Are all faucets standard?


Connectors should be standard. Flexible hoses are 3/8" for vanity and kitchen faucets. For bath faucets and shower columns, you will find 1/2" connectors.

There apparently is no other standard for other faucet features.

Therefore, it's necessary to plan and choose carefully the features of your new faucet.

Kitchen faucet

Choose a faucet high enough to easily rinse dishes. A faucet head offering rinsing jets as well as a regular jet is essential. It's also possible to get a swivel head, which makes rinsing easier.

Modern kitchen faucets are single-hole, equipped with a single handle, and with a pull-out type rinsing head.

There are several types of designs. Industrial-style faucets have minimalist and straight lines. 

Modern-looking faucets are generally sleek, simple, and with pleasing, ergonomic curves.

More traditional faucets are designed based on past-inspired designs. They are round, sometimes not very ergonomic, and reminiscent of certain past eras.

Vanity faucet

Here as elsewhere, ergonomics must be considered. Choose a vanity faucet that is both tall enough and deep enough. This way, you can comfortably slide your hands under the faucet without splashing the back wall. Single-hole faucets with a single handle on top of the faucet body are easy to use and have a more modern design.

Avoid waterfall or cascade faucets. These do not provide the necessary pressure to efficiently rinse a toothbrush or razor.

Bathtub faucet

Opt for a freestanding bathtub faucet rather than one installed directly on the bath. In the case of a faucet installed on the bath, to change the model or make a repair, you will have to uninstall the bath!

Freestanding faucets are easier to install and repair. Also consider a model that includes a hand shower. This is very useful for bathing young children and cleaning the bath.

Wall-mounted faucet

Wall-mounted models for bath or vanity have also appeared in recent years. These are aesthetic, practical, and easy to install. However, they must be installed on an interior wall and not on an exterior wall, unless the exterior wall is insulated. This prevents the cold present in an exterior wall.

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