The Various Types of Plumbing Fixture and Fittings

If you’re planning to buy new fixtures and fittings for your bathroom or kitchen, it can be difficult to know which are the best plumbing fixtures and fittings to choose. As you can imagine, there are many different styles and brands out there; what you need is some expert guidance so that you can be sure you’re making the right choice. Here are some of the best plumbing fixtures and fittings available on the market today! 

Pipes and Accessories

Before purchasing plumbing fixtures, it’s important to have a clear idea of your vision for your bathroom or home. Where will you be installing them? What size will they be?

These questions are essential when shopping for piping supplies. If you’re having trouble visualizing where everything will go, draw up a rough sketch of what you have in mind before moving forward with your project. 

Shower Heads

The shower head is one of those ubiquitous plumbing fixtures that rarely gets a second glance. But what if we told you it’s possible to choose a shower head that won’t just make you feel like you’re in a spa, but also save up to 20% on your water bill? Oh, yes—it’s true.


The first plumbing fixture is also one of our most important: taps. There are a variety of different types of taps, each with a specific function. You’ll want to consider what kind you need depending on your bathroom—vanity, shower or bathtub—before choosing one that suits your needs best.


Countertops & Laminates Plumbing Fittings

If you are going to install a solid surface countertop, laminates are ideal for creating all kinds of custom shapes. While cutting solid surfaces on your own is possible, if it’s not something you do regularly it might be worth contacting a professional installer to ensure that it is done right. You also run some risk of chipping or cracking laminate during installation if you do it yourself.  


Bathtubs are one of those essential fixtures in which many people spend time every day. In fact, according to a study conducted by Johns Hopkins University, on average, we spend about 20 minutes in our bathtubs every day. That’s almost as much time as we spend working! The state of your tub’s plumbing fixtures can affect how comfortable you feel while bathing.

Water Hose Connections

Make sure to use a high-quality water hose connector when connecting your new hose. They’re easy to install, and they prevent leaks that can lead to flooding in your home or business. It is always best to use brass connectors instead of plastic ones, as plastic connectors tend to wear out quickly when exposed to harsh water chemicals. Many are available with quick connect/disconnect features so you don’t have to spend too much time wrestling with them—allowing you more time for other things.

Kitchen Sinks 

A kitchen sink is a plumbing fixture or kitchen appliance designed for washing dishes and other food preparation tasks in a kitchen. Sinks are installed in a countertop or as part of a free-standing piece of furniture such as a pedestal or island. The size and shape of sinks, how they’re used, how they’re installed, and how they drain depend on many factors including: The function – Is it to be used primarily for washing dishes? Or hand washing only?

PVC Pipe & Accessories

PVC pipe is used for a wide variety of plumbing needs. Also known as polyvinyl chloride, PVC can be purchased at hardware stores in a range of sizes. It’s sold either by its diameter or its Schedule (the thickness of its walls), and comes with an assortment of accessories that help plumbers secure it to wall framing or control water flow through a system. 

Other Bathroom Products

There are many other bathroom products that don’t fall into these main categories. These include: bathroom mirrors, toothbrush holders, toothpaste dispensers, soap dishes, towel racks, toilet paper holders/dispensers/liners, shower curtains and rings, etc.

Are you interested in the various types of plumbing fixtures and fittings, the best on the market, or how replacing or upgrading them can increase the value of your home or office? Get in contact with the Plumbing Professionals at Bulldog Rooter today to get started! 

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