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Amazing Tips! How to buy a kitchen Faucet?

Feb 17th 2020 at 12:14 AM

Selecting a kitchen faucet can be tough to choose from myriad of options like style, materials and prices-can be overwhelming. You may keep your new faucet for long time, so you need to love it. Below are few suggestions:

Looks isn’t everything

Many people make a mistake while choosing a kitchen faucet based on looks and that’s mistake. Looks are an important quality to select, but one can consider the look they want without ignoring the convenience and long-term dependability. Advising on practical considerations, we connected with faucet designers in kitchen showrooms Toronto, manufacturers in Toronto, kitchen supply store Toronto and plumbers in kitchen stores.

Spend enough but not too much

Spending good money for a bathroom faucet and for a kitchen faucet is a great call. One can get a nice faucet for less, but there are chances of getting a low-quality faucet. If you’re paying extra, it is for extra features or style rather than basic reliability or durability.

Things to look for in a faucet

· Spout height and reach

· Pull-down vs. conventional sprayers

· Number of holes in the sink

· Single vs. multiple handles

Spout height and reach

Faucet spouts varies a lot in height and reach, and most of the time you can just choose the look you like best. But if you have a shelf above the sink, a three-bowl kitchen sink, a spout with a short reach may not extend to all the bowls.

Choose ceramic valves

Avoid having a kitchen faucet that drips, get one with ceramic valves. Valves are usually drip-free for years, but they don’t match the reliability of ceramic. Faucets with ceramic valves are roughly same in term of costing.

Some finishes are tougher than others

Choose a finish that matches your style. If you plan to replace existing hardware, your choice of kitchen faucet finishes is wide open. Majority of faucets are polished in chrome, satin nickel or bronze finishes. Finishes are durable, reliable and shares good looks for years. Chrome polished faucets are most durable finishes and the easiest to keep clean. Faucets getting heavy use, it’s your best bet for long-term toughness.

Nickel finishes are labeled as “brushed,” “satin” or “stainless steel” and owns a dull shine. They’re durable but prone to spots, they’re harder to keep clean. Some have a coating that reduces stains and smudges, but that coating isn’t as durable and may chip or wear.

Bronze faucets owns a brownish tone color and are often called “oiled” or “rubbed”. These coating are tough stuff, but can be scratched more easily than metal.

Count the holes in your sink

If you are switching from two handles to one, you have to think about the number of holes in the sink to fix your kitchen faucet. Most sinks have three holes: one is for hot handle, one is for the cold and one under the spout. Some single-handle faucets comes with a cover plate to hide the extra holes. But some don’t, so better to check the label. If you currently have a “wide spread” kitchen faucet with two handles far from the spout, you can’t switch to a single-handle model. Wanting a kitchen faucet with a “pull-down” sprayer mounted in the spout, there will an empty space, solution to it is installing a soap dispenser. Choose new faucet (may even include one) accordingly.

A single handle is more convenient

Two-handle faucets have a stylish symmetry that suits many areas in the house, especially traditional ones. But in pragmatic manner, single-handle faucets have the advantages. They are plain and more convenient; Temperature adjustment is easy and there’s one less handle to clean.

Pull-down sprayers are better

If you own a “side” sprayer (a spray handle mounted in the sink), you may probably had dribbles or leaks and you might assume you’d have similar (and more expensive) trouble with a faucet-mounted sprayer like the one shown here. Probably not. Experts suggest that “pull-down” sprayers have proven much more reliable than the old side sprayers.

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