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How do I Choose the Best Laundry Faucet?

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Whether you are working on new construction or a laundry room remodel, you want the best laundry faucet available. For each homeowner, this is the one that fits his or her needs, style, and budget. Begin by comparing several models for style, features, guarantees, and price. You can shop at a home improvement center or plumbing supply shop, but you can also find numerous varieties from which to choose online.

Keep in mind the many ways you can use a laundry faucet. Laundry room fixtures are not always relegated only to washing clothes or draining the washing machine. A spray nozzle comes in handy for working on stains and even for cleaning the deep recesses of the utility sink. A large utility sink with an adjustable faucet can be very handy for other household chores as well, such as filling a mop bucket or a large stock pot, cleaning dust from plants or watering them, and many other tasks.

Your choice will also depend on how important style is to you in the laundry room. There are different finishes from which to choose from shiny, polished chrome to rough brass, and many in between. Many homeowners will opt for a basic laundry faucet, since this is a room that is rarely seen by guests. Others may decorate the laundry room as lovingly as they would any other space in the home, especially if they spend a good deal of time in there.

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When it comes to features, a filtered laundry faucet may be a good choice. Many people swear by filtered water and it may help get clothes cleaner. The style of handles on the laundry faucet also tends to be an important consideration. Knob styles may be hard to turn with wet or soapy hands, while lever style handles work with a nudge. The laundry faucet may only have one lever, which is adjusted for cold, warm, or hot water.

Handles, levers, and spouts may be large or small. Some laundry sink spouts are adjustable and turn from side to side or all the way around. Spouts may be straight or curved upward, and some have a long goose-neck. Others have a simple, short spout or downward facing spout that doesn’t move. The former looks more like a commercial or bar faucet while the latter is a service sink style. It is also important to determine whether you need a wall-mounted laundry faucet or one that is attached to the sink.

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