When planning a new bathroom or a renovation, the largest items such as the shower, bathtub or bathroom furniture tend to be considered first. However, your bathroom only becomes a real wellness oasis when even the smallest of details are coordinated and in harmony. One of these little details is the perfect tub faucet.
In the Duravit portfolio you will find a wide variety of bathtub faucets in a matte black finish or in shiny chrome. There is an equally diverse variety of faucet designs: Choose your ideal tub faucet from our range of timeless, straightforward or playfully rounded designs.
Technical details are also an important consideration when choosing the right bathtub faucet. Consider whether you need – or prefer – a tub faucet with a concealed or an exposed installation. You can also choose between thermostats and single-lever mixers for your bath. The following will provide you with an overview of the most important points.
Depending on how you want to design your bathroom and which connections are already available, Duravit has three different types of tub faucets to choose from:
1. Bathtub faucet: Exposed
With this type of tub faucet, the entire faucet – including the tub filler and the shower connection – is installed on the wall. The bathtub faucet is then ready to use so you can draw a relaxing bath. Since Duravit tub faucets always come with the option of combining bathing and showering functions, you only need an additional shower hose and a handheld shower head in order to shower. You can find both in the Duravit range in the shower heads and sprayers section.
With an exposed installation, the hot and cold water is mixed directly in this type of tub faucet. A major advantage of exposed faucets is the inexpensive and straightforward installation. The connections are already installed in the wall so the faucet only has to be connected to them. If you ever want to replace your tub faucet, this type of installation will make the replacement much easier.
2. Bathtub faucet: Concealed
As the name implies, concealed faucets are installed hidden inside the wall. This means that only the controls are visible. The hot and cold water is not mixed directly in a concealed tub faucet, but rather in a separate, concealed unit that is built into the wall. The addition of the right bath filler or a practical handheld shower head lets you create the perfect wellness moment in your bath.
For your personal showering experience, you don't have to move to a separate shower – simply add a shower function to the bathtub. To do so, simply combine the bathtub faucet with a hand shower.
Tip: Duravit Shower+Bath products provide a practical 2-in-1 solution in the Duravit range – showering and bathing. Optimal use of space in combination with modern bathroom design.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, we recommend using Duravit bathtub faucets in a freestanding design with freestanding bathtubs in particular. Important: These tub faucets require connections installed in the floor. Our free-standing bathtub faucets make it easy to enjoy personal wellness moments since they contain both a bath filler and a hand shower – easy to use whether for bathing, showering or just washing your hair. Our floor-mount faucets for the bathtub are available as single-lever bath mixers. Free-standing bathtubs with a matching floor-mount tub faucet work particularly well in spacious bathrooms and create an elegant atmosphere.
Types of Bathtub Faucets: How Your Water Is Heated
Just as a distinction can be made in the different types of faucet installation, a similar distinction can also be made in how your hot water is handled. In other words, you can choose between a bathtub faucet with a thermostat and a single-lever bath mixer.
Tub faucet with a thermostat:
Thermostats have the advantage that you can set your desired temperature and be assured that the water temperature will then remain constant. This means you can do away with the long wait and the unused water while you are trying to get the temperature right – it's an energy and resource-saving alternative. Duravit thermostatic bath faucets are available in both exposed and concealed versions.
With a single-lever bath mixer, you can adjust the strength of the flow of water and the water temperature at the same time with a single lever. Using the lever is intuitive and easy so you no longer need to keep adjusting to get the right temperature, which also means that this type of tub faucet helps you keep your water consumption low. As with thermostatic faucets, you can also choose between exposed and concealed installation for your bathtub mixer tap.
Features and Advantages of Duravit Bathtub Faucets
Duravit tub faucets offer you a large selection of first-class faucets. The options of a mixer tap or a thermostat, each with exposed or concealed installation, let you adapt your bathtub faucet to your overall bathroom design and to your personal needs. Our tub faucets are equipped with special features that help create your perfect wellness moment while you bathe.
Bluebox® is an all-in-one solution for all Duravit concealed installations. It is installed inside the wall and serves as the basis for concealed bathtub faucets. Once it is in place, you can install more than 65 different types of Duravit tub faucets on it. When renovating your bathroom, the base set remains inside the wall and the related concealed tub faucet can easily be replaced – theoretically several times. It's the perfect solution for staying flexible in terms of design.
Duravit ensures greater safety in your bathroom with this feature. The water isn't able to heat up above a set maximum temperature, providing scald protection with an integrated safety lock at 100°F (thermostatic versions). It's a practical and safe solution for all bathroom users, big and small.
With this innovation, the water is enriched with air at the outlet, which makes the stream of water feel fuller and softer. You can reduce your water and energy costs at the same time thanks to this feature.
Duravit Tub Faucets: a Design for Every Taste
Coordinate all of your bathroom faucets to suit your needs and desires. High-quality Duravit bathroom faucets or tub faucets can act as special accents in your bathroom. Our models are available in elegant chrome. Tub faucets in a matte black finish can also be truly eye-catching. When it comes to expressing your design style, Duravit also offers you a diverse portfolio: From straightforward to rounded designs, you'll find the right tub faucet with the perfect shape for every taste.
The perfect wellness moment doesn't happen just when you're bathing or showering. It begins the moment you step into your bathroom. With the help of the Duravit range, you'll be able to transform your bathroom into your own personal oasis of well-being – from the whirlpool tub to the vanity unit to the perfect toilet for your individual needs.
Feel free to try out the Duravit bathroom planner if you are unsure which furniture would go well with which bathtub or faucet. This tool helps you plan out your bathroom by allowing you to easily visualize your ideas.