Bathroom Faucet Facts Every Homeowner Should Know

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Michelle Thompson is an internet marketing apprentice and a passionate freelance and personal (own sites and coming books) writer. She's written on topics ranging from toaster ovens to psychology to brain nutrition and nootropics, and enjoys a vast variety of topics. Michelle is interested in making money online from home and spends a lot of her time learning, working (for other internet marketers) to learn the trade from experience.

There are a few facts that you should know before going out to choose new bathroom faucets. If you are going to simply replace the faucet itself and keep the sink, then most of the work is already done.

If you're replacing the entire vanity then you will need to decide which is more important, the sink or the faucet. The reason for this is simple, faucets come in single hole, center-set and widespread assemblies. If you keep your existing sink, then all you need to do is match up the new faucet to the existing holes. This limits your choices.

If you are replacing both, then your choices are almost limitless. It's always a good idea to know a little about the different faucets available before making a selection. Compression bathroom faucets use washers and compression in order to turn off the flow of water. These faucets have been in use for many years and are still available on the market.

They are the least expensive models to buy. The Kohler Sentinel is just an example of this type of faucet currently available. Ball faucets are becoming more and more popular both for use in the kitchen as well as the bathroom.  These accessories have a single handle to control the flow of water and its temperature. The ball faucet was the first one to be washer-less.

By far, the best bathroom faucets for those who prefer having separate handles are cartridge faucets. Unlike compression faucets, cartridge faucets don't require extra pressure in order to stop the flow of water. As a result, the cartridge has been deemed more reliable than the compression and often needs less maintenance.

Disc faucets are one of the newer models to be on the market. They have a single lever to control the flow of water and are considered a higher quality faucet. Price Pfister and Kohler are two well-known manufacturers that produce ceramic disc faucets. The intricate parts of bathroom faucets can play an important role in their durability and function.

When used properly, faucets can not only be a statement of style but also of water conservation. For example, faucets that are labeled "Water Sense" can cut the amount of water an average household uses by up to 500 gallons a year. Faucets that bear the label "Americans With Disabilities Act Approved" are easier for those with disabilities to operate than traditional faucets.

If you have been planning to remodel your bathroom, hopefully this article gave you some helpful facts to consider.

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