No modern master bathroom is complete without a big soaking tub. Whether you go with a large jetted Jacuzzi style tub or an above ground freestanding soaking tub, don't forget the importance of a good tub filler faucet. To get the full enjoyment of your tub, you should be thoughtful and purchase the best tub filler faucet! It's not enough to buy any old tub filler, No! You want something that will look great and function great too. This article will help you choose the correct tub filler faucet for whatever type of tub you have. In it we will discuss all the different options of Delta Tub Filler Faucets from Deck Mount Roman Tub Fillers, Freestanding Floor Mount Tub Fillers, Wall Mounted Tub Filler Faucets, Full Custom Shower Systems with Tub Spout, and Tub/Shower Combination Faucets. We will cover everything you need to know about Tub Filler Faucet valves and Installation. Keep reading for tons of information, inspiring bathroom decor images, and many useful videos. The goal of this article is to teach you everything you need to know about Delta Tub Filler Faucets so you can order the perfect fixture for your bathroom today!
A Delta roman bathtub faucet is made to mount on the deck near your tub. Deck mounted roman tub faucets feature a high output water flow rate and are perfect for rapidly filling a large bathtub. Many Delta roman tub fillers are available with a hand shower side sprayer for added functionality, and come in many styles and finishes, perfect for any bathroom decor.
A Delta wall mount tub filler is perfect for use with a freestanding tub. A wall mount tub faucet connects to the hot and cold water supplies via a valve installed inside the wall. A Delta wall mount bathtub faucet has a rapid flow rate that will quickly fill a large tub and the design impact of the tub filler being mounted to the wall cannot be understated!
A freestanding tub faucet is perfect for filling any clawfoot or above ground pedestal bathtub. These breathtaking floor mount tub filler fixtures can truly serve as the centerpiece of any modern master bathroom design. Freestanding faucets for bathtubs provide a quick and beautiful way to fill your soaking tub. For a stunning designer effect, install a Delta floor mount tub faucet!
A tub shower combo faucet is a standard fixture found in almost every home. Delta shower tub combos are some of the best looking and most reliable! Utilizing the universal R10000 Multichoice valve, a Delta shower and tub faucet combo is easy to install in any bathroom. With a variety of stylish showerheads and tub spouts you're sure to find the perfect tub shower combination faucet!
Delta In2ition Tub and Shower Faucets have a dual function showerhead with an incorporated hand shower sprayer. The versatile In2ition tub and shower fixture is perfect for any bathroom where you have a tub shower combo and want the added benefit of a personal hand spray. Delta's In2ition shower fixtures have a simple design with a detachable hand shower that offers a ton of functionality!
Complete Delta Shower Systems are an increasingly popular luxury fixture found in many modern master bathroom designs. A Shower System with Tub Spout provides an option to get the best of both worlds. If your space will not allow for a separate tub, but you still want the benefits of a multi spray shower system, consider purchasing a custom shower with tub spout system!
"Roman Tub Faucet" is a sort of catch-all term for any deck mount tub faucet. Sometimes referred to as a Garden Tub Filler or Whirlpool / Jacuzzi Tub Filler, Delta Roman tub fillers are perfect for rapidly filling even the largest tub. You can get a Roman Tub Faucet with sprayer or without side spray depending on preference. A deck mount bathtub faucet like this is made to mount on a flat surface near the tub, under which is installed the rough-in valve. A high-flow Delta deck mount tub faucet will have you soaking in minutes! Roman Tub Faucets put out 10-20 times more water than a standard bathroom sink faucet. If you have a large soaking bathtub, a whirlpool tub, or Jacuzzi tub, choosing the proper tub faucet fixture ensures maximum enjoyment. A Delta tub filler with hand shower utilizes the Delta R4707 valve whereas a standard deck mount roman tub faucet without side spray is compatible with the Delta R2707 valve. Keep reading to learn more about the many different styles of Roman tub fillers offered by Delta, learn more about the deck mount bathtub installation procedure, see some amazing pictures, and watch a few videos!
This video features a Delta Lahara Collection Roman Bathtub Faucet in Stainless Steel Finish without Side Spray. Delta also makes this same Lahara Collection Deck Mount Tub Filler With a Hand Shower. This deck mount tub filler features a widespread installation and two easy turn lever handles. The graceful curve of the roman tub spout and stylish water flow create a serene effect.
Most Delta roman tub faucets can be purchased with or without a side sprayer. Adding a side spray to a roman tub filler does add to the cost, but the many benefits of a hand shower are definitely worth considering. A roman tub faucet with hand shower requires 4-holes in your tub deck for installation. For a standard Delta Jacuzzi tub faucet without hand shower, only 3-holes are required in the deck. If you have the option of adding the 4th hole, we highly recommend you consider a roman tub faucet with diverter for adding a hand shower. A Delta garden tub faucet will quickly fill your tub but with a hand sprayer adds many advantages. A Delta deck mount roman tub faucet with sprayer makes rinsing your hair easy. A bathtub faucet with sprayer makes bathing small children or even a dog easy! Plus, a side sprayer also makes cleaning the tub much easier. Whether you get a Delta roman bath faucet with hand shower or without, you'll be sure to enjoy your big Jacuzzi or Whirlpool tub much more with the proper fixture to fill it up quick!
Keep reading to learn more about the difference between a Delta 4 Hole Roman Tub Fillers with Hand Spray (which uses the Delta R4707 Valve) and a Delta 3 Hole Bathtub Faucets without a Hand Spray (which uses the Delta R2707 Valve).
A Delta deck mount tub filler faucet requires the installation of the correct valve to connect the fixture to the hot and cold water supply lines in your home. The valve is the part that installs underneath the tub deck and is attached by the plumber to the hot and cold water lines. The faucet cartridges (the part underneath the handles) mix the hot and cold into warm water, suitable for bathing. Adjusting the 2 handles will allow you to get the perfect water temperature mix. Even though you do not see the valve, as it installs under the deck, it is a required component and no roman tub faucet can function without a valve.
Most manufacturers sell the valve piece separately from the trim kit (the part you see). To get your tub up and running, you will need both a Delta roman tub trim kit as well as the compatible roman tub valve. Tub filler valves are NOT compatible between manufacturers. You must order both the roman tub valve and trim kit from the same manufacturer or they will not fit together.
At FaucetList.com we know it can be tricky to make sure you order the correct roman tub filler valve and are well aware of the many compatibility issues that can arise. If you have a brand new construction or a full bathroom remodel, ordering a roman tub faucet with valve included will make things much easier!
The Roman Tub Faucet Trim Kit is the part you see which installs on top of the tub deck. The Trim Kit includes the 2 handles, the tub spout, and in this case, a hand held shower sprayer. Whirlpool tub faucets with a hand shower offer a ton of versatility. In the image you see a Delta Trinsic Champagne Bronze Roman Tub Filler Faucet with Handshower Trim Kit. This 4-hole tub deck faucet features a stylish modern appearance and a useful side spray. A Jacuzzi tub filler like this will offer the ability to quickly fill your tub, with a water output of 10-12 GPM (gallons per minute) from the deck mount tub spout. The side sprayer has a lower flow rate of 1.75 GPM and will work great for tasks like washing your hair in the tub. The ultra-fashionable modern gold champagne bronze finish of this deck mount bathtub faucet with sprayer is sure to make your master bathroom feel special! The smooth modern lines of a Delta Trinsic Collection tub filler faucet offer an effortless elegance that is truly stunning.
For a Delta Jacuzzi tub faucet with sprayer you will need a Delta Roman Tub with Hand Shower Rough-In Valve, part number: R4707. A Delta roman tub faucet with hand shower is made to install in 4 deck holes. You can view all measurements related to this fixture by viewing the Delta R4707 Roman Tub Valve Spec Sheet. Take a look at the Installation Instructions for Delta R4707 Roman Tub Valve. In the instructions there is a diagram that shows how the holes must be drilled in the FINISHED DECK to accommodate this item. This valve fits a deck thickness of 2.25-inches. The roman tub filler washerless stem cartridges are included with the valve. We recommend using a professional plumber for a roman tub valve installation as this is not a simple DIY project.
The Trim Kit is the part of the faucet which installs on top of the tub deck. The trim kit part of a roman tub filler fixture like this contains the two handles plus the arched tub spout. It is connected to the valve part which installs underneath the deck. A Champagne Bronze Finish 3-hole Delta Trinsic Collection Roman Bathtub Faucet without Hand Shower Trim Kit is a good option for a smaller tub with limited deck space. If you do not have the space for a deck mount tub filler with hand shower, this simple modern gold roman tub faucet will be perfect. With 2 handles, hot and cold, you can set the perfect water temperature and be soaking in no time! This roman tub trim kit puts out 10-12 GPM (gallons per minute) of water and is made to quickly fill a large bathtub. This champagne bronze finish roman deck mount tub faucet is one of the most popular styles we carry. This elegant bathtub fixture is sure to be a great addition to any bathroom!
For a 3-Hole Delta Tub Faucet without Sprayer, you will need a Delta R2707 Tub Filler Valve with Flexible Mount. The installation of the Delta 3-Hole Deck Mount Widespread Roman Tub Valve, part number R2707, is much the same as the 4-Hole valve discussed above. In fact, the installation instructions are the same, except that you forgo the connection to the 4th hole hand shower sprayer. You can view all the measurements for the R2707 valve here: Delta 3-Hole Roman bathtub valve Spec Sheet. The installation of this valve requires you pay careful attention to how the holes in the bathtub deck are to be drilled. Make sure to follow the instructions in the diagram. The Delta R2707 tub valve will fit a deck up to 2.25" thick. Installing roman tub fixtures, especially the tub valve, is a job best left to a professional plumber for best results.
Answer: It depends. Some Delta roman bathtub faucets include the handles whereas others you must order the handles separately. Typically handles are sold separately if there are more than one handle style option available in that particular Delta Faucet collection. For example, a Delta Cassidy roman tub faucet requires handles to be purchased separately whereas a Delta Dryden roman tub faucet includes the handles by default. This is because Delta has a few handle option choices in the Cassidy collection. For professionals like us, this is easy every day stuff. We have over 40 years' experience in the plumbing industry so knowing how to determine what handles will fit which faucet, is something we do every day. However, for many shoppers, these type of compatibility issues can get complicated fast. Not all handles fit all faucets and if you are not experienced with how to check which handles fit what, replacing your old Delta roman tub faucet can quickly become a challenge. To make things easy, we have many Roman Tub Filler Faucet Packages with Compatible Valve, Handles, and Trim Kit all Included. Keep things simple and order from FaucetList.com today!
There are plenty of reasons to install a Delta deck mount tub faucet with sprayer with your roman tub. Delta roman tub faucets work great and look amazing! Another reason is that you'll get the peace of mind that comes from knowing you are installing a roman tub faucet that is truly made to last for life, made by a company like Delta, who really stands behind their products. The Delta lifetime warranty is no joke and they really do back their products with a very helpful parts and warranty help team.
The video below shows how easy it is to fix a leaky Delta roman tub faucet using the repair part number RP25513. This procedure is more or less the same if you have a Delta R2707 or Delta R4707 tub valve. The specific details could change so the first step, if you ever have any issue with your roman tub valve or faucet, would be to call Delta. Watch the video to see how quick and easy the fix really is!
This video provides a good overview for how a leaking Delta Roman Tub Filler can be repaired. In the video, the problem with this roman faucet is that water is leaking out of the bottom of the handles when it is turned on. The procedure shown in the video for fixing the leak will be basically the same for any Delta roman style tub faucet. Note, the actual tub filler fixture featured in this video is now discontinued.
The ability to find repair parts easily, even for discontinued tub faucets, is a huge reason to go with a big brand like Delta. Specific replacement parts may vary based on the part number of the Delta roman tub valve and trim kit you have, but repair part availability is a HUGE reason to order a Delta Roman Bathtub Faucet as opposed to a no-name brand.
As you can see in the video, fixing an issue with your Delta Roman Tub Faucet will be significantly easier and less expensive than replacing the whole faucet. Ordering from a reputable brand like Delta, gives you options in the future if any problems ever do arise. Delta themselves are very good resource for exactly this type of repair job. All Delta Roman Tub Fillers include their lifetime manufacturer's warranty. Before you consider replacing your existing roman tub faucet, check with Delta to see if there are parts available to help you repair the issue. Often Delta will send these parts for free under the product warranty, provided you have ordered from an authorized Delta reseller like us, FaucetList.com!
In the comment section of this video, someone asks "Larry, I have the exact same faucet set in a newly purchased home. Can you help to identify the Delta series or model number or part number or something that will help me. I have searched the Delta site, but to no avail. Thank you." The answer from the man in the video is "I am sorry I didn’t see your question. I had the same problem with my search. Our house was built in 2004 and I cannot find the model in the Delta catalog either. I took the valve out and went to the hardware store and matched it up to solve the issue. Good luck."
What I wish I could say to both of them is CALL DELTA! 1-800-345-DELTA (3358) Monday - Friday: 8 a.m. - 8 p.m. EST and Saturday: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. EST. The Delta phone reps are very helpful and should be able to help you identify exactly what roman tub filler you have and assist with any replacement parts you may need.
In the 2 images above we see a Delta Ara Modern Chrome Roman Tub Filler Faucet with Channel Spout INCLUDES Valve and Lever Handles D1089V. In the first this stylish chrome roman tub filler faucet is shown with the water off. In the second, the water is flowing through the unique Delta Ara Collection open channel bathtub spout. Imagine if your Jacuzzi roman tub faucet featured this ultra-stylish modern design. This 3-Hole Delta tub filler is a deck mount style without hand sprayer, but Delta does make the same Ara collection roman tub faucet with a hand sprayer option. This unique bathroom design features a tub that is sunk into the floor. The stylish dark wood patterned tile creates a stark contrast between the chrome delta roman tub faucet and the white tub. The shimmering water flowing through the open channel bathtub filler faucet spout creates a relaxing cascade effect, like that of a fountain. This modern waterfall style roman tub faucet is unique to the Delta Ara Collection. This bathroom has a serene style which helps create the ultimate relaxing escape.
Take a look at this stunning bathroom featuring light blue (almost turquoise!) tiles, dark wood floors, a beautiful above ground freestanding tub, and matte black fixtures. Later we will discuss the option to use a freestanding tub filler faucet with this type of bathtub, but in this case the tub had a deck which allows the faucet to be installed directly onto it. Mounted on the 4 hole tub deck is shown a Delta Ashlyn Matte Black Finish 2 Handle Roman Tub Filler Faucet with Hand Shower Includes Rough-in Valve D3051V. If your tub deck only has 3 holes and you do not want the side sprayer, Delta also makes this same Matte Black roman tub faucet without it. The designer of this bathroom chose the Delta Ashlyn Collection which offers a bold transitional style. As opposed to going ultra-modern, the designer selected a slightly understated, yet elegant Ashlyn Collection roman tub filler and centerset bathroom faucet. The matte black finish provides a modern feel that speaks for itself. The way the light strikes this muted finish makes the fixtures almost glow. Soaking in a tub like this near the large windows on a winter day would be the ultimate luxury!
Earlier we mentioned that the Delta Trinsic Collection is one of our most popular. The impact of the Champagne Bronze finish Trinsic Collection fixtures on display in this beautiful bathroom helps illustrate why. Featuring a Delta Trinsic Champagne Bronze Roman Tub Faucet with Handshower and Valve D872V and a Trinsic Champagne Bronze Shower Faucet, this master bathroom represents the height of style and taste! The 4-Hole mount roman tub faucet with handheld shower sits next to the large soaking tub. The modern gold finish of this roman style bathtub faucet pairs effortlessly with the cream colored tub deck. A deck mount faucet with hand shower is the perfect choice for a soaking tub like this. Adding to the overall effect is the bold herringbone style tiled shower enclosure creating a bathroom that is the ultimate enclave for relaxing and recharging.
A Venetian Bronze Roman Tub Filler with Hand Shower looks amazing installed on the white deck. The Delta Cassidy Collection feature both lever and cross handle Roman Tub Filler Faucet options. Shown in the images above is a 4 hole deck mount roman tub filler with hand shower and lever handles. This oil rubbed bronze roman tub faucet is also available in a 3-Hole deck mount version without the side spray. The dark bronze color of the tub filler matches well will the light gray tiles, vibrant white soaking tub, and the dark window frame. Using the two handles, it is possible to set the perfect water temperature. The sturdy metal tub spout has powerful water output that will quickly fill the tub. The side hand shower further adds to the luxurious bathing experience. The tub placement near a large window with tons of natural light and trees nearby, creates a spa-like oasis in this beautiful home.
This beautiful and gigantic master bathroom really represents a trend on modern American home design. Master Bathrooms have been re-imagined as a place you want to spend a large amount of time. Illustrated by the chair and fireplace found in this bathroom, you can tell this space is designed for a lot of use. In the front left of the image you see a Cassidy Stainless Steel Finish Roman Tub Filler Faucet with Hand Shower. The Delta Cassidy Collection is a perfect choice for this opulent master bathroom. If you search the image, you will see that there is also a Cassidy Widespread Faucet installed on the bathroom vanity, and the signature Cassidy Collection large rain showerhead fixture in the enclosed glass shower. The deck mount tub faucet in brushed nickel (called Stainless Steel finish by Delta) sits near a large freestanding soaking tub. In this case, the builder has constructed a small deck mount tub filler platform underneath which the Delta roman tub valve can be installed. The Delta roman tub trim then attaches to the top of the deck. Featuring 2 cross style handles, a large tub filler spout, and a side sprayer this fixture ensures you will definitely get the most use out of this beautiful tub. The neutral color pallet with slate tiles and grayish-blue walls in this bathroom is perfectly complemented by the stainless steel / brushed nickel roman tub faucet, shower faucet, and lavatory sink fixtures. The round light fixture completes the elegant feel of this amazing space.
A wall mount roman tub faucet is the perfect thing for any freestanding tub. They are great for any tub really where there is no space for a deck mount faucet. Come to think of it, a wall bathtub faucet is great even if there is space! Not only do wall tub faucets look amazing, but they also leave any ledge or deck area near your bathtub open for things like shampoo bottles and soap. Delta wall mounted tub filler faucets come in two types. There are two handle wall mount bathtub faucets and single handle wall mount tub faucets. This article will discuss a bit more about the difference, in particular when it comes to the valve that must be installed inside the wall, which is different depending on the type of wall mount bath filler you choose. A Delta wall mount tub faucet is a beautiful addition to any bathroom. If you watch the video and look at the wonderful full bathroom pictures below, you can see for yourself!
The video below features the ultra-modern and super stylish Delta Pivotal 2 Handle Wall Mounted Tub Filler Faucet, shown in chrome finish. This wall mount bath filler is also available in Stainless Steel, Matte Black, and Polished Nickel finishes. This wall mount bathtub faucet is perfect for a freestanding pedestal tub as shown in the video but it's also great for any standard bathroom tub. The two handles allow you to set the perfect water temperature and the high flow spout will quickly fill your tub. This faucet will fit a 3 hole, 8-inch installation and the high-flow tub spout extends 11-1/2 inches from the wall. Make sure you have the correct wall mount tub faucet rough-in valve installed inside the wall as this part is required for installation! Keep reading for more information on the wall tub filler valve below. For now, check out the video and see this super awesome wall bathtub faucet in action!
Delta wall mount tub faucets with two handles differ in several notable ways from single handle wall mount roman tub fillers. Of course, there is the obvious difference between the two handles vs. one handle from a style perspective. There is also a difference with regards to the wall mount tub valve that installs inside the wall and sends the water out the tub spout. The tub valve for a two handle tub faucet wall mount mirrors the 2 handle plus spout installation. The single handle wall mount tub faucet actually uses Delta's universal shower fixture valve, and basically works the same as a standard tub/shower combination without the showerhead. Keep reading to learn more and see this explained with pictures.
If you are familiar with Delta fixtures, you'll notice that the R3500-WL valve is used with both standard bathroom sink wall mount faucets trim kits and also with Delta wall mount freestanding tub fillers trim kits. Because of the larger diameter tub spout found in all wall mount bathtub filler fixtures, the wall mount valve will output significantly more water than it does when used with a wall mounted sink faucet trim kit. The 2 handle wall mount tub faucet rough-in valve is the part that connects up to the hot and cold water supply inside the wall. You can review the in wall tub faucet valve installation instructions with your plumber and see if this fixture would right for you. A wall mounted tub faucet is an elegant solution for a freestanding tub and they are increasingly popular!
The matte black wall mount tub filler trim kit shown above is in the Delta Trinsic Collection. The Delta Trinsic wall mount tub filler is one of the most popular styles. This bathtub fixture has a water flow rate of between 8-10 gallons per minute depending on the water pressure in your home. It features 2 modern handles and a wall mount tub spout. Setting the water temperature is simple. One handle is for hot water and the other is for cold. Turn them both on until you get the perfect mix of warm water you need. Review the installation instructions for this Delta black wall mount tub filler and make sure it will be suitable for your requirements. This item requires a Delta R3500-WL wall mount valve for installation.
A single handle wall mount tub filler for freestanding tub utilizes Delta's universal MultiChoice R10000 series tub/shower valve. A beautiful wall mount waterfall tub faucet requires a valve that will keep the temperature in a suitable range, safe from scalding. The Delta wall mount tub valve has 2 input ports and 2 output ports. The input ports are connected to the hot and cold water lines. The bottom port, is connected to the tub spout via a pipe in the wall. When you have a tub only faucet installation, the plumber will plug or cap the valve's top outlet port. A single handle freestanding tub wall faucet valve installs exactly the same as a it would for a tub shower. You can review installation instructions to see exactly how this all will work behind the scenes. Delta's valve is very well designed and made to last for life.
The Delta Champagne Bronze wall mount tub faucet trim kit shown here, is basically a Tub/Shower combination faucet, without the showerhead. It features a standard pressure and temperature mixing valve cartridge and has a single handle for operation. As you rotate the single handle, the water will quickly reach its maximum pressure. Continuing to rotate the Delta wall mount bathtub faucet single handle will increase the water temperature. Take a look at the single handle wall mount tub faucet trim kit installation instructions for additional information. A tub only faucet wall mount fixture with single handle, is a stylish and simple way to fill your tub. The total cost will also be less than a two handle tub faucet wall mount fixture. A single handle modern wall mount tub faucet is a great option for filling a freestanding tub.
Often we are asked about adding a hand shower sprayer to a wall mount tub filler. Delta does not make any two handle wall mount tub filler faucets with a hand shower. The reason is clear if you think about it a little. Where would the hand shower hose have to hang? Where would the hose connect to the tub spout? A wall mount tub faucet with sprayer has the problem that you lose the clean style and easy access to the hot and cold handles when you try and incorporate the hand shower.
If you want a wall mounted tub filler with handheld shower, we recommend you consider a full custom tub/shower system or perhaps one of our easy install tub/shower systems. Although neither of these are a tub only solution (i.e. they have a showerhead as well), this could potentially be an advantage. If you want a wall mount bathtub faucet with hand shower, the correct way to accomplish this is using a secondary diverter fixture, like what you will see in a complete tub shower system. We'll talk more later in this article about tub shower systems and how they work.
A wall mount tub faucet in brushed nickel (or stainless steel finish as Delta calls it) is the perfect choice to go with the slate tile in this stylish modern bathroom. The dark black floor to ceiling tiles and the stainless steel finish tub filler faucet beautifully contrast the white above-ground pedestal freestanding tub. Choosing a 2 handle wall mount bathtub faucet adds to the minimal and uncluttered appearance of this bathroom. A Delta wall mount roman tub faucet like this in brushed nickel / stainless steel makes this modern oasis feel extremely lux. The designer has entirely removed the cluttered feeling of most normal bathrooms. Taking the design down to the essentials and making thoughtful choices about the fixtures has a powerful influence on the relaxing effect you get when you enter the space. The sleek modern two handle wall mount bathtub faucet stands out without being flashy.
This bathroom really has it all! With modern matte black fixtures throughout, an amazing skylight and tons of light, a freestanding tub, a full custom shower system, and even hexagonal mirrors, what's not to like? Zooming in on the tub, you'll notice a Delta Matte Black Finish Two Handle Pivotal Wall Mount Tub Filler Faucet. This black wall mount tub faucet features a modern flat spout and angular handles that allow you to easily set the water temperature. A wall mount tub faucet in black always looks stunning near an all-white freestanding bathtub. The contrast is tied together by the natural wood also found in the bathroom. Mixing and matching modern elements like the matte black finish with the mid-century modern style of the vanity and wood paneling makes for an eye catching contrast. This creates a magnetic interest that draws you into the space. The use of a vintage design with a more modern wall mount tub filler faucet gives a uniqueness to this bathroom that is inspiring!
The bold patterns found in this bathroom create interest without being over the top. Part of why it all works is the single handle modern wall mount tub filler faucet in champagne bronze finish. The modern brushed gold of the wall mount faucet for freestanding bathtub creates a focal point for your gaze. This waterfall bathtub filler wall mount faucet in the Delta Trinsic collection, pairs beautifully with the white pedestal tub. Also note the matching champagne finish towel bar which adds to the coordinated, and finished look of this bathroom. The bright light streaming in through the large windows plus the plant in the foreground create an enticing effect. The polka dotted wall makes use of the way brushed gold finishes pair well with black, but is not as overwhelming as if the wall was a solid color. The geometric floor pattern adds further interest to this eclectic space. Wouldn't it be fun to hang out here!
Brand new from Delta, this Stryke Collection 2 Handle Wall Mount Bathtub Faucet with Helo Cross Handles is truly a work of art. The elegant, subtly curved high flow tub spout projects out from the wall over the tub 12-inches. The long tub spout makes this side mount tub faucet the perfect choice for a standard or freestanding tub. The double handle style of this wall mount tub faucet makes setting the perfect temperature easy. The separate hot and cold handles allow you to independently adjust the temperature of each for maximum control and usability. The Champagne Bronze finish of this tub filler contrasts the white subway tiles in this space elevating it, and giving it an expensive feel. The unique Delta Stryke Collection Helo cross handles stand out in their uniqueness and are easy to operate even with wet hands!
If you are looking for a wall mount clawfoot tub faucet for a pedestal tub, consider the Delta pivotal wall mount tub filler seen here. With its impressive modern styling, the Delta T5799 pivotal wall mounted tub faucet in Chrome is sure to make any bathroom look luxurious. The stylish minimal lines of this unique fixture, blend effortlessly into the room creating a beautiful showpiece, without a hint of gaudiness. When paired with the modern rectangular stand-alone soaking tub, this tub wall faucet is the perfect solution. Rather than cluttering up the tub deck or requiring an additional ledge to be constructed for its installation, a wall mount faucet sits out of the way, yet nearby and ready for use. The modern two handle design lets you easily set your preferred temperature and the high flow wall tub spout quickly fill the tub. The classic black and white styling of this bathroom matches perfectly with the ever-fashionable chrome finish of the Delta wall tub filler. The large window, full of light, looks great surrounded by the black tiles. Choosing to only tile one wall, keeps the space feeling fresh and invigorating!
A Delta freestanding tub faucet is another amazing choice available for your above-ground pedestal or clawfoot tub. The wall mount tub fillers mentioned in the previous section are beautiful, but a freestanding tub filler can also provide an amazing design impact. Depending on the style and layout of your master bathroom, a Delta floor mount tub filler could be just fixture you need to add that WOW factor! A floor mounted faucet connects to the hot and cold water supply at the base and installs near your clawfoot freestanding tub. Delta freestanding faucets for bathtubs all include a hand shower sprayer, along with a high flow tub spout, and a single handle for easy operation. This sturdy, heavy tub filler stands tall and proud near your tub. When installed properly (more on that below) a Delta standing tub faucet does not wobble, and is a real pleasure to use and operate. With a rapid water output and a dreamy appearance, it's no wonder many consider Delta the best freestanding tub filler manufacturer on the market today! If you want to learn even more, you can read our lengthy buying guide to floor mount bathtub faucets.
Now watch this video which shows one of the most popular Trinsic collection Delta freestanding tub fillers in action!
All Delta floor faucets for freestanding tub require a rough-in valve. The valve is what allows your freestanding bathtub filler trim kit to the hot and cold water supplies that your plumber will run under the floor. Below you can watch a video, produced by Delta, showing the full installation of a freestanding tub filler faucet (both valve and trim). In the video, you will see the faucet installed on a standard wood floor but it is also possible to install a delta floor mount clawfoot tub faucet on a concrete slab. How to install a freestanding tub filler on concrete slab is a common question and the details are outlined in the installation instructions for each of the two different floor tub filler rough-in valves linked below. Delta makes two styles of freestanding bathtub filler valve: The R4700-FL valve without stops, and the R4700-FLWS valve with stops. Either valve works fine for most applications but we will discuss some of the differences below. Many of the freestanding tub fillers on our site are sold WITH the valve. However if you see the word "trim" or "trim kit" in the product title, that means the valve would need to be ordered separately.
This video really highlights the installation process from start to finish of a Delta freestanding clawfoot tub filler. Although the video makes it seem easy, this is really a job for a pro.
In the video we see how the Delta R4700-FL tub valve connects up to the hot and cold water supplies in the floor. The installer shows how the valve is secured in place and how the trim kit attaches. This video contains a lot of great tips such as a reminder to flush the lines! When you have a floor mounted tub filler with hand shower, failure to flush the lines can cause the sprayer to become clogged. You should also pay careful attention to where exactly you place the tub filler. The fixture shown in the video is a Delta Trinsic collection floor mount tub filler in Chrome finish. As you see, the spout can swivel! You will want to make sure the tub filler is place sufficiently close to the tub that water coming from the spout will not drip on the floor. With professional installation and proper planning, a Delta floor mount tub filler rough in with trim kit will be a fantastic addition to any bathroom! To learn more, read our buying guide to Delta stand alone tub fillers!
Earlier in the article, we saw this same room with a standard, deck mounted roman tub filler faucet. We included this image so you can a sense for how different the style feels with a matte black freestanding tub faucet. A matte black freestanding tub filler creates a refined, uncluttered feeling, and acts as a prominent focal piece for the room. The Delta Stryke collection black floor mount tub filler is shown in the image with the water on, to illustrate the high-flow rate of the water coming from the tub spout. This fixture also features a handheld shower spray which sits discreetly to the side when not in use. The black color contrasting the white tub and light teal tiles truly is stunning. The heavy duty freestanding tub filler in black finish is a bold and modern choose for this stylish room.
In this bathroom we see the most contemporary pairing of blues and modern brushed gold. This master bathroom represents the cutting edge of style and taste. Utilizing both a lighter blue bathroom vanity, and a darker blue wall paneling, the designer creates an inviting contrast. Pairing these blues with Delta's Champagne Bronze finish makes the room appear truly divine. Prominently featured in the front left, you see a Delta Cassidy collection champagne bronze / brushed gold freestanding tub faucet. A freestanding tub faucet in modern gold screams sophistication. Not only does this room feature this beautiful Delta floor mount faucet with stylish cross handle, it utilizes the coordinating suite of Cassidy collection brushed gold fixtures throughout the room. On the double sink vanity, you see champagne bronze finish widespread faucets and in the shower, a champagne bronze finish shower fixture with rain showerhead. Imagine waking up every day to this amazing space. Pure inspiration!
This beautiful bathroom features a Delta Ara collection freestanding tub faucet in brushed nickel / stainless steel finish (these terms are often used interchangeably). This freestanding tub filler's brushed nickel finish perfectly complements the white bathtub and the light gray wall tile. This freestanding tub and faucet both have a modern style that creates a relaxing, minimal feel to the design. This Delta freestanding faucet features a high flow tub spout plus a handheld sprayer for added functionality. In the image with the water turned on, you can see the waterfall effect created by this freestanding tub filler. Imagine how nice it would be to take a long relaxing bath in this wonderful room filled with natural light!
A Delta Cassidy floor mount tub filler is the perfect choice for the traditional style of this room. Paired with a large, vintage style pedestal bathtub, the polished nickel finished Delta Cassidy freestanding tub filler with cross handle looks outstanding! Polished nickel is one of the most difficult finishes to describe. A polished nickel freestanding tub filler offers something different from chrome, brushed nickel, or champagne bronze. Polished Nickel is a sort of nebulous finish that falls somewhere between silver and gold. Although the color itself may be hard to describe, the impact it has on the room is immediately obvious. Polished Nickel offers a luxurious, opulent feel, without being at all gaudy. The standing faucet for tub in Polished nickel is a modern finish that when juxtaposed with the vintage styling of the tub and craftsman style wall molding, creates a new type of contemporary traditional. Featuring a view of the forest through the large bright windows, this room creates an inviting atmosphere any one would love to have in their home!
In this image you see the back-side view of the same Delta Cassidy freestanding tub faucet with hand shower discussed in the previous section. This time, instead of polished nickel finish, we see this remarkable bathtub fixture in stainless steel finish. This Delta Cassidy floor mount tub filler in brushed nickel / stainless steel finish has a traditional style high-flow tub spout. It also features a hand shower sprayer which is activated by the pull-out diverter positioned slightly above the easy to operate cross handle. This sturdy, heavy-duty freestanding tub faucet looks great next to the large cast iron bathtub. The vintage styling is further accentuated by the hardwood floors and unique wall paper pattern. The design elements all come together to make this master bathroom feel unique and luxurious.
A tub and shower combo is something found in just about every home in America. A bath and shower combo fixture offers lots of versatility and simple and easy to use. Most Delta tub and shower faucets have a tub spout with diverter. With this type of soaking tub shower combo, when you first turn on the water, it flows from the bathtub spout. To activate the showerhead, you simply pull up the tub spout diverter. Delta makes some of the best bathtub and shower faucets on the market today. Keep reading to learn more about Delta bathtub shower faucet trim kits and valves. We'll discuss the difference between the three main Delta shower cartridges (17T, 17, and 14 series) and also go over the rough-in valve options (with stops vs. without stops). Keep scrolling to see some beautiful pictures of shower and tub faucet sets and watch a video of a modern Pivotal collection Delta single handle tub shower faucet in action!
In this video we see featured the Delta Pivotal Chrome Finish H2Okinetic Tub and Shower Combination Faucet.
Most of the video focuses on the showerhead, but rest assured, this modern tub shower combo also has a stylish, high flow bathtub spout with diverter. The showerhead included has 5 spray settings (H2Okinetic spray, full body spray, fast massage spray, full spray with massage, and pause). The H2Okinetic spray is unique to Delta and allows for more coverage, intensity, and warmth. This Pivotal Collection shower tub combination is available in four great finishes: Chrome, Matte Black, Stainless Steel, and Polished Nickel. This bathtub shower combo faucet will be the perfect addition to any bathroom in your home!
Delta tub shower faucets are composed of two parts. The Trim Kit (which is the part you see) and the Rough-in Valve (which is the part that installs inside the wall). We will discuss the valve in the next section, and will focus on the Trim Kit here. Of course, when choosing a bathtub shower combination, you definitely need to consider the style. Do you want a modern large tub shower combo or a more traditional style tub and shower faucet combo? What type of showerhead do you want? Multi-setting or Raincan style? What finish do you want? Etc. Something not often considered (but maybe should be!) is which Shower Cartridge is included with the Trim Kit.
Delta has 3 main types of tub and shower combination cartridge. Monitor 14 series cartridges are found in all single handle Delta tub shower combo faucets. The 14 series cartridge is pressure and temperature balanced. The trickier cartridges to explain are the Monitor 17 and Thermostatic 17T TempAssure. Tub and shower fixtures with either of these cartridges, have 2 handles, stacked on top of each other. The larger handle on the bottom lets you set the water volume and the smaller handle on the top lets you set the temperature. The difference between the 17 and 17T cartridges is related to how exactly the water temperature and pressure is regulated inside the tub shower combo trim kit. This takes a bit more explanation so if you are interested, take a look at our buying guide on Delta Thermostatic Shower Faucet Trim Kit Cartridges Monitor 17 Series vs 17T series TempAssure.
In 2006 Delta completely redesigned their tub and shower faucet valve. Now all Delta tub and shower trim kits fit the same universal MultiChoice R10000 Series valve. Even though all Delta tub shower faucet combos will fit the same valve, there are still a few options to consider when it comes to choosing the best tub shower combo valve for your project. The main concern is whether or not you need a valve with stops. When you install a new modern bathtub shower combo, you should take a moment to consider how easy it would be to shut off the water should the fixture ever require repair. This is where stops come in. Rough-in Valve screwdriver stops allow you to shut the water off to an individual tub / shower fixture rather than forcing you to shut off the water to the entire house in the unlikely event that a repair is required. If you live in a single family home, where shutting off the water for a few hours is not a big deal, stops are likely unnecessary. In a multi-family home like a condo or an apartment, shutting off the water may be a bit more involved. This means having a tub / shower valve with stops can save the trouble of needing to turn off water to the entire complex (in some states stops are actually required by building code in multi-family homes). Either valve you choose is totally fine. We tend to recommend the "with stops" version because the cost increase is minimal, and the benefits are really worth it if you ever have a situation with a leaky shower where you can't get the plumber out the same day. To learn more, check out our article What is a Shower Valve with Stops.
What an outstanding space! Featuring deep soaking tub shower combo fixture, this bathroom is as functional as it is stylish. Found installed on the white subway tiled shower is a Delta Tesla Collection Single Handle Tub and Shower Faucet in Chrome. This Delta tub and shower faucet pairs perfectly with the centerset bathroom sink faucets installed on the large double vanity and the robe hook bathroom accessory seen in the front left of the image. The bold blue double sink vanity looks great when paired with the grayish-blue paint, stark white countertop and tub, and the chrome finish fixtures. The Delta Tesla collection is the perfect choice for the soaking tub and shower combo hardware as it stylishly and unobtrusively blends into the white shower subway style tile. Also notice the almost imperceptible glass shower enclosure wall. These details make the space feel large and lavish and allow the blue bathroom vanity color to really pop!
This large rain Delta shower head for bathtub is a great addition to a deep soaking tub shower combo. This Delta single handle shower faucet with tub spout in champagne bronze features a 17T thermostatic cartridge with dual control handle, which allows you to separately control the water temperature and pressure. The modern brushed gold finish looks great against the dark tile. The angular edges of the spout found in this bathtub faucet with shower diverter pair beautifully with the rectangular overhead rain showerhead. When you initially turn on the water, it will flow from the tub spout. Pulling up on the tub spout diverter activates the stylish showerhead. This oversized tub shower combo showerhead features a large full body spray which keeps you warm while you shower. This shower and tub faucet trim kit is compatible with either of the Delta R10000 series rough-in valves discussed earlier. The Delta Vero Collection is one of the most popular and it's easy to see why!
This Cassidy collection cross handle tub and shower faucet combo with delta shower rough in valve package is perfect for any modern bathroom remodel. Shower and tub fixtures are common and utilitarian, but that doesn't mean they can't also look great! This Delta shower valve kit with tub spout and cross handle is the perfect luxury tub shower combo. Polished nickel is one of the most unique finishes offered by Delta, or for that matter, any other manufacturer too! The stylish single cross handle controls both the water temperature and pressure by utilizing a Delta 14 series shower cartridge. As you rotate the handle counter-clockwise, the water of the Delta tub and shower valve quickly reaches its maximum water pressure. Continuing to rotate the handle increases the water temperature until you hit the preset maximum. A Delta Cassidy shower tub combo fixture like this looks great against either light or dark tiles. The polished nickel color is so unique it's hard to describe. It shines like chrome, but is more gold than silver/mirrored. The color is breathtaking precisely because it literally leaves you at a loss for words when trying to describe it. This uniqueness is what makes polished nickel the perfect finish for a luxury bath shower combo. You basically just have to see it in person, but once you do, you'll know why so many others love this special high-end finish.
The dark gray, white, and stainless steel finish make this bathroom feel modern and expensive. The sunlight streaming through the vaulted ceiling skylights adds to the bright and airy ambiance of the space. In the white subway tiled shower, you can see the modern Delta Tesla collection single handle tub and shower faucet. The glass wall enclosure for this large bathtub shower combo pairs well with the stainless steel finish showerhead for tub faucet, giving the space a minimalist design feel, perfect for the relaxing vibe of this room. On the double sink bathroom vanity, you can see the Delta Tesla Collection centerset faucets. Throughout the room are also visible several Tesla Collection bathroom accessories. A functional tub in shower combo with stylish Delta tub/shower hardware makes this room feel designer chic, and creates and inviting, relaxing oasis in your home.
This master bathroom features the most updated, stylish bathroom hardware and fixtures. Matte Black is an increasingly popular finish in home design these days. The Delta matte black tub and shower faucet in the Ara collection epitomizes the sophistication this finish can bring to your tub shower combo. The black shower tub faucet features angular modern lines that further accentuate the contemporary feeling. A black tub shower combo like this matches perfectly with the light gray tiles. The tub spout has a high-flow rate for quickly filling a deep tub and the shower head features Delta's proprietary H2Okinetic technology, which creates the feeling of more water, without actually using more water. This matte black tub and shower faucet is available in both a single handle 14 series as well as a dual handle 17 series. Delta bathtub and shower faucets are consistently ranked among the best on the market. Not only do Delta tub and shower plumbing fixtures feature designer finishes and styling but they also include a Delta's lifetime warranty, which applies to both product operation and ALSO product finish! Join millions who have incorporated modern matte black finishes into their bathroom design! In you need inspiration, check out our Complete Guide to Black Finishes.
If you are looking for the perfect small bathtub shower combo, a Delta In2ition 2-in-1 fixture may be just the thing! These versatile items have a tub spout, showerhead, and hand shower, but will still fit in a small space! The Delta Ashlyn In2ition Shower and Tub Combo with Handspray is one of our most popular products and it's easy to see why. You get all the benefits of a full custom shower system with tub spout, but in a shower bath combo design that will work great for a small bathroom.
In2ition fixtures feature a unique design where the handheld shower mounts into the showerhead itself. It features a combination showerhead and hand shower that allows you to use the showerhead only, hand sprayer only, or both at the same time! There are multiple spray settings and different ways this fixture can be used. The best bathtub shower combos all include a hand shower because of all the functionality it offers. A hand spray is great for tasks like washing your hair, bathing small children, keeping your tub / shower area clean, and even washing a dog! The clever design of a Delta in2ition fixture makes it the perfect small tub shower combo system, great for just about any bathroom in the house. Scroll down and watch the video! Plus below you'll see many more great pictures that help explain how these cool tub / shower fixtures work!
Delta In2ition two-in-one showers put water where you need it most. As seen in the video, you can run use the combination hand shower head and hand shower together or separate. The hand shower detaches easily and adjusting the spray settings is simple. The video, somewhat conspicuously, fails to explain how tub spout works. It's actually pretty simple. When you initially turn on the water, it will flow from the tub spout. To activate the In2ition shower fixture, you pull up the tub spout diverter. The water will then stop flowing from the tub spout and start flowing from the showerhead. This unique fixture offers tons of functionality for a shower tub combo so it's easy to see why they are so popular.
To adjust the spray setting of the In2ition tub and shower combo faucet, there are 2 mechanisms. One mechanism is found installed between the In2ition showerhead/hand shower combo and the shower arm. This fixture has a switch that lets you change the spray settings between showerhead, hand shower, and both. On the hand shower itself, you will find another switch. This switch allows you toggle the hand shower spray settings while holding it in your hand. This versatile fixture features many useful spray options, perfect for whatever your use case. Remember, water initially flows through the tub spout. By pulling up on the tub spout diverter, the hand shower / showerhead combo fixture is activated. You can then select the perfect spray setting!
One of the best things about Delta Tub and Shower Fixtures with 2-in-1 In2ition Showerhead and Hand Shower Combo is that they install EXACTLY like a normal tub/shower combo as described in the section before. This means there is really nothing special for the plumber to do when installing a bathtub shower set like this. In2ition fixtures utilize the same Delta R10000 series MultiChoice valve. You still have the option to decide whether or not you want a valve with stops, as discussed in the previous section of this article, but otherwise there is no real difference when it comes to the installation. This is because all the added functionality comes from the unique In2ition showerhead / hand sprayer combo, which is included with the tub shower trim kit. The valve's job is still simply to mix the hot and cold water for use by either the tub spout or the In2ition spray.
One quick note regarding an advantage of the In2ition being designed for use with the same R10000 valve. Let's say you currently have a tub shower faucet set with a standard showerhead. If you are planning a tub shower combo remodel, and provided you have the correct R10000 series valve inside the wall, you can order an In2ition bathtub shower trim kit! This will add functionality to your shower tub combo without the need to change the valve inside the wall! Pretty cool! However this only works if you have the correct valve installed already so make sure to discuss with your plumber.
The preceding images all feature the Delta Ashlyn Venetian Bronze Monitor 17 Series Tub and Shower Combo Faucet with In2ition Two-in-One Hand Shower Spray INCLUDES Rough-in Valve with Stops D1119V. In the first set of images (against the vertical blue tile), we see 2 spray setting options. One shows the hand shower only and the other shows both the hand shower and the showerhead running at the same time. These images also provide a great angle which shows how the showerhead and hand shower hose are connected up with the shower arm. These images also provide a close look at the spray hole patterns on both the hand shower and showerhead. The brushed brown and copper look of Delta's Venetian bronze stylishly complements the blue tile and white grout.
The next image, of this same Ashlyn Venetian Bronze tub and shower with In2ition 2-in-1 showerhead and hand spray combo, shows it installed in a more standard style bathroom. You can see the white tub shower enclosure with the tub and shower faucet set installed on one side of the bathtub. This image gives a good sense of the proportions and size of all fixtures and really gives a sense for how most people tend to install this particular fixture. Note the use of a bronze finish shower curtain rod to complete the look. As one of Delta's most popular styles, the Ashlyn In2ition tub / shower combo is installed just like this in many many homes around America!
In this video you see one of the best bathtub shower combo kits with Delta In2ition. The Delta Ashlyn Collection tub faucet and shower head with hand shower combo is one of Delta's most popular styles.
In the video you can see how the different spray options look with the water running in this modern tub shower combo. The video shows how you can adjust the various spray setting of the In2ition shower fixture and how you can easily detach and reattach the hand shower piece. This tub shower combo kit is reasonably priced and include Delta's lifetime manufacturer's warranty on both parts and finish. With all the various functions offered by this tub shower fixture it's clear that Ashlyn In2ition is one of the best choices you can make for your bathroom remodel!
In the previous two images we see a Delta Linden Tub & Shower Combo Faucet Champagne Bronze Finish with In2ition Handheld & Shower Head and Valve D978V. In the first image, the hand shower is activated and detached from the showerhead. In the second image, both the hand shower and showerhead are running with the full body spray setting. The stylish and modern brushed gold / Champagne Bronze finish matches perfectly against the multi-toned gray and white tile. The muted colors of the tile really make the tub shower faucet sets champagne bronze finish stand out! The style and utility of the Delta in2ition showerhead / hand shower combination is clearly on display in this beautiful bathroom. A Delta shower faucet kit with tub spout and the addition of the hand shower offered by the two-in-one In2ition design really makes this a very functional unit and gives you tons of options!
If you have a walk in tub shower combo, you should consider tub and shower faucets with hand shower for the plumbing fixtures. A large, 2 person tub shower combo shower system is a great option for any large bathroom in your home. We have already discussed hand showers several times in this article, but it's worth repeating. Tub shower faucets with handheld sprayers add a ton of functionality. Whether for use while taking a shower or a bath, the hand shower sprayer is one of the best additions. If you have a full custom tub shower system when you turn on the water, it will initially flow from the tub spout. When you pull up on the tub spout diverter, the shower sprays will be activated. Using Delta's diverter technology, you will be able to run more than one spray outlet at the same time. This means the hand shower will serve as a 2nd showerhead, when mounted in the bracket, perfect for a 2 person Jacuzzi tub shower combo. Hand held shower heads for bathtubs are even more useful! The hand shower is great for bathing your child or washing your dog. It's also useful for hair washing while taking a bath. A custom bathtub shower combo system is something you'll enjoy on a daily basis. Read on to learn more about how the plumbing works, easy install tub shower systems, and see a beautiful example of a rain shower tub combo with showerhead, hand shower, and wall mounted body sprays!
Before we discuss more about the plumbing of a Delta custom shower system with tub spout, it's important to have a basic idea of how a shower system without tub spout works. The short explanation is that your mixing valve connects to the hot and cold water lines. It creates warm water, which is output to the diverter. The diverter then sends this warm water to either the showerhead, hand shower or both, depending on which setting you choose. We have written 2 massive guides which cover this topic extensively. The first, is on Installing a Shower Systems with Showerhead and Handshower and the second is our Complete Guide to Shower System with Body Jet Sprays and Hand Shower Installation. The important thing to mention here, in our article about tub filler faucets, is that a tub spout can be added to just about any shower only system (careful, there are exceptions). You just have to make sure you are familiar with the way the plumbing works and make sure the valve installed has an open port at the bottom so you can run a pipe to the tub spout. If plumbed correctly, adding a tub spout to a shower system is pretty simple. If done incorrectly, your results may not be what you hoped. Although the theory behind the installation is simple enough, this is 100% a job for a plumber and we always recommend using a professional for this type of installation.
When plumbing a Full Custom Shower System with Tub Spout, it's important that you use a valve that has an open bottom outlet port. The majority of Delta R10000 Series MultiChoice valves do have an open port at the bottom. It's good to be aware that Delta does make some valves which are permanently capped at the bottom. The R10000-UNWSHF valve is commonly found in shower only systems. This particular valve is permanently capped and it is not possible to add a tub spout. The images below help illustrate. If you plan to add a tub spout to your full custom shower system, make sure you have a valve with an open bottom outlet port.
In the images below you will see illustrated the most common mistake when it comes to plumbing a walk in tub shower combination. At least when it comes to the Delta brand, you should NEVER plumb the tub spout off of a diverter port. The reason is that the diverter actually restricts the water flow a bit. This restriction will not impact the showerhead or hand shower (because no shower sprayhead flows at more than 2.5 GPM max), but it will negatively impact a tub spout. This could mean it will take longer to fill your tub. The proper way to install a custom shower tub combo, is to use a tub spout with diverter, and a mixing valve with an open bottom port. The water will flow initially from the tub spout, at full force, and will enable you to rapidly fill your tub. If you pull-up on the tub spout diverter, the shower sprays will be activated, and you can use the wall mount diverter to control the various spray settings.
One more option to consider if you want a two person bathtub shower combo fixture are our Easy Install Tub Shower Systems. Easy install tub and shower faucets with handheld function much like a full custom shower system, however instead of having 2 rough-in valves, the mixing valve and the diverter valve, they only have 1 valve (the mixing). The diverter valve is unnecessary in an Easy Install tub shower combo with handheld spray because these systems make use of Delta's 3-setting shower arm mount diverter. In an Easy Install tub shower system, the water will initially flow from the tub spout, just like the full custom tub shower systems discussed before. Pulling up on the Tub Spout diverter activates the shower sprays. The 3-setting shower arm diverter allows you to choose whether you want to run the hand shower only, the showerhead only, or both at the same time. Check out our article on Easy Install Shower Systems, which explains how they work and how much less expensive and time consuming they are to install.
Whether you choose a Full Custom Shower System with Tub Spout or an Easy Install Tub Shower System, you need to make sure to choose a valve that has an open bottom port. Heed our earlier warning and do not install a tub spout off a diverter port. When choosing your tub shower system rough-in valve, we recommend you go with the same valve you would use in a standard tub / shower combination. Both Delta R10000-UNWS and Delta R10000-UNBX are suitable choices for any shower system with tub spout. Make sure to avoid Delta R10000-UNWSHF valve and all R22000 series valves, as the bottom outlet port for these styles is permanently capped, and so they are not suitable for tub shower applications.
In this image we see a Delta Cassidy Venetian Bronze Dual Thermostatic Control Tub and Shower System, Diverter, Showerhead, 3 Body Sprays, Grab Bar Hand Spray SS17T4971RB1. The image is great for several reasons. One, it's beautiful! The custom tile work of this tub shower combo adds interest and the soothing nature scene works great for making the shower tub combo feel larger. Another thing to notice is that this shower system with tub spout cleverly includes grab bar, capable of supporting up to 500 pounds of force, in place of the standard hand shower slide bar. Also notice that the ceiling is a bit higher than normal, which allows space for the large overhead rain shower. Finally, the image shows what is great about shower systems with Delta HydraChoice body sprays. The 3 wall mount body sprays in this shower system are all angled to perfectly suit the user. HydraChoice body sprays can be angled up to 50 degrees in any direction. This bathroom exemplifies style and function, and the full custom tub shower combination is a big reason why!
As you can see, Delta has the perfect tub filler faucet for almost any bathroom. Whether you are looking for a deck mount roman tub filler, a wall mount tub faucet, or a freestanding floor mounted tub filler faucet, Delta has many unique styles that are sure to look great. Furthermore, Delta has plenty of options for a tub shower combination. They make many styles of standard tub and shower combos, tub / shower fixtures that feature the innovative In2ition showerhead and hand shower combination, and even full tub shower systems with hand showers and multiple spray outlets. Delta's many modern and traditional styles, unique finishes, and high quality bathtub fixtures are sure to be a great addition to any bathroom. Delta tub fillers feature a lifetime warranty on both operation and finish. A stylish and function tub filler faucet is a must when planning out any bathroom renovation or new home construction. Order yours from FaucetList.com today!
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