Tips to Choosing a Kitchen Faucet

13 Mar

A basic function of a kitchen faucet is to dispense hot and cold water to wash up hands, dishes and food. Beyond that would be in defining the style of your kitchen design. 

With the new and old designs, finishes and mounting that you can actually find, a person could get overwhelmed easily in choosing a faucet. Through this article, you actually will know some of the important things to consider in the best faucets.

Mounting Style

Sink Mounted Faucet

You could find different kitchen faucets and sinks design nowadays, but they are actually not compatible always. In case you are ever working on an existing sink, you should make sure that you check on how many mounting holes it has. The new faucets actually comes with either one to four hole varieties.

If you have the plans to replace an existing faucet which needs few holes than what you have, be sure that you look for a new faucet that have an escutcheon plate in order to cover the unneeded sink holes. This actually will do the trick on different standard sinks. 

Handle Options

Single Handle Faucet

The single handle faucets rotates directionally which usually provides you the ability in regulating flow through an up and down motion and temperature with a side to side motion as well. 

Double Handled Faucets

This would usually need a minimum of about three holes for its installation process. The various options in fact makes kitchen faucet designs something that’s customizable. 

Hands Free Faucet

A hands free option like this can be activated by a sensor. You can actually see the handle at the side to where this will allow you to adjust the flow rate and temperature.

Material and the Finishes

An example of the standard finishes and colors would be chrome, nickel, oil rubbed bronze, polished brass, white, black and stainless steel. It is essential to bear in mind that finishes coming from different manufacturers are the the same. It is in fact a good idea that if you have plans on buying a faucet in buying an accessory like a hand spray or soap dispenser from the same collection so you are able to get a good match.

Quality and Price

Most of the best kitchen faucets 2019 actually use cartridge, ceramic or ball disk valves. Faucets which comes with a ceramic disk valve and stainless steel or solid brass base material is actually more durable and it costs a lot more than just one with a plastic part. 

An indicator on its quality is on the weight. When you are ever unsure whether a fitting is solid brass, be sure to pick this up. This is going to feel much heavier compared to other units. Another thing is that solid brass bodies could last longer and this would need the least care, especially on hard water.

Here is a quick explainer on touchless faucets:

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