The Best Faucet Types for Bathroom Sinks
Explore our selection of bathroom sink faucets and update the look of your washroom or outfit a new vanity with the right fixture. We carry widespread, single-hole, and centerset faucets for use directly on the sink deck or counter, as well as wall-mount faucets for vessel-style basins or to modernize your space. Easily highlight your bathroom countertop and match existing hardware with sink faucets in black, brass, bronze, or stainless steel finishes. Browse Frank Webb Home and find bathroom faucets from Moen, American Standard, Hansgrohe, Toto and other top brands.
Choosing the Right Faucet for Your Bathroom Sink
Bathroom sink faucets are categorized by how they are mounted. It’s important to understand your sink’s setup to choose a compatible configuration or to modify it with a deck plate. Even though faucets vary by function and design, all faucets fit into one of these basic categories:
- Widespread faucets fit countertops with three holes spread out across more than 4 inches. The unit includes separate hot water and cold water handles and a spout.
- Single-hole faucets fit a one-hole sink, or a three-hole sink when modified with a deck plate. All temperature and water controls are on one lever, attached to the spout.
- Centerset faucets fit sinks with three holes that are generally 4” and no more than 8 inches apart. A centerset faucet typically features separate hot water and cold water levers and a spout.
- Wall-mounted faucets are a practical option for a vanity or sink deck without holes, and are especially popular with freestanding and vessel-style basins. Install each control separately for versatile placement of your single handle, one-handle, or two-handle unit.
- Hands-free faucets allow for touchless operation of your bathroom sink. Many installation types accommodate these automated spouts, from single-hole setups to three-hole configurations with a deck plate to wall-mount designs. Batteries or hardwiring is required.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are all faucets compatible with all sinks?
All faucets are not compatible with all sinks. You’ll need to know the number of holes in your sink deck or countertop, as well as the distance between the holes, to determine which bathroom faucets are compatible. If you’re shopping for a faucet that requires fewer holes than your current setup, a deck plate or escutcheon can cover any extra holes.
How do I know if my faucet size will fit my bathroom sink?
Measure around your vanity area to ensure your new faucet size will fit and function in a way that works for you and your family. Consider whether your chosen faucet will obstruct your mirror placement or impact the opening of a medicine cabinet, as well as whether it allows enough clearance for you to wash your hands without touching the sink basin.