We know that picking a new faucet is not as simple as it first looks. This single item that we all take for granted is more complicated than you think.
Faucets come in different kinds. Here, you can learn how to choose the right faucet for your bathroom project, with some technical and decor features.
Faucets' Installation Types
If you're substituting your old faucet with a new one, it's better to use the same installation type. It will fit in the same old spot, so you don't have to worry about whether your faucet will work or not.
If you're doing a reno or building a new home, you probably have more flexibility to select whatever installation you like.
Widespread or spread-fit faucet: This faucet installation has the spout and two-handle levers as three separate parts, leaving some freedom as to how wide you want the handles to be apart from the spout. They are straightforward to install, enhancing your lifestyle with elegant lines and a stylish design that transcend time. See all our Widespread faucets here.
Single-hole faucet: This faucet is a single piece, with a single lever handle controlling both water volume and temperature, making it easy to use. These single-handle faucets fit any Single Hole Bathroom Sink. See all our Single-Hole faucets here.
Faucets are rather simple, so there aren't several features to take into account.
First, it's the spout arc height. The arc height indicates how high the spout of your faucet is. If you don't have anything above the tap, you don't have to worry about the height of your faucet arc. If there is a cabinet, instead, you need to measure to make sure your faucet can fit under the cabinet.
Second, it's the number of handles. Since the installation type determines the number of levers, when substituting your old faucet with a new one, it's better to use the same installation type. Two handles are elegant, with designs that transcend time, and one handle faucets are easier to use and look sleeker.
Faucets usually come in three characteristic styles: classical, modern, and transitional (which are in-between classical and modern styles).
Faucet style is where you get to express your creativity and particular taste: you can pair your contemporary bathroom with a sleek, modern faucet, or make a provocative statement with a classic style. The possibilities are unlimited.
The finish will influence the overall look and design of your bathroom. Ideally, it would help if you pair all finishes in the same room. This will give your bathroom a sensation of harmonic decor.
Polished or chrome finish: This is the most popular finish for faucets of all classes. This reflective finish looks astonishing when clean, but shows water stains relatively easy. You need to wipe it regularly.
Brushed finish: With the same silver colour as polished, but with a slightly matte finish. If you don't want too much shine, brushed finish is an excellent choice.
Black Matte: It's the most modern of them all, and is very popular nowadays. It conceals dirt well, and with light countertops and sinks, it offers an exquisite contrast.
Polished (chrome) and black matte finishes are more compatible with contemporary styles, while brushed is more traditional.
Renew a classic bathroom with beautiful industrial-style faucets, or maintain that modern and sleek look with a more contemporary faucet design.