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Things to Consider When Choosing a Bathroom Faucet

Updated: Nov 4



A bathroom renovation is a big job, so you want to make sure you get things right. There are a lot of elements you need to think about, and while some may seem quite small, they can have a big impact on the bathroom overall. When looking at different faucets, for example, there are several factors that you need to consider to make the right choice. For some key things to think about when getting a new bathroom faucet, keep reading.


Configuration


There are plenty of kinds of faucets, so it's important to choose one that's suitable for your home. Make sure you get something that matches up to the holes in your sink. Some faucet configurations include:

  • Single hole

  • 4 inch center (4 inches from the center of the hot hole to the center of the cold hole)

  • 8 inch center (8 inches from the center of the hot hole to the center of the cold hole)

You can also get wall-mounted faucets that don't attach to the sink itself. These are more suitable for vessel sinks.


If you're only replacing a faucet, you'll need to ensure it's compatible with your current plumbing. If you’re doing more, such as replacing an entire counter top or fully renovating your bathroom, you’ll have more freedom to choose something you like.


Finish


When carrying out bathroom renovations, you want to ensure that all the different components come together properly.


The finish is the final exterior surface treatment of the faucet. Make sure you think about how the finish will look with the rest of your bathroom. You should try to match it to other features such as the bath faucet, shower head, towel rack, etc.


Some common choices for finishes include:

  • Chrome

  • Brushed Nickel

  • Brushed Gold

  • Matte black

When looking at finishes, you don't want to only think about appearance but also durability. PVD (physical vapour deposition), for example, is one of the most durable options available. You can get PVD finishes that mimic the appearance of other materials, such as stainless steel and brass, so it can still work well with various aesthetics.


Style


Like the finish, this relates to the appearance of your faucet but also its function. When Making bathroom upgrades, there might be certain features you want to add. Gooseneck spouts, for example, will give you more room in the sink, making it easier to do things like washing your hair. Handle configurations can also be an important factor. You can choose between a single lever or a dual-handle setup, based on what you prefer.


Advanced Features


Some aspects of a faucet are essential, and you need to decide between certain options, such as the handle type and finish. There are other elements that aren't essential, but you can choose to add them.


Easy clean finishes are also ideal if you want to ensure you have an easier time keeping your faucet looking new for longer.


Finding the Right Bathroom Faucet for You


Choosing a bathroom faucet might seem like a simple task, but there are a lot of things to consider before making your decision.


Plumbing and Parts Home Centre is a leading supplier of parts and fixtures for bathrooms and kitchens based in Whitby, Ontario. If you're looking for any inspiration for your bathroom renovations, head down to our showroom to see what we have to offer.






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