New faucets are a great way to add to the look and function of the bathroom. In fact, the faucet set has been described as the crown jewel of any bathroom makeover. Esthetically, the faucet should reflect the over all style and tone of the room whether it is Victorian, Traditional, or Modern
Faucets come in many types, styles, and finishes giving the buyer plenty of options. Here are the basic types of bathroom faucets available.
TYPES OF FAUCETS
Single-Hole: This popular style features a single spout with mixing handle. It is a good choice for smaller bathrooms and powder rooms.
Center-set: Uses 3-holes that are usually 4” between the centers of the hot and cold knobs. This style features the faucet and one or two handles built into a single base plate.
Widespread: Requires three holes for the 3 separate pieces – 2 handles and 1 spout. Standard center to center is 6” to 16”. This is the most common faucet style.
Wall mount: As the name implies, this unit mounts to the wall and is generally 2 handles and single spout. Wall mount faucets come in many styles and finishes.
Vessel sink faucet: A single faucet design used with vessel style sinks, deck mount models are typically taller than most lavatory faucets. Wall mount models range in center to center measurements and styles.
In many modern homes, the shower has replaced the traditional bathtub. If you have seen any of the home renovation television shows recently, you know these can be quite elaborate with the latest in shower heads and accessories. Van Dyke’s has you covered with a great selection of faucets, shower heads, risers, and overhead shower curtain hangers and surrounds.
From wall mount units with handheld shower heads to simple water diverters, you will find a faucet set to accommodate any bathroom style and decor. We also have several types of thermostatic shower units with rainfall shower heads to keep the water at your perfect temperature.
CLAWFOOT TUB FAUCETS
Clawfoot tubs are as popular now as they were 100 years ago and are available in cast iron and various types of acrylic. No clawfoot tub is complete without a vintage faucet.
Van Dyke’s offers a number of special plumbing fixtures for these iconic tubs including a nice selection of both wall mount and tub mount faucet sets.
Choose from a wide selection on faucets with handheld showers heads with porcelain handles for an authentic look. Another popular style is the faucet set with riser and shower head.
MATERIAL AND FINISHES
Most modern faucets are made of Brass or Stainless Steel, and in popular finishes to coordinate with any decor including Polished Chrome, Antique Cooper, Copper, Satin Nickel, Oil Rubbed Bronze, Antique Brass, Polished Brass, Polished Nickel, Pewter, and more.
VAN DYKE’S VAST SELECTION
Van Dyke’s Restorers offers over 135 bathroom faucets and over 100 bath tub faucets. Order one of the popular, eco-friendly copper sink and faucet package and save even more.