Whether you are in the midst of renovating your bathroom or simply need to replace a broken faucet, you’ve come to the right place. We have reviews of today’s best bathtub faucets. Don’t worry if it all looks confusing, we will do our best to take some of that confusion away. Of course, if you are absolutely dumbfounded when looking at the many options available to you, you may want to take the time to consult with a plumber or, at the very least, someone at your local hardware store.
In purchasing a bath faucet it is extremely important that you get the right faucet for your bathroom setup. If, for example, you old faucet was mounted to the wall, you should stick with a wall mounted faucet. Similarly, if it was a one piece deck mount faucet, you should stick with a one piece desk mount faucet. The reason you should stay with the same type is that there are different plumbing requirements for different types. Unless you are experienced and skilled in plumbing work or have an excellent plumber on-hand, you will not be able to switch between two different types with ease.
You also need to consider your showerhead, if you have one. Is it currently attached to your faucet with a hose or does it protrude from the wall? If it comes out of the wall you have pipes running up behind your wall, supplying water to it. You will want to purchase a faucet with a water diverter (a lever or pull which allows you to switch between faucet and shower head.) Again, if you want to change this you will require the help of someone with plumbing experience. If you do not have a shower head and would like to add one, the best way would be to purchase a faucet with a showerhead hookup built into it. If you do not have an attached showerhead and do not want one, steer clear of faucets with diverters.
Are your handles currently attached to your faucet in one full system, or are they separate? As with all of the other variables, I caution you to keep with the same type of system to avoid plumbing work. If you want to switch between an all-in-one system and a three piece system, consult your plumber or hardware personnel.
Finally, you can consider style. We often encourage people to think about style first when selecting pieces for their bathrooms, simply because it helps to narrow down their choices. What we all need to remember when it comes to tub faucets, however, is that they aren’t always going to be the most stylish piece in our bathrooms. Sometimes, in prioritizing function and quality over style, we will find ourselves purchasing faucets which are a little less décor compatible than we’d hoped.