Of course an easy bathroom design idea to achieve the expression of luxury in your bathroom is to choose an incredible and unique bathroom faucet. Not all faucets and sinks work together so if you are set on a certain style of bathroom faucet, be aware that you may not get the bathroom sink of your choice as well!
Bathroom Faucet Styles
Like bathroom sinks, there are many different varieties of bathroom faucets to choose from in several materials, finishes and designs. Although cost can be a deciding factor in choosing your faucet, make sure to consider the desired life expectancy of your faucet. Since faucets are meant to work with water it is wise to make sure the working parts of your faucet can handle it. All you need to know about the construction is:
Solid Brass Bodied Faucets
Most kitchen and bathroom faucets are made with a solid brass body. Faucets with brass bodies are the most durable and therefore last much longer than the alternatives. These faucets are resistant to corrosion and calcification making them an excellent choice for those with hard water. Brass bodied faucets are heavier than most faucets and are also more expensive.
Zinc die-cast Faucets
Zinc die cast faucets are also fairly durable however Zinc does corrode when exposed to water and therefore some faucet parts need to be replaced once the zinc plating wears off. These faucets are definitely more affordable than brass faucets.
Be aware of plastic faucets as plastic is not a durable product when used in this fashion. Plastic faucets are generally much lighter than traditional metal faucets and come with a lighter price tag as well. This is a quick fix product rather than a good investment.
Bathroom Faucet Types
There are a few main types of bathroom faucets to choose from. The type of faucet you choose depends entirely on your sink choice!
The newest faucet style to hit the kitchen and bathroom faucet design world is the Touch Faucet. Leading companies such as Delta Faucets, have developed a technology allowing users to simply turn their kitchen or bathroom faucet on or off with the simplicity of a touch anywhere on the body or handle of the faucet! A brilliant idea to keep kitchens and bathrooms more hygienic. This style of faucet can be dangerous if you have little children so consider the user before installing
Center set Faucets
Center set faucets are compact and require three drilling holes equaling approximately a 4″ distance on the countertop or the sink. The spout and the handles are attached to this 4″ base. Center set bathroom faucets are available in single and dual handle design.
Single Hole Faucets
These faucets obviously only require one hole drilling in the counter top or sink and are perfect for a smaller sink. Single hole bathroom faucets are available with either one or two handles which are attached to the spout.
Mini spread Faucets
Mini spread faucets also require three holes in either the sink or countertop for installation. The difference between the mini spread and the center set faucet is that the mini spreads handles and spouts are not attached together. The handles are spread 4″ from each other one being hot the other being cold.
Widespread bathroom faucets are installed with an 8″ spread where some can even expand up to 16″. These faucets look best with a wider sink in a larger bathroom. The handles and spout are all separate like the 4″ mini spread faucet.
Since vessel sinks sit above the counter top, they require a very tall spout. Vessel sinks can only have two types of faucets one being a vessel faucet which is installed into the bathroom countertop. The vessel faucet’s size depends entirely on the size of the vessel sink. The faucet needs to reach approximately 3-5″ higher than the sink and the spout needs to reach to the middle of the sink over the drain. It is important to have chosen your sink first in this case!
Wall Mount Faucet
These are impressive faucets and are also ideal for vessel sinks as they are located higher on the wall. They are also ideal for special countertops and sinks which you do not wish to drill any holes into. You must consult with you contractor before purchasing a wall mount faucet as the plumbing is required to extend up the wall.
Bathroom Faucet Finishes
Bathroom faucets also come in an array of different finishes. Some are better to clean than others, some faucet finishes are worth the work but making your choice is left up to aesthetic preference more than anything.
- Electroplated Chrome
- Natural Brass
- Wrought Iron
- Polished Nickel
- Antique Nickel
- Oil rubbed Bronze
- Stainless Steel
Bathroom Faucet Design
The last and most important decision to make when choosing a new faucet is the design of your faucet and what a choice you have! The leading faucet manufacturers today are still timeless classics like Moen Faucets, Delta Faucets and Kohler Faucets however here at thesexybathroom.com, we are dedicated to bringing you the sexiest materials and creations in bathroom design today, therefore the latest in sleek innovative and unique faucet design is currently happening in Italy.
These modern bathroom faucets and fixtures will take your bathroom to the next level!
Investing in a luxury bathroom faucet is definitely money well spent. Your bathroom faucet is the finishing elegant touch to your new space. Look for new and exciting pieces and continue your hunt on-line to find the perfect fixture for your new sexy bathroom!