Different types of bathroom and kitchen faucets and fixtures continue to emerge up to the present, giving buyers a hard time when it comes to making a decision. The following are just some of the most popular types:
1. Ball Faucet
Ball faucet is most commonly used in kitchen sinks. This is also the first type of washerless faucet ever introduced to the public. One of the distinct features of this product is its one handle which is capable of moving over caps with a rounded ball shape. The single handle featured in the faucet also works in controlling the specialized ball made of either metal or plastic inside its body. Other features in this type are slots or chambers, rubber O-rings, lever assembly, and rubber seals loaded with spring.
2. Bridge Faucet
This is one of the most ideal faucets and fixtures for bathrooms and kitchens. It is popular because it combines traditional style or design with modern technology. The good thing about the bridge faucet is that it prevents leaks. If you have under-mount sinks, then expect the bridge faucet to also help you get freedom especially when it comes to cleaning the countertop and sink.
This type usually comes with double-handle controls. It already features a handle and spout in just a single unit. Most of its models are built in such a way that it can mount into a countertop or sink deck with the help of its 3-predrilled holes. There are also models and designs that only need a single hole.
4. Wall Mount
This type is typically attached into a wall instead of your counter or sink. A wise tip in buying this product is to make sure that it perfectly blends and works with your current sink. It is also advisable to stick to the specifications and instructions of manufacturers regarding the right placement and height for this product. This will reduce the risk of splashing. Another tip is to position its water stream behind its sink drain.
5. Ceramic Disc
This is the most recent development in the field of modern faucets. This faucet is distinctive due to the presence of one lever placed into its wide cylindrical body. It also comes with a mixing chamber known as pressure balance cartridge where the hot and cold water are mixed. This features 2 discs made of ceramic installed at the bottom part of the mixing chamber. These two discs will lower and raise as a means of controlling the water flow’s volume. An advantage of this faucet is that most of its models are made using high quality parts. It is also reliable and does not require a lot of repairs.