Bathroom Faucets Buying Guide

Are you in the market for a new bathroom faucet? Whether you’re building a new home, remodeling your existing bathroom, or simply replacing your faucets, our buying guide gives you helpful advice on making the purchase that’s perfect for you.

Types of Bathroom Faucets

Types of Bathroom Faucets

Faucets installed with a sink -- as opposed to those on the shower and tub -- are called lavatory faucets.

Widespread Faucet Sets

On widespread faucet sets, the spout and handles are separate pieces, so three different holes must be drilled for their installation. Space needed for widespread faucet sets typically ranges from 8 inches to 16 inches. This configuration can be more pricey but offers more flexibility in placement.

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Moen
$486.55 $309.70

Moen Brantford Combo Includes: Double Handle Wide Spread Bathroom Faucet (T6620) Toilet Paper Holder (YB2208) Towel Bar (YB2224) T...owel Ring (YB2286) Towel Bar (YB2218) Valve and Drain Assembly (9000) Moen T6620 Bathroom Faucet Features: Two-handle... read more

Moen
$360.20 $232.14

Moen Brantford Combo Includes: Double Handle Wide Spread Bathroom Faucet (T6620) Toilet Paper Holder (YB2208) Towel Bar (YB2224) T...owel Ring (YB2286) Towel Bar (YB2218) Valve and Drain Assembly (9000) Moen T6620 Bathroom Faucet Features: Two-handle... read more

Moen
$523.85 $315.19

Moen Brantford Combo Includes: Double Handle Wide Spread Bathroom Faucet (T6620) Toilet Paper Holder (YB2208) Towel Bar (YB2224) T...owel Ring (YB2286) Towel Bar (YB2218) Valve and Drain Assembly (9000) Moen T6620 Bathroom Faucet Features: Two-handle... read more

Delta
$17.95 $9.67

Finish: Chrome Delta Botanical Bathroom Mini Widespread Lift Rod Features: -Application: Bathroom faucet.-Product Type: Lift rod.-...Finish: .-Collection: Botanical.Dimensions: -Overall Height - Top to Bottom: 0.5.-Overall Width - Side to Side:... read more

Center-Set Faucets

Center-set faucets combine the spout and handles on a single base. Hot and cold handles may be separate or combined in a single-handle mixing lever. A center-set faucet is more compact than a widespread faucet set with a standard spread of 4 inches. Center-set faucets work best with smaller sink basins or those that are predrilled. They are also the most common, least expensive, and easiest to install.

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Grohe
$228.00 $116.28

GroheFaucet body constructed of solid brass Covered under Grohe's limited lifetime warranty Grohe faucets are exclusively engineer...ed in Germany Finishes will resist corrosion and tarnishing through everyday use - finish covered under lifetime warranty... read more

Grohe
$311.00 $158.61

GroheFaucet body constructed of solid brass Covered under Grohe's limited lifetime warranty Grohe faucets are exclusively engineer...ed in Germany Finishes will resist corrosion and tarnishing through everyday use - finish covered under lifetime warranty... read more

Kingston Brass
$61.71

Update your bathroom decor with this polished brass centerset faucet. This bathroom faucet includes a drain assembly in matching f...inish. Faucet type: Bathroom Number of handles: Double-handle Faucet finish: Polished Brass Faucet style: 4-inch Centerset... read more

Delta Faucets
$134.49

Delta 2575LF-MPU is a two handle centerset lavatory faucet from the Leland collection finished in Chrome. It has a solid brass con...struction and a high arching spout which allows for great accesibility .It also has a matching roman tub faucet in order... read more

Single-Hole Faucets

Single-hole faucets have a spout and single mixing handle in one unit, allowing you to operate the faucet with one hand. Often used on smaller sinks, they are compact and simple to install.

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Grohe
$209.00 $106.59

Grohe Concetto 34 270 Bathroom Faucet Features: Covered under Grohe's limited lifetime faucet and finish warranty Faucet body cons...tructed of solid brass Metal drain assembly activated by lift rod Stainless steel braided flexible supply lines... read more

Moen
$391.85 $293.89

Product Features: Metal faucet body construction ensures durability and reliability for the life of the faucet Covered under Moen'...s limited lifetime faucet warranty Premier finishing process - finishes will resist corrosion and tarnishing through... read more

Moen
$363.55 $272.67

Product Features: Metal faucet body construction ensures durability and reliability for the life of the faucet Covered under Moen'...s limited lifetime faucet warranty Premier finishing process - finishes will resist corrosion and tarnishing through... read more

Brizo
$600.00 $432.00

Brizo 65060LF-RB-ECO Rook Venetian Bronze Single Handle Single Hole Lavatory Faucet. Bathroom Faucets > One Handle. Combines th...e artisan flair of hand-craftsmanship with the precision of beautifully machined pieces, Spout features hidden... read more

Wall-Mount Faucets

Wall-mount faucets require separate valves that are mounted in the wall, and the spout and handles are three separate pieces. You’ll want to consider this type of faucet if you are installing vessel sinks or other above-the-counter basins, as the faucet’s spout is extended so the water flows into the center of the basin. While this configuration is more difficult to install, it leaves more deck space and makes cleanup easier.

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Brizo
$206.00 $148.32

Brizo RP73764RB Traditional Venetian Bronze Wall Mount Tub Filler Unions - Wall Mount Option. Parts. Delta Wall Mount Tub Filler U...nions:. read more

Brizo
$154.00 $110.88

Brizo RP73764PC Traditional Polished Chrome Wall Mount Tub Filler Unions - Wall Mount Option. Parts. Delta Wall Mount Tub Filler U...nions:. read more

T and S Brass
$218.00 $152.60

Product Features: Manufactured and assembled in the United States of America Faucet covered under T&S Brass' one year warranty... Constructed of stainless steel ensuring durability and dependability High quality finish – finishes are covered under... read more

Product Features

Product Features

Important lavatory faucet features include long-term performance, water savings, ease of use, and distinctive style.

Spouts

Spouts may be aerated or non-aerated. Aerated spouts mix air with the water, giving them a lower flow rate that results in less water use. In non-aerated spouts, the water flows more freely; you can feel the difference between the two.

Handles

Handles come in various configurations, including: Lever handles, which are easiest to grip and turn. Cross handles, which offer a vintage look and feel. Round handles, which are most common and often budget-friendly. Touchless electronic handles, which save water by shutting off automatically when no motion is sensed.

Valves

Valves are crucial to the operation and long-term performance of faucets, as they control water flow. Compression valves are most common, but when washers become worn, drips result. For better performance, choose washerless valve construction such as ball, cartridge, or ceramic-disk valves. Choose the best your budget will allow.

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

Lavatory faucets are available at a wide range of price points, so it’s important to know your budget before purchasing. High-quality lavatory faucets work well, last a long time, look beautiful, and cost no more to install than economy models.

Configuration

If you’re planning a new bathroom, you can choose any faucet configuration. But if you’re simply replacing an existing faucet, you’ll need to know its configuration, because the replacement unit must fit in the holes drilled into your sink deck -- drilling new holes is not easy.

Sink

If you’re installing a predrilled sink, your faucet configuration must match that of the sink; a single-hole sink requires a single-hole faucet. If you’re installing a vessel or above-counter sink, a wall-mount faucet’s extended spout best accommodates the extra reach needed for water to hit the basin at its deepest point. If your sink is uniquely shaped -- say, with a curve on one side -- that might affect the location of the faucet.

Style

Faucets with smooth, sleek curves or geometric shapes blend well with clean-lined, contemporary bathrooms, while detailed faucets complement a more traditional style. Period-style faucets lend a vintage look. And matching your faucets to other bathroom accessories -- such as towel racks, robe hooks, grab bars, and toilet tissue holders -- makes for a thoughtfully complete look.

Finish

Your faucet's finish plays a key role in the character of your bathroom, so ideally it should complement wall, tile, and textile colors. Many faucets are available in finishes guaranteed not to tarnish; others, such as some bronze finishes, are meant to gain a well-used patina over time. Chrome finishes can be polished, brushed, or matte, and all are timeless, durable, and attractive; gold plate won’t tarnish, but it's more expensive; nickel comes in brushed or satin finishes and is stylish in any setting; and stainless steel won’t show water spots, but it's pricier.

Water Savings

For many of us, saving water is a priority, in which case aerated faucets provide a payoff -- by doing the right thing by the environment and by reducing utility bills.

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Moen
$363.55 $272.67

Product Features: Metal faucet body construction ensures durability and reliability for the life of the faucet Covered under Moen'...s limited lifetime faucet warranty Premier finishing process - finishes will resist corrosion and tarnishing through... read more

Kohler
$354.50 $265.88

Devonshire Capturing the elegance of a bygone era, Devonshire is reminiscent of old-world design. This Devonshire faucet brings a ...refined look to your bath or powder room sink, with lever handles providing easy operation. Easy-to-clean and leak-free... read more

Moen
$510.15 $277.46

Product Features: Covered under Moen's limited lifetime warranty Premier finishing process - finishes will resist corrosion and ta...rnishing through everyday use Hand Shower Package Includes: Hand shower, hose, slide bar, and holding bracket Wall supply... read more

Delta
$283.45 $175.74

Delta 538-MPU-DST Features: Made in the U.S.A. (Manufacturing plants: Greensburg, Indiana; Jackson, Tennessee) Fully covered under... Delta's limited lifetime warranty All-brass faucet construction Superior finishing process - faucet finish covered under... read more

Moen
$391.85 $293.89

Product Features: Metal faucet body construction ensures durability and reliability for the life of the faucet Covered under Moen'...s limited lifetime faucet warranty Premier finishing process - finishes will resist corrosion and tarnishing through... read more

Kohler
$527.00 $395.25

Purist Combining architectural forms with sensual design lines, Purist faucets and accessories bring a touch of modern elegance to... your bathroom. This sink faucet exemplifies the Purist collection's understated style, with its low gooseneck spout and... read more

Delta
$496.65 $347.66

Delta 553LF Features: Fully covered under Delta's limited lifetime warranty All-brass faucet construction Superior finishing proce...ss - faucet finish covered under lifetime warranty Inspired by slim lines and graceful arc of a ribbon, the Vero bath... read more

Kohler
$379.85 $284.89

Devonshire Capturing the elegance of a bygone era, Devonshire is reminiscent of old-world design. This Devonshire faucet brings a ...refined look to your bath or powder room sink, with lever handles providing easy operation. Easy-to-clean and leak-free... read more

Grohe
$209.00 $106.59

Grohe Concetto 34 270 Bathroom Faucet Features: Covered under Grohe's limited lifetime faucet and finish warranty Faucet body cons...tructed of solid brass Metal drain assembly activated by lift rod Stainless steel braided flexible supply lines... read more

Moen
$561.15 $312.15

Product Features: Covered under Moen's limited lifetime warranty Premier finishing process - finishes will resist corrosion and ta...rnishing through everyday use Hand Shower Package Includes: Hand shower, hose, slide bar, and holding bracket Wall supply... read more

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