Question: Ed: I’m installing a new sink / vanity and want to install an above average faucet. However, I don’t want the faucet’s spout to be so high that it splashes on top. What do you suggest for a viable faucet choice?
Answer: Tall bathroom faucets are available, but these are typically intended for sink applications. While sink faucets are attractive, they can be a little too tall for a standard vanity setup.
To gain a little more spout height and still be a viable choice for a wash basin, I recommend a bathroom fitting with a low gooseneck. These faucets feature a medium-high gooseneck style spout with a variety of handle styles and finishes to choose from.
Some low gooseneck bathroom faucets have laminar spouts to save water and reduce splashes. Laminar runs provide a smooth, bubble-free flow that is similar to the flow you can see in a dancing water fountain.
Bottom Line: If you’re looking to bend the rules of faucet spout for your new sink, check out a low gooseneck bathroom faucet (and honk if you like this advice!).
(Master Contractor / Plumber Ed Del Grande is internationally known as the author of Ed Del Grande’s House Call, moderator of TV and Internet shows, and LEED Green Associate. Visit eddelgrande.com or write to [email protected] Always consult local contractors and regulations.)
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