Published by Naomie Whitely, Sep 15, 2017
Generally small and unnoticeable, the faucets are in fact one of the most important parts in a bathroom. It’s like diamond beads on a queen’s crown that brings beauty and impression. There are a spectacular array of shapes and finishes available in the market, all come with various price and features. With additional interactive options and water conservation features, today’s bathroom faucet provides you all the convenience it offers.
There are a few factors to consider before choosing bathroom faucets. One of the foremost is the sink you are using. Is it an existing or a new one? Where is the faucet opening? Other things that are important including the faucet’s features, numbers of faucets needed and how much the budget is. Don’t forget to consider the size of your bathroom, and whether you use a water heater or not.
Whether you are using a used or a new sink, or building a new bathroom or redecorating an existing one, be sure to match your faucet to your needs. Here are some types of faucet for you to choose:
1) Single-hole faucets
Usually comes with a single lever, this type of faucet is a combination of mixing and spout handles into a single item that needs only one hole in the sink. Some models include a plate that will conceal a three-hole opening. Often used in a modern minimalist bathroom, single-hole faucets ideal for smaller sinks.
2) Center-set faucets
This type is a perfect match for the standard three-hole sinks. Center-set faucets have either a single handle or two and ideal for most bathroom sinks.
3) Widespread mount faucets
This type of faucets consists of two handles and a spout that goes separately. The standard width between its handles is mostly eight inches, and the three pieces are usually bigger than other bath faucet types. There is small version of widespread mount faucet, called mini spreads. The smaller one designed to match the standard holes drilled four inches apart.
4) Wall mount faucets
This kind of faucets is considered the most popular amongst all. They have longer spouts that extended over the top of sink’s bowl and are a perfect match for freestanding or vessel type sinks. This one may be the perfect choice for your bathroom.
Wall-mounted faucets are generally better than the deck-mounted type. They allow water and soap residue to escape the faucet instead of collected at its base. This type of faucet is also perfect from the smaller bathroom (although it goes with bigger ones too). For a narrower bathtub, sink or vanity, wall mount faucets free up some space in the bathroom. They also go with any style of the bathroom: the classic, traditional bathroom or the modern ones.
The type of water stream achieved by mall mount faucets is also varied. While the small water pillar is the best one for sinks, you can also get a waterfall stream for your bathtub from a wall mounted bathroom faucet.