How to Choose a Bathroom Faucet

The bathroom faucet that you install in your home is a hard-working fixture, but there's no need to sacrifice durability for aesthetics with the modern array of beautiful and long lasting faucets on the market today. There are so many styles, models, and finishes to choose from - perhaps the hardest part of buying your new bathroom faucet will be to narrow your choice down to just one!

Before Buying Your Bathroom Faucet
While shopping for your perfect faucet, you should have a few concepts in mind before you make your decision. Determine what type of handles you prefer, such as single handle or double, the style of faucet that best suits your décor, the finish you want and will it complement your existing bathroom fixtures, whether the faucet you buy will be easily installed in your current sink, and the dollar amount that you wish to budget for the purchase. Keep in mind that many manufacturers package the actual bathroom faucet separately from the handles that you will need to accompany it, necessitating that you purchase the handles separately.


Moen Lavatory Faucet

Quality Bathroom Faucets
When choosing the bathroom faucet that meets your needs, one of the most important aspects to consider is the quality construction of the faucet you select. A lightweight faucet with plastic internal parts is generally a bad idea - cheap construction means one thing: a temporary faucet that will need replaced soon. Although many of the inexpensive faucets on the market may look as good as their more expensive counterparts, they will not last as long nor will they provide you with optimal performance. The best option for your family's bath is a faucet that offers long lasting beauty and effortless operation that you don't have to worry about.

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Moen T6420BN Eva Two-Handle
Widespread Lavatory Faucet

Bathroom Faucet Materials
Bathroom faucets are no longer just basic cookie-cutter fixtures. They can now be as beautiful as a sculpture or as rustic as the old faucet at the best New England B&B. The market is rich with polished chrome, satin nickel, polished nickel, polished brass, antique brass, platinum, gold, acrylic enamels in a rainbow of colors, stainless steel, copper, and many other options - so finding the perfect bathroom faucet to meet your décor needs in the bath is limited only by your imagination.

Polished Chrome
Satin Nickel
Polished Nickel
Polished Brass
Antique Brass
Stainless Steel
Oil Rubbed Bronze
Platinum

Lavatory Faucet Drains
When purchasing a lavatory faucet, most models include the drain, but not all do - so be sure to double check to make certain if you need to purchase a drain separately. You must also make a special effort to consider design of the sink or the design of the countertop into which your lavatory faucet will be installed to insure proper fit. Determine before making your lavatory faucet selection whether you need a single hole, 4-inch mini-spread, centerset, or an 8-inch widespread model to fit plumb with your existing lavatory sink. Shop bathroom rough plumbing valves now.

Moen Valve
Moen 9000 Lavatory
Rough-In Valve

Moen Roman Tub Faucet

Tub Faucets and Whirlpool Faucets
There are many beautiful options when it comes to replacing or installing a tub faucet or whirlpool faucet. Determine before you shop for your perfect tub or whirlpool faucet whether you will need a wall mount or deck mount faucet and also if you will need to purchase a matching hand spray for the tub.

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Moen Kingsley Two-Handle Roman Tub Faucet

Bathroom Faucet Trim
Always check to see if your bathroom faucet selection requires that you purchase additional trim or other components to be complete. As discussed before, manufacturers often sell the bathroom faucet handles separate from the bathroom faucet, and the same is true of trim pieces, faucet accents, faucet bodies, and rough-in valves.

Delta RP50781SS - Linden/Pilar - Soap and Lotion Dispenser

Bathroom Faucet Accessories
There are many coordinating accessories for the bath that can be purchased to perfectly blend with the bathroom faucet you choose. Don't forget to look for handy soap dispensers / dispensers, towel bars, robe hooks, toilet tissue holders, and more.

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Delta RP50781SS - Linden/Pilar - Soap and Lotion Dispenser