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Bathtub Faucets

Selecting the right bathtub faucet is very important because the faucet performs a vital function in the bathroom, as well as adding a finishing touch to the look of the tub area. There are many styles and types to choose from and it is a wise move to take the time to look at the many ones available to make sure of the best selection.


Length of Spout
The spout of the faucet is the main part of the piece. This is where the water comes from and goes into the receptacle. It is a good idea to measure the space to make sure that the correct length of spout is ordered. If it is not long enough, it could spray water onto areas around the tub instead of inside where it is needed. It is also important to make sure it is not too long as this will block access to the bathing area.


Configurations
There are several different plumbing configurations within each type of tub faucet. The most traditional sets have three parts, which includes the water spout and two knobs, one for hot water and one for cold water, both of which also control the water pressure. Some modern bathtub faucet sets are designed with just the spout and a single knob that controls both the flow of the water and the temperature. This style has an elegant look and is very easy to use while in the tub or shower area. Most tub areas have the plumbing behind the wall, so the faucet set is installed directly.


Spread
Before purchasing a new fixture, be familiar with the spread of the water pipes so that the new faucet will fit right in. Experience with plumbing is helpful for a do-it-yourself installation. Many faucet sets are standard size and it is easy to find one with the same plumbing set up as in the existing tub. This makes replacing the set much simpler to accomplish. Home improvement stores will have plumbing parts in case any alterations need to be made.


Finish
The finish choices available these days in bathtub faucets are very amazing. Many people prefer the traditional silver chrome because it has a lovely shine and is easy to care for. There are also color and material choices that have an antique look that will enhance many different types of bathroom décor. A brushed finish has a subtle look that works well in both modern and traditional settings. Manufacturers know that this item gets a lot of use and that it will be in a wet environment so they use material that is long lasting and that is easy to clean.


Deciding to replace a bathtub faucet, whether because the old one is worn out or just to update the look of the bathroom is a time when it is best to look at all the choices available. This is the best way to ensure the best option is chosen. The customer service representatives at Unique Vanities are here to help with any questions. They understand the importance of bathroom fixtures and provide only the best designs and materials that are on the market. For a traditional look or a modern design, they have it all at Unique Vanities to make sure that every homeowner finds just the right items to have the bathroom they are looking for.