Published by Roxane Wesley, Oct 22, 2016
If you’re going to install your new bathroom accessories, or maybe repairing the existing bathroom, it’s essential to know several types of bathroom faucets that have proper sizes and designs to fit your sink. The three most common faucets, single handle, center-set, and widespread-fit, are made to fit any pre-drilled holes in the bathroom. But there are other gradually popular choices, such as wall-mount and bridge faucets, that require the installation of special plumbing. Let’s take a closer look!
1) Center Set Faucets
The center set bathroom faucets come with a standard 4-inch drill and two handles. These handles are made to be mounted on a plate. This type of bathroom faucet is ideal for smaller sinks, as it comes with simple design which handles are very close to each other. The only downfall of this type is, it’s more difficult to clean compared to other types of bathroom faucets. You can also find this type of faucet with lever handles version.
2) Widespread-fit Faucets
The widespread-fit faucet is a type of very flexible bathroom sink faucet. It comes with two handles, a spout and a standard spread. The two handles have different functions: one handle controls the hot water flow, and the other controls the cold water flow. Aside from being more easier to clean, widespread faucets have other advantage. You can find this type with more ornamental designs to suit the style of your bathroom. This type of bathroom faucet can be spread from six to 12 inches.
3) Single Handle Faucets
Unlike other type of bathroom faucets, the single handle faucet only require a single hole to be installed. The controlling lever for this faucet are typically at the top of the spout, of at its side. The spout also comes with different lengths, depends on the designated use of this faucet. If you decide to purchase single handle faucets, you will notice that some designs have a 6-inch plate cover while some do not have a plate cover at all.
4) Wall-mounted Faucets
The wall-mounted bathroom faucets need a longer spout in order to provide ease of reach. These type of modern bathroom faucets are installed on the walls and above the counter. You can use wall-mounted bathroom faucets if your bathroom have pre-installed sinks.
5) Bridge Faucets
This type of sophisticated bathroom faucet is a fusion of the old-fashioned style and modern technology. Bridge faucets dated back to a time when plumbing was simpler, without the problem of leaking washers. If you have under mount sinks in your bathroom, you’ll be free to experiment with bridge faucets, including trying to mount the faucet to the countertop and make the cleaning attempts easier.
6) Electronic Sink Faucets
For tech-savvy, a bathroom with electronic sink faucets might be a dream come true. As the name implies, this type of hi-tech bathroom faucet have electronic sensor to control water flow and to adjust water temperature. Used to be found in commercial bathrooms, this electronic bathroom faucet is very easy to use. Just by simply putting your hands under the spout, the water will run automatically. You can also control the water temperature as well as the volume. These electronic bathroom faucet types also come with touchpad controlled version.