The Moen Shower Buyer Guide

Known for its life-lasting quality and innovation, Moen is an excellent brand to incorporate into your bathroom. It has that extra touch that is really going to matter in the one place where you wake up or wash away the day: the shower. The shower is a sanctuary, a luxurious escape, and ultimately a necessity of hygiene. With products like massaging spray showerheads and tub filler faucets, Moen has everything you need to renovate your current shower or build an entirely new one.

At SUPPLY.com, we know it can be overwhelming to shop for a shower or even just a small piece of one. To the untrained eye, the parts can seem similar. Sure, there’s an obvious difference between a faucet and a shower rod, but it can be hard to decide which faucet or which rod. Whether you’re a first-time homeowner or a trained professional, we’d love to help. This guide breaks down and explains the shower that you can build with Moen.

To start, Moen is the top faucet manufacturer in North America. When it comes to showers, you can buy a tub or a shower faucet (not to be confused with bathroom faucets, which are for the bathroom sink). You can also buy packages that have both tub and shower faucets in them for those bath/shower combos.

Moen Tub Faucets

Moen tub faucets (like the one pictured below) are made with brass or metal and are available in a variety of colors and finishes that should match the rest of your bathroom. The Moen Weymouth Roman Tub Faucet, for example, can be purchased in chrome, nickel, brushed nickel, and oil-rubbed bronze. It also comes in handy with a hand shower, handheld diverter, and cross-style handles. Plus, it has a high arc that leaves plenty of room for the bather, and it’s deck-mounted, meaning that it sits on the wall of the tub (versus floor-mounted faucets, which are also available in the Moen collection). An elegant choice, the Weymouth is a good faucet if you’re looking for something that is universal without being generic.

Other good options are this Moen Voss Two-Handle Roman Tub Faucet with its sleek look or this Moen Voss Tub Faucet. Tub faucets are fairly straightforward as far as function goes; the bottom line when buying comes down to the size, style, and price you need.

Moen Shower Faucets

When shopping for your shower in the Moen section of SUPPLY.com, note the different categorization of shower faucets and showerheads. A shower faucet is the part that attaches to the showerhead along with the trim, like this Moen Weymouth PosiTemp® Shower Faucet. PosiTemp® is a Moen-owned term that means the faucet has a temperature-pressurizing valve. This particular faucet comes in four finish options and has an added Moen LifeShine® Finish that guarantees it will not tarnish or erode. It also has Moen Rainshower Technology®, meaning that the water comes out with “perfectly balanced force and maximum coverage.” With all the special features, Moen clearly put out all the stops for this shower faucet to provide you with a top-notch showering experience. It also has a reasonable price tag, though there are less expensive Moen options available that still perform highly if you’d rather stick with a simple, gets-the-job-done faucet.

Moen Tub and Shower Faucets

For those with both a tub and a shower, a combined package of faucets is the way to go. That way, everything is guaranteed to match and work consistently. Moen tub and shower faucets come with a showerhead, a handle with trim, and a tub filler faucet. Again, multiple colors and finishes are available to correspond with other fixtures in your bathroom.

Want our recommendation? The Moen Danika Tub and Shower Faucet comes in chrome and spot-resist brushed nickel. It has multiple spray options like invigorating spray, refreshing spray, and relaxing spray. It also comes with the PosiTemp® pressurizing valve, an easy-adjusting lever, and is ADA compliant, making it easily accessible for people with disabilities. The attached hand shower with this faucet combo is a great feature for any shower, but it is especially useful for family bathrooms that cater to multiple heights.

Moen Shower Heads

Already have your faucets sorted out but still in need of a shower head? Check out what Moen has to offer, from charming bell-shaped designs to modern square shapes, like this Moen Velocity shower head. It comes with two full spray shower settings, is EPA WaterSense Approved, and is Low Lead Compliant. If you’re having a hard time choosing the fixture that’s best for you, just know that the main difference between the Moen shower heads is their designs; most come with one spray setting and fall in the same price range.

Moen Trims

Like showerheads, there are a lot of different style options available for Moen shower trims. Trims, which contain the Moen shower valve, are a small but necessary part of your shower that control the most important features – the temperature and the flow of the water. Moen shower trims come in either single knob or single handle varieties, across a range of prices. Our top-rated Moen Chateau Valve Trim is a fine-looking classic at a low price that will blend into most bathrooms.

Moen Shower Accessories

The last step for building or updating your shower is adding in accessories. Moen shower accessories include handshowers, grab bars, and shower rods. Handshowers are a great element to add to your shower. They can be mounted onto bars or you can hold them in your hand to clean those hard-to-reach places. Grab bars are another good element to add, especially for seniors. They keep the shower safer in the case of a slip. The final touch, shower rods, are necessary for hanging shower curtains – keep in mind that you need to know the exact width of your shower before purchasing a rod. Towel bars, towel rings, and robe hooks are other fixtures to consider when planning for your shower; though not in the shower itself, they add to the overall bathroom experience and should correspond with all the other pieces.

To recap: when shopping for your shower, you need these main items: a shower and/or tub faucet, a shower head, and a trim. From there you can choose to accessorize with the other parts that contribute to your shower; out of these accessories, the shower rod is the most essential component. To keep a consistent, elegant style made of lasting materials, keep Moen in mind as the brand to buy for your showering needs.

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