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The Most Fitting Faucet for You
Every bathroom sink needs a faucet to match perfectly with it. Out of the several different kinds of faucets available on the market, it can be difficult to know which one is ideal for you. At Modo Bath, we offer a variety of sleek and unique faucets, and we have created a guide in order to help you find the perfect one.
Consider the following when looking for your perfect bathroom faucet or kitchen faucet.
Finding the bathroom faucet that best suits your bathroom depends on a number of factors. These factors include the depth of your sink, design of your bathroom, bathroom traffic (how many people use the bathroom) and personal taste. It is essential to ensure your bathroom sink fits all of your specific wants and needs.
Kitchen faucets have the option to have a detachable spout in order to reach places that would be difficult to reach without a detachable spout. Most kitchen faucets have either a swiveling spout or a swiveling base. Other faucets have fixed spouts or bases. Your kitchen faucet depends on a mixture your personal taste, as well as the versatility and functionality that you desire.
Faucet Installation Types
Faucets are generally wall mounted or deck mounted and either single hole or widespread. Deck mounted faucets sit even on the deck of the sink and are installed through pre-drilled holes. Wall mounted faucets offer a unique design element to your sink, along with a more modern feel. It is important to make sure your faucet meets all requirements necessary for your sink’s specifications.
- The most common type of faucet
- Functional design that works with most sinks
- One lever controls water temperature and flow
- More suitable for commercial use
- Can provide a more vintage and classic design
- Usually the preferred solution for retro styled or classical sinks
- Two levers control the water temperature and flow
- Provides a sleek design for the bathroom
- Work very well with vessel or countertop sinks
- No need to drill a hole in the vanity or counter
- Requires a more complex installation than single hole and widespread faucets
Traps and drains
Every sink requires a drain, trap and a faucet. When purchasing these items, you need to ensure that the drain and trap are compatible with one another. We recommend purchasing both of these items from the same manufacturer.
- The type of drain is determined from the bathroom sink that will be used. Bathroom sinks are available with or without overflows, which will dedicate the drain type. The drain and the overflow system work together to drain the water. A common misconception is that an overflow will completely prevent the sink from overflowing if the sink if the water level is rising due to forgetting the faucet on. However, the overflow simply allows air into the passageway allowing the water to flow or drain faster. Nonetheless, if the flow of the water is greater than the drainage, the overflow hole usually will not prevent the sink from overflowing.
- When looking for a set consisting of a drain, trap and faucet, it is common for the finish of all three to be the same to stay consistent with the design of the other bathroom fixtures and accessories.
The Faucet Design, Height and Finish
- Choosing a faucet is about both the visual aesthetic and the practicality. Make sure that the style of your faucet matches the style of your sink. It can look odd if a modern faucet is on a classic sink, and vice versa.
- The general recommendation for the height for your bathroom sink is around 3 inches to 6 inches above the deck of your sink.
- Faucets are generally finished in chrome or stainless steel. However other finishes such as rose gold and matte black are becoming very trendy and rising in popularity.