A floor-standing bath mixer best complements a freestanding bath, as together they make a stunning impact in any modern bathroom. This floor-mounted mixer is easier to install than it looks—just follow the guide below and see for yourself how simple it can be!
Before Installing Your Freestanding Bath Tap
Take note of the following as you prepare to set up that floor-standing mixer:
- The floor-mounted mixer must be installed by a licensed plumber.
- Be aware of the mixer’s maximum water temperature and the ideal operating pressure.
- When cleaning, just wash with soapy water then dry with a soft cloth. Never use solvents, alcohol, chemicals or abrasives that may ruin its surface beyond repair.
The installation procedures below are a general guide. Follow the installation instructions that come with your floor-standing spout, if present.
Floor-Mounted Spout Installation Tools and Materials
Have the following tools ready:
- Philips screwdriver
- Adjustable wrench
- Hex wrench
The following materials will be useful in installing your freestanding bath tapware:
Steps in Installing a Floor-Standing Bath Mixer & Tap
After preparing the tools and materials that you will need, unpack the mixer set and make sure that all the parts are complete. Now shut off the water supply valves to avoid getting wet and sprayed all over.
A floor-mounted bath spout can be installed with either the concealed under-floor box method or the above-floor connection method. The concealed box method is advisable before the flooring is installed, and has the benefit of a lower profile floor plate, which is preferred. The above-floor method may be done where the first approach is not possible.
Method 1: Concealed Box Installation
Let's do this!
Step A: Attach the inlet tube to the faucet by twisting firmly. Twist the straight tube on to the top faucet and make sure it's tight enough to avoid leaks and loosening.
Step B: Place the concealed box on the ground and use the level to make sure that it is perfectly level with the ground. Screw the concealed box on the ground.
Step C: Unscrew and remove the plate. Knock out the level from the back of the plate.
Step D: Your licensed plumber installer should connect the source of the hot water and the cold water to the inlet of the concealed box. Wrap the threads on one end of the pipe with pipe tape or Teflon tape, then screw the adapters into the female fittings.
Step E: Screw the plate on the bottom of the faucet base with hex screws, then insert the whole faucet body to the concealed box. Insert the inlet pipe to the hot and cold outlet tubs of the concealed box.
Step F: Tighten the plate to the concealed box and place the cover.
Step G: Install the hose to the hand shower and the tub filler.
Your floor-standing bath mixer is good to go!
Method 2: Above-Floor Connection
Follow these steps if it is not possible for you to install using the concealed box method.
Step A: Insert the floor escutcheon (3) into the straight tube (4).
Step B: Connect the fixing seat (5) to the straight tube (4).
Step C: Tighten on the flexi-hoses (6) to the body (7).
Step D: Lock the straight tube (4) onto the mixer body (7).
Step E: Let your licensed plumber installer connect hot and cold water by attaching the flexi-hoses exiting the bottom of the tube to the water supply outlets under the floor bracket.
Step F: Fix the unit to the floor using strong fixings through the screw holes in the base. The floor bracket is then covered by the cover plate.
Step G: Connect the hand shower and hose.
That’s it — we’re ready to try it out!
After installing your floor-standing bath mixer, check the water flow and function of the tub filler spout and of the hand shower. If there is any leak, make sure that the parts fit tightly together. If there are none, your floor standing bath mixer and spout is ready and you’re good to go for a bath!
Renovator Store has a variety of freestanding bath mixers to suit your needs. Our Customer Service team is ready to assist you, via email at email@example.com or call us on weekdays at (03) 9544 3003 or 1800 RENOSTORE from 10:00 am till 4:00 pm AEST.