What is a Freestanding Tub Filler and Why You Need One
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Throughout the bathroom are many functional fixtures and plumbing features, some more obvious than others. From your bathtub’s drain to the piping beneath your bathroom sink, each component is designed to ensure the smooth operation of your bathroom’s plumbing.
For homeowners looking to replace components around the bathroom, it’s essential to understand what each part does and what is needed for each style of bathtub and sink.
One common component used in conjunction with a freestanding or clawfoot tub is a freestanding tub filler. The following guide will explain what a freestanding tub filler is and know when a bathroom needs one.
Understanding What It Is
A freestanding tub filler is designed to fill your tub when the tub does not have any other means of installing a tub filler.
Because freestanding or clawfoot tubs are generally very deep, these tub fillers tend to be between 22″ and 28″ from the floor to the spout.
Knowing When You Need One
For homeowners with a freestanding or clawfoot tub, a tub filler is the most efficient choice when the tub is not designed to accommodate a wall-mounted or deck-mounted tub faucet. Your other option is to place the tub right next to a wall, not always practical or the most aesthetic choice.
Tips for Picking a Freestanding Tub Filler
A freestanding tub filler should be purchased in conjunction with a tub to ensure that the faucet matches in style.
In addition, when picking out a freestanding tub and the faucet that goes with it, be sure to think through the following considerations:
- What style will match the room’s design? Tubs and their tub fillers are available in numerous designs, including modern, antique, or traditional.
- What finish will match the room’s design? It’s essential to match the finish of the tub filler to the other fixtures in the same bathroom to ensure the pieces do not clash.
- What will be the best height of the tub filler for my tub? Be sure to pull measurements before purchasing a freestanding tub filler to get the perfect fit.
Shop Kingston Brass
For homeowners interested in installing a new freestanding tub filler, Kingston Brass is the place to begin. An extensive catalog of quality bathroom products makes it easy to find the perfect match for any bathroom design. Shop the catalog today and enjoy the premium quality of luxury tub fillers.