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5 Features To Look For When Buying A Faucet For Your Bathroom

by Jamie Dawson Marketing Manager
A faucet comes in a variety of styles and finishes. Hence choosing a perfect piece for your bathroom could be quite daunting. There are many factors to consider while buying a faucet set for a bathroom in Melbourne.  

For example, the kind of basin layout, the purpose and the overall decor of the bathroom.

Let us see what are those 5 main attributes must be kept in mind while shopping for faucets for your bathroom.

1. Reach and Height of Spout: This attribute greatly affect the functionality of the faucet. Since there could be a number of combinations of reach and height of a spout, you must keep in mind where the faucet is being used and any bathroom furnishings around it.

For example, if the sink is below a shelf, then a spout with more height will get in the way of the shelf door. A faucet with short reach will splash the water at the back of the faucet.

2. Finish Of the Faucet: Many finishings may look beautiful and stylish but are not functionally or aesthetically suitable. So you must choose a finish that is good looking but durable too.
Satin nickel, polished chrome and bronze are the three main types of finishes that are available in the market. And out of these 3, polished chrome is the best if you are looking for durability and looks both. Nickel finish, although durable, is more prone to stains and smudges. Likewise, the bronze finish is susceptible to chipping and scratching.

3. Sink Layout: The layout of the sink should be considered first when selecting the faucet for your bathroom in Melbourne. It means the number of holes in the sink. There are 3 types of layout- single hole, centre set and widespread. Depending upon the layout, the faucet must be chosen. 

4. Single Handle or Two Handle: Your requirement will dictate if you need a single handle faucet or two handles. While a single handle is more convenient to use especially while regulating the temperature, two handles have their own charm and enhance the style of your bathroom. It looks more stylish and upbeat. 
However, while making your selection, do keep in mind the number of holes in your bathroom sink. If it is widespread, layout and you are going for a single-handle faucet, you may need to install is deck plate to cover the unused holes in the sink.

5. Valve Construction: This is an important component of a faucet and is completely for functional purposes. To keep the faucet from dripping water, go for a ceramic disc faucet that is absolutely maintenance-free. Two ceramic discs move together in a cutting action to control the flow of water. These are much better than ball faucets and cartridge faucets.

Final Thoughts

When scouring through the gamut of options available in the market for bathroom design ideas in Melbourne, it is ok to get swept away by the plenty of attractive and elegant faucet sets there. But the key is to keep these tips in mind and get a design that suits best the interior of your bathroom as well the needs of the people going to use it day in day out.

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About Jamie Dawson Freshman   Marketing Manager

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