Tub and Shower Faucet Options
Taking a bath can be one of the most relaxing things in this day and age, but that can quickly become a nightmare if you don’t have the correct bath faucets installed onto your tub.
Basically there are three ways to have your bath faucets (correctly named bathtub fillers) installed in your bathroom: deck mounted, wall mounted or floor mounted. Simply, deck mounted means that the double or single lever bath faucet is mounted to the actual bath tub itself, whereas wall-mounted means, as the name suggests, it is mounted to the wall of the bathroom. Floor mounting is where the tub faucet is mounted to the floor, where the plumbing comes from beneath the floor boards.
Tub and Bath Shower Faucets
For a smaller to average size tub, normal faucets will suffice, whereas for larger tubs and whirlpool tubs, spa fillers are recommended as they are larger than your normal faucet. Remember to install larger pipes with a ¾ inch line if you are using spa fillers.
If you are using your bathtub to also house a shower, remember that you will need to purchase a faucet set with a diverter incorporated in the design so that you can divert the water when using either the shower or tub components of the unit.
The range of bath faucets available on the plumbing fixture market is huge. There are a large number of manufacturers and suppliers offering numerous designs to cater to all tastes and also budgets.
The style of faucet that you choose will come down to your own personal tastes. Designers make bathroom faucets in an array of styles, including antique, roman, contemporary, country, and artistic just to name a few. One of the most popular types of faucets currently available is a roman tub faucet. It is a classical style that suits most types and styles of bathrooms.
Remember to buy faucets from a reputable bathroom and plumbing dealer and brand. This will mean that if the part breaks, it will be covered by a warranty, and parts will be easy to obtain for repair.