As we all know, kitchen is one of the most important parts of our house. The decoration and design of the kitchen not only embody your aesthetic tastes, but also closely related to your families’ health. While a beautiful and safe kitchen faucet can upgrade your design and style aesthetic in an instant, in addition, it also can protect your families’ health. However, the problem is that there are too many kitchen faucet in the network and the physical market, making it difficult chooses an appropriate one. Based on this phenomenon I wrote down this article to teach you that how to buy a perfect kitchen faucet.
A few things to consider before buying a kitchen faucet
Before buying a new kitchen faucet you should consider a few things to get a perfect faucet.
If you don’t want to spend an extra sum of money to employ a professional worker to install the kitchen faucet. You’d better choose an easy-to install faucet. Fortunately, the truth of the matter is that most of the kitchen faucets in the market have been designed to be easily installed by homeowners’ own.
The other thing that you must take into consideration is what the limitations of your faucet set up exactly are and how they will influence your new choice. Because the kitchen faucet has to be coordinated with other equipment in your kitchen.
For example, you not only have to measure the sink in the area that you want the kitchen faucet to cover, but you will also must measure the distance between the backsplash and the place where your faucet will be installed. And there are a mass of other details that you have to consider. Only taking full account of these problems can you find the most suitable kitchen faucets.
The next thing that what kind of design aesthetic you are going for. As you know, it could be farm, contemporary, modern style, or any other aesthetic that you want your kitchen to have. Then, you will consider that find the same style faucet to make your kitchen look more unity and coordination.
Utility is the most important aspect of a kitchen faucet. Unfortunately, there is a pretty terrible something that a lot of homeowners ignoring or overlooking the utility of their kitchen faucet entirely, and then they always regret in the long time. Countless facts tell us the truth of the matter are that you must take the utility into consideration. Of course, our meaning is not suggesting that you should choose a utility but ugly kitchen faucet, but advising that you can pay equal attention to appearance and utility.
What special features will you want your new-buy faucet to have? This also is a very important question you have to ask, especially if it is difficult to get these special features by aftermarket purchases when your kitchen faucet has been installed. And you know, these special features can be anything, like a built-in water filtration system to offer you clearer, cleaner, more pure drinking water, or a touch sensor to help you washing items without a handle. So, do not ignore any special features you want your kitchen faucet to have.
Some performance should be focused on when choosing a kitchen faucet
After thinking the above issues, you can search for kitchen faucet you want on the market. There are some performance should be focused on when you choose new faucet as following.
Common kitchen faucet materials have iron carbon alloy, PVC material, zinc alloy, stainless steel and brass on the market at present. While iron carbon alloy is easy to oxidize, which will cause serious water pollution. The PVC material is not strong, not durable, and easy to be damaged. Zinc alloy is poor-toughness, short-life, and harmful to human health. On the contrary, stainless steel and brass are not only sturdy and durable, but also can kill the bacteria in the water and keep your families’ health. Therefore, you had better choose stainless steel or brass kitchen faucet.
There are two common kinds of handles on the market. And they respectively are single-handle and side-mounted handle. In general, single-handle kitchen faucet is easier to use. On the contrary, the faucet with a side-mounted handle is not as easy, especially when your hands are not clean and you are going to not want to dirty the faucet handle. There is less clearance between the backsplash and this type of handle, too. In a word, I suggest that you can choose the single-handle kitchen faucet.
Spout function and style
There are all kinds of spouts of kitchen faucet. And every kind of spout has its function and style. For instance, straight-spout is compact and usually not expensive, but maybe you need to move your kitchen faucet and put a container under it. While gooseneck spout has higher clearances, however, it maybe causes splashing and wet the kitchen. You can choose the spout according to the specific situation. No matter which type you choose, you must make sure that the head swings of your faucet enough to reach the whole sink.
Kitchen faucet’s finish has a significant effect on the durability and functionality of a faucet. So it is pretty important to choose a correct finish. There are many types of finishes. Tough finish is common on most but the cheapest faucets. PVD also is a very popular finish, and it can effectively prevent the corrosion of your kitchen faucet. But corrosives like drain cleaner maybe stain it slightly. Chrome is another popular finish. It is very durable, but it might be scratched by a heavy-duty scouring pad. And there are also a series of metallic finishes such as nickel and cadmium finishes. They not only can help to enhance the corrosion resistance and wear resistance of your kitchen faucet effectively, but also make the faucet surface looks bright as a mirror, smooth as silk. In conclusion, you can pick a correct finish according to your need.
The entire content of the above is our faucet buying guide. I hope it can help you to buy a perfect kitchen faucet. Good luck.