When it comes to function, escutcheons aren’t exactly necessary, but plumbing isn’t always about function, often it’s about design (ask your wife!). In fact, in most cases, faucet escutcheon plates are somewhat about protection, but are more about aesthetics. Used to shield the inner workings of your plumbing assembly from mold, escutcheons provide a nice finishing touch to your installation.
Fortunately, if you are looking for a good discount escutcheon plates and other faucet parts for your bathroom, PlumbersStock offers a wide variety of products (Moen, Pfister, GROHE, and more) to help you out. Read on for more information!
In reality, escutcheons are quite simple in function and, thus, don’t vary much from product to product. But, when it comes to style, there are simple distinguishing factors that you must keep in mind when purchasing. To help you out with that, here are the types of escutcheon rings, plates, and pins we provide. Before purchasing, consider:
Though, technically, your bathroom could function without escutcheons, purchasing one is highly recommended. Not only do bathrooms look unfinished without the correct escutcheon, the “guts” of your plumbing system should not be exposed to the possibility of further calcification and rust. Cartridges and stems—both of which are very important to the heat control and water flow functions of your shower—can be damaged via exposure, causing repair costs and time spent repairing to unnecessarily increase. Furthermore, the wood behind your tiled walls can easily begin growing mold, which may end in lower property values or expensive cleaning. In other words, though escutcheon rings and plates are not necessary for the function of your shower, they are very important to the design of your bathroom (or kitchen) overall, and should not be skipped out on. Remember to buy escutcheon pins to match the finish of your plate or rings for the best result.
Overall, installing an escutcheon ring or plate is extremely easy and pretty self-explanatory. But, if you need some help, here are some basic instructions:
If you need more information, or if you are looking for more awesome plumbing products, call us at our toll-free number! We can’t wait to hear from you soon. Please take advantage of our discount escutcheon plates, pins, and rings and get your kitchen and bathroom faucets looking like new.