As suggested earlier in this piece, the size and layout of your bathroom will help to dictate which type of tub faucets you choose. And in doing so, it is likely to make your tub faucet installation options clearer as well.
The big decision you need to make is whether to opt for a freestanding tub faucet, a wall mounted option, or a deck mounted Roman tub faucet.
Of course, if you go for the latter style, your mind is made up for you. Roman tub faucets can simply be fit to your freestanding bathtub at your preferred end, or on the side ledge in some instances.
Similarly so, wall mounted faucets will tend to have a somewhat obvious installation location nearby the bathtub. Again, you do have some scope to choose exactly where you’d prefer the water flow to your tub to emanate from though.
For the most versatility regarding where to install tub faucets, a floor-standing model is best.
You have free rein to position this sort of design anywhere you want, within reason, for the bathing experience that you desire.
There are a few external factors to be wary of when installing any type of bathtub faucet, however.
Firstly, take your time not only to select the right tub faucet, but to decide on the perfect point of installation as well.
Think about how it will look and the influence it will have on surrounding features and fixtures. Also consider how accessible it is and how easy it will prove to use in your preferred location.
Pay close attention to the immediate surrounding area of your desired tub faucet position. This could be essential advice if you are installing a wall-mounted faucet especially. You might be upgrading the specified wall with a lick of paint or new tiling. If so, make sure you get to it before fitting your tub faucet!
In the event you are replacing a tub faucet, make a note of the existing measurements to make your job a lot easier. You can simply swap the old component with your new tub faucet model if the dimensions are similar.
Are tub faucets hard to install? Not overly so, especially if you have a modicum of DIY experience. Our guide on how to fit tub faucets explains everything you need to know to complete a successful fitting.
However, if you really don’t have the confidence to take on the task by yourself, the question of who installs tub faucets is probably on your mind.
A local plumbing professional is probably your best bet. Considering the level of work required, costs shouldn’t be too high at all.