How to Choose an Oil-Rubbed Bronze Faucet
Unique color & Design
Unlike the rest of the faucet designs, these oil-rubbed bronze designs look stylish and unique. If you are looking to design your kitchen in a way the people get astonished by the look of it, then I would highly recommend you to choose this Oil-Rubbed Bronze faucet.
Old look with New Technology
Few people love the retro look of the faucet. Here these types of oil-rubbed faucets give you the retro look but with completely new technology inside them. This type of faucet has motion detectors, voice controls and they also get connected with the smart house. So you can even voice control the faucet.
This model faucet is developed to long last. They are a bit pricey and also they are worth every dollar you spend on them. The body design of the faucet is made so strong as to prevent any accidental damage to it. It also uses correction free parts inside the faucets.
Also with the same type of oil-rubbed bronze finish, the faucets are of different types. Every model is specific to some kind of function. Let’s see about the different kinds of faucet models.
Faucets are majorly divided into two main categories based on their usage and model. They are based on their sprayer pull-type and based on the handle. If you categorize based on the sprayer pull-type then they can be divided into:
- Pull out faucets
- Pull-down faucets
If you categorize them based on the handles in the faucets then they are categorized as:
- Single Handle Faucets
- Double Handle Faucets
Let’s see them in a little brief manner. It will help you to choose when one is best for you.
1. Pull down faucets
In a pull-down faucet, there will be a tall sprout and good under the tap space to wash big vessels easily. In the pull-down faucet, you can increase the length of the hose by pulling down the faucet. If your sink space is large and you need to water every place of it then the pull-down sprayers are one of the best choices. Depending on the model and brand you buy, the length of the sprayer will get varied in length.
The advantages of pull-down faucets are a lot. You can pull down the prayer till the last of the basin. This will minimize the splash over the basin. The look is extremely attractive. But one disadvantage is that if you don’t know to handle the nozzle properly then you might end up spraying the water everywhere.
2. Pull out faucets
Pull-out faucets are more like pull-down faucets. The only difference between them is the length of the sprout. The pull-down faucets have a large spout than the pull-up faucets. Sometimes there may not be any arc at all. Some pull out faucets are simply straight and don’t have any bend or arch.
These kinds are faucets are used in places where the arch-type of spouts are not required and the sink is shallow.
3. Single Handle Faucets
As the name says the single handle faucets have one handle that can control the flow of the water. It can handle the temperature as well as the water flow. Nowadays the trend is single-handle faucets. It is easy to control with one handle than rather having a lot more.
If you see the model of single-handle faucets you can see on the side the lever for water handling. It is simple and minimalist. Some of the older models will have the handle on the top. Both the designs are simple and best.
4. Double Handle Faucets
This model faucets have double handles for controlling the flow of water in the faucet. Also, these kinds of faucets have few additional mounting holes in the sink for their proper installation. Most people are avoiding this double handle faucet because of the complicated control. The double handle faucets have two control one for the hot water and the other one for the cold water. It is marked with either red or blue to distinguish them.
If you are into the looks then these double handle faucets are a great choice. They look royal and fantastic. Also if you love the motion detection feature then it is mostly not available with the double handle faucets.
Here are some of the important things that you should have in mind before buying the oil-rubbed bronze kitchen faucet.
Installation of Bronze Kitchen Faucets
First of all, before planning to buy any of the faucets you need to know how you are going to install them. If you are going to replace any existing old faucet then you must know how many mounting holes are already in the sink and how much it is required for the new faucet. If both the values are the same then you can proceed to buy. Also, don’t forget about the length and size of the basin. If you need 360 degrees rotatable faucet then you need to have a big sink and the faucet installation mounting hole in the middle if not then a simple faucet is enough.
Oil-rubbed bronze faucets are heavy
If you don’t know this before then you need to know this. Normally the oil-rubbed bronze faucets are a little heavier than the normal faucets. So you must install the faucet in a way it won’t be heavy on the sink and bend it.
Most of the oil-rubbed bronze faucet brands will never provide you with a warranty for the outer finish. Because these outer finishes might get rubbed off very easily. But for the outer body and the inside parts, they might provide you with a lifetime warranty. But almost all companies will cover any damages that happen during the shipment of the material.