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10 Easy Pieces: Freestanding Bathtub Fillers


10 Easy Pieces: Freestanding Bathtub Fillers

June 25, 2014

Whether claw-footed or modern and clean-lined, freestanding bathtubs with no faucet holes require a floor- or wall-mounted tub filler. We like the flexibility of floor-mounted models. Here are 10 to consider.

N.B.: The bathtub comes first. Variations in shape, height, style, and placement in your bathroom will drive faucet-buying considerations. And, as with all faucets, quality counts. This is a fitting that warrants an investment; look for faucets constructed of brass.


Above: The space-saving Kohler K-8359 Floor-Mount Bath Filler in polished chrome (other finishes available) comes with a lifetime warranty; $660.86 at Plumber’s Surplus.

Above: The Hansgrohe Axor Starck Free Standing Tub Filler in chrome features a hand shower and a 6 1/8 inch spout reach; $936.50 at Amazon.

Above: Kohler’s Purist Floor Mount Bath Filler in polished chrome (other finishes available) has a one-handle operation and a hand shower; $884.44 at Plumber’s Surplus.

Waterworks Flyte Floor-Mounted Tub Spout

Above: The pared-down Waterworks Flyte Floor-Mounted Tub Spout is available in chrome and nickel finishes, and offers a generous flow of 12 gallons per minute; $964 for the spout only (Waterworks Mounting Hardware Kit is $58.)

Above: The Kohler Stillness Floor Mount Bath Filler with Hand Shower has an 8.5-inch spout reach; $1,094.48 at eFaucets.

Above: The Vola Floor-Mount Swivel Tub Spout is available in 18 finishes, ranging from chrome (shown here) to bright red and dark gray.  It’s offered in four different heights; prices start at $1,935 at Quality Bath.


Above: The Hansgrohe Axor Montreux Free Standing Roman Tub Filler Faucet with cross handles (a lever-handle model is also available) and hand shower is $1,578 at Faucet Direct.

Above: Rohl’s Edwardian Perrin and Rowe Floor Mount Tub Filler Faucet features a hand shower and cross handles; $3,150 at Vintage Tub and Bath.

Above: Prefer a traditional tub filler without a hand shower? Rohl’s Edwardian Perrin and Rowe Exposed Floor Mount Tub Filler with Lever Handles is available in five finishes (including polished nickel, as shown); $2,850 at HomeClick.

Above: Clean lines mixed with a traditional shape, the Waterworks Ludlow Exposed Floor Mounted Tub Filler features a hand shower and metal cross handles. It comes in chrome (as shown) or nickel finishes; $2,020 at Waterworks.

Above: Add a touch of black with the Lefroy Brooks Classic Black Bath and Shower Floor Mounted Mixer shown in a chromium plate finish; $2,963 at Home and Stone.

Above: Cheviot’s Freestanding Claw Foot Tub Handshower Faucet is available in four finishes including chrome (as shown); $755.99 at Vintage Tub.

Looking for tub inspiration? See 10 Easy Pieces: Modern Freestanding Bathtubs and 10 Easy Pieces: Classic Freestanding Bathtubs. And have a look at Michelle’s Easy Tip for Adding a Spa Element to your bathroom (hint: aromatic plants are involved).

Finally, get more ideas on how to evaluate and choose your bathroom sink and faucet in our Remodeling 101 Guide: Bathroom Sinks & Faucets.

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