Why are Roman tub faucets so expensive?

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Why are Roman tub faucets so expensive?

Surprisingly, tub fillers run an entire spectrum anywhere from $300 starting to $3,000 and up on the high end. This is due to the cost of the raw material used as many fillers are commonly made from polished chrome, brushed nickel or stainless steel, all of which typically are not cheap materials.

What is a Roman tub faucet?

Typically paired with drop-in or jacuzzi bathtubs, Roman tub faucets are meant to mount to a tub surround. This type of faucet requires three or more faucet holes for installation, one for each handle and one for the spout. The installation for Roman tub fillers is very similar to bathroom sink faucet installation.

Can you use a kitchen faucet for a Roman tub?

And keep in mind that the tub faucet has a larger flow rate than other household faucets, which means you can’t use a kitchen faucet or your tub. Bathtub faucets should have a 3/4-inch supply line, as opposed to 1/2-inch for the rest of the house.

How do I know which bathtub faucet to buy?

Look for an all-brass body, as opposed to brass- or chrome-plated. And keep in mind that the tub faucet has a larger flow rate than other household faucets, which means you can’t use a kitchen faucet or your tub. Bathtub faucets should have a 3/4-inch supply line, as opposed to 1/2-inch for the rest of the house.

Can you use sink faucet for tub?

Can a Sink Faucet be used for a Tub? A tub faucet should have a higher flow rate than a sink faucet. The standard bathroom sink faucet only has a flow rate of about one gallon per minute, which is fine. You’re only using the sink for basic hygiene like washing hands and brushing teeth.

Are Roman tub faucets universal?

Universal Tubs Roman Tub Faucets.

How do I know what tub faucet to buy?

What is the difference between a Roman tub faucet and a regular tub faucet?

A Roman tub faucet has handles that are attached to the deck of the tub instead of the wall or bath itself. These faucets come in a range of handle settings, which include a single, double, or even triple handle design. Roman tub faucets come various finishes to compliment the overall bathroom design.

Can I use sink faucet for a tub?

How far should tub faucet be?

The faucet should be located 3” to 6” over the rim of the tub, and the controls should be at least 33” from the floor. Mind the splash-zone. The higher the spout is over the rim of the tub, the more likely it is to splash water out of it.

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