How to Choose between a Diverter and a Wall Mixer Faucet?
Diverters and Wall Mixer Faucets are both premium bathroom fittings that are usually installed in the shower area. Both bathroom fittings are popular choices for Indian modern bathrooms. But based on different architectural designs and distinct household requirements in general, a choice between a wall mixer faucet and a diverter must be made. The choice may depend on various factors such as space, design, budget, and other things.
Here are 4 factors you must consider before going for either bathroom fitting!
Choosing between a diverter and a wall mixer for your shower or bathtub setup depends on your specific needs and preferences. Here are some key factors to consider:
Water flow control
A diverter is used to redirect hot and cold water flow from the main showerhead to another shower accessory, such as a handheld showerhead or a body spray. In a diverter, a single handle controls all the functions. A wall mixer, on the other hand, combines hot and cold water to produce the desired water temperature and has separate handles for the same. Moreover, there is a common knob in the centre that controls the direction of the flow of water.
A diverter valve typically requires less space as it is a concealed compact component and is installed within the shower area wall. The only parts visible are the upper parts which usually include a flange, a big handle, and a small knob. while a wall mixer may require more wall space as it has separate handles for controlling hot and cold water and is an external bathroom fitting. The diverter gives a minimalist look, the wall mixer faucet gives a bold and defined look.
Wall mixers are often designed with style and design in mind and come in a wide range of styles and finishes to match your bathroom decor. A diverter valve is often more functional and utilitarian in design. Since the diverter has very less elements on the exterior, the design options are limited to just the design of the handle and the shape of the flange.
Maintenance and Repair
While the main operational body of a diverter is internal, the possibility of it getting damaged by regular wear and tear is low. However, in case the diverter stops working, the repair work is cumbersome. On the other hand, a wall mixer faucet is an external bathroom fitting that is wall-mounted in the shower area. The chances of it getting damaged are high but can easily be repaired.
Ultimately, the choice between a diverter and a wall mixer depends on the type of shower or bathtub setup you have and your personal preferences. You may also want to consider consulting with a professional plumber to ensure that you choose the best option for your specific needs.
Make sure that you go for a good base material like brass with good warranties. Ruhe Brass Diverters and Brass Wall Mixer Faucets are the top-selling bathroom fittings and come with 10 years of assured warranty!