14 Types of Kitchen Faucets You should Know Before You Buy
14 Kitchen Faucet Models
There are currently 14 different types of kitchen faucets out there in the market.You should know all these different types of kitchen faucets before you buy one.All these kitchen faucets differ from each other in their functionality.We are giving out short reviews on all these different types of kitchen faucets.You can read
1.Pull Down Kitchen Faucets
These are faucets in which the spray wand can be pulled down straight into the kitchen sink for a widespread use.Whether you are cleaning or washing veggies this kind of faucets works great.They easily get pulled down and you just water anywhere you need.
2. Pull Out Kitchen Faucets
These are faucets in which the spray wand pulls out straight to you.This is very useful in filling large pots or vessels.These kitchen faucets with pull out spray are best in their functionality.They consists of a spread head and hose so as to make the sprout for maximum reach around the kitchen sink.With the help of a button or toggle control,you can easily switch from aerated stream to spray or vice-versa.Most of the these pull-down kitchen faucets swivel 360 degrees for a better access to all places.Some latest pull-out kitchen faucets like Delta’s Allora is occupied with a magnetic spray head docking which makes sure the spray head has a snug fit.A pull-out or pull-down kitchen faucets usually requires at least one or more holes on the sink.
3. Kitchen faucets with Side Spray
Single handle kitchen faucets are the most commonly used type of faucets.These are the basic kitchen faucets with a single lever control and a low spout.These single handle kitchen faucets comes with a side spray which is less costlier as compared to those pull out or pull down kitchen faucets.The main advantage of a single handle faucet with a side spray is that they allows you to get a faucet with a sprayer as well as a classic or vintage look to the kitchen faucet.Such single handle kitchen faucets with side spray usually requires more than one hole in the kitchen couter top.
4.Single Handle Kitchen Faucet (Single Hole Kitchen faucet)
Single handle kitchen faucets are the basic type of kitchen faucets available in the market.They account for more than 80% of faucet sales in the market.They are made with single-lever control so as to control water flow and water temperature.Most of these single handle kitchen faucets comes with low spout except those gooseneck or longneck spout.Single handle kitchen faucet can be set up by making a single hole in the countertop or kitchen sink.Therefore,they are also known as single hole kitchen faucet
5.Two Handle Kitchen Faucet with Centerset
Two handle kitchen faucet comes with temperature and water flow adjustment using separate hot and cold controls.These two handle kitchen faucet comes with great look which resembles a traditional period kitchen designs.They comes with quarter turn ceramic disc cartridges to control the ON or OFF of the water flow with a quarter turn of the handle.These two handles are connected to the kitchen faucet such that it is above the sink top.This is referred to as centerset.Usually,two handle kitchen faucet requires three or more holes on the sink in order to install it.
6.Widespread Kitchen faucets with two handles
Two handle kitchen faucets which are widespread consists of separate handle controls to regulate hot and cold water.These are absolutely two handle kitchen faucets except that it is widespread.Widespread means that the faucet handles are not joined to the spout which lies above the sink top.These faucets also requires more than 2 holes on the kitchen sink.
7.Two Handle Kitchen Faucet with Single Hole
These are kitchen faucets with two handles and requires only one hole in the countertop.The main difference of this faucet when compared with centerset and widespread kitchen faucets is that instead of having separate handles,the handle controls of these faucets are connected to the spout of the faucet.This design is liked by a lot of people and those who want a separate control over the water temperature.
8.Wall mount Kitchen Faucets
These wall mounted kitchen faucets gives a custom look to your kitchen faucet and are mounted to the wall above the kitchen sink.An advantage of wall mount kitchen faucets is that it makes your countertop easier to clean.This is really a good choice if you are replacing your existing wall mounted kitchen faucet.Wall mount kitchen faucets also gives a transitional period kitchen design if it is a new construction.It is to be noted that if you are remodelling ,some plumbing work and dry walling are to be done as the water supply should extend above the kitchen counter top in the wall.When you are choosing a kitchen sink faucet,it is better to choose a farmhouse sink or under mount sink with no existing faucet holes for your wall mount kitchen faucet.
9.Kitchen Pot Filler Faucets
These pot filler kitchen faucets are basically designed to provide commercial grade utility to all those home chefs.These kind of faucets are perfectly designed for wall mount installation and deck mount versions of pot filler kitchen faucets are available for island cook top.These kind of kitchen faucets comes in a wide range of styles to match other competing faucets in the kitchen.
10.Kitchen Faucets with Cold Water Dispenser
In modern designer kitchens,faucets are placed in all functional areas of the kitchen.These cold water dispenser kitchen faucets are designed to be placed in food preparation sinks which is usually located in your kitchen island that is the usual place for cutting vegetables or near an in-counter steamer.Cold water dispenser kitchen faucets requires only one hole in the kitchen counter top.
11.Kitchen Faucets with Hot Water Dispenser
Do you want to get instant hot water for Tea,Coffee,Soup,Jello,heating your baby’s milk etc?Forget that boiling water on the stove.Using a hot water dispenser kitchen faucets,you can easily get instant hot water by placing a cup underneath the tap and pulling out the lever.These faucets comes in great finish to match the designs of your kitchen.Some faucets also comes with a filter under the counter for filtering the water for drinking purposes.These kind of hot water dispenser kitchen faucets requires a single hole in the counter top or sink.
12.Kitchen Faucets with Water Filters
There are water filtration kitchen faucets which are used to filter the water coming out through your kitchen faucet.The filtration unit is installed underneath the kitchen sink and these faucets have finished that matches your kitchen designs.The Americans spend over 1$ billion dollar on packaged pure drinking water.So why not invest on a water filtration kitchen faucet? Go for it.
13.Two handle Basin Tap Kitchen Faucet
These are kitchen faucets which are occupied with separate spout for hot and cold water which is attached to each handles.These are pretty useful if your home is older with existing basin taps and when you are remodelling you can make use of these faucets as kitchen faucet replacements for your old ones.
14.Commercial Kitchen Faucets with Pro Style
These commercial kitchen faucets are over sized pull-down kitchen faucets which brings a professional style into your kitchen.These faucets will easy get the attention of everyone who comes into the kitchen.These have a tall high gooseneck spout up to a height of 30 inches.These pro style commercial kitchen faucet comes with a long hose and multi-option spray head.The spray pattern is controlled by a toggle or large lever which is used on the spray-head.
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All these 14 types of kitchen faucets are available widely in the market.You can choose the best kitchen faucet from these wide range of types.Before you choose your type,make sure it fits your need.Kitchen faucets are an important part of the kitchen.So choose the one that perfectly suits your kitchen design.You can buy all these faucets from amazon.