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Faucets for Freestanding Tubs – All You Need to Know in 2022

Faucets for Freestanding Tubs

First and foremost, the word “faucet” may not be commonly used in the “bathtub” sector. Instead, “the tub filler” is used. You can select a freestanding tub by considering a handful of factors, but with tub fillers, there are no specific factors to be considered. Freestanding bathtubs can be a great addition that brings different aesthetics to your bathroom. Imagine this scenario, you bought a vintage, copper freestanding tub for your bathroom, and you are using a low-quality alloy metal faucet for your freestanding tub. Even though you bought a great copper tub, its elegance can be botched with the low-quality alloy metal faucet. To avoid such a scenario, this article aims to help you to understand the basics of faucets and how you can select a faucet for a freestanding tub with adequate insight. 

Types of Faucets:

Faucets, or tub fillers, are usually based on the type of bathtub used in your bathroom. For example, in our case, faucets for freestanding tubs are called floor-mounted faucets. Like freestanding tubs, floor-mounted faucets do not need any support to stand. It can anchor to your bathroom floor and shoot up the rim of your bathtub. Like the freestanding tub, the faucet water line runs under your bathroom floor. This setup keeps the entire bathtub section nice and clean. Suppose your bathroom floor is made of concrete or other strong material. In that case, it is recommended that you should consult with a professional plumbing agency/person to identify the best waterline setup for your faucet. 

Floor-mounted faucets are found in various materials and styles: You must choose a material that goes well with your bathtub. For example, floor-mounted faucets come in popular finishes, such as copper, stainless steel, nickel, brass, and polished bronze. For an acrylic bathtub, you should pick a polished stainless steel finish for your faucet. 

Other types of faucets for bathtubs are deck-mount, wall-mount, tub-wall mount, and roman style faucets. You can also try a tub-wall mount faucet for freestanding tubs, but you have to ensure that the water line is well-placed and hidden properly so that it does not affect the appearance of your overall bathtub setup. After all, appearance is one of the two important factors you must consider while buying a freestanding tub for your bathroom. Another factor would be comforting. 

Accessories You Can Add to Your Faucet:

The first thing that comes to mind when we think about accessories we can add to your faucet is a hand shower. Almost all of the faucet has the facility to install a hand shower. You can easily connect a hand shower with a 4” or 5” connector hose. Most faucets come with a hand shower holder called a “cradle.” A hand shower is a great alternative to overhead showers. The main reason is the convenience of easy maneuverability. Also, with hand showers, you can easily clean your bathtubs to a place you normally cannot reach, and if your family has pets, a hand shower is a great addition to your bathtub. 

Next, the best thing to add to your faucet is the thermostat control. Who wouldn’t want their bath to be at the perfect temperature to enjoy the most refreshing experience ever? But, at the same time, you have to ensure you don't have to change the temperature during your bath too often manually. 

That is where the thermostat control sensor comes into the picture. A thermostat mixing valve acts as the “HVAC” for your bathtub. The functionality is simple, instead of manually mixing hot and cold water, the thermostat mixing valve mixes hot and cold water and maintains the temperature throughout your bathing session. When installing thermostat sensors, you should follow the guidelines imposed by your state. Check your local buildings and plumbing codes to ensure that you meet the requirements. 

Best Place to Install Faucets for Freestanding Tubs:

Imagine this scenario. You are placing an alcove tub (surrounded by three walls) in the corner of your bathroom. You cannot place the faucet on either side of the tub. The best solution would be to place the faucet at the tail of your bathtub. But you have to consider the water line. You don't have to worry about the water line with a freestanding tub. You can place the faucet wherever you see fit and still look classy and stylish. With faucets for freestanding tubs, you can easily move your tub if you decide to remodel your bathroom. This is the main advantage of using a faucet for a freestanding tub. Plumbing work can cause several problems and drain your resources much faster. 

In conclusion, the answer to the question of where the best place to install a faucet for a freestanding tub is that there is no best position or place to install faucets for freestanding tubs. With a proper water line in your bathroom, you can place faucets anywhere that suits your needs.

How Do You Install Faucets for Freestanding Tubs?

Below are a few tips to help you install freestanding tub faucets.

  1. First, you must ensure that you can reach the temperature and other controls for your bath. Place the sensors near the faucet.
  2. Place the faucet at least 5 inches from the tub's rim to avoid unnecessary splashing.
  3. Choose the right faucet spout based on the size of your tub. Measure the size of the faucet from the base of the faucet body to the middle of the spout’s water outlet.
  4. Place the faucet at the lower end of the tub for your comfort and easy access to your tub.

These are some generic steps you can follow for a better bathing experience.


  • What should I look for in a bathtub faucet?
  • You should consider a few factors when buying faucets for freestanding tubs: Materials, maneuverability, and comfort. These factors can satisfy all the requirements that you need for a bathtub.

  • How tall should a freestanding tub faucet be?
  • Make sure that faucets for freestanding tubs are installed 5 inches from the rim of the tub. This will help you to avoid any unnecessary splashing.

  • What are the different types of bathtub faucets?
  • The most suitable faucets for freestanding bathtubs are floor-mounted faucets. Other types of faucets for bathtubs are deck-mounted, wall-mounted, tub-wall-mounted, and roman style faucets.


    Magnus home products provides a variety of faucets with a hand shower, which is the ideal accessory for your bathtub. The main thing to be noted here is that various styles are available. This article hopes to give enough information on faucets for your best freestanding tub experience. 

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