the near future.
Thanks again for everything you did for mom. She was so excited about getting into the tub once again without the fear of falling. That alone makes me sleep better at night knowing that she has the ability to step into the tub rather than the possibility of falling there.
"Great job! I am really, really pleased with how my tub turned out. And after the work, my bathroom was just as clean as before."
"Mike did a great job installing my TUBCUT. He was efficient, clean and WOW was my tub beautiful! The TUBCUT really does have that 'factory' look."
"Just wanted to drop you a line and let you know that the Houston job was a great success - thanks to you and your husband. I have attached some pictures of the installation for your files - thanks for all the help. We may be contacting you again as we incorporate and develop the TubcuT into our marketing plan."
"Contacted Ray several weeks ago and today we've set up a date for installation. Haven't met him yet, but he's really a nice guy. Also talked with the folks out in Armstrong County and they were very helpful. They praise your product. Thanks for all your help with my problem. It's good to know there's still some nice folks around to take time out of their day to respond to an S.O.S."
"I want to thank you so much for installing the 'TubcuT' in my home. It really is a life saver for me. My home is very old and was built in the days of no stall showers. Yet I needed the convenience of not having to step over the tub, particularly since my car accident. Your service was prompt and the installation was perfect. I am so pleased. Thank you and be assured I will recommend 'TubcuT' with confidence."
I have to tell you I came across your "Tub Cut" site by accident. I had been searching the net looking for handicap... options that would make life easier for my wife... For the past 4 years, the only way she was able to get in to a tub to take a shower was if I actually lifted her legs over the tub. I had been wishing I could have the existing tub removed and replaced with a shower.
However the cost would be great and due to the fact that we have only 1 bathroom, it would have been impossible to go a week without one while it was being renovated. But once I saw your site, I knew there was answer!
I really can not find enough words to express how happy we are with the "Tub Cut". This is an incredible process that will no doubt fulfill the needs of our aging population. It has given back my wife some of her dignity, pride and independence.
I have attached a few photos of the work while it was in progress. Thanks again to Marty and Brian!"
Regards, John R.
"I see three aspects to this tub refurbishing project...human need, human design, and human work, all gathered together under human trust and respect and according to plan, completed in three days for reasonable cost. The human need, now satisfied, was great."
"Two full knee replacement surgeries and physical weakness rendered my wife, Marilyn, unable to sit in a tub, bathe, and rise unassisted. Her bathing is now practical and safe entering the tub to sit on a shower chair. TubcuT® and anti-slip surfaces made all this possible. A conventional shower stall was rejected, requiring three times the cost and four times the time...plus inconvenience, noise and dust.
Our son, Dennis, and I, both engineers, appreciate the design and the materials and process used. We have no significant suggestions...only approval.
It is a pleasure for us to speak freely of human work in superlative terms as this project deserves. To be fully successful, as this project is, depends stongly on the integrity and skill of the worker to achieve both functionality and cosmetic appeal including cleanup. You also considered us in your activity causing minimal inconvenience and little distress for my wife just home after ten days in the hospital. Marilyn and I feel blessed that Dennis found you for us. May our Lord jesus Christ grant you his peace and everything good."
November 22, 2006
The TubcuT® is The Original
The TubcuT® is custom fitted to your tub creating a seamless, factory appearance, unlike the one piece insert .
The TubcuT threshold is 4” above the floor giving you easier, safer access to your tub, unlike the one piece insert,
The TubcuT® is the only tub-to-shower conversion that can be REVERSED! Save the cut out section of the tub and we can restore your tub to its original condition. One piece inserts do not allow your bathtub to be restored.
The TubcuT® has a life time warranty backed by the manufacturer.
Access Designs, Inc., headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia, is proud of its reputation as an innovator of high quality bathtub accessibility products.
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