Choosing a new basin faucet for your bathroom sounds easy, doesn't it? But unless you know exactly what you're looking for, it probably isn't anything. You have a lot to consider, and here are some options.
With a basin-mounted faucet, you have two taps—one for hot water and one for cold water—and they're more common in traditional-style bathrooms or bathrooms in older homes. The basin mixer is the most common basin mixer in the modern bathroom. As the name suggests, they require a tap hole and a spout from which hot and cold water can be dispensed. Most have only one lever that controls flow and temperature, however, there are some double-lever faucets, one for hot water and one for cold water, that give you more control over the temperature.
Single-hole lavatory mixers are available in a variety of styles, including contemporary and traditional, curved designs, and square, waterfall, or aerated spouts. There are also a large number of finishes, with chrome being the most popular, but you can also choose from matt black, stainless steel, gold, nickel, or even brushed brass basin taps.
Three-hole lavatory faucets function much the same as single-hole lavatory faucets—both hot and cold water flow from a single spout—but, as the name suggests, they require 3 holes. One hole is for the nozzle and the other two holes are for the hot and cold rods. This gives you great control over water flow and temperature.