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Bathroom Faucet Buying Guide


What is a Bathroom Faucet?


A bathroom faucet, also referred to as a lavatory faucet, is a valve for controlling the release of water into a bathroom sink. The bathroom faucet is also a key element in creating a unique and stylish design in the bathroom. Whether you’re looking for modern lines or traditional country style, there’s a bathroom faucet available to meet your individual tastes.

Selecting a Bathroom Faucet


There are three significant considerations when selecting a bathroom faucet. These include Mounting, Finish, and Handles.

Faucet Mounting


Mounting options will depend greatly on your individual installation scenario and design scheme.

Bathroom faucet mounting is first contingent upon the type of sink the faucet will serve. If you will be using a Self Rimming, Undermount, Pedestal, Console, or Wall Hung sink, you will want to examine the number of holes. This is the first indication of the type of faucet you’ll need. The bathroom faucets used for these types of sinks are widespread, centerset, mini widespread, or single hole. One other option for mounting is the wall mount faucet which is used for vessel sinks.

Widespread Bathroom Faucet Widespread bathroom faucets have a spout and independent hot and cold water handles. Most widespread faucets are able to accommodate installations where the pre-drilled sink holes are between 6" and 16".
Centerset Bathroom Faucet Centerset bathroom faucets are made for sinks with pre-drilled 4" three-hole installations. A centerset faucet has a spout and can either be a Single handle Centerset Bathroom Faucet or Two Handle Centerset Bathroom Faucet. Centerset faucets are mounted with a base unit that covers the three sink holes.
Mini Widespread Bathroom Faucet Mini Widespread bathroom faucets, like centerset faucets, are made for sinks with pre-drilled 4" three-hole installations. Mini widespread, however, are not mounted on a base unit. Mini widespreads, like widespreads, look as if they have a spout and independent hot and cold water handles.
Single Hole Bathroom Faucet Single hole bathroom faucets have a combined spout and a handle. Some single hole faucets come with a cover plate for sinks with pre-drilled 4" three-hole installations, making them one handle centerset faucets. Some single hole faucets are made especially to accommodate vessel sinks.
Wall-mount Bathroom Faucet Wall-mounted bathroom faucets are available for a variety of needs. Typically, wall-mounted faucets are used for freestanding vessel sinks. It is important to ensure that the spout provides enough reach to clear the side of the sink. Also, wall-mounted faucets may require a separate wall-mount valve and drain.
Vessel Sink Faucet Vessel Sink Faucet are available for a variety of needs. Typically, wall-mounted faucets are used for freestanding vessel sinks. It is important to ensure that the spout provides enough reach to clear the side of the sink. Also, wall-mounted faucets may require a separate wall-mount valve and drain.
Basin Faucet Basin Faucet are available for a variety of needs. Typically, wall-mounted faucets are used for freestanding vessel sinks. It is important to ensure that the spout provides enough reach to clear the side of the sink. Also, wall-mounted faucets may require a separate wall-mount valve and drain.


Finish


Bathroom Faucets are available in the following finishes:
Antique Nickel Black Iron Brazen Bronze Brushed Bronze Brushed Chrome
Antique Nickel Bathroom Faucet Black Iron Bathroom Faucet Brazen Bronze Bathroom Faucet Brushed Bronze Bathroom Faucet Brushed Chrome Bathroom Faucet


Chrome Chrome and Polished Brass French Gold Matte Chrome Nickel
Chrome Bathroom Faucet Chrome and Polished Brass Bathroom Faucet French Gold Bathroom Faucet Matte Chrome Bathroom Faucet Nickel Bathroom Faucet


Oil Rubbed Bronze Pearl Nickel Platinum Polished Brass Polished Chrome and Polished Brass
Oil Rubbed Bronze Bathroom Faucet Pearl Nickel Bathroom Faucet Platinum Bathroom Faucet Polished Brass Bathroom Faucet Polished Chrome and Polished Brass Bathroom Faucet


Porcelain and Chrome Satin Nickel Satine Venetian Bronze Wrought Iron
Porcelain and Chrome Bathroom Faucet Satin Nickel Bathroom Faucet Satine Bathroom Faucet Venetian Bronze Bathroom Faucet Wrought Iron Bathroom Faucet
Other Finishes (not pictured)
  • Blackened Bronze
  • Bronze
  • Brushed Nickel
  • Chrome and Platinum
  • Chrome and Porcelain
  • Chrome and Satin Nickel
  • Classic Gold and Pebbled Cream
  • Dark Bronze
  • Diamond
  • Gold
  • Hammered Nickel
  • Nickel and Matte Black
  • Platinum and Chrome
  • Polished Chrome
  • Satin
  • Satin Nickel and Chrome
  • Satin Nickel and Polished Brass
  • Satine and Ivory
  • Satine and Polished Brass
  • Stainless Steel

The variety of bathroom faucet finishes available makes it easy to find a coordinating finish for any bathroom design.

Handles


Bathroom faucet handles come in a variety of colors and finishes. It is important to consider how the handles will coordinate with the faucet spout and sink. The handle style is an important facet of the overall design for both form and function.

Standard Lever Handles Porcelain Lever Handles Standard Cross Handles Porcelain Cross Handles
Standard Lever Handles Porcelain Lever Handles Standard Cross Handles Porcelain Cross Handles

A more modern approach to handles is no handles at all. Automatic, AC or battery-powered, electronic faucets are also availble. There are many more unique handle options from which to choose to help make your bathroom faucet fit your individual taste.

Manufacturers to Consider


Here are some of the top manufacturers we sell.

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