What to Look for in a Laundry Faucet
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Laundry faucets are the finishing touch needed to make a utility sink into a useful tool for washing clothes by hand or rinsing dirty boots. Yet there is far less advice available on how to choose one of these faucets than for bathroom and kitchen fixtures. Any homeowner shopping for a new utility or laundry faucet should consider these four important features.
Matching Holes and Sizes
Like with all faucets, laundry faucets must match the number of holes and exact spacing cut into the sink. Even plastic utility sinks come with pre-cut plumbing holes to make faucet installation as easy as possible. Anyone who picks out a specific laundry faucet first should then pick a matching utility sink to ensure fit.
While side sprays are a common feature on kitchen faucets, they’re less commonly available for laundry sinks. If you do decide to use a kitchen faucet in the laundry sink, make sure to choose a utility sink that can accommodate a side spray since plastic and metal materials are difficult to cut by hand for a new opening. Or you can select a deck mounted kitchen faucet that has a pull-out or pull-down spray head. Spray heads or side sprays are just as valuable at the laundry sink as in the kitchen, making them an important feature for laundry faucets.
Some laundry faucets are very basic models with fixed spouts. This limits the flow of water right to the center of the sink. Since the utility sink is so large, a swivel spout with a range of movement makes more sense.
Finish options are still more limited for laundry faucets than other types. Brushed brass and polished chrome are the two main options for most models. However, matte black and oil rubbed bronze are two more options also available from many manufacturers. Laundry rooms are private enough that fixtures are rarely seen, but some homeowners have a color scheme or design for the room and want matching décor.
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