Your new "bathtub will not be complete without the right accessories to bring it all together. Accessories like drains and fillers play a functional role, of course, but they also need to work aesthetically with the tub and the rest of the room. Finding accessories that meet your standards of quality and appearance can be tricky – until you start shopping with CopperSmith to find these critical elements.
We offer bathtub accessories in a variety of materials such as nickel, brass, and bronze. Also, you’ll find various finishes available in those material categories, making it easy to select the right look for your project. Need help with your order? Feel free to reach out to our friendly team for assistance right away.
How to Pick the Right Bathtub Accessories
If you search the web for various bathtub accessories, you are going to quickly realize one thing – there are seemingly endless options available. Countless manufacturers offer these products, and they range wildly in price, appearance, function, and more. It can be quite overwhelming when you first start to shop, so it’s important to have a plan for how you are going to narrow it down to a more manageable selection. Let’s look at some key points that will help you get on the right track.
It Starts with Quality
The shopping process should start by locating no more than a few quality brands – like CopperSmith – that can be trusted to deliver excellent products. The last thing you want to do here is buy cheap accessories that will need to be replaced shortly. At CopperSmith, our custom bathtub accessories are crafted with metals that will provide reliable performance and unbeatable durability. Spending a little more now on good accessories can save you in the long run as you avoid replacing these parts again within the next few years.
How do you want these accessories to look in your bathroom? Are you trying to match them up with other finishes that are already in place, or do you want something different to create a bold contrast and notable design element? A good supplier will have plenty of options available for you to pick from, so it should be easy to find the right look that will put the perfect finishing touches on your design of the bathroom space.
Check the Details
For the most part, sizing for bathtub accessories is pretty standardized, but you’ll want to check on this point anyway just to confirm. Specifically, bathtub drains are usually 1.5’’ wide – is that the case for the tub that you need to fit with a drain? Or, if you are buying an overflow drain, check to confirm that the model you are looking at will fit the tub you’ve purchased properly. Again, you probably won’t have any trouble on these points, but it’s better to be safe than sorry.
Get Everything at Once
Don’t make the mistake of assuming that you can always wait and come back later for matching accessories to the ones you purchase. Since you’ll want all of the various fixtures to play nicely with one another and look like a set, it’s smart to just order it all at the same time. For instance, if you will be buying an overflow drain and a tub filler for your bathroom, don’t get one ahead of the other – order both right away so they match up nicely and you don’t have to worry about one becoming unavailable later on.
See the Bigger Picture
Most likely, if you are shopping for bathtub accessories, you are also working on other things in your bathroom – or maybe even the rest of your house. With that in mind, consider bringing together all of your orders to a single supplier, or at least consolidating to the greatest extent possible. It’s hard to find quality components at fair prices, so stick with one brand once you find a company like CopperSmith that deserves your business.
Believe in the CopperSmith Difference
It’s not hard to find bathtub accessories – but it can be hard to find the right accessories that will coordinate with your design and include the same level of quality as the rest of your fixtures. Turn to CopperSmith to meet those needs in a timely manner and for a fair price. We are excited to serve you!
For answers to some of the common questions we receive about bathtub accessories, check out the list of FAQs below.
Can you replace a bathtub drain?
Yes – replacing a bathtub drain is not only possible, but it is a relatively easy job. So, if you currently own a bathtub and would like to replace the drain with something more stylish – or simply something that works better – doing so is a straightforward task. It starts by picking out the new drain, of course, so take a moment to explore the metal options we have available here at CopperSmith. Sometimes, the smallest details make the biggest difference in a design, and a new drain is one of those touches that could take your space to a new level.
How do I choose a bathtub drain?
There are a couple of considerations to keep in mind when picking out a bathtub drain. The first is the look of the drain. You want something with a finish that is going to work nicely in your space, either as a contrasting or complimenting color. Also, you’ll want to make sure the drain is easy to open and close, allowing you to fill and drain the tub as desired. At CopperSmith, we offer premium drains that open and close with just a push, and we also have traditional lift & turn models. Explore our collection to determine which is the right fit for your needs.
Do tubs come with drains?
Typically, bathtubs are sold as individual items and do not come with accessories like faucets and drains. You will want to pick out the appropriate faucet and drain to go with your chosen tub to create a finished look that you will love. While it’s common to match the finish of the drain and faucet to the finish of the tub – especially with a metal tub – that is not required and is up to your own personal preference. When you buy a tub, it will come with the holes in place for the drain and faucet, so it’s a simple task to install the accessories you select.
Can you replace just a faucet on a bathtub?
You are free to replace just the faucet, just the drain, or both on an existing bathtub. For example, if the faucet on your current tub is broken, you might decide to only replace that broken component – or you might replace both to make sure they look good together in the tub. When you order bathtub accessories like drains and faucets from CopperSmith, you’ll be getting quality products that look as good as they perform.
What size tub faucet do I need?
As a key bathtub accessory, you’ll want to carefully consider your options before ordering a tub faucet. While the only size requirement is for the faucet to match up with the size of the supply line – which is typically ¾’’ – you do want to make sure that the faucet is going to let out enough water to get your tub filled up quickly. If the faucet is too small, it will take a very long time to fill the tub, making it less likely that you’ll go through the trouble of setting up a bath for yourself.
Do I need a diverter on my tub spout?
When serving a shower and tub combination, a diverter valve is needed to switch the flow of water from filling up the tub to coming out of the shower head. So, if you are outfitting a shower/bath combo with a new spout, you will want to look for a diverter valve. However, for a spout that is only going to be serving a tub and not a shower head, it will not be necessary to look for a diverter.
What is the difference between a sink faucet and a tub faucet?
The primary difference between these two accessories is the speed at which they dispense water. A tub faucet is meant to fill up the tub far quicker than what would be achieved by using a sink faucet. So, more water is coming out of the faucet, and you won’t have to wait as long to enjoy a bath.