Faucet Types

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Faucet Types


Faucets are available in four types: single hole, center set, widespread and wall mount. There are a few factors that go into choosing the perfect Faucet type for your next housing project. Although the design of the sink plays a large part in determining which type of faucet style you're able to install, different materials and spouts can also determine the quality, design, and durability of the faucet.

 

Single Hole Faucets
 

Single-Hole Faucets

  • Easy to install and maintain
  • Compact and easy to use
  • Often used on smaller sinks and may have an optional cover plate
  • Usually have one handle connected to the spout, though some may have separate handles for hot and cold water
Centerset Faucets
 

Centerset Faucets

  • Ideal for smaller, predrilled or pre-existing basins
  • Combine the handles and spout on a 4-inch base unit
  • The most commonly used faucet, least expensive and easiest to install
Widespread Faucet
 

Widespread Faucets

  • Standard spread of at least 8 inches
  • Feature hot- and cold-water valves that are separate from the spout
  • Often more costly than other types but allow for a broad range of placement options
  • Mini-widespread faucets (mini spreads) have a range of 4 inches
 

Faucet Design

Spouts

Aerated spouts mix air with the water and utilize a screen and restrictor to limit flow while simultaneously improving water pressure. 

Nonaerated spouts do not have a screen and allow water to flow freely, causing a waterfall-like effect.

Handles

Touchless Electronic handles help conserve water by shutting off automatically as soon as you are done washing your hands. The internal valve mechanism is crucial to a high-quality operation, as it governs the flow of water through the spout. 

Compression valves, which feature a rubber washer to stem the flow of water, are the most common type, but they tend to drip when the washers become worn. Consider choosing a ball, cartridge or ceramic disc valve for better performance. 


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