Ranging from traditional in-wall tub faucet and shower sets, to exposed riser pipe showers, to state-of-the-art thermostatic shower component systems, we offer tub and shower faucets to suit all interests. Choose from old-fashion sprinkler can showerheads, sunflower showerheads, or contemporary rainshower showerheads.
Double-wall built-in tubs were introduced in the early 1900s. Soon after their introduction, bathtubs transitioned from freestanding clawfoot tubs and drop-in models to built-in alcove tubs and corner tubs. Built-in bathtubs install in a niche with walls on either 2 or 3 sides. Tub and shower faucets install on an adjoining wall. Unlike the plumbing for a freestanding clawfoot tub, the plumbing for built-in tub faucets and showers installs behind the finished wall (usually tiled wall). Only the handles, tub spout, and showerhead are left exposed. Tub and shower faucets for built-in tubs are frequently called in-wall tub and shower sets for this reason.
Tub and shower sets usually have one, two, or three handles. A traditional in-wall tub faucet that does not service a shower will only have two handles; one for controlling hot water and one for controlling cold water. Likewise, an in-wall shower will only have two handles. However, an in-wall tub and shower faucet that provides both a tub filler and a shower will have three handles; hot, cold, and diverter. The diverter handle directs the flow of water to either the tub spout or the showerhead. Pressure balance tub and shower faucets usually have a single handle which may include a lever for switching between tub spout and showerhead if the faucet services both a tub and shower. Modern thermostatic component tub and shower systems can have multiple handles to configure any number of custom tub spout, showerhead, handshower, and body spray configurations.
Tub and shower faucets are available from early simple designs, to highly stylized 1930s Art Deco-influenced designs, to sophisticated contemporary designs. Many tub and shower faucets are part of a family or series that includes matching sink faucets and bath accessories. The range of finish options allow homeowners to coordinate tub and shower faucets with their choice of bathroom trim and lighting fixtures.