Make sure to measure your faucet centers. This refers to the distance, in inches, between the pre-drilled faucet holes in the sink or vanity, from the very center of the left hole to the very center of the right hole. These center points should correspond to the center connections of the faucets to be installed there.
How to Measure for Bathroom Faucets
- Measure for Standard Spacing. When you measure for bathroom sink faucets, you’ll see two or three holes on your sink or…
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- Ensure ADA Compliance. If you’re renovating the vanity, you may not be legally bound to make it…
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Frequently Asked Questions
How do I know what size bathroom faucet I need?
If the distance is six inches or more you need a “widespread" or “eight inch spread" faucet. If the measurement is less than six inches you need a “centerset," “mini-spread" or a “four inch spread faucet." Each of these configurations is for a faucet that will use all three holes in the sink.
Do bathroom faucets have a standard size?
Standard centerset faucet units, typically used on bathroom sinks, measure 4 inches on center. ... Standard widespread faucets measure between 8 and 16 inches on center.
Are all bathroom sink faucets the same size?
Bathroom sink faucets are not the same size and are not designed to fit all sinks universally. That said, excluding specialty built custom work, bathroom faucets are regularly manufactured in one of four different spacing configurations to accommodate the most common and popular faucet types: Single-Hole. Centerset.
How do I know what size my faucet is?
Measure the distance between the handles. Hold the the tape measure above the faucet if it's in the way. If the distance is six inches or more you need a “widespread" or “eight inch spread" faucet.
How is the best way to measure a bathroom faucet?
Disconnect the water supply hoses from the faucet. Pry up the unit faucet gently from the sink, counter or wall where it was installed, using a screwdriver or tack puller. Cushion your pry tool on a washcloth or towel to avoid scratching the sink or counter. Measure from the centers of the outer holes on a sink or the counter.
How big should a centeret faucet be in a bathroom?
Tips Standard centerset faucet units, typically used on bathroom sinks, measure 4 inches on center. Changing the spread on wideset faucets where only the handles and spout are accessible requires replacing plumbing and balancing water pressure, tasks best left to a professional.