Choosing the right faucet is important. Instead of style, material and design you need to consider the quality. Faucet makes life easier that is why excellent valve mechanism and more durable finishes boost longevity and look. Here are six steps in choosing the right faucet for you:
- Two handle
Its average cost is $50. It allows you to regulate the temperature more accurately. The single handle faucets also are known as post-mount, generally, goes for $75 to $200. This type of faucet works from the side-mounted lever or a top-mounted knob. Most single-handle faucets have pullout spouts.
If you mind the style, you can choose the type if finish. The most affordable finish for a faucet is a chrome finish. Usually priced around $60. The more colorful enamel coatings generally will cost you from $20 to $200 more and are more susceptible to scratches and chipping. You can add 25% to $40% more from the coated price to get stainless steel faucets.
- A Physical Vapor Deposition (PVD)
It is a better finishing than usual plated. It cost $150 to $750 more in costs. The metal is vaporized and glazing it with a scratch resistant and non-tarnishing film.
- Standard straight faucets
It is a high-arching goose-like spout, great for filling pots. A pullout faucet can get you anywhere in a sink. You can go from a spray mode to a stream mode with a touch.
- Knowing four kinds of faucets
- Compression valve (leak but they are typically easy to repair. It uses rubber washers)
- Ball valves (the flow and temperature of the water by using a steel ball, the balls are washerless and easy to maintain because of this.)
- Ceramic disk (guaranteed not to wear out but is obviously much more expensive than the ball valve or compression valve.)
- Cartridge faucet (does not need any maintenance. Just like the ceramic disk, it has a hefty price tag.)
- You may want to use filtering faucets. It cost $200 plus, to bring in purified water. It works by purring several filters are placed under the sink while others are fitted inside the spout.
In general, most faucets have the same basic parts and sometimes even the same finish across several price lines. You don’t need to hand over your hard-earned money to pay for good quality.Be sure that your faucet connection matches your sink holes. Regardless of the type of faucet you choose. Always check the warranty and the finish.