Lasco was begun 1965. Items like Lasco soaking tubs are what the company is built on. Besides tubs, Lasco builds a wide range of bath related fixtures. Lasco has eight manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and their products represent 25% of the bath fixtures found in American homes. Their primary market is new home construction. They include showers, tubs with jets and whirlpools and steam showers in their product line. Their current catalog shows 58 different models of soaking tubs alone.
The smallest tub available is 54″ long with the longest coming in at 72″. There’s frequently interest in small tubs for bathrooms with limited space. It’s nice to see a company that takes the needs of larger, taller people into consideration also. Many of the tubs are available as either soaker or whirlpool tubs. All of the baths in the Lasco line are designed to be built into an alcove or surround. At this time they don’t appear to offer any free standing or walk-in model tubs. What they lack in walk-in tubs they more than make up for in easy access showers and steam baths.
The majority of the soaker baths in the Lasco line are either rectangular or oval in shape. There are other shapes available including round, bowed, and corner baths, but these shapes are all in the series that incorporates jacuzzis or whirlpools. Because they’re all molded from either acrylic or Lascoat (a fiberglass reinforced gelcoat) many of the tubs include slip resistant textured bottoms, built-in armrests, and ergonomic backrests. These are all small features but they can go a long way toward making the bathing experience more pleasant. While many of the tubs are a standard depth, 14″-17″, some are as deep as 23.5″ which makes for a deeper bath. All of the models in the Lasco line are designed to be reclined or partially reclined in. No built-in stools like you’ll find in some types of Asian baths.