Much like the kitchen, the bathroom is a highly functional room. However, that does not mean that decor and styling has to be lacking. The bathroom vanity sink is an important, if often overlooked area, where styling can make or break the overall feel of the room.
This fact also makes the type and style of the bathroom faucet, a centerpiece that reflects the cohesiveness of the bathroom decor. From dual handle, single spigot to extravagant, LED lit, waterfall models, there is a bathroom faucet that can and will fit with any style and decor of a highly functional room, the lavatory.
Knowing Your Bathroom Faucet
There are so many makes and styles on the market for the bathroom faucet, it can sometimes be daunting to understand the differences. In a basic sense, a faucet allows hot and cold water to exit the internal house main and flow into a basin. To accomplish this and perform without leaking, the internals consist of either a rubber or ceramic seat connected to a valve mechanism.
This valve mechanism can be all metal or a combination of ceramics such as a valve cartridge. The main difference between the two is typically longevity. Rubber seats decay over time, especially in hard water. Metal, while not used for the seals, do rust and decay over time. Although this is reduced by using brass, the effect will still occur depending on the different water factors. Most manufacturers have gone to using ceramic valve cartridges or stems and seats to reduce leakage and prevent its occurrence over time.
Faucets come in a variety of finishes, chrome, brushed brass or nickle, and stainless steel plus more. There is no, “better” finish as far as quality is concerned. Only the particular preference of the customer. The only possible exception is the advent of no-spot stainless that has a special coating the prevents water from leaving water marks. However, there are also after market products that can be applied if this is a major concern. As mentioned, it just boils down to customer preference.
Best Two Handle Bathroom Faucet
Kingston Brass KB5611PX Faucet is your standard two handle bathroom faucet. It has retro styling 4 bulb hand grips in a semi Victorian styling.
It is polished chrome in a traditional styling and offers 2 GPM flow. It uses a washerless internal cartridge valve design and is lead free.
For those looking for an inexpensive but quality laden, traditional style bathroom faucet, this is a perfect choice. Users love the easy to installation and quick set up.
Top Bathroom Faucet for the Price
Pfister Treviso 2-Handle Faucet produces quality faucets and this one is no different. It is polished chrome with two single arm handles for 4 inch settings.
It is fully ADA complaint and is EPA certified to meet the WaterSense standards of reducing water flow by 30 percent. It has special Pfister tight seal technology for no leaks guaranteed. This technology consists of using a ceramic valve cartridge and produces a 1.5 GPM flow rate.
The Italian styling gives a nice look to almost any style sink setting. Users love the styling and easy of installation and remark about how beautiful this faucet is. For those looking for a nice traditional faucet setting, this is an excellent choice.
Best Bathroom Faucet for the Money
Delta 2538-MPU-DST Lahara Style Faucet is standard three hole faucet with drain pull and styled in the modern styling.
It is polished chrome with a bright finish and is backed by Delta’s limited Lifetime Warranty for faucet and finish. It has single arm handles and is fully ADA compliant. It is certified by the EPA for the WaterSense program and produces a flow of 1.5 GPM.
The two major points that many users rave about is the easy of installation, as everything is included in the box even the flush mount and the overall quality of the faucet. For a modern styling in a faucet, this is the perfect choice in bathroom fixtures.
Top Rated Bathroom Faucet on the Market
Not to be outdone, Moen CA6400BN Eva Style Faucet is a leading brand of both bathroom and kitchen fixtures and the 6400BN Eva style is one nice faucet.
As with the other faucets, it is certified for WaterSense with a flow of 1.5 GPM and is fully ADA compliant. It is a single handle faucet with a brushed nickle finish.
It is a single hole configuration and adds a modern styling to any bathroom. What also makes this faucet unique is the single styling even through a modern look will be at place in any style of bathroom even traditional or Victorian thanks to the finish and styling. No end of users love the beauty and styling of the unit, in addition to the easy of installation.
Best Waterfall Style Bathroom Faucet for the Price
Pfister F-042-JD Jaida Waterfall Style Faucet is called the transitional styling, which is a fusion of modern and contemporary with that of the traditional, this single hole, waterfall faucet is a wonderful addition to any theme bathroom.
It is certified for WaterSense and has a 1.5 GPM flow rate. It is fully ADA compliant and has a single handle for operation. It is easy to install and users find the beauty and styling gorgeous and outstanding. For anyone, who wants to make their bathroom stand above the rest with a great looking faucet, this is the perfect choice. Best of all it is backed by Pfister’s lifetime warranty and is guaranteed not to leak.
All of these faucets are of exceptional quality and manufacture and are all lead free and easy to install. Any of them would be great in a bathroom and cover a wide range of affordability options.