What are the two most important rooms in our house?
Go on… answer this. I’m waiting.
People would say the bed and the bathroom. I’ll agree with you guys!
These are the two rooms you need to be perfect in the house. For different reasons of course!
Bathrooms are places where we need to have some “Me” time amidst all the chaos of the household. A restroom as it is alternatively called deserves top-notch furniture. That includes things as tiny as the faucets. Neglect that and you’ll end up spending more on maintenance bills than anything else.
People complain of leakage, poor water output (too much at times), corrosive parts, and bad design when it comes to faucets. That is if you buy the wrong one.
This little article grants you access to short reviews of some of the best bathroom faucets with awesome features and benefits. Give it a read. It’ll widen your options the next time you decide to shop for these items. If you decide to look elsewhere, there’s a buying guide tucked in just to help you do your job.
Top Bathroom Faucets to Work With
I imagined that researching on the best in the business takes some work and time. Both of which you might not have at your disposal. That’s why; I took the liberty of doing the legwork and coming up with my list of these things. Give these short reviews a read and choose a product that works for you.
1. BWE Waterfall Bathroom Faucet
When choosing faucets, we value functionality over aesthetics. What’s the point in buying a bathroom faucet which looks good but gives a crappy output every time you turn it on, right? Who gets his/her hands on a cool faucet with great water flow?
As it turns out, there are certain brands which combine aesthetics with performance. You don’t have to look hard enough; I’ve got just the thing! Say hello to BWE Waterfall Bathroom Faucet.
This thing combines Brass body with a Nickel finish to boot.
You get a sleek and trendy tool that’ll impress family members and guests alike. Of course, Brass fitting isn’t for show only. Brass and Nickel combined grant this tool some much-needed durability.
It goes without saying that this faucet gives the entire bathroom a warm and metallic feeling that matches with contemporary interior décor.
Now let’s look at the design of this thing. The single handle of this faucet grants it all the functionalities of multi-handled faucets. This saves space in your bathroom that not only makes it look simple and minimalistic but also creates extra room on your sink for toiletries.
The valve is made from a world-class ceramic cartridge. Makers tested this for up to 500,000 times just to measure how it performs.
The smooth and sleek zinc alloy handle makes the faucet 100% rust-proof. And the ergonomic design ensures a steady and laminar flow of water that provides the utmost efficiency without compromising the water pressure.
Now, I live near Arizona where water pressure matters. Plus, saving water allows us to save up a huge chunk in utility bills, right?
But what makes this faucet the best deal on the market is the lifetime breakage warranty that comes with it. Meaning you can The manufacturer provides a lifetime servicing warranty that you can acquire any time by contacting them in case of any trouble with the faucet.
This is a life-saver for any beginner or people who move a lot. Trust me, you will have to set this thing up and dismantle it without having to worry about any damages or loss in performance.
2. Moen 6410 Eva Two-Handle Centerset Faucet
Another good bathroom sink faucet to look at is the Moen 6410 Eva Two-Handle Centerset faucet. Design-wise it may seem a little old-fashioned, but let me assure you that the look of this faucet is as modern as it can get.
The “Swan-like” spout and the unique construction of this faucet grant it durability.
The 4-inch centerset design is not just easy to install, but it also has the potential to deliver up to 1.2 gallons of water per minute. And all this comes without compromising efficiency, as it is met with WaterSense criteria for water conservation.
Having some spare bucks at the end of each year is handy, wouldn’t you agree?
Moen 6410 Eva has a traditional construction and a shiny metallic finish which (more on this later) is guaranteed not to tarnish, corrode, or flake off. There’s no decaying. You’ll not have to buy faucets one after another anytime soon to replace this thing.
The handle is a multifunctional one that serves the purpose of running the tap, closing it, and switching from hot to cold depending on my choice. I just have to rotate the handle on the hot side counterclockwise to open and clockwise to close, I do the same thing on the cold side and adjust the temperature of the water according to my preference.
Just to put your minds at ease, this faucet meets the criteria for ADA certification. Congratulations! The elderly in the house will be able to use MOEN 6410 EVA without any discomfort whatsoever.
The faucet comes in three high-quality metallic variants; the reflective chrome, the oil-rubbed bronze, and the brushed nickel. Pick the one that goes best with your interior. Each of the finishes comes with a LifeShine durability guarantee and is equipped with the super durable 1224 cartridge.
This faucet is also environment-friendly. Guess how?
Well, it is certified by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to fulfill the WaterSense criteria by decreasing water usage by up to 32% without compromising a single bit with its performance.
WaterSense program here deserves some ranting for the laymen. It is similar to EPA’s Energy Star program and it aims to save water. It simply increases the water pressure keeping the quantity same. And the Moen 6410 fits into their program effortlessly with their modern innovative design.
3. PARLOS 2-Handle Bathroom Sink Faucet
Another cool bathroom sink faucet to look at is the one from PARLOS. This new design comes equipped with an updated push and seal drain assembly. This makes the whole thing much easier to install.
It is also certified by the cUPC and NSF 61. The users will know how much copper went into the making of Parlos faucets. Plus, it has been tested many times using American Safety Standards. I can vouch for the safety of the equipment being a user myself. This is one of the safest products out there.
PARLOS 2-Handle has a double-handle tap deck mounted with brushed Nickel. The handle makes it easier for people to switch between hot and cold water.
This thing allows people to use two types of water at the same time as well. Users can very well adjust the level of warmth when combining the two.
It also has this aerator that ensures a stream restricted flow which does not splash. You won’t have to deal with too much water if you don’t want to. Forget uncontrollable water flow getting onto your precious dress or gown and ruining it.
The handle is soft to the touch. The cartridge went through several quality tests before reaching you, assuring a leak-free performance.
The faucet is also suitable for supplying drinking water. Don’t worry; you won’t die of water-borne diseases or consuming Lead for that matter (pun intended). The material used for making this faucet has less than 0.25% lead content, which makes it technically lead-free.
Also, Parlos Faucet’s water supply hoses come with global insurance coverage of a million dollars. They have got it covered for the most unlikely scenarios.
The faucet comes in two classy and cool color variants. The brushed nickel will give it an antique look, while the brushed gold is there to make your bathroom all flashy. Pick the one that goes with your interior.
Another handy little feature of this thing is the drain-stop lever, which is activated by the valve that rests on the center of the faucet. This little function helps you stop overflows with just the turn of a lever. It has two more valves, one for cold water and one for hot.
The PARLOS 2-Handle bathroom sink faucet is two times more leak-proof than the regular industry-standard faucets. Where the industry-standard ones are based on ASME A112.18.1 of 500,000 cycles, this faucet uses DIAMOND Seal Technology.
The seal works with a diamond valve, and a diamond-embedded ceramic disc to reduce leak points which is twice as much effective than the regular ones.
The faucet requires only three easy-to-follow steps for people to put it together. You don’t need to be a certified plumber to install this tiny piece on a sink.
At first, you gotta insert the faucet in your sink with the side that sticks out facing up towards the faucet. Then you tighten the mounting nuts. Finally, you simply connect and tighten the supply hoses making sure they are leak-proof. And tada! You have your bathroom sink faucet all set up and running.
4. TimeArrow TAF288S-CP Two Handle 8-inch Widespread Bathroom Sink Faucet
Let’s face it, TimeArrow deserves its place on my list. This little brand makes appliances that would make your life healthier and easier. Keeping this in mind, they have crafted the TAF288S-CP. This faucet is designed to deliver you with top-notch performance while keeping things simple. Bear with me while I explain how.
Its trendy new design gives your bathroom a minimalistic but eye-catching look. On the other hand, the design ensures the water wastage is decreased to a minimal with its hi-tech aerator system. The aerator also has the potential of delivering up to 1.2GPM @60psi of water pressure.
The waterway is easy to clean, and can simply be removed with a coin for cleaning purposes.
This trendy faucet is available in two beautiful color variants, the shiny chrome, and the matte black. Both the color variants will come in a brass body and top-quality ceramic cartridge valve.
The body of this faucet is almost lead-free, which makes the water coming from it fit enough for drinking. The dip-free ceramic cartridge is built to support up to 500,000 open and close operations.
The makers thoroughly tested this tool to cope with high water pressures ensuring durability. Its high-performance Neoperl aerator makes washing experience comfortable for you with its easy-clean rubber nozzles. The premium surface finish is corrosion and tarnish resistant.
The coolest factor about this faucet that caught my eye was its unique design. The square gooseneck spout is stylish and super easy to operate. You just need to turn on/off the leaver.
Speaking of the leaver, the two-handle metal lever is designed for better and more precise control over the unit. That’s not all! The spout can be swiveled to rotate up to 360 degrees, making it easier to use as well.
Worried about the installation process? The brand features an easy DIY installation guide (AKA manual). People will be able to install it themselves without having to call in any plumber or handyman. It took me around 15 minutes to get the thing done.
5. ENZO RODI Bathroom Faucet
One of the key elements of a modern-day interior is simplicity. No matter which brand you explore, the top bathroom faucets feature minimalistic design and maximum output level. Keeping things simple is the new cool. And with this minimalistic approach in mind, here comes the ENZO RODI Bathroom Faucet!
With Enzo, there’s legacy involved. They have been making bathroom appliances since 1873, but that doesn’t mean they are old fashioned. They have always been improving in terms of looks and functionality. The newest faucet is proof of that.
This is a single-handled faucet that provides hot and cool water, and even a mixture of the two, with the turn of just one handle. Talk about a no-nonsense design, right?
The faucet is a 4-inch centerset with 2 pieces waterline and a full metal exterior. It is designed to both single-hole and three-hole sinks. People can use it in their houses, offices, and even in hotels.
The high-performance Neoperl aerator reduces water wastage by 20%. Stop thinking about paying extra bucks at the end of each year. The device helps people to utilize every drop of water to its maximum potential.
The cool, new sink tool comes in three color variants to go with every type of interior. One that is chrome, one brushed nickel, and the other is oil-rubbed bronze. The varieties make the faucet all the more versatile and can fit into both modern and traditional interiors.
Apart from looks, the faucet has an ergonomic design as well.
The ceramic cartridge disc and the stainless-steel braided waterline ensure that there is no leakage anywhere. The upgraded Neoperl aerator keeps the flow rate at a constant 1.2 GPM max at 60 psi. The zinc alloy handle lever is easy to swivel and rotate to your convenience.
And you know the best thing about this faucet?
It’s super easy to install. You can do it yourself by following the instructions on the packaging without the help of any plumber whatsoever. And on top of that, it is also safe to use. It went through several quality checks and has passed UPC, NSF61-9, AB 1953 LEAD-FREE standards with flying colors.
To conclude I’d say, overall, it’s a great value faucet with guaranteed durability.
6. Pfister LF042JDKK Jaida Single Control
If you’re a minimalist, and like everything simple, then I know just the right faucet for you. Say hello to the Pfister LF042JDKK Jaida Single Control bathroom sink faucet!
The faucet comes in three different color options; brushed nickel, polished chrome, and Tuscan bronze. It reduces water wastage up to 20%. The makers have CALgreen certification that writes the fact on a stone (pun intended).
This new model has everything a conventional faucet should have, but it fits all of the functionalities within a single handle. And the spout is designed to save water and prevent slashing. Let’s dig a little deeper to find out more about it.
First up, let’s talk about setting this thing up.
Pfister faucet is really easy to install. You just push it in and seal it. And you’re all set to go. It took me less than 5 minutes to get the entire thing up and ready.No tools are needed for installation. Naturally, you won’t have to spend hard-earned bucks to call in a plumber either.
Oh, as far as the tools of the trade, everything is included in the package. Just to elaborate on that, you’ll have a “Pop-Up” drain, a mounting ring, a cartridge, valve, ceramic disk, etc. at your disposal.
I know, people frown a bit when it comes to single-control faucets. I understand. Even I have so many multiple-speed items on my list. Yet, with a household of elderly and kids, a single-speed faucet is all you need. It saves you time and amount of water when you’re in a hurry.
This thing has been approved by the ADA to be accessible by all disabled people as well. So, the safety of the seniors shouldn’t be an issue at all!
Just to put your minds at ease, the spout releases 1.2 gallons of water per minute. Pfister is not exactly a sloth when it comes to water pressure.
And if you’re wondering if it is safe to drink water from this faucet, then let me assure you that it complies with the NSF/ANSI 372, and is confirmed to be lead-free.
8. Kohler Devonshire 2-Handle Widespread Bathroom Sink Faucet
Now, who would want a faucet that isn’t wide enough, right? The Kohler Devonshire is here to save the day. This new bathroom sink faucet is here to meet all your needs while remaining as simple and easy to use as you can imagine.
Most faucets these days try to focus on occupying as less space as possible. While that can save up much space in your bathroom, it still ends off robbing you of the comfort of a king-sized bathroom appliance.
The Kohler Devonshire is an exception in this case. It is a widespread faucet that is made for a three-hole sink, or a counter for 8-16 inches. It’s a big bathroom faucet, as you can see.
Since it’s made for the comparatively fancier, or king-sized bathrooms, of course, a king (or queen) wouldn’t be satisfied with a bare minimum variety of colors. That’s why this faucet comes in six different color variants. Yes, you’ve heard that right, six!
It’s color variants consist of oil-rubbed bronze, polished chrome, vibrant brushed bronze, vibrant brushed nickel, vibrant polished brass, and vibrant polished nickel. Not to mention, the faucet is rust and corrosion-resistant. It’s fitting when you consider Kohler belongs to top bathroom faucet brands.
One can install the faucet using one sinkhole up to three. People get all the drains and supply lines and accessories along with it. This saves you from the hassle and guesswork about which supply lines would go best with it.
The supply lines come pre-installed with it, taking you a step ahead in installing the faucet. Even tightening the screws is super easy. Have a peek under the faucet and use a screwdriver to tighten “Phillips” screws in a minute.
The ceramic disc valves and the corrosion-proof finish of Kohler is a trade-mark. It ensures a long functioning life. Just install this thing and forget it’s even there.
Don’t believe me? That’s okay. Kohler also knows that you wouldn’t. That’s why this faucet also comes with a lifetime limited warranty just in case. To claim it, just get in touch with the super-fast customer service this brand comes with.
9. American Standard 7385.000.295 Reliant 3 Bathroom Centerset Faucet
Don’t at me for putting an American Standard product so low in my set of best bathroom faucet reviews. No matter where it’s at, this thing still belongs to the top 5 candidates in terms of blending performance and design.
This new faucet has a cast brass waterway and a bunch of flexible supply hoses. Which not just ensures a consistent water flow, but also makes the faucet leak-proof. No unnecessary plumbing costs my friend!
The ceramic disc cartridge makes sure that it has a smooth and precise valve control, and that the faucet remains drip-free for life. Once you’re done with it, turn it off. This faucet won’t drip I promise. Speaking from my own experience of 7 years with the brand.
The cool new faucet adds extra emphasis on the ‘cool’ part, by limiting the amount of hot water allowed to be mixed with cold, which you can adjust to your preference. This ensures you an extra precaution to prevent scalding, which is much-needed for children and old people.
As we come to design, it’s simple and minimalistic. With a single handle, and an indicator for hot and cold water. When you’re mixing the two for a lukewarm bath, you can visualize how hot or cold the water is just by taking a look at the indicator.
People will find that it comes in two color variants; satin nickel, and polish chrome. The faucet comes with an exclusive speed connect metal drain, which makes it super easy and quick to install.
It meets the NSF Standard 61/Section 9 and Prop 65 lead requirements for being qualified as a low-lead faucet. So, yes… This one is safe for your health if people decide to have a sip or two of water in the bathroom.
10. Peerless P241LF Classic Two Handle Bathroom Faucet
Would you take a look at the new Peerless P241LF Classic Two Handle Bathroom Faucet? Because I’m pretty sure if you take a glance at it, you’d stop and stare.
Yes, it is that much eye-catching and attractive to look at. The unique post-modern type design makes this one a show stopper as the ultimate bathroom sink faucet in my opinion. Come and take a closer look.
The faucet is a zinc-alloy two-handler that was one of the firsts in the industry to qualify by the EPA for the new WaterSense program. At this point, we know what this does, right? People get to save a considerable amount of water and bills at the end of each year.
It is also ADA compliant and lead-free. If you have seniors living with you and people with disabilities, this thing is handy to have around. They’ll find it easy to use as well. Lead-Free connectors and screws mean that it’s safe for frequent using. Kids can even drink water from this faucet.
All you Californians won’t have to worry. The P21LF complies with Californian and Vermont Lead Legislation to indicate the safety of the thing.
But it did all that without compromising with the benefits of efficiency of the faucet a single bit. The faucet provides a steady water flow of 1.5 GPM. In other words, 5.7 Liters per minute. That too, with great force so that people don’t notice WaterSense being at work.
Let’s get back to the design of this thing. It is a centerset faucet with two handles; one on each side for hot and cold water. Although the knob system might seem to be a bit old-fashioned, it’s super easy to turn, and does not get stuck.
And the best part? It is as easy to install as it is easy to use. You can set up the whole thing all by yourself, and enjoy a satisfying wash afterward. One can even set it up with an existing pop-up drain just by attaching a rod through the whole of this faucet.
Things to Consider before Choosing a Bathroom Faucet of Your Own
Hey, I know there’s a strong possibility that you’d not like even one of the top ten bathroom faucets that I spoke of in this article. If you are a super picky guy like me, here’s my advice on selecting the best model out there. Follow these pointers to the letter to grab a model that suits your needs.
Design/Pattern of the Item in Question
When it comes to the design of your faucet, choose one with a sleek but functional look. The design should complement your bathroom decor as well. Don’t choose a product that looks too small or too big for your bathroom by any means. Most of the brands have size guidelines for the ideal fitting.
You’ll find single-handle or multi-handle faucets. Kids love the single-handed ones. If you want variety (i.e. hot and cold-water types), go for multi-handed options. How much water you want on your sink plays a key role in coming up with the design. Widespread faucets let out too much water while minispreads are aimed at water saving. I’d prefer the latter.
Feeling overwhelmed by all the connectors, screws, drains, and sink covers? Ditch them altogether! Go for a Wall-Mounted faucet that doesn’t require a sink to work. Fit some screws, put things together, turn the faucet on, enjoy hot or cold water in your bathroom! It’s that simple!
Materials Used in The Making
Hold on! People might tell you that a faucet is a faucet and materials aren’t a big deal. But they are! You’ll find three types of materials that dominate the market these days. The most common is stainless steel. One good thing about this is corrosion won’t be a problem and it looks decent enough.
However, take your game up a notch and you’ll find Chrome bathroom faucets as well. Chrome guards the faucets against corrosion and gives them an esteemed look. They fit well enough with just about any type of bathroom with any type of interior decor.
At the upper echelon, we have brass and oil-rubbed bronze. These things fit well with classy interior decoration patterns. Not to mention that these faucets are pricier than the previous two counterparts. When it comes to longevity, brass faucets last longer than stainless-steel or chrome for that matter.
Size of the Faucets
I’ve experimented with a wide variety of sizes when it comes to faucets. It’s pretty much evident seeing my bathroom faucet reviews at this point. You’ll see widespread faucets that are mostly 16 inches in size and mini spread faucets that are 4 inches in size at best.
So, what’s the reason? Well, one can look at it from multiple perspectives. You need to have an option to pick your product from multiple sizes because of your bathroom sink design and your habits as well.
What type of aesthetic does the bathroom have? Consider the fact that you need something that compliments size and design of your sink. It shouldn’t be overwhelmingly big or too small. If the bathroom has a classic design, a brass or oil-rubbed bronze reflects the class better.
If you want corrosion resistance and drip free performance at a low price, go for Chrome or stainless-steel.
Consider your habits as well. For example, how big are your hands? Which is the dominant hand of yours? Choose a product you’re comfortable with. Measure the height of the item from your sink.
If the height is too much for you to handle, consider wall-mounted faucets instead of centerset, single-hole or multiple-hole items to negate it
How Is the Installation Process?
Majority of us aren’t plumbers, right? I don’t know about you but I suck at tinkering with stuff. That’s why I need a product that needs minimal handling and tightening of the screws.
You’ll see some of the items on list that come with all the necessary pieces included. Thanks to the reputed brands, you won’t have to rush to the stores multiple times just to get the right-sized sink cover or a suitable drain connector.
People will have a pop-up drain, screws that go beneath the sink, pipes, filters etc. People just need to fit the pieces together to get the job done. For a competent product, you’ll need 15 to 20 minutes to set everything up.
Perks Offered by the Tool
To be honest with you, perks of a faucet depends on the price it comes with. More you pay, the better it gets. You’ll see high-end items (cue: see my list) with decorative handlebars that are easy on our hands and require less effort to get around. One can use it multiple times without any fatigue.
Pay enough and you’ll have LED lights that blink when you turn a faucet on. These things serve no special purpose other than making it attractive to look at.
High-end products like Kohler or American Standard come with an indicator that shows how hot or cold your water is at any given time. Of course, you can tinker with the water to adjust the hotness/coldness level according to your tolerance.
Some faucets even have a certain way of letting the water leave the spout. It’s what experts call a “Waterfall Design.” As with any other feature of these things, people can decrease and increase the water level with the turn of the handlebars.
If you want that extra lift with your product, feel free to spend some extra bucks to be able to customize how water comes at you from the faucet.
One thing I’d absolutely insist you get is a faucet with WaterSense technology at work. It’ll save you water and some cash at the end of each year. You’ll end up with extra money that you can spend somewhere else. Also, who doesn’t like minimal water providing maximum output, eh?
So, What Brand Did You Choose?
Coming up with the list of some of the best bathroom faucets out there is a hard nut to crack. This took some doing. Don’t pretend that you’re not impressed! Whether you need a lavish product to compliment your interior decor or a budget-friendly option, this list has it all!
Personally, my pick lies between Kohler and American Standard. I’ve been with these two brands for the better part of my life and couldn’t find anything close to these two in terms of performance and aesthetics.
However, other brands do pose a challenge and are good options when you need some water-saving. Even if you don’t end up buying one of these items, feel free to go wild with the buying guide and choose one of your own from numerous products out there on the internet.