Bathroom sink faucets including vintage style centerset and widespread faucets, unique bridge faucets and single post lavatory faucets, and antique reproduction basin taps. Complete your faucet installation with coordinating water supply lines and bath accessories.
Often one knows the preferred style, or look, of their bathroom faucet before beginning the process of choosing the actual faucet. Finish, height, spout shape, and handle type are some of the main aesthetic qualities that define the look of a bathroom faucet. In a traditional bathroom, the right bathroom faucet is frequently a simple matter of choosing a sink faucet that coordinates well with other decor, bathroom accessories, and tub or shower faucets. Lavatory faucets for traditional themed bathrooms include a wide array of faucet designs with finishes that include classic brass and chrome as well as trendy finish options such as brushed nickel and oil rubbed bronze. The options are virtually limitless for traditional baths but lavatory faucets for period baths are more narrowly defined. Choosing the right bathroom sink faucet for a period bath should consider design details appropriate to the era. For example, antique reproduction basin taps in brass or polished nickel are ideal choices for Victorian bathrooms whereas chrome Art Deco style widespread faucets would be appropriate for Art Deco themed bathrooms of the 1920's.
While aesthetics certainly have their place in the faucet decision making process, the critical determinant in choosing a lavatory faucet is compatibility with the bathroom sink. Specifically, the faucet must be designed to install within the number and spacing of the sink's faucet holes. Bathroom sinks typically have one, two, or three faucet holes. The spacing of holes is commonly referred to as spread. Spread, or centers, is defined as the distance between the center of the far right faucet hole and center of the far left faucet hole. The spread between holes in a sink with more than one faucet hole is usually 4", 8", or 12". Bathroom sink faucets are available to fit all of these common configurations as well as the atypical configurations that can occur with antique sinks. To make choosing a faucet easier, bathroom sink faucets are categorized by their type. Naturally, faucet type is defined by the number of sink holes required by the faucet and the centers necessary to accommodate the faucet.