Tub Faucet Buying Guide
Purchasing a Tub Faucet must be done with more care than purchasing an ordinary faucet. You must realize that a tub faucet is most likely to be installed into the wall and will require a lot of labor to replace. That makes it extremely important that you buy the highest quality tub faucets that will last a long time and operate smoothly and reliably. It’s going to cost a lot of money if you need to replace it.
If you are buying a tub faucet / shower faucet set, understand that the actual working part of the tub and shower faucets are the valves that install behind the wall. Once the wall is closed, you shouldn’t be seeing them again but the valve must be of the highest quality possible. Amazingly, it doesn’t really cost much, so get the best valve that works with the faucet you’ve chosen. Ceramic valves are great.
Tub Faucet With Diverter For Shower
If the tub faucet will also control the flow and temperature of the shower, you will also need a diverter. For those non experts, the diverter is the thingamajig button you pull on that makes the water travel up to the shower instead. It is most often built into the tub spout. Activate it and it blocks the water flow to the tub spout, forcing the water to travel up the risers behind the wall and out of the showerhead.
Kohler Tub spout with diverter for shower
This is a typical trim kit so
Valve is separate
Free Standing Tub Faucets
If you’re buying faucets for a free standing or clawfoot tub, you may want to look into floor mounted fixtures. These are really beautiful and they give the bathroom a stunning look. The floor risers for these faucets come in all kinds of finishes that are designed to impress and beautify your bathroom environment. You’ll feel like you’re in a luxury spa every time you pamper yourself in the tub. Many clawfoot tub fixtures feature personal sprays as well. These are great for soaking tubs as well.
Elizabethan Classics Hansgrohe Deck
Floor Mount Free Mount or Roman Tub Faucet
Standing Tub With Personal
Roman Mount Faucets, also known as deck mounted tub faucets, mount on the deck of the tub, rather than on the wall. This is an extremely popular style so when you buy your tub consider one with a roman mount or deck mount faucet option.
Whichever choice of faucet you make you know that your best choice is to buy that faucet from decorisland.com.
From Left; Aquabrass wall mounted tub faucet, Aquabrass wall mount with personal sprayer, Elizabethan Classics wall mount, Roman tub faucet.
Aquabrass very popular Swan faucets Tub Faucets of All types Tub Spouts
Hansgrohe Tub Faucets Floor Mount Tub faucets
Deck Mount Roman Tub faucets