Choosing a Faucet for Your Sink

Choosing the Right Faucet for Your Sink

It may seem like a small decision, but deciding on the right faucet for your sink can have a big impact on the space. It’s probably a good thing that there’s such a wide variety of faucets available, in different styles and functions. However, that variety can be overwhelming for consumers. Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing a new faucet.

Not All Faucets Will Work With Your Sink

You may think that all faucets are designed to be compatible with all sinks, but it’s not true. There should be a specification sheet from the manufacturer of your sink that will tell you exactly what kinds of faucets are compatible with the model that you have. It’s best if you get a hold of this sheet before you start looking for faucets. This will help you avoid selecting a non-compatible faucet.

Faucet/Sink Size Is Important

You’ll also want to take the measurements of any possible faucet you look into and see how it will fit in your sink. Some faucets may end up reaching too far over the sink so that it doesn’t align with the drain. If this happens, the water that comes out of the spout of the faucet will hit the bowl of the sink and splash up and around instead of flowing into the drain. However, a sink with multiple bowls will need a faucet with a long reach in order to be used across all of the bowls. Keep the type and size of your sink in mind when shopping around for your new faucet.

The Finish Matters

The finish of your new faucet is important for many reasons, not the least of which is style. The flow of the space could be compromised by having a faucet that is completely different from the sink or other hardware in the room. Another reason paying attention to the finish is important is because not all finishes are created the same. Some finishes hold up to wear better than others. There are three main types of finishes: chrome, nickel, and bronze. All of these finishes will hold up well over time, but chrome is especially durable as well as being easy to clean. Nickel is prone to developing finger and water spots while bronze can be easy to chip or scratch. These can be important factors in choosing a new faucet.

It’s easy to find the right faucet for your sink when you consider the factors that matter most.

Want to Know More?

If you have any questions about selecting your faucet during your countertop project, Granite Shop has an in-house designer on staff. Visit our website for more information. For answers to some frequently asked questions, check out our FAQ page.

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