4 Types of Wall Mount Faucets Explained
Wall mount faucets are one of the more unusual of kitchen designs. Most kitchen faucet sets are plugged into the sink, and that is mounted on the wall, rather than the faucet furniture, i.e. spout, taps and connections, being separately mounted. There are a few things to consider when conducting a wall-mounting of a kitchen faucet, including the shape and design of the taps and spout, and the risk that it may become damaged by repeated use, and even fall from the wall. There are a few varieties of faucets available to the homeowner, including pot filler faucets, which have been seen on many TV shows. If you are looking for a new set of taps for your kitchen, and you want to get a wall-mounted faucet set, then here are a few tips on the different types available to the modern shopper.
1 - Pot Filler Faucets
These are probably the most common type of wall-mounted faucet, being designed to fill pots which are already on the kitchen stove. These pot fillers can be moved in and out of range, so they take up less room than might be imagined, and they also reduce the amount of walking needed to carry water from the sink to the stove. Pot fillers are probably the best kind of wall mount, as they are easily fitted by a plumber, and require little maintenance once installed.
2 - Bridge Faucets
Wall-mounted faucets can be combined with another type, the bridge mount, to produce 2 low-lying taps which can be quickly reached from the sink. This is ideal for people who use a lot of pots and pans, and wash up a great deal. The spread of the design, and the flick-able taps, mean that this is also a very attractive faucet set, and should be considered if you are planning to install your taps on the wall. Bridge faucets can sometimes be a little impractical if you are attempting to fit them yourself, as the screws need to be worked under very tight angles.
3 - The Gooseneck
This type of wall mount has a distinctive curved spout which reaches over the sink very gracefully. The height of the spout means that it is suitable for pot filling, for those who don't have a pot filler installed, and it is also great for hand-washing. The gooseneck can be attached to the wall above any kind of sink, although a butler's sink might be a little too deep for the height of the spout. The gooseneck spout can easily be fitted to the wall by an amateur, although they will have to be monitored for the effects of gravity, as they may start coming away from the wall after a year or so.
4 - Hand Shower Faucet
The hand shower faucet is often seen on TV cooking shows, where the spout is connected to the wall via a mount, and is on a hose. The cook can take the spout off of the wall, and use it to add water to a bowl, for example, or to spray down a pan that has been used to create a sauce.