How to Choose the Right Bathroom Faucet

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With any kitchen and bath remodel, the faucet is one of the finishing touches that can either make a room feel complete or stick out like a sore thumb. The faucet is both an aesthetic piece in the bathroom and a functional tool that you’ll end up using every single day. Here are a few things to consider when you’re choosing a bathroom faucet.

Faucet Types

There are a few different faucet types, and not all will fit your sink. You’ll need to find out how many holes your sink has and how far apart they are to determine what type of faucet you need to look for.

  • Single Hole – Usually this calls for a faucet where the spout and tap are a single piece. There is, as expected, only one hole in the sink.
  • Three-Hole/Center Set – The two outer holes are set four inches apart from the center, and the faucet can either be a single piece or a faucet with two handles. This is a very common type of faucet.
  • Wide-Mount – This style of faucet consists of three pieces: the faucet and two separate handles.

Faucet Finishes

When you get into specifics, it feels like there are a lot of different finishes for faucets. We can narrow this down into three main categories.

  • Polished – One of the most common finishes is a polished chrome, which has a reflective shine to it and can be a bright spot in the room.
  • Brushed – A brushed finish has an almost matte-like quality, and you’ll usually see a distinctive grain. This is a great choice for bathrooms because it can hide water stains easily.
  • Oil-rubbed – This is a special type of treatment that is designed to give the faucet a patina. This is common with bronze and sometimes brass.

Bathroom Remodeling


Faucets come in as many different styles as you can imagine, and trends change all the time. Consider what you want your overall aesthetic of the bathroom to be and find what you like best.

Contact Niron Depot when you’re in the process of remodeling your Colorado bathroom. Check out our selection of faucets and other bathroom hardware, including showerheads and cabinet hardware.