Faucets come in a variety of styles and finishes, and choosing the right finish and style for you bathroom can go a long way towards defining the overall design of the space. Most manufacturers have matching faucet suites, so there are coordinating faucets for the sink, tub, and the shower. It’s best to first choose what style and finish you want, and then discuss what functions you need and let our consultants guide you from there.
- 8-inch (Also known as Widespread) – These types of faucets have 3 separate pieces, the hot and cold handles, and the spout. The measurement between the center of the faucet handles is typically 8 inches, but some widespread faucets can be installed with the handles wider than 8 inches apart.
- 4-inch – Most 4-inch faucets have a base plate with the handles and spout attached, making the faucet one solid piece. Another option is a mini-widspread, that comes in 3 pieces like the widespread, but it’s mounted with the handles only 4″ apart.
- Single hole – There are a couple different handle options available with a single hole drill. The first has a single lever to control the water flow and temperature, with the handle on the top of the spout (most common) or to one side of the spout. The other option is what is known as a mono-block style faucet, where there are 2 handles for hot and cold, both mounted to the spout so there is still only a single hole to drill in the countertop.
- Wall-mount – Wall-mounted faucets are often used in conjunction with vessel sinks, and the most common configuration is a 2-handle widespread mount.