Rim or Deck Mounted Clawfoot Tub Faucets
One of the most common types of faucets used for clawfoot tub shower kits and clawfoot tubs is the deck mounted faucet. Just like the name indicates these faucets are usually mounted at the foot of the tub on the flat narrow ledge.
The number one benefit to having your faucet mounted on the deck of your clawfoot tub shower is that your overflow drain will be higher. You may wonder why that matters but as soon as you sit in your tub, full of water the benefit will be clear. Having a higher overflow drain will easily allow you to fill it a few inches higher, giving you a deeper more relaxing bath. Also having the tub mounted on the deck will keep the hardware out of the bathing area and give you a little more room to stretch out.
One of the aesthetic benefits is that having the faucet sitting up high on the deck of the tub will really showcase the style and finish you’ve selected.
Lots of Options
Since rim mounted tubs are among the most popular you will likely find most faucets are available in multiple finishes. So if you’re going for a brushed nickle, oil rubbed bronze or even the rare polished brass your chances are better than average in finding it for a deck mounted clawfoot tub faucet. You will also find a great number of options on the styles ranging from victorian restorations, reproductions and even some ultra modern styles.
Most of these have been designed to fit tubs with drillings 7 inches apart (from center to center hole). Of course there are exceptions to every rule with the most common being 6 inches. If you are drilling your own holes then clearly you will open up more options.