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Tips to Choosing a Kitchen Faucet

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

With the old and new designs, mounting and finishes, you could get overwhelmed easily on choosing a faucet. Through this article, you actually will know some of the important things to consider.

Mounting Styles

Sink Mounted Faucet

There are actually various kitchen faucets and sink designs that you could find today, but they are in fact not always compatible. When you are ever working on an existing sink, be sure to check on how many mounting holes it comes with. New faucets tend to have either one up to four hole variables

When you ever have plans in replacing an existing faucet that only requires few holes that what you have, consider looking for a new faucet that have an escutcheon plate in order to cover any unneeded sink holes. This actually will do the trick on different standard sinks.

Handle Option

Single Handle Faucets

A single hand faucet can actually rotate directionally which will almost give you an ability to regulate flow through up and down motions and temperatures as well as side and side motion.

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 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 actually a good idea that when you have the plan to buy a faucet to buy an accessory such as a hand spray or soap dispenser from the same collection for you to get a good match.

Quality and Price

Most faucets are into the use of cartridge, ball or perhaps a ceramic disk valve. 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.

A good indicator of quality would be its weight as well. When you are ever unsure whether a fitting is solid brass, be sure to pick this up. This will be able to feel 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.

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