When you’re ready to unwind after a long day, there’s nothing as relaxing as lying back and soaking in the tub. When you’re ready to fill up the tub, you’ll want it done properly and in style. That’s why the tub isn’t a tub until you’ve considered what type of bathtub faucet to add.
When shopping for a new bathtub faucet (also sometimes referred to as Roman tub fillers), keep in mind that they’re typically offered in the lighter finishes (like chrome and nickel tones), but there are a few exceptions. Also, you probably won’t need to worry too much about spout reach if your tub can already accommodate a bathtub faucet. Also, many models include a hand shower
as an added convenience.
The one similarity between the hundreds of available bathtub faucets is that they’re all designed to fill up a tub. Flow rates may vary a bit, but when you’re waiting for the tub to fill, you might not be too concerned about whether you wait an extra moment. So the main differences are purely aesthetic. What theme do you prefer (contemporary or traditional)? Are you OK with one handle or do you need two? And, of course, do you need more accessibility with ADA-compliant handles?
Bathtub faucets add a layer of sophistication to your bathroom
and, along with your tub
, can also become part of its centerpiece. Whether it’s to fill your tub quickly or more for looks, a bathtub faucet is a great addition to your bathroom décor.