Bathroom Faucets, also known as taps or spigots, are bathroom fixtures designed specifically around bathroom functions such as washing hands, shaving, or brushing teeth. Sized and proportioned in relation to standard bathroom sinks, bathroom faucets are smaller and more utilitarian than kitchen faucets. Bathroom faucets are available in a large range of styles, finishes, and designs to achieve desired bathroom aesthetics.
Start to install a bathroom faucet by shutting off the water to prevent any leakage. Assemble the faucet following the manufacturer’s directions and place the new faucet into the mounting holes. Then install basin nuts, center the faucet body, and tighten the basin nuts making sure not to overtighten them. Afterwards, connect the water supply and check for any leaks.
How tall common bathroom faucets are typically depends on the bathroom sink, but are usually smaller than kitchen faucets. Bathroom faucets tend to be shorter than 8 inches (20 cm) as to cut manufacturing costs, and increase durability. Shorter bathroom faucets also help reduce water consumption and splashing.
Fixing a leaky faucet is quick and inexpensive. Start by shutting off the water and removing the handle - how you remove it depends on your faucet type. Loosen the packaging nut, remove the cartridge, and install the new cartridge. Afterwards reattach the faucet handle, turn the water line on again, and test your new faucet.