Choosing a bath filler

  • Floor-mount fillers are tall, classic-looking fillers anchored to the floor with exposed finished piping. Kohler

Tribune News Service
Published: 2/8/2019 11:15:21 AM

Q: Ed: We plan an extensive bathroom remodel and want to install a freestanding bathtub. As I understand we can have a deck-mount or a floor-mount bath filler. Can you give us some tips/info on both styles to help make our choice easier?

A: Freestanding baths are unique because the tub is not built into a surround or island unit. It's basically a self-supporting bath with finished sides. First tip: Check your tub specs to see what the manufacturer recommends for a filler fixture. Some may require a specific type of bath filler; others may allow you to choose a deck-mount or a floor-mount style. Deck-mount fillers install on the flat rim area of the tub and may require drilling. Once installed, piping is concealed in the hollow section of the tub for a clean trendy look. Floor-mount fillers are tall, classic-looking fillers anchored to the floor with exposed finished piping. Bottom line: To fulfill your freestanding bath dreams, it simply gets down to choosing either a modern-looking or vintage-looking bath filler.




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