Bathroom Wall mixer Vs Diverter- Which Is A Better Buy?
A wall mixer is a single unit fitted on the wall that has hot and cold water knobs and a common spout attached together. Two types of wall mixers are basically available - 2 in 1 wall mixer and 3 in 1 wall mixer. 2 in 1 wall mixer has 2 features - an overhead shower, an attached unit of the spout, a hot and cold water knobs. 3 in 1 wall mixer has 3 features - an overhead shower, a spout unit, and a telephone or hand shower.
Knobs used for hot and cold water, traditionally, were full turn knobs, where the flow of water pressure was controlled by turning the knob on and off. In modern wall mixers, quarter-turn knobs have replaced the full turn knobs. These have a cartridge instead of a vicar. They enable smooth movement and are much more durable.
Since wall mixer is installed on a wall, the units can easily be changed or repaired when needed. Wall mixers are usually installed at 36” from floor to provide sufficient space to fill bucket.
Diverters or Single Lever Diverter
Diverters are compact and space efficient units. They are concealed inside the wall, where the spout and the lever are different parts unlike in wall mixers. Since all the functional parts are concealed, only an aluminium sheet with lever, the spout and an overhead shower are visible.
The spout of a diverter is generally installed 18” from flooring, making it much closer to the bucket.
Homeowners can choose from various styles and designs of mixers depending on their bathroom interior style and budget.
Whether home owners buy a mixer or a diverter, we suggest you buy a branded unit like Parryware, Jaquar, Fyne, etc.