Types of Faucets Available for the Bathroom

by | Nov 21, 2013 | Home Improvement


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One of the most important parts of any remodeling project in the bathroom is determining what type of faucet you want and how it will fit in the final outcome. Many homeowners will not realize that there are different types of faucets available and that they can all serve their own purposes. In order to find the right one, you will need to learn about the types of bathroom vanity faucets available. You need to know, for instance, that some faucets simply won’t work with a vanity. In order to know what will work, you need to know the following:

Single Hole Faucet

A single hole faucet is one of your choices when looking for a new faucet for the bathroom. These faucets will only have one handle and water will come into the faucet at only one point. In order to use a single hole faucet you will need to ensure that you have a sink in the vanity with only one hole.

Center Set Faucets

Another choice is a center set faucet. These faucets have two handles on them but each of these handles does not have their own pipe connection. There is a base near the water spigot where water is routed based on what handle is manipulated.

Spread Set Faucets

You will also find that there are spread set faucets on the market. These faucets come in three individual piece and you will need to buy a certain type of sink in order to make them work right. Each spigot and hand will be separate pieces and will mount into the sink as three different units.

Vessel Faucets

If you choose to install a vessel sink with your vanity, you will need a vessel faucet. These faucets are single handle, tall and narrow faucets. Because they are so tall, in most cases, they don’t have a lot of water pressure when used.

These are only a few of the faucets that are available for your bathroom vanity. There are, of course, many more. It is important that you don’t choose the first one you see. By taking a little bit of time and researching the different available options, you will easily be able to find the right faucet that looks great with your decor and that meets your individual tastes.