Types and Styles of Bathroom Faucets
This post is part of a series about bathroom remodeling (we service the greater San Jose CA metro area). To access the lead post please select the links below.
Most people generally do not put a lot of thought into the details of their faucets until they’re selecting one or more for a remodel project.
This page has been put together to pull information about styles and options together into one place. I hope you find this information useful.
Summary information about bathroom faucet types and styles is given below. For more details about any one type or style, please select one of the links below.
Bathroom Faucet Styles
Named because there is a visible bridge between the valves and the faucet spout.
Smaller faucets good for tight spaces.
As the name implies, the faucet is operated from a single hangle.
These can be mounted in non standard configurations as the connections from the valves to the faucet spout is via flexible tubing under the sink.
Faucets that mount onto (or come out of) the wall.
Bathroom Faucet Valve Types
Second Most Reliable: The valve mechanism is a sphere (a ball) with channels cut through it. As the channels in the ball line up (or don’t) with the channels in the housing, the flow of water is controlled.
Most Reliable: Also single hand faucets, but more reliable than ball faucets.
If the handle is moved left/right to control the temperate and up/down to control the water volume, the valve is a cartridge mechanism.
Least Reliable: Oldest style of valve. These faucets always have two handles, one for hot and one for cold.
Fancy Modern Bathroom Faucets
As the name implies, you operate the faucet without touching it.
Faucets with electronic controls. Seriously.
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