If you need to replace your current, faucet or you are doing a complete remodel of your bathroom, it's important to understand what type of faucet will work best for you. You need to consider the theme of your bathroom, what functions you want, the finish you like and how much you can afford to spend on your new faucet.
A Few Popular Types of Bathtub Faucets
1. Clawfoot tub faucet
If you own an antique clawfoot tub or even a newer one, you have to get the right style of faucet for your bathroom. This is a specialty type of faucet because it won't mount to the wall. It has to either be a ceiling mount or a mount specifically designed for the older style of clawfoot tubs. A diverter faucet with a handheld shower will usually do the trick very nicely.
2. ShowerSpa Systems
Another choice you can go with is the showerspa type of system. This is a complete shower system that will give you many showerheads for a full body experience. They will help to clean you and massage you in ways you cannot even imagine. However, this type of system is rather expensive and not all budgets will support it.
3. Standard Bathtub Faucet
Of course, you can always choose one of the more standard models with three knobs, a faucet and a showerhead. These typically don't cost very much, but you do want to make sure you get one from a top brand name. If you don't choose a top brand name for your faucet, you might need to replace it again in a few years. The top brands will last for many years and some even come with a lifetime warranty.
How To Choose your New Bathroom Faucet
Since you will be taking a shower and bathing with this new faucet for many years, you want to make sure you get one you love. Even if it costs a little more than you expect, it will most likely be worth it. There are many to choose from and no real good way to test them all out. However, you can read reviews online from customers to help get a sense for how each faucet works.
The best way to choose the right faucet and shower system for you is to figure out what functions you want. Think about all the showers you took at hotels, in your own house and in homes of your friends or family members. What did you like most about each one? Did they have pulse sprayers, a handheld shower or another function you loved? Compile a short list of the functions you want and look for these in each system you consider.