What is Considered a Plumbing Fixture?

Man and Woman Wash Hands Under a Bathroom Faucet.

Plumbing fixtures and their uses

Any plumbing component like a faucet that has a specific use and application is a plumbing fixture. Fixtures are part of the plumbing system, and the primary function of the plumbing system is to move water from one part of the home to another. Fixtures include components like faucets and sinks, toilets, showerheads, and bathtubs. Other fixtures include showers, and less commonly in the U.S., bidets. The kitchen tap is also a plumbing fixture. Each fixture may have a different function and use. Toilets, for instance, are primarily used to dispose human waste, whereas showerheads are used to deliver water for washing, and sinks and tubs are used to hold water for cleaning. The bathroom is the main area for plumbing fixtures, and these fixtures tend to get the most use.

Wherever your plumbing fixtures are located, if they have been damaged, Flow King Rooter is the place to call for plumbing fixture replacement in St Louis, MO. Call us at 314-348-7503 to find out how we can help you with your fixtures or other plumbing issues.

Is a water heater a plumbing fixture?

Water heaters, while part of the plumbing system, are not generally considered a plumbing fixture, but in terms of real estate are a fixture in the house. In real estate terms a fixture is any appliance or piece of property that is permanently fixed to the property in question.

What bathroom fixtures are popular? 

If you are considering remodeling your bathroom there are several popular fixtures on the market that are currently trendy. One of the best things about remodeling bathrooms is that the styles and trends change less frequently than they do for other areas of the home. Bathrooms and kitchens are the most common areas people remodel in their homes, and these rooms can add value to the home. Changing out bathroom faucets is particularly popular, especially as technologies like touchless and touch on/off faucets become more available. For sinks, the trend is toward undermounted and vessel sinks. Bathtubs are in some areas becoming less popular. Instead, large showers are becoming trendy.

Some popular faucet choices are:

  • Classic finish faucets featuring polished chrome, brushed nickel, or satin nickel
  • Single-control faucets with mix-and-match spouts for sinks
  • High-necked faucets for master baths
  • Touchless and touch on/off faucets

What are the best bathroom fixtures?

There are multiple trends in bathroom fixtures, from adding high-necked faucets to bathtubs to adding cabinets with televisions. While tubs are not as popular as large showers in some households, luxury tubs with sleek modern designs like the Toto Freestanding bathtub are very popular. Freestanding tubs open up space in the bathroom. The Toto tub is nearly 2 feet deep, and 2 pillows are included with the tub. Toilets are also getting a makeover. Dual-flush toilets are a green option which allow the user to the choice to use different levels of water when they flush. Some toilets have self-scrubbing technology installed. Handheld showerheads are also still popular.

What are the best faucet brands?

There are tons of plumbing fixtures and faucets on the market, and finding the best may be difficult, and even overwhelming. Of course, your choice will be influenced by budget, as well as personal style and taste. Below are some of the top-rated bathroom faucets:

  • Delta Lahara two handle centerset
  • Premier Sanibel Lead-Free single-handle
  • Moen Eva one handle high arc faucet
  • Pfister Jaida single control 4-inch centerset
  • American Standard Reliant 3 bathroom centerset
  • Angular Modern single handle faucet  

What are the best shower faucets?

As with bathroom faucets, when you are choosing a faucet for your shower, you will base your choice on your budget, as well as personal style and tastes. With so many different styles on the market you should be able to find one that fits all your needs.

Some of the top-rated shower faucets are:

  • Delta Faucet RP50841 Universal
  • Rozin bathroom shower faucet
  • Sunan all metal brushed nickel
  • Embather shower system
  • Sensleen Bathroom 8-inch Rainfall
  • Delta T14294-RB Linden 14 series
Plumbing Fittings and a Pipe Wrench.

Plumbing fixtures and fittings

When you are adding plumbing fixtures to you bathroom or kitchen, you have to make certain all the fixtures work together with all the fittings. The fittings, or adapters, are what connect your plumbing fixtures to the pipes. While DIY is popular, it can become confusing about what fittings need to be used with what fixtures. Some of the fittings may require a lot of time and the right tools to install. You may want to consider a professional to install any plumbing fixtures. This way you can avoid costly repairs if any of the components are damaged. If you need help installing your plumbing fixtures or fittings in St Louis, MO, reach out to the professionals at Flow King Rooter. Our team is happy to help you. Give us a call at 314-348-7503.