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Widespread vs. Centerset Faucets

Posted by tr1140 (My Page) on
Wed, Sep 23, 09 at 13:07

Just curious: Is there any rule of thumb to follow when selecting between widespread vs. centerset faucets? Any advantages/disadvantages of one type over the other?


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RE: Widespread vs. Centerset Faucets

centreset usually looks cheaper in my opinion (which of course is worth very little).


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RE: Widespread vs. Centerset Faucets

I don't know about asthetics, I think each one can look really nice if used in the proper environment. The higher end bathrooms usually (and I usually because I inspect homes for a living and see centerset used in higherend bathrooms sometimes too) have wide set. We have centerset in our .5 bath so I can say from personal experience that their harder to keep clean because the spacing in between the handles and spout is so small. We have wide set in our master bath and their ok to use and easy to clean, but my favorite is single lever. Simple and classic. I sometimes regret not getting a single lever for our master bath, but live and learn.


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RE: Widespread vs. Centerset Faucets

Widespread are easier to keep clean than centerset but both can look nice.


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RE: Widespread vs. Centerset Faucets

Widespread, 100% of the time (imo) unless it's a tiny powder room.


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RE: Widespread vs. Centerset Faucets

our contractor said that wide spread is rule of thumb for granite counter tops/and I guess single level would work as well but the centerset holes are more difficult to cut I guess---
what about the mini-spread sets--would they would ok with granite


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RE: Widespread vs. Centerset Faucets

Actually, neither!

I prefer the single handle, single pole faucets. I like the minimal look.


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