10 Best Bathroom Faucets Review 2020 (Ultimate Buying Guide)

Best Bathroom Faucets

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You know the first thing people look at when they walk into a bathroom? No, it isn’t your god-awful scented candles or your “Egyptian” towels. It is the faucets!

The type of faucet you have and gravitate towards can tell a lot about you social status. So, you may want to replace your current setup that’s past its prime long, long ago and invest in a good faucet system already. And to help you with that, we are going to introduce you to the best bathroom faucets out there.

And that’s just the start! Stay with us as we will disclose all the tips and tricks and details you need to know to pick out a quality faucet the next time you walk into Home Depot. Also, check out some of the most FAQs people have while shopping for their next faucet. Ready for the big upgrade? Let’s start!

For our first bathroom faucet on the list, we want to keep things very light and simple. With that in mind, we have for you the F-4501-NB Two Handle Oil Rubbed Bronze Bathroom Sink Faucet from Derengge, a beautifully dark and old-world sort of a faucet that isn’t heavy on your wallet either!

The F-4501-NB Two Handle Oil Rubbed Bronze Bathroom Sink Faucet, first of all, is a center set mount with double holes. This means you will need a basin or sink with 2 holes to install this faucet.

It has one long and arched spout with 2 lever handles, giving you the luxury of cold and hot water. The faucet is 8.7 inches while the spout is 4.9.

Apart from this, you also get a plastic push up a pop up sink drain which makes sure you can drain the sink easily. As for the flow rate of water from the faucet, you get highest of 1.2 GPM at 60 psi. Despite the pressure and flow, the Derengge F-4501-NB ensures a drip-free performance thanks to its ceramic cartridge and quality aerator.

Now, for the most eye-catching part. The Derengge F-4501-NB is hands down one of the more unique faucets, at least in today’s time. This faucet comes in a deep, deep almost back brown body with bronze details and highlights. It has an oiled rubbed bronze finish, a velvety sheen and an overall, sophisticated and classic design to it. It looks amazing and would fit into subtle and simple bathrooms sinks beautifully.

In addition to the look factor of the Derengge F-4501-NB faucet, it also comes with impressive quality assurance. It is certified and listed by the UPC/cUPC, NSF69-1, and AB 1953 Lead-Free. Furthermore, it is approved by WaterSense Standard. Not too shabby for a bathroom faucet so inexpensive.

Pros :

  • Easy to install
  • Comes with pop up sink drain
  • Good flow rate
  • Drip-free
  • Yesteryear charm
  • Saves water
  • Quality certified

Cons :

  • Cold water valve tends to leak
  • Hard to find parts
  • Non-existent and irresponsive customer care

For a more modern and simplistic flair in your bathroom, we have for you the Delta 567LF-PP Modern Single-Handle Bathroom Faucet, which uses a much needed sleek and simple design and construction for modern bathrooms.

The Delta 567LF-PP is a single hole faucet, meaning you will need just 1 drain hole on your sink to install this system. However, the great part is that it can also comply with a 3-hole sink with their RP78358 adapter (bought separately).

It measures 8.5 inches in height and it is 4 inches wide. The spout’s height is 5 and 3/8 of an inch while the spout measures in at 6 and 1/16 of an inch in length. As for the handle on the 567LF-PP, you get a very straightforward and simple pull up push down handle.

Furthermore, you get a pop-up drain for easy drainage. In terms of flow rate and pressure, you get 1.20 GPM at 60 psi.

Now, for the aesthetics of it, the Delta 567LF-PP comes in chrome, it has a silver body with a chrome finish. It has a brilliant shine and looks very futuristic, modern and minimal. Perfect for modern bathrooms with a typical white décor.

Last but not least, the Delta 567LF-PP is WaterSense approved, meaning it uses 20% less water. On top of that, it also comes with a very generous lifetime warranty on the finish! Now, that’s what we call confidence!

Pros :

  • Easy to install; complies with triple hole sinks too
  • Comes with pop up sink drain
  • Good flow rate
  • Drip-free
  • Modern and sleek
  • Saves water

Cons :

  • Tends to stain
  • Drain stopper is loose; water drains down anyway

Next up, we have a faucet that is notches above your standard and boring bathroom faucets, the Delta 2538-MPU-DST Lahara 2-Handle Centerset Bathroom Faucet.

The Delta 2538-MPU-DST Lahara et Bathroom Faucet is a double handle faucet with a center set construction. This means you have the entire system, the spout, and handles set to a common plate.

The entire setup measures 6.38 inches and 4 inches in width. Your sink will need to have 3 holes in order to install the Lahara faucet since it is a triple hole system. A matching sink drain is also included in the purchase for easy draining. As for the water flow, you get 1.2 GPM per liter.

One thing that is really unique about the Lahara faucet is that it utilizes what they call the DIAMOND Seal Technology which features a valve embedded with diamonds to make sure that the faucet functions smoothly without any interruptions.

It is, in fact, said to last twice as long as generic faucets! Apart from the promise of durability, the setup is very good looking too. It has a chrome body and a chrome finish with high shine. Looks lavish yet subtle, great for contemporary décor and modern décor.

The Delta 2538-MPU-DST Lahara also comes with the WaterSense label and is, therefore, very water conscious. On top of that, you get a very generous lifelong warranty on the finishing. Pretty neat.

Pros :

  • Easy to install
  • Comes with pop up sink drain
  • Good flow rate
  • Drip-free
  • Modern and sleek
  • Saves water

Cons :

  • Flimsy parts
  • Tends to leak after a period of use
  • Missing parts (most of the time)

4th on our list of the best bathroom faucets is a super deluxe and luxurious setup for a more formal vibe from KINGO HIME; the Commercial Solid Brass Lavatory Brushed Nickel Bathroom Faucet!

The Commercial Solid faucet is a little bit different from all the faucets we reviewed earlier. This setup, first of all, has a widespread construction which basically means the entire setup includes 3 separate pieces as opposed to being built as one.

Now, that also obviously means that your sink is going to need 3 drill holes in order to accommodate the widespread faucet. Let’s get to the specs. The spout measures 6.9 inches and has a height of almost 5 inches.

As for the handles, you have two lever handles for controlling water volume and temperature. Speaking of which, you get 23.6 inch long hot and cold water hoses with 3/8″ female compression connector. The entire setup is made from solid brass and uses drip-free ceramic valves for a mess-free user experience.

Now for the aesthetics of it. The KINGO HOME commercial solid brass faucet comes in a brushed nickel finish and looks very professional and elegant. It has a velvety sheen to it and is perfect for most homes or even office bathrooms that need a little more subtlety and softness.

Pros :

  • Easy to install
  • Comes with pop up sink drain
  • Good flow rate
  • Drip-free
  • Simple and subtle
  • Comes with ½ inch connecting hoses

Cons :

  • Does not come with sink drain; separately bought
  • Handles need to be reversed

If you are looking for a very minimal and sophisticated setup for your sink, the 551-DST Dryden Single Handle Centerset Bathroom Faucet from Delta is definitely going to catch your attention.

The Delta 551-DST Dryden Bathroom Faucet is a center set and single hole faucet. This means you can get away with just 1 hole on your sink to be able to install this system. However, the purchase includes a 6-inch escutcheon for 3 hole installations as well!

Oh, and it also includes two supply lines and a sink drain so cheers to that as well. It measures 7.75 inches in height with a center plate that is 6 inches wide. With a single lever handle on the setup, the Dryden faucet is easy to turn up and down. One thing that’s very unique about the construction of this faucet is the arch on its spout.

It is very deep and dramatic, and therefore really contributes to the beauty of it. Made from brass and with a chrome finish, the Delta Dryden promises durability. It also uses its DIAMOND Seal Technology with valve embedded with diamonds for a very smooth operation. The Dryden is claimed to last twice as long as your generic faucets. It looks super arty and performs like a horse. What’s not to like?

Apart from all these, the Delta 551-DST Dryden Bathroom Faucet comes WaterSense approved and is, therefore, able to save at least 20% on your consumption. But the better part is that the faucet is backed by Delta’s lifetime limited warranty. Nice!

Pros :

  • Easy to install
  • Comes with pop up sink drain
  • Includes 3 hole adapter
  • Good flow rate
  • Drip-free
  • Contemporary and catchy design
  • Saves water
  • Lifetime warranty

Cons :

  • Loud flow
  • Tends to stain easily

If you liked the Derengge F-4501-NB Two Handle bathroom faucet, then we can bet our penny that you will absolutely fall in love with the VAPSINT Best Quality Two Handle Bathroom Faucet which has a very similar look and design.

The VAPSINT Two Handle Bathroom Faucet is hands down one of the most beautiful pieces on our list of the best bathroom faucets. It is, first of all, a widespread faucet which basically means that it consists of three separate parts as opposed being all in one center plate.

This also means your sink will need three holes to install the faucet system. The entire setup measures 9.44 inches with the handles measuring in at 4.33 inches. The spout has a soft arch and you have two lever style handles. The purchase also includes two half inch connecting hoses and hot and cold water connecting hoses.

The system uses a drip-free ceramic disc cartridge for a no-mess user experience. As for the aesthetics of it, there is not much to say other than how stunning this setup is; dark, rich woody antique brass construction with bright bronze details, very sophisticated and old school.

What’s nice is that the setup is tested 800000 times to make sure it does not fail on you! To vouch for that, the company also backs up your purchase with a limited lifetime warranty.

Pros :

  • Easy to install
  • Good flow rate
  • Drip-free
  • Beautiful looking
  • Saves water
  • Quality tested
  • Comes with a lifetime warranty

Cons :

  • Does not come with a draining sink
  • Handles tend to be crooked
  • Missing parts

The 7th bathroom faucet to make it to our prestigious list is very well-deserved. If you are looking for a setup that’s not only beautiful and eye-catching, but just as high performance, then take a look at the 6610BN Brantford Brushed bathroom faucet from Moen.

The Moen 6610BN Brantford faucet has a center set design, meaning all the parts are fixed on one common plate as opposed to being separate and individual. It has three holes, so your sink is going to need at least three holes for installation.

With two lever handles and a high arch on the spout, the Moen 6610BN Brantford looks every bit beautiful than it really is. As for the water flow and pressure, this setup gives you about 1.2 GPM and it also features an aerated flow for water conservation.

Speaking of which, the Moen 6610BN Brantford faucet comes approved by WaterSense so you can be sure that it is going to save a lot of precious water and even more precious money. It has a brushed nickel finish that is coated to repel flaking or rusting, something we know a lot of faucets are guilty of! It also comes with a matching draining sink. As for the look factor, with its simple and minimal look, the faucet is bound to blend into just about any backdrop and décor!

Last but not least, the Moen 6610BN Brantford faucet also comes with a limited lifetime warranty on against drips, leaks, and finish. Cheers to that!

Pros :

  • Easy to install
  • Good flow rate
  • Drip-free
  • Beautiful looking
  • Saves water
  • Includes a draining stopper
  • Comes with a lifetime warranty

Cons :

  • Arrives in different finish and color than what’s advertised
  • Stopper lets water drain out anyway

Next up, we have yet another piece from Moen. If you are looking for something a little more subtle and simple, then the 6810BN Method Bathroom Faucet is the right way to go!

The 6810BN Method Bathroom Faucet is a small, single handle bathroom faucet. One hole in your sink is all you need to install it. However, the nice thing is that the purchase includes an optional 3-hole escutcheon so that you can install it onto your 3-holed sinks as well.

This faucet has a simple lever hand and features a very low arch. As for the water flow rate you get 1.2 GMP, offering you aerated water for all-rounder use in the bathroom. Oh, and it, of course, comes with a matching drainage or sink stopper to make draining and stopping the drainage easier and more convenient.

In terms of looks, the Moen 6810BN Method Bathroom Faucet is pretty basic and minimal. Nothing over the top or too lavish. It has a beautiful brushed nickel finish with anti-corrosive and stain coating. Given how straightforward and subtle this is, it would go great in small bathrooms with plain and simple décor. Simple and elegant.

No complaints.

And with the WaterSense label, you know it is going to save you tons of water. And then finally, you have Meon’s limited lifetime warranty against leaks, drips, and the finish. Pretty happy about that!

Pros :

  • Easy to install
  • Good flow rate
  • Includes 3 hole adapter
  • Drip-free
  • Simple and subtle design
  • Saves water
  • Includes a draining stopper
  • Comes with a lifetime warranty

Cons :

  • Stopper won’t work properly
  • Stains very easily

If you are one of those people who love walking into the bathroom and feeling like a million bucks, then the 3567-MPU-DST Ara Bathroom Faucet from Delta is going to be a great contribution to that. The Delta 3567-MPU-DST Ara is hands down up there with one of the most good-looking bathroom faucets on our list. There is nothing basic about it. First of all, it is a widespread set up which means that the components are not fixed onto a central and common plate.

You get two lever handles, which also means that your sink will need a total of three holes to install the spout and the two handles. Speaking of the handles, they are made with ADA-compliant metal.

To top that, the set up uses a diamond embedded ceramic disc cartridge for a smooth and uninterrupted user experience. As for the water pressure and flow rate, the Delta 3567-MPU-DST Ara operates on 1.32 GPM.

The purchase also, of course, includes a matching sink stopper and two supply lines. One great thing about this faucet system is that it is said to last twice as long as the average ones. And what can we say about the look? It has a chrome finish and uses very sharp and sleek edges in its construction. Very modern and smart.

And then finally you have the very important WaterSense label. This ensures that the Delta 3567-MPU-DST Ara faucet will conserve and save water instead of using it recklessly. On top of that, the company also gives you a limited lifetime warranty on the faucet’s finish, drip or leak issues. Win!

Pros :

  • Easy to install
  • Good flow rate
  • Drip-free
  • Modern, futuristic look
  • Saves water
  • Includes a draining stopper
  • Comes with a lifetime warranty

Cons :

  • Water flow is very slow and overly limited

No, we didn’t save the most ridiculously expensive faucet for the last. The 13598 Brushed Nickel Faucet from PARLOS is proof that you don’t have to spend big bucks to get a proper and beautiful product.

If you want to spend less for a good value, then the PARLOS 13598 is going to be a fantastic addition to your bathroom!

The 13598 Brushed Nickel Faucet is luxury in a tap. This center set faucet with two handles is the peak of quality bathroom ware. It has 3 holes, so you will need a 3-holed sink to install it.

The entire setup measures 11 inches and the handle stands at almost 3 inches. The spout has a nice and soft arch, nothing too dramatic, which really adds to its effortlessness. Apart from these, you also get a matching drainage stopper and a cUPC pipe for easy installation and usage.

You get a beautiful brushed nickel finish with a velvety sheen that looks great in just about any bathroom and any backdrop and décor. Very luxurious and elegant. And to seal the deal, you get a yearlong manufacturers’ warranty!

Pros :

  • Easy to install
  • Good flow rate
  • Drip-free
  • Luxurious and elegant looking
  • Includes a draining stopper
  • 1-year warranty

Cons :

  • Tends to leak and drip
  • Bit small as a whole
  • Bad stopper

Reasons to Get a New and Better Faucet:

1. Let the old man go.

Alright, we will give it to our current faucet system, it’s done a good job while it was new and fresh, but it has been a while and has clearly lost its magic. It wobbles, messes with the water pressure and whatnot. So, like Elsa says, let it go.

Get a new faucet and put the old one to rest. RIP.

2. Rust and corrosion.

We can bet our bucks, whatever little we have of it, that your year-old faucet is rusting and corroding at the speed of a horse. This is just acceptable. It looks disgusting and, believe or not, can end up contaminating the water, so be smart and get a new faucet that won’t rust on you anytime soon.

3. Hard water stain.

Hard water stains are one of the most consistent complaints we have about faucets, and many subpar quality faucets will continue to stain from the water splashes. Although it isn’t a huge performance issue, it does scratch the eyes. Doesn’t look too fitting in a proper bathroom, does it?

4. Clashes with décor.

Speaking of which, no matter how well your current faucet works and no matter how high quality it is, it will still look and feel odd if it does not match and complement the bathroom’s individual décor. It is very important that you get something that matches and blends in with your bathroom’s style and purpose.

Buying Guide: Best Bathroom Faucet!

1. Construction and design.

Don’t fall for looks just yet. Before you waltz into the store and get the prettiest looking faucet, we would like to let you know that construction and design aspects are far more important. We are, however, by no means asking you to debunk beauty and aesthetics.

The first and most important feature to look for in a faucet is its construction. Faucets, obviously, are numerous designs and styles, so knowing which is what always helps. The most common construction styles are center set and widespread. In a center set faucet, all the components, the spout, handle (or handles), are fixed onto a plate whereas in a widespread faucet, the components are separate and individual.

2. Installation holes.

The installation process of a faucet should not be a rocket science if you are equipped with all the right resources like tools, proper and comprehensive instruction manual, and hardware. One very important thing you have to know about installing faucets, however, is regarding its installation holes.

The number for holes under your faucet system may vary from 1 to 3, but what’s important here is that your sink must have exactly the same number of holes as your faucet system. A 2-hole sink won’t install a 3-hole widespread faucet. Having said that, one thing you could do to stay out of this mess is get a faucet that comes with adapters.

3. Mount ability.

Have you noticed that some faucets are not mounted on the sink, but rather onto the wall? Well, those are called wall mountable faucets. The ones that you install onto the sink are called deck mountable faucets.

4. Handles

The handles of the faucet system are undoubtedly one of the most important parts of the entire system. First of all, it does a lot more than turn the faucet on and off, it also regulates the water pressure and control temperature. But how many handles does one possibly need?

Two. You will need two if you want to enjoy maximum versatility and control. However, single handle faucets aren’t any less by any means, they get the job done just as well and are, of course, easier on the wallet.

5. Water flow.

The next thing to consider when shopping for your next bathroom faucet is the water flow rate and pressure. The water flow rate is measured in GPM while the pressure in psi. The higher the GPM and psi, the higher the flow rate and pressure. Now, here’s the thing, more doesn’t always mean better, especially when it comes to your faucets!

Get something too high and the water flows out piercing through your hands, get something too low and you will cry out for each drop. The trick here is to hit the perfect middle point between too much and too little. As a rule of thumb, you want your faucet to measure at around 1.2 to 1.5 GPM with a pressure of around 60 psi.

6. Staining and rusting. 

Faucets, both old and new, are absolutely notorious for staining like there’s no tomorrow. Although there are a number of reasons behind the staining, it’s mostly hard water, steam, and humidity. Behold, you can also reach the rusting stage if you are not careful.

One sure and easy way to steer clear of this is focusing on the finish of your faucet. It has been observed that clear and shiny finishes like chrome tend to stain more, and more obviously, than a brushed finish. But do you really have to compromise on the finish just to be safe from rusts and stains? Not at all. Just make sure you buy high-quality faucets that come with a special coating that prevent and delay such damages.

7. Leaks and drips.

If you are lucky enough, you may find a faucet that won’t leak or drip. The unfortunate news here is that even the high-end and “quality” faucets tend to leak or drip some time or the other. The only thing you can do here to make sure and pray that this does not happen with you is get a faucet that comes with durable and high-quality valves, aerators, rings, etc. Nothing should look or feel loose or cracked or wobbly, check everything.

8. Certification.

Mishaps happen, there is only so much you can control. Believe it or not, but many faucet manufacturers know this, hence, many producers who take their job seriously will have their faucets tested for quality to meet certain standards and criteria. Some even come with water consumption certifications that restrict excessive water use and eventually end up saving your bucks.

If you can get a faucet with accredited certifications and qualifications, then great! If not, then that’s fine too. No worries. It’s just nice to be able to trust a product, right?

9. Warranty.

And then finally, you have your warranty. Listen, faucets don’t always come cheap, and on top of that some of them are nowhere near the quality or performance they promise. So, we highly recommend that you get a faucet that comes with some sort of warranty (especially if it’s from a premium brand and cost premium buck!).

Many manufacturers will even go as far as offering you repairs, replacements, and refunds for faulty products. Also, try and look for sellers and brands that have a good rep with customer service and after sales services since many sellers can shut the door on your face after you purchase their products. All in all, try and get some sort of after-sales benefit. Be a smart customer and make the most of the money you paid for it!

Frequently Asked Questions about Faucets:

1. I got a drainage stopper that does not match the faucet I got. Can I get one separately?

Answer: Yes, absolutely. Well, before you make a trip to the store, we highly suggest that you contact the manufacturer of the faucet via email or phone. It is in fact very normal for sellers to mismatch or send the wrong drainage stopper.

So, asking them for the correct part may resolve the problem once and for all. If that’s not an option, then resort to store shopping. Just make sure you get a drainage stopper that is compatible with your sink.

2. Can I install my wall mount faucet setup on the sink?

Answer: We don’t know how much it would be true, but logic says it won’t work. Wall mounted faucets are designed and constructed in very specific ways that differ from a deck mounted faucet. So, installing a wall faucet on the sink or a deck mountable faucet on the wall doesn’t add up. And even if it does work, it could greatly affect the water flow rate, and don’t forget about the handles! Using the handles are going to feel very odd and awkward.

3. The water flow from my faucet is very hard. It was fine when I bought it, but over a few months it started to act this way. What now?

Answer: Chances are that you got yourself an aerated bathroom faucet. This means the faucet uses a special component called the aerator. An aerator is what gives the water its light and airy flow as opposed to your hard and dense flow.

The aerator of your current faucet may have cracked or clogged or something, so you may want to replace that soon.

4. How can I remove the hard water stains off my faucet? It just won’t go away!

Answer: Been there, done that. Hard water stains can be extremely stubborn, and they only get worse over time. A simple and inexpensive DIY is to use 1-part vinegar to half part lemon juice.

Soak a sponge in the solution and let it sit over the stained faucets, make sure the entire area is covered. After 30 minutes, take off the soak and start scrubbing like there is no tomorrow. Don’t use abrasive fabric though, it can scratch the faucet. So, there’s your at-home DIY. For more stubborn stains, however, you have to go the commercial route and use a chemical cleaner.

5. The faucet I like is a 3 holer, but I have a 2-hole sink. Is there anything I can do?

Answer: If you check our buying guide, you will find that many faucets will come with adapters that let your 3 holers be installed onto a 2-hole sink, and vice versa. But if your faucet did not come with any adapter whatsoever, then you should maybe check with the manufacturer or home depot.

Final Words

Bathroom faucets can turn a deadly looking, drab bathroom into something absolutely fabulous! Getting the right faucet is therefore very important if you want to enjoy a more comfortable and luxurious experience. And that is exactly what our article today is geared towards, making your bathroom better and beautiful.

Our content covers everything you need to know, right from the smallest details, so you can make a better and smarter purchase. You won’t be feeling lost anymore! Apart from that, our detailed review of the best bathroom faucets ranges everything from basic to fancy and minimal to OTT.

It is high time you upgraded from that boring setup to something with more personality. Our guide won’t disappoint you, that’s a promise!

With that, it’s a wrap to our bathroom faucet 101 today. We hope you found all the information and details you were looking for here. Thank you so much for staying with us and we hope to see you next time. Cheers!

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