Bathtub Faucet Mounts
Are you a bath or shower person? If you’re a bath person, you know that there’s nothing better than a relaxing bath to take away the stress of the day. To be sure you’re getting the full bath experience, take a look at all the different bathtub faucet mounts and how which one you choose can completely change your experience.
Clawfoot, Freestanding, and Pedestal Tubs
The deck mount tub faucet mount is installed through pre-drilled holes in the tub rim, called the deck. Generally spaced at 7″ center to center, the deck mount may also be installed on the surrounding tile surface of a drop-in tub. Two holes are required for bathtub faucet installation.
Installed through pre-drilled holes on the bathroom wall over tubs, the wall mount bathtub faucet conceals pipes while exposing the spouts and handles. This is a great option for slab foundations or where underfloor water supply access isn’t possible.
The tub-wall mount is installed through the tub wall. The faucet handles are usually much closer together than a deck mount faucet(3-3/8″). If you have an older tub, be sure to measure carefully as the faucet holes can vary. You’ll typically find a downward spout or a high, gooseneck faucet on a tub-wall mount.
Freestanding (Floor Mount)
The freestanding floor mount is used with tubs that don’t have pre-drilled holes. The exposed pipes come up out of the floor and are secured to the tub or wall for support. This type of mount is anchored to the floor by the tub, towers up over the tub rim, and has water supply lines connected below the floor. Because it’s freestanding, no installation holes in the tub are needed and there is a lot of flexibility in where the tub can be positioned in your bathroom.
Roman Tub Filler
The Roman tub filler mount is usually found with drop-in or jacuzzi tubs. This type requires three or more faucet holes since it’s intended to mount to a tub surround or deck around the tub and usually includes a spout, two handles and a usually a hand shower.
Alcove, Single, and Two-Wall Tubs
Tub Shower Systems
The tub shower system includes a variety of options that can include wall, console, or deck mounting for faucets. Options are available that allow great flexibility for alcove, single, and two-wall tubs. Multiple shower jets, glass shower enclosures, and multiple shower heads are all possible with tub shower systems.
Where there is no shower option needed or desired, tub only faucets have several options for alcove, single, and two-wall tub layouts. . Single- or double-handle tub faucets are available in many styles and finishes to match your bathroom decor.
Tub and Shower Combo Faucets
The tub and shower combo faucet is used when the tub and shower are combined and there is a shower curtain, sliding door, or partial glass enclosure to contain the shower water. Options for the tub and shower combo faucet mount include a stationary or handheld shower head, rotating one or two wall-mounted handles for water control, and a spout. Kingston Brass also carries in-wall diverters that will give you the option of having a fixed showerhead as well as a handheld shower.
Browse a variety of styles and options in bathtub faucet mounts at Kingston Brass. You’ll find finishes in brass, chrome, nickel, and bronze in designs that will make bath time the relaxing experience it was meant to be.