Height of sink faucet to backsplash height

rebecca3142August 5, 2014

Talk about minor details! I am ordering my sink faucet for a master bathroom. For my backsplash, I am using the standard 4" countertop material rather than tile. Would it look strange for the sink faucet to be higher than the backsplash? The faucet that I love comes in a short or tall arc. The tall arc looks a little more formal, which I like. But, I don't know about that height issue.

Thank you!

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Babka NorCal 9b

Of course it DOESN'T matter at all. Install the one you want to look at every day. ;-)


    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 1:11PM
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Ack, so now I am liking the low arch one a little better (so great that I can do a 180 in a span of 10 min). But, I think the high arc one will work better with my tub.

So....new question....can I mix a high arc roman tub with a low arc sink from the same "collection"?

Here they are:

Thanks again!

This post was edited by rebecca3142 on Tue, Aug 5, 14 at 13:58

    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 1:43PM
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Babka NorCal 9b

They are from the same collection and will be just perfect. Can you visit a showroom and actually get your hands on them? That always seals the deal for me, as photos aren't always what they seem. I cannot tell you how many drawer handle samples I tried before my final decision.


    Bookmark   August 5, 2014 at 2:26PM
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What is it you like better about the low arc faucet? Just the looks? I have a 4" tile backsplash and my high arc faucet looks fine (to me). It never occurred to me that it would be a problem. What (I) do find a problem is trying to get my hands and arms or items I'm trying to rinse, under a low faucet. The water stream is generally closer to the back of the inside of the sink. I like that I have a lot of room under my faucet and that it reaches to the middle of the sink.

Here is a link that might be useful: High Arc Sink Faucet

    Bookmark   August 6, 2014 at 11:48PM
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Yeah, just the looks for the particular faucet that I like. Thanks for the feedback!

    Bookmark   August 7, 2014 at 7:09PM
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