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. Lavatory faucet Kai
    Lavatory faucet Kai
    BMR Code 017-1946
    This beautiful Kai lavatory faucet has a elegant, classic style that will fit perfectly in the decor
  2. Cube Lavatory Faucet
    Cube Lavatory Faucet
    BMR Code 053-7179
    Opt for this magnificent Cube lavatory faucet from TORREO.
  3. Caldwell Chrome Two-Handle Bathroom Faucet
    Caldwell Chrome Two-Handle Bathroom Faucet
    BMR Code 060-3296
    Moen's Caldwell collection offers homeowners classic styling with soft curves and rich details. Endu
  4. Lavatory faucet
    Lavatory faucet
    BMR Code 057-9494
    The Fundamental lavatory faucet with an acrylic handle, with a 4 in center distance, is a perfect c
  5. KUNA square single-hole bathroom faucet
    KUNA square single-hole bathroom faucet
    BMR Code 057-9625
    The KUNA single-hole square lavatory faucet is ideal for your modern bathroom for a touch of eleganc
  6. Cosmos lavatory faucet
    Cosmos lavatory faucet
    BMR Code 053-7106
    The Cosmos lavatory faucet, with its mechanical drain, will be perfect to fit with your bathroom dec
  7. Columbia lavatory faucet
    Columbia lavatory faucet
    BMR Code 060-4435
    The Columbia lavatory faucet with a 4 in center and ceramic cartridge is perfect for your bathroom.
  8. Versa lavatory faucet
    Versa lavatory faucet
    BMR Code 060-4453
    This Versa lavatory faucet with retractable spout is the right choice for your home.
  9. Zarina faucet lavatory
    Zarina faucet lavatory
    BMR Code 058-8580
    This faucet with a lever handle and a bold profile blends in with the decor thanks to its soft curve
  10. Adler bathroom faucet
    Adler bathroom faucet
    BMR Code 059-7551
    The classic style of this Adler bathroom faucet will perfectly fit in any kind of decoration.
  11. Bathroom faucet
    Bathroom faucet
    BMR Code 342-0296
    Purchase the classic and sturdy C/C bathroom faucet to enhance your decoration.
  12. 2 handles faucet lavatory
    2 handles faucet lavatory
    BMR Code 024-7683
    Are you looking for a new faucet for your bathroom? This two-handle lavatory faucet will suit you pe
  13. Lavatory Faucet
    Lavatory Faucet
    BMR Code 046-3467
    Are you renovating your bathroom and looking for a new sink faucet? This one will suit you perfectly
  14. Adler bathroom faucet
    Adler bathroom faucet
    BMR Code 062-4873
    Turn your bathroom counter into an elegant perk for a new decoration with this faucet.
  15. Torréo Modern lavatory faucet
    Torréo Modern lavatory faucet
    BMR Code 065-9860
    Modernize your bathroom design by applying the stunning Torreo chrome lavatory faucet Modern family
  16. Quadrato faucet
    Quadrato faucet
    BMR Code 071-7386
    Let the water run slowly from this faucet as if it came from a spring.
  17. Quadrato sink faucet
    Quadrato sink faucet
    BMR Code 070-1020
    With its straight angular shapes, this Quadrato Collection two-handle faucet will add a modern touch
  18. Rustik lavatory faucet
    Rustik lavatory faucet
    BMR Code 072-9239
    Install this modern faucet to make your bathroom resplendent.
  19. Spellbound lavatory faucet
    Spellbound lavatory faucet
    BMR Code 073-3384
    This modern style faucet will perfectly fit with the sink of your bathroom.
  20. Stacked lavatory faucet
    Stacked lavatory faucet
    BMR Code 073-3393
    Your bathroom's decor will be transformed completely with this delicate and modern faucet.
  21. Luna lavatory faucet
    Luna lavatory faucet
    BMR Code 073-3409
    Refined and contemporary, this Luna lavatory faucet will add style to your bathroom.
  22. Lavatory faucet
    Lavatory faucet
    BMR Code 072-6436
    Opt for this square lavatory faucet, it will perfectly match the style of your bathroom.
  23. Arlys lavatory faucet
    Arlys lavatory faucet
    BMR Code 072-8319
    This Arlys bathroom faucet with two handles and a high arch is ideal for everyday tasks in the bathr
  24. Infinity bathroom lavatory faucet
    Infinity bathroom lavatory faucet
    BMR Code 052-1080
    Simple and discreet, with a mark of hot and cold water, this faucet will add value to your bathroom.
  25. Arlys one-handle lever bathroom faucet
    Arlys one-handle lever bathroom faucet
    BMR Code 078-4166
    The matte black finish of this faucet is the perfect complement to modern spaces.
  26. Lindor Spot Resist Bathroom Faucet
    Lindor Spot Resist Bathroom Faucet
    BMR Code 077-3036
    Spot Resist finish resists fingerprints and water spots for a cleaner looking bathroom.
  27. Infinity bathroom lavatory faucet
    Infinity bathroom lavatory faucet
    BMR Code 077-3203
    Simple and discreet, this faucet will add value to your bathroom.
  28. Lindor Spot Resist Bathroom Faucet
    Lindor Spot Resist Bathroom Faucet
    BMR Code 077-3018
    Spot Resist finish resists fingerprints and water spots for a cleaner looking bathroom.
  29. Infinity laudry faucet
    Infinity laudry faucet
    BMR Code 077-3258
    The two-lever handles of this laudry faucet offer separate control of hot and cold water.
  30. Bathroom faucet Quadrato
    Bathroom faucet Quadrato
    BMR Code 065-3875
    Add a touch of metal to your bathroom with this Quadrato bathroom faucet.
  31. Level Edge One-Handle Bathroom Faucet
    Level Edge One-Handle Bathroom Faucet
    BMR Code 081-1187
    This Level Edge faucet with a polished chrome or matte black finish and mechanical drain is a good c
  32. Arlys lavatory faucet
    Arlys lavatory faucet
    BMR Code 072-8294
    This Arlys lavatory faucet will add a magnificent chrome touch to your washroom. It's single lever d
  33. Arlys Brushed Nickel 1-Handle Bathroom Sink Faucet
    Arlys Brushed Nickel 1-Handle Bathroom Sink Faucet
    BMR Code 001-0853
    Arlys spot resist brushed nickel 1-handle sink faucet features a minimalist design with curving line
  34. Lavatory faucet
    Lavatory faucet
    BMR Code 068-7021
    This faucet will match with any type of bathroom decor.
  35. Bathroom faucet
    Bathroom faucet
    BMR Code 068-7030
    This classic two-handle faucet features a fingertip finish and fits in a wet room.