Bathroom Faucet Buying Guide

Constructed of solid brass, these superbly designed faucets feature designer finishes such as chrome, brushed nickel and oil rubbed bronze.

The faucets tall enough for vessel sinks are listed as such while the shorter products pair with undermount and drop-in basins. Single-hole, 4” centerset and widespread faucets also match with our pedestal and wall-mount sink based on the number of holes drilled.

We even have ultra-modern designs such as glass water faucets and more traditional bridge faucets. Cross and lever handle options harmonize well with many designs.

Faucet Styles

4" Centerset Faucets

This popular type of bathroom faucet for pedestal and wall-mount sinks features three holes (a spout in the middle and hot/cold handles on either side. The center of the hot to center of the cold holes are 4" apart, producing a compact look.

Bridge Faucets

Bridge faucets are a vintage design that have anywhere between two and four holes (determined by the style and whether a sprayer is included). These are popular with drop-in/undermount sinks.

Single-Hole Faucets

As the name would indicate, these have one hole. They are available in shorter (bathroom) versions and taller (vessel) styles.

Single Hole or Three Hole Faucets

The names say it all in this case. A single-hole faucet works with sinks that have (1) hole only, while three-hole faucets are compatible with triple faucet drillings. The three-hole variety is available in both 4" centerset and 8" widespread styles.

Vessel Faucets

Vessel faucets are those designed specifically for vessel sinks. What sets them apart from bathroom faucets is the height, which enables them to function well with the above counter sinks. These usually have a single hole.

Waterfall Faucets

These faucets often have an opening that emulates a waterfall due to the way water moves horizontally to the edge and then cascades into the sink basin. Certain versions have a glass disc at the top that accomplishes the same end result.

Widespread Faucets

This style is favored with pedestal and wall-mount sinks. These will have three holes; one for the spout in the middle and two on either side (for a hot/cold handle). The center of the hot to center of the cold holes are normally 8" apart and the handles are all separate.


Brushed Nickel

This matte silver finish has become increasingly desired due to its bold but soft hues. Most faucets we sell are available in this finish.

Oil Rubbed Bronze

The statement making oil rubbed bronze finish is a safe bet with copper farmhouse sinks and other classic styles. Considered a "living finish," the color can vary from style to style and may undergo transformations in tone, etc.

Polished Chrome

An enduring finish for faucets, this shiny color will draw forth the richness of the silver and grab the attention of onlookers. The item is almost universally available for all faucets.

Polished Brass

The shiny gold appearance of this faucet is unmistakable and brings a sense of class to any sink. The finish has been lacquered for protection.

Matte Black

Although not always available, this finish certainly is certainly a distinguished one when applied to a bathroom sink faucet. The dull finish is somewhat subtle, enhancing the versatility of the faucet.

Antique Brass

Unlike polished brass, this finish will not have a shiny appearance. Instead, the understated color is a good accompaniment for a sink that is the center of attention.

Polished Nickel

Some might mistake this finish for chrome at first glance. However, once studied more carefully, one will notice the warmer/yellow undertones compared to the strongly silver colors present in chrome.

Handle Style

Cross Handle

This handle style is used with many of our bathroom faucets and continues to gain traction as a preferred option. The handles resemble an "X" with how they overlap at a common point.


This is the part of the faucet you grasp to turn the item off and on, whether on the hot or cold side. These are available in both cross and lover handle versions.


Faucets with lever handles are easy to operate as they turn readily. The simplicity of the single handle also strengthens the argument to purchase this design.