The Types Of Bathroom Faucets

Last Updated on November 30, 2019 by Terry Ohara

While shopping for a bathroom faucet you will spot a large number of bathroom faucet types that will fit different styles and needs. You will also see a large number of finishes, sizes, and colors, so you have tons of options, meaning that you have tons of options to choose from. While a wide range of options is good, it can also be bad since you can get confused about which one is the best for your needs and bathroom. Today I will try to list some of the major types of bathroom faucets and list some of the pros that they come with, and surely, in the end, you will choose the best bathroom faucets easily.

Bridge Faucets

In the beginning, I listed the most interesting solution in the market, the bridge faucet, which combines the best features of vintage retro styled faucets with modern technology features. A bridge faucet needs just two holes to be installed, and this means that the levers and faucet branch out from a single place. There are varieties of this model as well, and most commonly you will find those that have under-mount sinks, that gives you the freedom to experiment with it. It is also worth stating that these are the cleanest and easiest to maintain.

Center-Set Faucets

These are a little more complicated compared to bridge faucets, and they are optimized to work with a basin with three holes. These faucets include the spout which sits right in the middle, hence the center-set name and two handles that are on each side of the spout. These are pretty retro-looking faucets, and you can also mount the handles onto a six-inch plate on the sink.

Single-Handle Faucets

You will also find these as single-lever faucets, and as their name implies they are faucets that work with just one handle that controls both the water flow and the water temperature. You will most likely find these in kitchens since they are very practical, but with some good styling, they can be perfect choices for bathrooms as well. These generally need one or two holes for mounting and they are extremely easy to install.

Wall-Mount Faucets

Wall mount faucets are mounted directly to the wall just like their name states, unlike the other types that we discussed that were deck mounted or attached to the sink itself. These faucet styles come in a wide range of styles, colors, sizes and finish you can choose from, and many people like these because they blend in the best features between utility and modern design, and also it makes everything easier to clean up.


A vessel sink is a basin that sits on top of your vanity and looks better than any other type of faucet design in my opinion. While these are pretty expensive and require some complicated plumbing on top of the space, they are very aesthetically pleasing.

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