For many people the sole function of a bathtub faucet is to fill the bath. Others will require a faucet that can also control an over-bath shower (bath/shower faucets), allowing the user to divert the water between the bathtub faucet and the shower.
Combined Bath/Shower Faucets
Available with or without a thermostat, bath/shower faucets are the simplest way of showering over the bath. They can either be exposed or built-in. A diverter valve allows the user to switch between bath filling and showering. For safety and comfort it is always best to choose a model with a thermostat.
These are designed to be mounted either on the rim of the bath or a tiled bath surround – ensure you choose the right product according to your bathtub. For the latter the spout needs to reach over the edge of the bath.
Available in three-hole, four-hole and five-hole installation, they combine a bath spout and a handshower. One or two handles or levers control the water and a diverter enables you to switch between the shower and the bath.