Many recent modern bathroom designs revolve around a centerpiece bathtub, with a standalone faucet sitting alongside it. The standalone faucet is meant to be both aesthetical and functional. It’s elegant, with a functional designer flair to highlight the beauty of the bathroom. Yet, it is also convenient, allowing you to fill the tub, change temperatures, and have a quick rinse all whilst laying in the comfort of your bathtub. There is no need to get up to reach for anything. Everything will be within an arm’s reach away.
The right combination of bathtub and faucet can really make an assertive design statement, and impress those who visit your house. But more importantly, besides impressing the neighbors, you will be the one who gets to enjoy the stunning straight-out-of-a-magazine bathroom design.
At SingaporeBathtubs, our faucets are designed specifically with the bathtubs we have in mind. This makes for a stunning interior design concept, allowing you to craft your own beautiful bathroom.
Breakdown: Faucet Parts
Trim Kit: Stylish, finished portion of the Freestanding Faucet. It is the part you interact with when using your tub filler.
Tub Spout: Outlet for where the water comes out to fill the tub.
Hand Shower: Handheld shower spray that is great for washing your hair, washing your kid, or even washing your pet dog!
Hand Shower Diverter: Allows you to switch from hand shower (pull up) to tub sprout (push down).
Hose: Supplies water to the hand shower and tub spout.
Valve: Connects the home’s hot and cold water supply lines to the faucet.
Hot and Cold Supplies: Tubes that connect the hot and cold water lines to the Trim Kit
Mounting Bracket: Secures Faucet to the floor. This creates a sturdy and stable base that ensures the faucet will not wobble.
Floor Bolts: Threaded screws that come up through the valve mounting bracket and then through the base of the Trim Kit. Washer and nut is used to securely attach Trim Kit to Mounting Bracket.
The Standalone Faucet elevates the look of a bathroom, bringing more versatility to the bathroom design. Featuring a sophisticated, sleek silhouette and a beautiful, half arching spout, this bathtub faucet pairs well with nearly all modern bathroom designs and brings a bold fashion statement. With its single handle water control, it provides for minimalist appearance and simple daily use. Finished in refined brushed nickel, this fixture will keep fresh and clean day after day.
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- Trim Kit
- Tub Spout
- Hand Shower
- Hand Shower Diverter
- Hot and Cold Supplies
- Mounting Bracket
- Floor Bolts
The Standalone Faucet elevates the look of a bathroom, bringing more versatility to the bathroom design. Featuring a sophisticated, sleek silhouette and a beautiful, half arching spout, this bathtub faucet pairs well with nearly all modern bathroom designs and brings a bold fashion statement. With its single handle water control, it provides for minimalist appearance and simple daily use. A refined finish, this fixture will keep fresh and clean day after day.
Why there are $89 Faucets, and Why there are $4,000 Faucets
If you have spent enough time googling a nice standalone bathtub faucet, you’ll likely be confused by the huge difference in pricing. “Why are there some faucets that are available for $89.90, and some that cost up to $4,000?”. Whilst we know that imported products are less expensive, the difference is still startling. There has got to be some explanation for such a massive difference. And there is.
Consider for a moment the famous Captain Samuel Vimes ‘Boots’ theory of socioeconomic unfairness.
“Take boots, for example. He earned thirty-eight dollars a month plus allowances. A really good pair of leather boots cost fifty dollars. But an affordable pair of boots, which were sort of OK for a season or two and then leaked like hell when the cardboard gave out, cost about ten dollars. Those were the kind of boots Vimes always
Revealed: The 4 Big Differences
1) Difficult Installation
If it’s hard to install when the walls and floors and everything in the bathroom is ripped open, it’s guaranteed to be even harder to make a change to your Floor Mounted Tub Faucet after everything is closed up. The nature of how these fixtures install makes it very problematic to change them after the fact. They are connected to the hot and cold water lines and are bolted to the floor. Special preparations must be made to cut an opening for the water supplies and after installation the valve is usually tiled over. Making changes to the position or the faucet will likely mean ripping up the entire floor. For modifying the installation of a Floor Mount Freestanding Tub Faucet you absolutely need a professional. So if you go with an inexpensive faucet and want to change it later, think again. You might be able to get away with that line of thinking when it comes to a bathroom sink faucet but not with regards to a Freestanding Tub Faucet.
2) Water Pressure
We read complaints over and over again that less expensive Freestanding Tub Faucets had poor water flow. The reason for this is that some less expensive items do not use a rough-in valve. In theory that makes it easier to install but this is less sturdy and the flow rate is not nearly as good. Not all imported fixtures have standard U.S. plumbing connections. They often are smaller and require adapters to fit the plumbing lines in your home. This can significantly impact the flow rate and water output.
When you have a large tub it takes some time to fill it up. For example, a large clawfoot tub holds between 40-60 gallons of water. Not only is it boring to wait for the tub to fill up with water, but as more time passes the water starts to cool off. If your inexpensive Freestanding Tub Filler has
3) Not Sturdy and Stable
Whether you are shopping for single post style Freestanding Tub Faucets or double supply line Freestanding Clawfoot Tub Faucets you really need to consider the stability of the fixture. I mean, it’s in the name. Free Standing. This means these fixtures do not have extra support (although sometimes it can be added). Adding wall supports limits you as to where you can actually place your Floor Mounted Tub Filler. The beauty of this style is that it can go in the middle of the room. If you need to install it near a wall then you lose some of the benefit. You also lose some of the design impact.
A truly Freestanding Tub Filler Faucet should be stable and sturdy. It should feel solid when you grab it and it should never wobble or sway.
4) Diverter Issues
One issue that can be caused by a faulty diverter is that the hand spray will run at the same time as the Tub Filler. We came across this surprising complaint when reading reviews of several less expensive Free Standing Tub Faucets. People reported that some fixtures did not have the ability to operate the hand shower separately from the tub spout. This is absolutely a design flaw and it is not the way your fixture should operate.
Yet another issue that came up with regards to the hand shower is with regards to the position the diverter remains in by default. When you have a Free Standing Bathtub Faucet with Hand Spray there will be a diverter to switch the water between the tub spout and the handheld shower. In all nicer
How do you want to choose your faucet?
The question isn’t necessarily can you afford an expensive faucet. It’s whether or not you can afford an inexpensive one. As bathtub owners ourselves, we went about the process for searching for good standalone faucets. The ones that exist in the rare middle ground between super high-end, where you’re really only paying for the brand name, and super low-end, which is not such a good decision long term. This was a process that we have spent the last 4 years constantly working on. And the faucets that we are proud to show you, are the culmination of our works. This is what we hope to offer you, a guide to help shop for faucets with the best value.