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One of the essential processes in any bathroom remodeling project is to determine the types of bathroom faucets that will fit into the final design. A homeowner may not realize that there are several different types of bathroom faucet designs that all serve a different purpose. To get the right faucet for the project, it is essential to know the primary design types.

As with most home remodeling products, bathroom faucets have different kinds of layouts that affect how well the faucet will fit in with the project design. Some faucet types will not work with a vanity depending on the layout of the vanity and the needs of the bathroom. It is important to become familiar with the terminology and how it applies to faucet designs before deciding on which faucet to install in a bathroom.



– Single Hole Faucets

Single-hole faucets have one handle and accept the water feed pipes at only one point. To use a single hole faucet, it is necessary to have a single hole layout in the bathroom sink.

– Center Set Faucets

Center set faucets have two handles but the feed pipes meet at the base near the spigot. Each handle does not have its own feed pipe connection. It is all done through the base and the water is controlled by each individual handle.

– Spread Set Faucets

These faucets come in three pieces and require a spread set bathroom sink for proper installation. The spigot and each handle are separate assemblies that are mounted into their respective holes as three separate units.

– Shelf Back Faucets

Shelf back faucets are commonly found in showers and bathtubs. They are set up like spread set faucets in that they consist of three separate pieces, but instead of mounting to a horizontal sink top, they mount to the side of a bathtub or shower.

– Vessels

Vessels are taller spigots with single handles that look like water wells. These are tall and narrow units that do not offer a tremendous amount of water pressure. These types of bathroom faucets allow a consistent stream of water rather than one that pushes with a lot of water pressure.

– Tub Faucets

These are the most basic bathtub faucets with the single spigot and the pull-knob on top that determines if the water runs through the bathtub faucet or the shower.

– Basin Faucets

It takes a very specific kind of bathroom sink t use basin faucets, but basin faucets can add a very interest element to the bathroom decor. These are two separate faucets with their own handles. One faucet is hot water and the other is cold. Rather than being two separate handles that have water coming out of the same spigot, these have their own spigots. It can be difficult to get variety in water temperature with basin faucets but do add a distinctive look to a bathroom.

Bathroom faucets come in all shapes and sizes. Review the different types of bathroom faucets to determine what kind will best fit the bathroom decor during a bathroom remodeling project.