The function of a tub faucet is obvious and essential – to fill up your tub with warm water so you can take a relaxing soak in your beautiful bathroom. But the faucet your purchase needs to do more than just dispense water, as it should also add to the aesthetic of the space, rather than taking away from it. The tub faucets we sell at CopperSmith will do just that, and they’ll deliver excellent quality for the money, as well.
Do you have a specific metal in mind for your new tub filler? You can pick from popular options like chrome, nickel, bronze, and brass when you shop with us. It might be that you want to match your chosen material with other bathroom finishes, or you might want this piece to stand out at the top of your tub as a stunning contrast. Either way, the process starts by shopping at CopperSmith today.
Choosing a Great Tub Faucet
The success of a bathroom remodeling project, or even just a minor redesign, comes down to paying attention to the smallest of details. When all of the small details are given the proper time and attention, the bigger picture comes together nicely and the finished product is something you will love.
A tub faucet – or tub filler – is a great example of this concept. It’s only one of many fixtures you’ll have in place in the bathroom, but it still plays an important role. At CopperSmith, we have taken the effort to craft beautiful, durable tub fillers because we know just how prominent this piece will wind up being in the final design. Here are some tips on how to pick a filler that is ideal for your space.
Make Sure It’s Tall Enough
As an easy starting point, the first spec you should check on when picking out a tub faucet is the height. Assuming you are picking out a roman tub filler for your freestanding tub, you’ll need to confirm that the height of the filler is sufficient to get over the side of the tub with ease. Not only should the filler be taller than the tub in the position where you’d like to place the filler, but it should clear by a few inches to avoid an awkward spot in that part of your copper bathtub.
Match It with the Drain
While the design choices in your bathroom are ultimately up to you, we’d strongly recommend pairing your new tub faucet with a drain of the same finish. This coordinated look is visually appealing – and when you order from CopperSmith, you can be sure that both pieces will live up to lofty quality standards. A mismatched drain and filler pairing will be hard to coordinate in a way that looks intentional and stylish.
Plenty of Flow
You don’t want to stand around all day waiting for your tub to fill up with water. A good tub filler faucet is going to keep the water flowing freely as long as the valve is open, so you’ll be ready to step into the tub before you know it. The spout flow rate for the fillers produced by CopperSmith is 7.0 gallons per minute at 60 PSI. In other words, the tub will fill up quickly, and you can spend more of your time relaxing in the water.
Quality Always Matters
Despite the simple job at hand, you don’t want to take your chances with a low-quality tub faucet that may break down after only a short period of use. Not only does a high-end metal tub filler offer durability benefits, but it also looks great in the space. You’ll be proud to add this piece to the bathroom and it will take you one step closer to the kind of well-rounded, upscale bathroom you’ve been striving to create.
Enjoy the CopperSmith Advantage
You will love the fit and finish of the tub faucets we offer at CopperSmith, but this category is just a starting point when exploring our huge selection of products. Take some time to browse through our site to explore what we have available and feel free to reach out at any time for assistance.
Want to learn more about tub faucets? Take a moment to check out the list of FAQs below.
What is the faucet in the bathtub called?
A: It’s perfectly acceptable to just call it a bathtub faucet, but you may also see it referred to as a spout. No matter what name is used, the purpose is the same – to fill up your bathtub quickly with warm, inviting water so you can enjoy a relaxing soak at the end of a long day. The tub faucets available here at CopperSmith are manufactured to a high quality standard and bring as much visual appeal as they do reliable performance. Order your new tub faucet today!
How do I know what tub faucet to buy?
As long as you are shopping with a reputable brand like CopperSmith, you’ll find that most tub faucets perform more or less the same way. They hold back the flow of water until turn the handle, at which time the water floods into the tub and your bath is prepared. So, with such a simple function to perform, you’ll largely want to think about appearance when picking out a tub faucet. For example, we offer faucets in different metals, so you can choose something that coordinates perfectly with the rest of the fixtures and design elements in your bathroom.
What is a tub filler faucet?
A tub filler is simply another word for a tub faucet, and it refers to the same thing – a device that allows the user to control the flow of warm or cold water into the bathtub. You’ll want to pick out a quality tub filler from a trusted brand like CopperSmith to make sure you don’t have to make this purchase again anytime soon. Our fillers are made from durable metals and are manufactured to a high-quality standard. Not only will these tub faucets perform well, but they will also look great perched at the top of your tub.
Can you use a sink faucet as a tub filler?
It is not recommended to use a sink faucet to fill your bathtub. For one thing, these two types of faucets are designed to work with different supply lines, so one cannot easily be swapped over for another. Also, even if you did find a way to make the sink faucet fit on your tub, the rate at which it would fill up that bathtub would be quite slow. A proper tub filler faucet is designed to provide a greater flow of water, which will speed up the fill time and allow you to get started with your bath sooner.
Are all tub fillers the same?
While they do the same job, all tub fillers are not the same and it’s important to pick out a quality product from a trusted brand when making this purchase. Going with a high-end tub filler like what you’ll find here at CopperSmith will pay off in many ways, including in the aesthetic appeal of the faucet as well as the long-term performance of the product. In other words, this is not a good place to cut corners with an eye on your budget – invest in a quality tub filler from the start so you don’t need to look for another one later.
How much does a tub filler cost?
A: As with everything else in your bathroom, there is a huge range of prices that you can find for tub fillers. On the low end, you can pay very little for a bathtub faucet made with inexpensive materials and mass-produced in a factory. By spending more, however, you’ll get something like what we offer here at CopperSmith – a carefully crafted product made with quality metals and sold for a fair price. Yes, there are cheaper tub faucets on the market, but there is a price to pay for those savings.
How high should a tub filler be?
There is no specific height that is required for a tub filler, as long as it is in position to send water flowing into the tub once it is turned on. As a general rule of thumb, you don’t want the spout of the faucet to be more than 6’’ – 8’’ above the top edge of the tub. If it’s any higher than that, you’ll get quite a bit of splashing when the water lands in the tub, due simply to how far it has fallen. Consider the dimensions of your tub when picking out a filler to make sure they will work nicely together.