Add an Element of Sophistication to Your Home with Antique Plumbing Fixtures

You may find that adding vintage plumbing fixtures to your home can add a delightful element to the decor. You may not want to outfit your home with antique plumbing pipes, but vintage bathroom fixtures and antique plumbing can provide an uplift to the ambiance of your home. You will find a broad selection of affordable vintage plumbing fixtures on eBay.

The types of antique bathroom fixtures available

Since it's plumbing, typically you will find vintage bathroom fixtures or antique faucet handles and parts. You may find everything from old bath taps for sale to claw foot bathtubs. Old plumbing fixtures for sale online are an interesting niche. You can find an antique bathroom faucet, showerheads, sinks, toilets, toilet seats, and toilet tanks. If you own an older home with antique plumbing fixtures, you may want to make replacements and repairs with authentic pieces to maintain the integrity of the look.

Other types of antique plumbing fixtures for sale include:

  • Towel bars
  • Valve handles
  • Sinks
  • Soap holders
  • Water heaters
The materials antique plumbing fixtures are made with

First of all, if you find plastic on an item labeled antique, keep in mind that plastic is a contemporary innovation. Either the vintage plumbing has had a repair or replacement with a plastic part or it is not truly antique. Antique plumbing for sale on eBay will come in a variety of materials like porcelain, brass, ceramic, chrome, cast iron, nickel, glass, and copper.

If you are shopping for antique plumbing pipes, galvanized steel was typically used in homes constructed between the 1930s and 1980s. Copper tubing was used as early as the 1930s, but the material became more common after the 1960s.

Other materials used in antique plumbing fixtures include:

  • Wood
  • Oak
  • Stone
  • Steel
  • Cast iron
Are there essentials to know about antique plumbing fixtures?

If you are renovating your current bathroom or kitchen, you will want to assess what you have. Finding usable antique plumbing fixtures to either repair or replace your current fixtures should be fairly easy on eBay. You can be more environmentally friendly by using already existing, recycled antique faucets, sinks, and bathtubs. Be sure to measure carefully as you select vintage plumbing to ensure it fits the existing plumbing. You can create a cohesive look with similar styles of antique plumbing fixtures. Or, you can create an eclectic look by mixing materials and styles.