The complete definition of neat, classy and functional, a wall mounted tub faucet is a treasure in any home. Not only do they keep the decks of the tubs uncluttered but also are compatible with all bathroom styles.
Wall mounted tub faucets, as the name suggests, are faucets that are fitted through the wall, rather than the floor or the tub itself. They come in a myriad of designs and specifications that cater to the needs and preferences of the buyer.
Vintage wall mounted tub faucets are mostly constructed with solid brass which is durable and highly resistant to corrosion. A wall mount roman tub faucet that features a Victorian spout and elegant cross handles is perfect for a traditional or country theme bathroom.
Modern and contemporary wall mounted tub faucets on the other hand commonly use stainless steel, which is sometimes combined with Nickel or Chromium to create a classy shiny silver-like look. Also, stainless steel is harder and resilient than brass.
Wall mounted tub faucets can either have one or two handles. The one handle faucet is a wall mounted variation of the single hole deck mount tub faucet and has only one handle that controls the temperature and pressure of water. A tub faucet with two handles allows for better temperature adjustment: one handle for hot water and the other for cold.
These faucets are either centerset or widespread. Centerset wall mounted faucets are made with the handles and spout in one base. With the widespread faucet, the handle and spout separately stick out from the wall adding a bit of sophistication to your space.
A wall mounted tub faucet can have one, two or three faucet holes with the most common being a double handle, three-hole setup. A single hole wall mounted faucet is basically a single handle faucet while a 2 hole wall mount faucet has a spout and a separate handle.
Other features introduced in modern wall mounted tub faucets include waterfall outlets, electronic sensor operation, hydropower operated systems, thermostats, motion sensors among others.
Wall mounted faucets can be grouped according to their valves. Ceramic disc faucets are usually cylindrical washerless faucets and contain two ceramic discs. As the upper disc rotates, the lower one stays locked creating a gap whereby water passes through. The cartridge faucet is either single or double handled and has a steam cartridge that moves left or right to control temperature, and up and down to control water flow.
A ball wall mounted tub faucet is a washerless single handle faucet that moves over a ball-shaped cap above the spout’s base. The pressure and temperature are adjusted by controlling a rotating ball hence allowing the lever to move up and down and from side-to-side. A compression tub faucet, on the other hand, is a classic type of faucet that has separate hot and cold water handles with the flow of water being controlled by tightening or untightening the handle.
Wall mounted tub faucets are ideal for freestanding or country style tubs as plumbing comes straight from the wall. For freestanding tubs that are placed further away from the wall, carefully select a spout long enough to reach the tub. Roman tubs blend excellently with these faucets. A wall mount roman tub faucet with hand shower brings a vintage touch to your bathroom at the same time offering comfort and convenience.
These faucets come in a variety of finishes including; copper tones, Stainless steel, Polished Nickel, oil-rubbed bronze, matte black, Polished or Brushed Chrome. The list is endless.
A high-class wall mounted tub faucet is an investment. Proper care and maintenance will ensure these faucets stay with us for years to come. Brass and Stainless steel are easy to clean. A simple daily wipe with a dry cloth is enough, but once in a while use a mild cleaner to get rid of the dust and stains for an eternal shine.
Looking for a faucet to give life to your rather dull bathing area? Why not consider a wall mounted tub faucet? It is guaranteed to transform your bathroom into something to marvel at.