The bathroom is one of the most frequently used rooms in your home, so why not fashion it to your tastes? After you’ve chosen the perfect bathtub, and found a toilet that serves your needs, don’t forget about the bathroom faucet. When chosen well, your faucet can add a spark of fun to your bathroom’s décor. But how do you make the right choice? We’ve come up with some tips to help you below:
There are four main types of faucets to consider: ball faucets, compression faucets, washerless faucets, and disc faucets. Compression faucets are famous for being durable, while washerless faucets are known for preventing leakage. Disc faucets are known for being both durable and leak-proof, but can be somewhat more expensive. Unless you’re deciding to remodel your bathroom sink, you will also likely need to choose a faucet that fits into the sink you already have. This pertains mainly to how many holes your sink has for a faucet and how widely spaced the holes are–is there room for two handles or just one? If you see three holes drilled within four inches of each other, they’re for a centerset faucet. Three holes drilled at least eight inches apart are for a widespread faucet. If you’re not sure what kind of faucet would work best you’re your home, don’t hesitate to contact a plumber for assistance.
In choosing your faucet, you should think about its primary uses. If you live alone, you probably use the bathroom faucet frequently but not excessively. But what if you have children? They’ll need to be able to reach the faucet, and its handles must be able to withstand pressure, pushing, and pulling. If you tend to wash your hair using the bathroom sink, your faucet will need to rise farther above the basin. These may seem like small details, but they’re important. Your faucet can have an impact on your lifestyle.
The finish of your faucet is what you and your visitors will notice first. So, it important to choose your faucet’s color and finish wisely. Oil-rubbed finishes, for instance, can lend a rustic air to a bathroom, while darker finishes create a handsome modern look (but more readily show soap spots). One of the most durable options is a PVD (physical vapor deposition) finish; it is durable and scratch-resistant, but can also be expensive.
Gone are the days when your faucet just delivered water. Faucets these days are customizable with features that can make your life easier: easy-to-clean surface coatings can save you time and money; temperature limits can be set to keep children’s hands from being scalded; some faucets are even touch-sensitive or hands-free, triggering water simply with the motion of your hand. With so many exciting features to choose from these days, it’s important to make sure you thoroughly investigate the options at your disposal.
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