Freestanding and Deck Mount Tub Fillers: What’s the Difference?

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When you’re buying a bathtub, there’s a lot of emphasis on the tub itself. Do you want it built-in or freestanding? Rectangular or oval? Acrylic or copper? Large or small? With all these questions, it’s easy to get wrapped up in the tub and overlook the tub filler. Choosing the right tub filler is just as important as choosing the right tub. If you choose the wrong one, you could break the design of your bathroom. There are two main types of tub fillers: freestanding and deck mount. While it’s usually seen as freestanding bathtubs with freestanding tub fillers and built-in bathtubs with deck mount tub fillers, it doesn’t mean that you can’t mix and match.

A freestanding tub filler stands by itself completely over the tub. It supports its own weight and attaches directly to the plumbing systems. Because it’s not attached to the tub, you have the option to move the tub filler around, making it easy to update your bathroom. Most importantly, a freestanding tub filler stands as its own design. It’s not a piece of the puzzle; it’s a statement piece.


Whitehaus Collection offers three Freestanding Tub Fillers as part of the Bathhaus Collection. Each has its own style, fitting every type of bathroom from traditional to modern. They also each have integrated handheld shower sprays with a diverter valve.

Deck mount tub fillers are mounted to the rim of a tub. The tub supports the weight of the tub filler, and it attaches to the plumbing system through four holes in the tub. Deck mount tub fillers are an integrated part of the tub design. It serves to complete the look of the tub, in addition to its functionality.

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Whitehaus Collection offers many different Deck Mount Tub Fillers in various styles and finishes. They match the Blairhaus Collection of faucets, creating a cohesive look between your sink and tub. These tub fillers also have a handheld shower spray with a diverter valve.

Picking the right tub filler for your bathroom will enhance the overall design of the room, so make sure to weigh your options before deciding!


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