Users' questions

What kind of faucet do I need for a vessel sink?

What kind of faucet do I need for a vessel sink?

You will need a faucet that is tall enough for the water to fall into the bowl. Vanity Height: Also you should consider the height of your vanity. You want the sink to be easy to reach. If the vanity is a standard size, some sinks may end up being too tall and a little difficult to use.

Are bronze faucets hard to keep clean?

Oil-Rubbed Bronze Finish Problems Unlike regular faucets, harsh cleaners and those containing bleach may damage or discolor the finish. Oil-rubbed bronze faucets turning green are not uncommon if the wrong chemicals are used; this is because oxidation of the bronze occurs over time.

Are vessel sinks out of style?

Vessel sinks haven’t completely lost their popularity and are still a trendy choice for remodels and new builds. This seems a point of contention among designers and consumers alike but if you’re the type to play it safe in home design, we recommend a more traditional under-mount sink.

How do I identify my sink faucet model?

Identifying Your Faucet Model The model number is printed on a tag that is attached to the cold water supply line of the faucet. The supply line is located below the sink, countertop, bath rim, or behind the bowl of a bidet. The model number, or part number, is typically preceded by “P/N.”

Do I need a special faucet for a vessel sink?

Since vessel sinks generally sit above the counter, they require faucets that are slightly different than standard faucets. Faucets can be either deck mounted or wall mounted. The faucet height, the distance the spout reaches over the basin and the angle of the water flow.

Can I use regular faucet with Vessel sink?

Don’t think for a minute that every faucet will work well with every sink design. Your existing plumbing connections will work with just about any vessel sink. A plumber may have to install an extra-long tailpiece from the bottom of the sink to connect to the P-trap under the fixture.

Is oiled bronze out of style?

Oil rubbed bronze is officially an out of style decorating trend. Consider spray painting oil rubbed bronze light fixtures to a more contemporary color. A better alternative is to use black metal. Matching furniture sets are no longer in style.

Will vinegar damage bronze faucet?

While you can use diluted vinegar to clean your faucet, don’t leave it on the bronze surface for more than a few minutes. Moen very specifically states that vinegar is safe on bronze when used for a short time.

Are vessel sinks too high?

The top edge of the sink should be no less than 31 inches higher than the floor and certainly no higher than 36 inches. To figure out how tall your cabinet should be, you’ll have to see how high your sink stands from the cabinet surface and then do the math.

Which faucet brand is best?

Favorite & Most Reliable Kitchen Faucet Brands:

  • Delta Faucets – Our Highest Rated Overall Brand.
  • Kohler – Favorite Designer Brand.
  • Moen – Brand Faucet Brand For High End Consumers.
  • Kraus – Best For Commercial Style Faucets.
  • Pfister – Brand With Widest Selection.
  • American Standard – Best Brand For General Homeowner Use.

How do I know what faucet cartridge to buy?

Use a caliper or ruler and measure the cartridge. Do this by measuring from the base to the tip (from seat to splines). Pay attention to the length tier of your cartridge (Lengths range from 1–12). Next, identify the broach pattern with the broach chart (see page B-5).