Gabrieele Faust. Kitchen Faucet. November 18th , 2017.
One of the first things to know before shopping for a faucet is your hole configuration. Most sinks come with holes drilled to receive the faucet and sometimes accessories such as a sprayer, soap dispenser, hot beverage or filtered water faucet. One hole sinks are for single-control faucets, three hole are for single-control faucets with a sprayer and/or accessories and four holes are for single-control or two-handle sinks with various accessories. If you have an under-mount or apron front sink the holes are drilled into the countertop behind the sink.
Choosing a new kitchen faucet is a big decision and you want to make sure you get both the looks you want and the function you desire. This will give you the full package and will allow you to work in your kitchen without worrying about whether you got the right one or not. Don‘t let this be your last decision or an afterthought or you could end up with a less than desirable choice because you ran out of money.
Today‘s faucets are commonly made from brass with various finishing such as gold plating and powder-coated enamel. However, brass contains lead which can cause lead poisoning that will eventually lead to many serious health problems. Due to this, all faucet manufacturers in the U.S. are not allowed to include more than 8 percent of this substance in their brass faucets, according to the Safe Drinking Water Act. If you are concerned about your health, you might want to look into other alternative such as ceramic faucets since ceramic does not contain dangerous chemicals that might harm our body.
Remember, different styles of faucets have different functions. Pot fillers have large arched spouts to allow enough space for you to place large vessels such as stock pots or water jugs beneath. If you want an even larger space, you should choose a wall mountable unit. Today, you can even find kitchen faucets that are equipped with convenient features such as tap-on controls and water purifiers. Nevertheless, these modern features are not available in every finish or style. Many kitchen faucet manufacturers have been dedicating themselves to making the highest quality and the most stylish faucets for many years, even generations. Although the nearest local hardware store surely can provide you with quality faucets, you can also browse the manufacturer‘s website to get more design ideas.
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