Buying Guide: Choose your bathroom faucets

When renovating a bathroom, careful consideration must be given to the faucets. The design, spout, mixer faucet, aerator—there is a lot to think about. Here is a quick tip guide to help you choose your taps!

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Three different models

Whether you’re looking for a faucet for your sink, shower, or bathtub, there are three types to choose from:

1. Combination faucets have two separate handles for hot and cold water. Although this faucet type is less convenient than the other two as it only provides approximate water temperature settings, it is appreciated for its vintage look.

2. Single-handle faucets have only one handle that is moved left and right to adjust the water temperature and up and down to adjust the flow rate. Some models are equipped with an anti-scald ring to limit the flow of hot water and help reduce energy consumption.

3. Thermostatic mixing valve faucets also have two handles: one to adjust the water temperature and another to adjust the flow rate. They provide optimum comfort as you can adjust the water temperature to the nearest degree. Because their handles are graduated, once your ideal temperature has been selected, it will be the same for each use. What’s more, this faucet type also caps the water temperature at 38 °C to prevent accidental scalding, which is why it is highly recommended for the elderly and young children.

To maintain the temperature sensor’s operating mechanism, it is best to set the temperature adjustment lever to cold at least once a week and let the water flow for two minutes before resetting the lever to the desired temperature.

A FEW REMINDERS

Tip #1 – Faucets can be easily installed directly in your sink or bathtub, or on a shower stall wall. If you are replacing an old faucet, however, take note of its configuration before buying a new one (the number of holes and their position).

Tip #2 – A sink faucet should allow you to wash your hands easily. Therefore, the washbasin and the spout must be spaced so as to keep water from spraying. The spout’s height is a more aesthetic choice. Nonetheless, a high spout facilitates hand washing, whereas a low spout offers more discretion while maximizing the space above the washbasin.

Tip #3 – Bathtub faucets usually have two holes for mounting on a wall. Bathtub faucet installation will require the use of deck-mounts, i.e. 90° elbows.

Tip #4 – Shower faucets are fixed to the wall or inside a shower stall via two holes.

THE IMPORTANCE OF AN AERATOR

A faucet spout may or may not have an aerator.

An aerator is a small component screwed onto the end of the spout that mixes air into the water to decrease its flow while increasing its pressure. With an aerator, the water flow rate is 6 L/min; without one, it is closer to 12 L/min. Imagine how many litres of water can be saved annually.

To extend the aerator’s life, it is important to regularly descale it. To do this, simply unscrew it and let it soak for a few minutes in white vinegar to remove the accumulated lime.

WHEN FAUCETS MEET TECHNOLOGY

For those who like to make life easier, touch faucets are ideal, as you can turn on your tap with a touch of the hand or forearm. Touch faucets are a great choice for cooks and those who work with their hands, as they simplify tasks while preventing stains and the spread of germs. Unsurprisingly, their popularity is on the rise!

Another technological wonder is the touchless kitchen faucet with motion sensors. Simply wave your hand to activate it. Pure magic.

DIFFERENT FINISHES

Faucets are available in all styles and finishes (polished chrome, brushed nickel, oiled bronze, stainless steel, black), so your job is to find the one that best matches your decor. For a pleasing aesthetic, match your sink faucet to your shower faucet. Choose your faucets based on other bathroom accessories. For minimal maintenance, choose a matte finish as it hides water residue and fingerprint smudges better than a polished finish.

Besides design, it is important to choose a faucet with a warranty of at least five years. It will protect you from manufacturing defects but not from damage caused by the use of abrasive cleaners or by hard water.

OUR BATHROOM FAUCETS

Ready to shop? Discover our shower, bath, and sink faucets on our website, or visit your BMR store to discover our selection of available products.

  1. Quadrato Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - 4" Centerset - Polished Chrome
    Quadrato Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - 4" Centerset - Polished Chrome
    BMR Code 065-3875
    An angular and square collection, Quadrato offers products with graceful and harmonious finishes tha...
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  2. Kai Bathroom Sink Faucet - 2 Handles - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    Kai Bathroom Sink Faucet - 2 Handles - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    BMR Code 017-1946
    This beautiful Kai lavatory faucet has a elegant, classic style that will fit perfectly in the decor...
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  3. Zurich Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    Zurich Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    BMR Code 053-7179
    Modernise the look of your bathroom with this polished chrome finish faucet. The one pivot action le...
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  4. Caldwell Bathroom Sink Faucet - 2 Handles - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    Caldwell Bathroom Sink Faucet - 2 Handles - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    BMR Code 060-3296
    Moen's Caldwell collection offers homeowners classic styling with soft curves and rich details. Endu...
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  5. Kuna Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    Kuna Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    BMR Code 057-9625
    The KUNA single-hole square lavatory faucet is ideal for your modern bathroom for a touch of eleganc...
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  6. Zarina Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    Zarina Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    BMR Code 058-8580
    This faucet with a lever handle and a bold profile blends in with the decor thanks to its soft curve...
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  7. Adler Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    Adler Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    BMR Code 059-7551
    The classic style of this Adler bathroom faucet will perfectly fit in any kind of decoration....
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  8. Bathroom Sink Faucet - 2 Handles - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    Bathroom Sink Faucet - 2 Handles - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    BMR Code 342-0296
    Purchase the classic and sturdy C/C bathroom faucet to enhance your decoration....
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  9. Adler Bathroom Sink Faucet - 2 Handles - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    Adler Bathroom Sink Faucet - 2 Handles - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    BMR Code 062-4873
    Turn your bathroom counter into an elegant perk for a new decoration with this faucet....
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  10. Torréo Modern Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Handle - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    Torréo Modern Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Handle - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    BMR Code 065-9860
    Modernize your bathroom design by applying the stunning Torreo chrome lavatory faucet Modern family ...
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  11. Quadrato Open Spout Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    Quadrato Open Spout Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    BMR Code 071-7386
    An angular and square collection, Quadrato offers products with graceful and harmonious finishes tha...
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  12. Quadrato Bathroom Sink Faucet - 2 Handles - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    Quadrato Bathroom Sink Faucet - 2 Handles - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    BMR Code 070-1020
    An angular and square collection, Quadrato offers products with graceful and harmonious finishes tha...
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  13. Rustik Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    Rustik Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    BMR Code 072-9239
    With its vintage look, you will now be able to embrace your cravings for a more retro style, without...
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  14. Spellbound Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Matte Black - 4" Centerset
    Spellbound Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Matte Black - 4" Centerset
    BMR Code 073-3384
    This modern style faucet will perfectly fit with the sink of your bathroom. ...
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  15. Luna Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    Luna Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    BMR Code 073-3409
    Refined and contemporary, this Luna lavatory faucet will add style to your bathroom....
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  16. Kuna Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Matte Black - 4" Centerset
    Kuna Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Matte Black - 4" Centerset
    BMR Code 072-6436
    Opt for this square lavatory faucet, it will perfectly match the style of your bathroom....
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  17. Arlys Bathroom Sink Faucet - 2 Handles - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    Arlys Bathroom Sink Faucet - 2 Handles - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    BMR Code 072-8319
    This Arlys bathroom faucet with two handles and a high arch is ideal for everyday tasks in the bathr...
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  18. Arlys Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Matte Black - 4" Centerset
    Arlys Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Matte Black - 4" Centerset
    BMR Code 078-4166
    This faucet will match with any type of bathroom decor....
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  19. Lindor Bathroom Sink Faucet - 2 Handles - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    Lindor Bathroom Sink Faucet - 2 Handles - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    BMR Code 077-3036
    Elegantly simple, the Lindor collection's graceful curves and contours flow as beautifully as the fa...
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  20. Lindor Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    Lindor Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    BMR Code 077-3018
    Elegantly simple, the Lindor collection's graceful curves and contours flow as beautifully as the fa...
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  21. Infinity Laudry Faucet - 2 Handles - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    Infinity Laudry Faucet - 2 Handles - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    BMR Code 077-3258
    The two-lever handles of this laudry faucet offer separate control of hot and cold water....
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  22. Quadrato Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - 4" Centerset - Matte Black
    Quadrato Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - 4" Centerset - Matte Black
    BMR Code 079-5427
    An angular and square collection, Quadrato offers products with graceful and harmonious finishes tha...
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  23. Quadrato Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - 4" Centerset
    Quadrato Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - 4" Centerset
    BMR Code 065-3875
    An angular and square collection, Quadrato offers products with graceful and harmonious finishes tha...
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  24. Level Edge Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - 4" Centerset
    Level Edge Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - 4" Centerset
    BMR Code 081-1187
    This Level Edge faucet with a polished chrome or matte black finish and mechanical drain is a good c...
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  25. Level Edge Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - 4" Centerset
    Level Edge Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - 4" Centerset
    BMR Code 081-1196
    This Level Edge faucet with a polished chrome or matte black finish and mechanical drain is a good c...
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  26. Level Edge Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - 4" Centerset
    Level Edge Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - 4" Centerset
    BMR Code 081-1187
    This Level Edge faucet with a polished chrome or matte black finish and mechanical drain is a good c...
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  27. Arlys Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    Arlys Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    BMR Code 072-8294
    This faucet will match with any type of bathroom decor....
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  28. Arlys Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Brushed Nickel - 4" Centerset
    Arlys Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Brushed Nickel - 4" Centerset
    BMR Code 001-0853
    This faucet will match with any type of bathroom decor....
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  29. Adler Bathroom Sink Faucet - 2 Handles - Brushed Nickel - 4" Centerset
    Adler Bathroom Sink Faucet - 2 Handles - Brushed Nickel - 4" Centerset
    BMR Code 068-7030
    Turn your bathroom counter into an elegant perk for a new decoration with this faucet....
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  30. Delphi Bathroom Sink Faucet - 2 Handles - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    Delphi Bathroom Sink Faucet - 2 Handles - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    BMR Code 001-4347
    With its continuous lines and cylindrical look, Delphi is the perfect collection to add a delicate a...
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  31. Quadrato Bathroom Sink Faucet -2 Handles - Matte Black - 4" Centerset
    Quadrato Bathroom Sink Faucet -2 Handles - Matte Black - 4" Centerset
    BMR Code 001-4348
    An angular and square collection, Quadrato offers products with graceful and harmonious finishes tha...
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  32. Delphi Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    Delphi Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    BMR Code 001-4349
    With its continuous lines and cylindrical look, Delphi is the perfect collection to add a delicate a...
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  33. Xander Lavatory Faucet - 1 Handle - Chrome
    Xander Lavatory Faucet - 1 Handle - Chrome
    BMR Code 001-4307
    The geometric silhouette of the Xander collection, coupled with a smooth arc design, lends a modern ...
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  34. Xander Lavatory Faucet - 1 Handle - Matte Black
    Xander Lavatory Faucet - 1 Handle - Matte Black
    BMR Code 001-4308
    The geometric silhouette of the Xander collection, coupled with a smooth arc design, lends a modern ...
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  35. Downing Lavatory Faucet - 1 Handle - Brushed Nickel
    Downing Lavatory Faucet - 1 Handle - Brushed Nickel
    BMR Code 001-4309
    The Downing collection's playfully twisting lines invite a meditative and relaxed mood in the bathro...
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  36. Lindor Bathroom Sink Faucet - 2 Handles - Matte Black - 4" Centerset
    Lindor Bathroom Sink Faucet - 2 Handles - Matte Black - 4" Centerset
    BMR Code 001-4594
    Elegantly simple, the Lindor collection's graceful curves and contours flow as beautifully as the fa...
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  37. Lindor Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Matte Black - 4" Centerset
    Lindor Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Matte Black - 4" Centerset
    BMR Code 001-4595
    Elegantly simple, the Lindor collection's graceful curves and contours flow as beautifully as the fa...
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  38. Caldwell Bathroom Sink Faucet - 2 Handles - Matte Black - 4" Centerset
    Caldwell Bathroom Sink Faucet - 2 Handles - Matte Black - 4" Centerset
    BMR Code 001-4593
    Moen's Caldwell collection offers homeowners classic styling with soft curves and rich details. Endu...
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  39. Matlock Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Matte Black - 4" Centerset
    Matlock Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Matte Black - 4" Centerset
    BMR Code 001-4811
    This Pfister faucet boasts a distinctive design and a matte black finish that adds a touch of elegan...
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  40. Fullerton Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    Fullerton Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    BMR Code 001-4812
    The Fullerton collection combines sleek, simple lines and contemporary curves to create a modern fau...
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  41. Fullerton Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Brushed Nickel - 4" Centerset
    Fullerton Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Brushed Nickel - 4" Centerset
    BMR Code 001-4813
    The Fullerton collection combines sleek, simple lines and contemporary curves to create a modern fau...
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  42. Breckenridge Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Matte Black - 4" Centerset
    Breckenridge Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Matte Black - 4" Centerset
    BMR Code 001-4814
    This Breckenridge lavatory faucet by Pfister is the perfect combination of elegance and modernity. I...
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  43. Breckenridge Bathroom Sink Faucet - 2 Handles - Matte Black - 8" Widespread
    Breckenridge Bathroom Sink Faucet - 2 Handles - Matte Black - 8" Widespread
    BMR Code 001-4815
    Featuring a stylish matte black finish with raised H and C letters, the Breckenridge sink faucet by ...
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  44. Karci Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Matte Black - 4" Centerset
    Karci Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Matte Black - 4" Centerset
    BMR Code 001-4824
    The Karci family is ready for your family, with bold lines and just the right amount of curve to por...
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  45. Karci Bathroom Sink Faucet - 2 Handles - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    Karci Bathroom Sink Faucet - 2 Handles - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    BMR Code 001-4825
    The Karci family is ready for your family, with bold lines and just the right amount of curve to por...
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  46. Karci Bathroom Sink Faucet - 2 Handles - Matte Black - 4" Centerset
    Karci Bathroom Sink Faucet - 2 Handles - Matte Black - 4" Centerset
    BMR Code 001-4826
    The Karci family is ready for your family, with bold lines and just the right amount of curve to por...
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  47. Sink Faucet - Karci - 2 Handles - Polished Chrome - 8" Widespread
    Sink Faucet - Karci - 2 Handles - Polished Chrome - 8" Widespread
    BMR Code 001-4828
    The Karci family is ready for your family, with bold lines and just the right amount of curve to por...
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  48. Karci Bathroom Sink Faucet - 2 Handles - Matte Black - 8" Widespread
    Karci Bathroom Sink Faucet - 2 Handles - Matte Black - 8" Widespread
    BMR Code 001-4829
    The Karci family is ready for your family, with bold lines and just the right amount of curve to por...
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  49. Karci Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    Karci Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    BMR Code 001-4823
    The Karci family is ready for your family, with bold lines and just the right amount of curve to por...
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  50. Matlock Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    Matlock Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Polished Chrome - 4" Centerset
    BMR Code 001-4810
    This Pfister faucet boasts a distinctive design and a mirror-like polished chrome finish that adds a...
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  51. Bria Lavatory Faucet - 2 Handles - Chrome
    Bria Lavatory Faucet - 2 Handles - Chrome
    BMR Code 001-4684
    With its gleaming chrome finish, this lavatory faucet matches any bathroom decor. Its double handles...
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  52. Dyska Lavatory Faucet - 2 Handles - Chrome
    Dyska Lavatory Faucet - 2 Handles - Chrome
    BMR Code 001-4685
    With its gleaming chrome finish, this lavatory faucet matches any bathroom decor. Its double handles...
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  53. Rafa Lavatory Faucet - 2 Handles - Stainless Steel
    Rafa Lavatory Faucet - 2 Handles - Stainless Steel
    BMR Code 001-4686
    The stainless steel finish of this bathroom sink faucet will not tarnish even after frequent cleanin...
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  54. Hiall Lavatory Faucet - 1 Handle - Stainless Steel
    Hiall Lavatory Faucet - 1 Handle - Stainless Steel
    BMR Code 001-4688
    The stainless steel finish of this bathroom sink faucet will not tarnish even after frequent cleanin...
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  55. Dylar Lavatory Faucet - 1 Handle - Chrome
    Dylar Lavatory Faucet - 1 Handle - Chrome
    BMR Code 001-4689
    The sleek lines of this bathroom sink faucet will blend beautifully with modern or traditional decor...
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  56. Zaya Vessel Faucet - 1 Handle - Chrome
    Zaya Vessel Faucet - 1 Handle - Chrome
    BMR Code 001-4690
    Treat yourself to modernity and reliability in your bathroom with this faucet made for a vessel sink...
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  57. Zaya Vessel Faucet - 1 Handle - Matte Black
    Zaya Vessel Faucet - 1 Handle - Matte Black
    BMR Code 001-4691
    Treat yourself to modernity and reliability in your bathroom with this faucet made for a vessel sink...
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  58. Opalia Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Matte Gold - 4" Centerset
    Opalia Bathroom Sink Faucet - 1 Lever - Matte Gold - 4" Centerset
    BMR Code 001-4351
    Opalia is a bathroom collection, all in curves and finesse. Its slim and elegant handles offer a del...
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