Finish and Material. Kitchen faucets were made in chrome finishes for years. Today, however, different other finishing materials are used for the same. This includes bronze, nickel and stainless steel finishes for unique and impressive appearances. When choosing the finish, consider the durability. For instance PVD finishes are resistant to corrosion and scratching and offer surfaces that clean as good as new for many years. The inner construction is usually of brass metal. There are tubular and cast brass options with the cast being thicker and stronger, but both are equally good. The valves and how they are coated can determine their functionality, especially when handling hot and cold controls. Therefore, water temperature is also an important factor when you go shopping.
You identify the faucets by their single handle that moves over a rounded metal ball that easily shifts and spins thus creating different water flows and temperatures. The ball has chambers and spring loaded rubber seals. The handle rotates easily allowing you an exact mix of hot and cold water. It's good to note that these faucets don't have washers. Due to the many parts in these faucets, they tend to leak more than other washerless faucets such as disc and cartridge.
Spout Height. This feature will determine the reach of your faucet and how comfortable you are working with it. It is advisable to choose a faucet that has a spout height that is neither too long nor too short. It ensures that the faucet fits well in the existing sink. For those with an integrated spray wand, look at the distance that you are able to move the wand as it will determine the reach. The spout and reach of the faucet can also determine the overall look or appearance of the faucet so be sure to consider that too. When you get it right with the faucet spout height and reach, you will have a functional and beautiful fitting. The Number of Handles. This should be a matter of preference considering that there are people who wish to have separate cold and hot controls while others just simply prefer a single lever that controls both the flow temperatures and rate. The number of handles can also determine the style and appearance of the faucet. You can choose to suit your individual preferences in terms of functionality and look.
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