What are Faucet Centers?
Every sink or vanity will come with pre-drilled holes to accommodate the faucet and handles for plumbing, depending faucet mounts. For every instance, there are faucet centers measurement that will become very important when you start the faucet installation. Faucet center refers to the distance between the pre-drilled faucet holes in the sink or vanity, from the very center of the left hole to the very center of the right hole, measured in inches.
For example, a 4-inch centerset faucet with a fixed center would require four inches from the center of the left faucet hole to the center of the right faucet hole. On the other hand, a wall-mounted sink will require an 8-inch faucet center while widespread sinks require 8- to 16-inch. Measure the distance between the center of the right and left pre-drilled holes and you’ll know what size faucet set is required for the sink or vanity you’re working with.
Fixed Versus Adjustable Faucet Centers
A fixed center refers to a faucet center that is not adjustable and adheres to a set measurement. Some bathroom faucets and kitchen faucets have adjustable centers that can allow some variance in width, making them more flexible for your faucet installation. These are sometimes called adjustable spread faucets and are limited to wall-mount installations.
Check the Packaging
Whether you choose fixed or adjustable faucet centers, match the measurements you take from your sink or vanity to the measurements indicated on the faucet package. These should be clearly marked for your reference.
If the faucet center doesn’t match up, it won’t work in your sink or vanity and will lead to issues.
Where to Purchase Fixed and Adjustable Faucet Centers
It might seem daunting to begin the process of looking to purchase a fixed or adjustable faucet center. Kingston Brass offers both fixed and adjustable faucet centers in a variety of styles and designs. Take a look and find the perfect match for your new sink or vanity here.