A faucet may set the tone for a bathroom's personality and style, in addition to serving as a conduit for supplying water to a sink. If you're looking for a new bathroom sink faucet, though, you need to consider more than just appearance. Sure, looks are essential. Durability, simplicity of care, convenience, and safe usage, on the other hand, are more important.
If all you want to do is replace a rusted or leaking faucet in an existing bathroom, you'll be limited by what you have. However, if you're remodeling or creating a bathroom, you'll be faced with a seemingly endless selection of bathroom faucet alternatives.
When choosing a bathroom sink faucet, there's more to consider than meets the eye. Of course, you could be drawn to a certain style, but you should also consider how the faucet will function with your sink, the materials behind the gorgeous finish, which handle type will best suit your needs, and other factors.
Price is a decent indicator of quality, but it isn't always the best indicator of whether or not a faucet will work in your bathroom. Understanding the inner workings of faucets and the sorts of features that are worth the additional money may help you make the best decision. In this post, we'll look at it.
TYPES OF BATHROOM FAUCETS
There are three primary kinds of contemporary bathroom faucets:
a). The spout, hot water, and cold water valve are all positioned individually with a broad faucet. Some people believe that wide-spread sets are more beautiful and allow for greater flexibility in placing. On the other hand, a broad faucet comes at a premium—up to double the price of a similar faucet with a center-set design.
b). A two-handle center-set faucet features a single base with a spout and both valves.
c). A single-center faucet has a single lever or knob that regulates both hot and cold water and may be integrated into the spout. A single-control faucet is useful in the bathroom since it adjusts and maintains a set temperature more simply.
FINISHES FOR BATHROOM FAUCETS
Brass is used in the majority of bathroom faucets. Their components are either machine-stamped or cast in molds. Cast faucets are the best of the two options.
Faucets can be finished in various ways during production, including chrome, polished brass, brushed chrome, gold plating, pewter, stainless steel, or powder-coated enamel.
Powder coating is a baked-on finish that should outlast the faucet itself. It comes in various hues, including white, red, black, gray, and almond.
A nickel-plated brass faucet is nickel-plated before being plated with brass that may be polished to a shine. A factory-applied clear coat makes a high-gloss brass finish easier to maintain. Brass faucets that keep their luster and are nearly scratch-resistant are also available; Delta's Brilliance brass finish is an example of this innovative technology.
Even though a chrome faucet is nickel-plated before being chrome-plated, it may be left uncoated since chrome does not tarnish as brass does.
Manufacturers, on average, provide superior finishes in their higher-priced models. Some, like Kohler, may, on the other hand, use the same procedures.