Need A New Faucet For Your Bathroom? Tips On Choosing The Right One

Posted on: 3 September 2015

If you are purchasing a new faucet for your bathroom, you will soon find there are many options to choose from. Below is some information that should make things a little easier on you, and help you to choose one that you will be pleased with. You can then hire a plumber to install your new faucet for you, or do the job on your own.

Types of Faucets

What type of faucet you need depends on the type of sink you have. These are some standard faucets you will see. Before you purchase one, however, talk with the salesperson to make sure it will work for you.

  • Center set: If you have three holes in your sink, you can choose a center set faucet. This faucet is either one or two handles that work well for many bathroom sinks.
  • Wall mounted: This type of faucet is mounted on the wall above the sink. It has a long spout so it can extend over the sink.
  • Widespread mounts: This faucet has three different pieces: the spout and two handles. The three pieces are usually larger than most other faucets.
  • Single hole: A single hole faucet combines the handles and spout. In many cases, there is only one lever that requires only one sink hole. This faucet works well for smaller sinks.

If you have questions or are confused about the different types of faucets, contact a plumber who can answer any questions you have. They can also tell you the type of faucet you can purchase.

Finishes and Handles

You also have various finishes to choose from for your faucets. You should have no problem finding something that goes well with the rest of the fixtures in your bathroom.

Below are a few finishes you will probably find when you start shopping for your new faucet.

  • Brass
  • Chrome
  • Ceramic
  • Antique
  • Bronze

You will also have to choose from different handle styles. You can find them in various colors and finishes so they will complement your faucet and sink well. You can choose lever handles, cross handles, and can even install one that is motion activated, which means you can simply place your hands under the faucet and the water will turn on.

Now that you have chosen your new faucet, you may want to continue changing out other hardware to make some changes to your bathroom. For example, if you have cabinets, put some new handles on them. Add a new towel bar or a towel hook, and change your shower head. Contact a local plumber, like Lewis Plumbing, for any installation help.


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