Guidelines for Choosing a Bathroom Faucet

Whether it's for a full home improvement project or if you're just replacing an old faucet, looking for a new bathroom faucet can be fun. Faucets are one of the most used fixtures in a home, and a gleaming new faucet is like the sparkling jewellery for your bathroom. Whether you're shopping for a bathroom faucet for your sink or a faucet for your shower and bath, take a look below to learn some tips on choosing a bathroom faucet.

  • Think about your budget. : The first thing you will want to do is figure out which bathroom fixtures you need and what your budget is. Faucets have a wide price range, depending on the quality, materials and style. Also be sure to consider if you just need a faucet for your sink or if you want to buy a matching faucet for your tub and shower.
  • Consider style: Bathroom faucets come in various styles and finishes. Are you interested in a contemporary aesthetic? This style has clean lines and often has fewer handles. Are you looking for something more traditional? Then consider a centre set faucet with the standard three holes: two holes for the handles and one for the spout.
  • Determine quality: The best way to determine a quality faucet is to see what it is made of. Solid brass bodies last longer and may require less care than other materials; hard water can cause corrosion on lesser metals. The weight of solid brass will usually be heavier than other metals. There are also die-cast zinc alloy bodies, which typically cost less but may corrode over time.
  • Measure the spread: If you choose a bathroom sink faucet that is one connected piece, you'll need to determine the spread, the distance between the holes in the sink. The spread is usually between 4 inches and 8 inches.
  • Pick a finish: You'll also want to consider the finishes for your bathroom faucets. Some of the finishes available include polished brass, antique brass, oil-rubbed bronze, brushed nickel and chrome. The finish will affect the overall style of your bathroom as well as the price of the faucet.