One of the most important parts of a bathroom remodel is your choice of faucets. Bathroom faucets for your sink provide easy water flow and are important in your daily routines. What are the best bathroom faucets for your money? Did you know all faucets are not alike?
What type of bathroom faucet?
Single-hole faucets combine the spout and mixing handles, often into a single lever. This one unit that requires only one drilled sink hole. Some older models include a bottom plate that will cover three-hole openings. Single-hole faucets are good for smaller sinks because of their simple style.
Center-set faucets fit standard three-hole sinks (outer holes drilled 4 inches apart). They’ll have either a single lever or two handles mounted on a 6-inch plate. These faucets are compatible with most sinks.
Widespread mounts have three separate pieces. There are two handles and the spout. The standard distance between the handles is about 8 inches, and the three pieces tend to be larger than other types of bath faucets. Smaller versions (minispreads) are made for standard holes drilled 4 inches apart.
Wall mount faucets are trendy with freestanding or vessel-like sinks that require longer neck spouts that extend over the top of the bowl.
Consider the Users
There is one more to think about when choosing a bathroom faucet. That is who is going to be using it. Faucets with single levers are a great option for seniors, or anyone else, who suffers with arthritis. Children may have the same sort of issues, although not painful. Gripping and turning single handles is difficult for some people who lack gripping and the strength to turn small, rounded handles.
Bathroom Faucet Finishes
Besides faucet types, you also need to think about faucet finishes. Companies show many types of faucet finishes and you can decide which finish works the best for your bathroom’s style. These finishes include
polished or brushed chrome
polished, brushed, or hammered nickel
bronze, brushed bronze, oil-rubbed bronze
black, white and decorative ceramic
and don’t forget gold.
If all of these different finishes get your head swimming, visit the Fite Plumbing showroom. Make sure your faucet finish matches the rest of your finishes in your bathroom such as your towel rack, lighting fixtures and the doorknob. Just remember they can all be changed, too for a fresh look.
3 tips for selecting the right bathroom faucet for your home:
- Polished finishes look fancy but require constant polishing to look their best
- Brushed finishes are more ideal for hiding water spots and fingerprints.
- Brushed finishes are great for high-traffic bathrooms.
Some of the top brands that experts recommend for bathroom faucets include:
- Moen Banbury,
- American Standard
- Glacier Bay
We also suggest looking at brands that fit the function, style, and budget for your faucets.
There is a lot to consider but it is easy to narrow the options and make selection easier. Look at how deep your sink is or if you plan to replace the sink as well. Determine if you want a faucet with traditional single or double handles or a touchless faucet. It is a good idea to measure your sink’s thickness of deck and the number of holes in the deck, and the spacing of the holes from the center. Measurement dimensions are very important, too, because it reduces the options to choose from.
Fite Plumbing can offer suggestions and has the resources to find the perfect bathroom faucet at the best price. A bathroom faucet is an important part of your bathroom. The right faucet should look good, be durable, and easy to use. For your bathroom remodel and installation of a faucet, it is always best to call a licensed, experienced plumber. Call Fite Plumbing at 317-271-5400 to make an appointment or drop by our showroom. You can also visit us on the web. We can help you add some new sparkle to your bathroom.
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