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Kitchen Faucets by FinishBuild

The faucets of the kitchen besides being a necessary product in any kitchen, in recent years has evolved into a focal point for the design of your kitchen and has developed a series of features that will help to make the daily tasks a bit more easy

In FinishBuild you can get a wide variety of faucets that will adapt perfectly to your kitchen, keeping in mind the size, the type of installation, the type of valves, additional features and more! Everything you ask here can be found!

Faucet Size

You must take into account the size of the place where you will place the faucets before selecting a model, as you must be completely sure of having enough space to move the handles comfortably, avoiding any friction that may limit your optimal operation.

Type of Installation

There are two types of installation of kitchen faucets, deck-mounted (the most popular) and wall mounted.

The installation counter or deck-mounted is one in which the taps can be placed on the counter or the dishwasher. You can find a wide variety of options, before opting for any you have to take into account the number of holes that your dishwasher has.

The wall installation of taps provides a more modern style to your space, they can be used in kitchens as well as in the laundry area, garages and more! This type of installation is best suited for smaller kitchens and allows you to choose a bolder dishwasher design.

Faucet Valves

Valves regulate water flow and temperature from the faucets. They’re the basic control inside the faucet body that makes the water pour from the spout and aerator, turning on or off at your command with the turn of a handle. The different valve types work differently, which changes the capabilities of the design, and it also means that they require different kinds of maintenance over the long term. The valve type often describes the basic operation of the faucet, naming the moving parts that stop the water from leaking. There are many types, but there are four that are more common to come across.

  • Ball valve – A ball valve is recognized by the single handle near the base that can control the water flow and the water temperature by pivoting and rotating to blend the water as needed.
  • Disk valve– A ceramic disk valve faucet handle can move up and down to control the flow of the water, and side to side to control the amount of hot or cold in the mix. It gets the name from the two flat disks inside the faucet mechanisms that create the seal to control the water flow; moving the handle will separate the disks and allow the water through to the spigot. The disk valve can be replaced without replacing the entire faucet.
  • Cartridge valve– Cartridge valves are hollow valves that are often found in faucets with blade handles because they only need turned to as much as a 90-degree angle to work. The cartridge rotates to block the water line to the spout. For a single handle faucet, the cartridge moving up and down will allow the water flow, and turning the handle left to right will control the temperature. When there are separate handles, such as in a three or four hole sink set up, two individual handles can control the hot and cold water lines separately to mix in the faucet. Cartridges can be replaced without needing to replace the entire faucet.
  • Compression valve– A compression valve is usually found in older fixture styles. They look like the traditional faucet, with the 360 degree, turn-screw, knob handles. Hot and cold water are managed by separate handles, and in more vintage set ups, they can be routed to different taps as well. Turning the handles will tighten or loosen an internal washer, and that compression closes the water line. Because of how they are built, a busted compression valve will often require replacing the whole faucet rather than a few internal pieces.