Finding the Perfect Tap to Match Your Style
These days’ bathroom faucets are available in a selection of styles and finishes and innovative designs with prices to fit within just about anyone’s budget. Here are a few pointers you should educate yourself on before you go looking for the next best thing in bath faucet design.
Some of the main styles of these faucets are: Centre-Set, One Handle Lavatory Lever and the Two-Handle Widespread model. When buying faucets, please remember that they are measured by the distance between the centres of the outer holes.
The most common types of sinks have 4″ or 8″ centres but can range up to a 16” widespread. A 4″ centre means that there is a 4″ distance between the centre points of the hot and cold outer holes in a double handle style.
There are many types of finishes including polished chrome, stainless steel, brushed nickel, bronze and brushed brass, it is important to note here that you should change the drain assembly to match your new faucet finish if you are upgrading your faucet to maintain consistency of design.
Faucets can be Single handled or double handled. Single-handle units allow for easy one-hand operation whereas two-handle models offer a larger selection of styles and are more widespread. The more common handles can be indexed into round, lever or cross style knobs.
You Never Have to Sacrifice Beauty for Functionality
The cool thing about bathroom faucet spouts these days is that you can get aerated spouts that mix air with the water, by having a screen that restricts the flow of water, you get better water pressure which in the end saves you money on water consumption but still gets the job done of washing your hands just as effectively as the common waterfall type models.
A hallmark of the kitchen faucet, a new trend in bathroom faucets is the pullout design which allows you to pull out the spout of the unit. The spout is attached by a flexible hose that allows you to extend it out so that you can reach any part of the sink for easy clean ups or perhaps washing a baby in its bathtub atop the vanity.
Faucets are a great way to enhance the look of your bathroom. The size of the sink, the number and type of handles and the style, finish and ultimate function of your lavatory faucets all play a major role in the choice that you make. With so many choices it gives great flexibility in incorporating a beautiful new faucet set into the décor of your bathroom.
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