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Bathroom Faucets For Both Decor And Function

Nov 15, 2007
Bathroom faucets are very important as functional fixtures in your bath, but they also add much to the decor of your bath. The faucet in the vanity area is an important feature because it is often used, and very visible. When selecting faucets for your bathroom it is important to be thinking ahead so that you can coordinate all your faucet and shower assemblies.

With all that is available today your bathroom can be very distinctive, and unlike that of anyone in your acquaintance.

There are many types of both faucets and sinks today from which to make your choice. Vessel sinks have become extremely popular, and there are many styles and materials from which to choose. The faucet assemblies created specifically to be used with these above the counter sinks are offered in a diverse selection of styles and finishes.

Faucet finishes are also about both style and function

Faucet sets can be found in very contemporary styles and also traditional and even vintage or Victorian.

Chrome has been at the top of the popularity list for many years, and is still among the popular choices today. Many prefer it's shiny and tarnish resistant surface. The downside is that is does need frequent cleaning to retain it's polished look.

Brass is also a frequently chosen finish and is a tough and long lasting material. Brass is a little higher end on pricing, and not tarnish resistant.

Brushed nickel though a bit spendy is a good choice for a busy household. This finish isn't as shiny, but it is easier to keep up on a daily basis and less likely to show water spots and fingerprints.

The bronze finishes are the new kids on the block, and very distinctive, each a little different than the other. This finish changes with time and usage, but that is considered one of the distinctive qualities of this living product.

Types of faucet installation

All faucets no longer reside on the sink itself. With the increase in vessel, or above counter sinks, other installations are gaining popularity. There are faucets that are wall mounted with longer necks. These are often referred to as vessel fillers.

There are other faucets that are mounted to the countertop rather than on the sink itself. Both these and the faucets that mount on the sink are also available in the long necked versions.

the faucet you select will depend on your personal preference in style and finish, but also will depend on what type of sink you are installing.

Faucets also come in centerset, which is both handles and spout centered on a single base. Widespread, where handles and spout are mounted to the sink or countertop individually, and single lever faucets where the spout and lever that controls both hot and cold water are one single unit.

Choosing a faucet is no longer an easy choice with all the diversity that is available today, but taking the time to shop around for both your new sink and faucet can lead you to a very distinctive look that is not likely duplicated by anyone you know.
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