Most faucets are installed on the counter. The Wall Mou […]
Most faucets are installed on the counter. The Wall Mounted Faucet Manufacturers’ term for this is "deck installation". Some faucets are installed directly on the sink. Compared with these two methods, the wall-mounted faucet is installed on the wall behind the sink.
This is a good idea for several reasons. On the one hand, the counter behind the sink is easier to clean, and there is no faucet and handle to clean.
The faucet itself tends to be kept clean because it does not spill debris. Moreover, from a decorative point of view, wall-mounted faucets are visually interesting and can be used to support the style you choose.
Bathroom cabinet with container sink and wall-mounted faucet
However, wall-mounted faucets are not without disadvantages. The floor-standing faucet can be installed, repaired or replaced at any time. The pipe can be reached under the counter or sink.
The wall-mounted faucet hides the pipe inside the bathroom wall. It must be installed before the wall is closed, and repairing or replacing it requires destroying, rebuilding, and restoring the wall.
All these add up to one of the reasons why wall-mounted faucets are 30% more expensive than countertop-mounted faucets.
Types of wall-mounted faucets
Bathroom with beige tile wall with waterfall wall faucet cast concrete sink
Here are some of the most popular features of wall-mounted faucets in the kitchen and bathroom.
The waterfall faucet has a wide faucet head that is oriented at an angle. The water flows through the faucet and overflows from the edge of the faucet into the sink below, imitating the way a waterfall pours down from a cliff.
When installed on the wall, the waterfall faucet is usually paired with a container sink located on the top of the counter.
Waterfall faucets look beautiful, but they use much more water than other types of faucets. They are also prone to splashing water, especially if installed high above the sink. Therefore, the waterfall wall-mounted sink is more suitable for installation in the bathroom than in the kitchen.
In the kitchen, there is no doubt that the nozzle is a useful accessory installed next to the sink.
Usually, they are installed on the sink or counter, and the retractable hose is located under the countertop. But demand is rising, and more and more wall-mounted models combine faucets and sprayers into one.
On a single-handle faucet, a lever is used to adjust the water temperature and the amount of water flowing through the faucet.
The lever or handle can be mounted on the wall. However, it is more common to install the adjustment mechanism on the faucet itself.
Single hole wall-mounted faucet
When the water temperature and pressure are controlled by a handle, a hole can be used to install the faucet.
This is the most common type of faucet in kitchen sinks. In bathroom sinks, three-hole installation is more common. The wall-mounted faucet has single-hole and three-hole designs. The advantage of the single-hole wall-mounted faucet lies in its stylish, minimalist appearance.
Wall-mounted sensor faucet
There are two types of sensor taps that can be wall-mounted; touch and non-touch. When the current is complete, the touch faucet will open and close.
Touching the sensor with bare skin such as a finger, forearm, or back of the hand will complete the circuit. The sensor is usually located in the body of the faucet. Sometimes, the sensor is located at the bottom.
When the faucet base is mounted on a wall, it may be more difficult to reach by children, adults with reach, and people with limited mobility.
Contact-free wall-mounted faucet
Another sensor faucet that can be installed on the wall is a non-contact faucet. These work in one of two ways. The first uses an invisible infrared beam to create a 3D field under the faucet head. When the magnetic field is disturbed, the faucet opens.
When the interference is eliminated, the faucet is turned off. Another type of non-contact faucet emits a single infrared beam to the sink.
When your hand or pot interferes with the beam, the signal will be reflected back to its source and received by the infrared detector. The infrared detector is responsible for opening and closing the faucet.
The non-contact wall-mounted faucet is the height of elegance and simplicity around the sink. With a light wave of your hand, you can control the flow of water without transferring any dirt or bacteria.
Wall-mounted kitchen faucet
Kitchen with high-back farmhouse sink and wall-mounted two-hole faucet
In the past few decades, industrial and restaurant kitchens have been equipped with wall-mounted faucets.
But with the invention of sinks and deck-mounted faucets, they gradually disappeared. They are now back in popularity and have begun to appear in new residential buildings in the past few years.
Although there are not as many wall-mounted faucets on the market as traditional countertop faucets, no matter what type of faucet you are looking for, you should be able to find something that suits your style.
The pull-out faucet is a combination of nozzle and faucet head. The hose of the nozzle passes through the faucet housing.
By unlocking and pulling the faucet, the angle of the spray can be manipulated. This is useful for rinsing cutting boards and biscuit chips. It can also conveniently fry food off the plate before putting it in the dishwasher.
If the hose extends far enough, you can use it to fill the bucket without lifting them in and out of the sink.
Single or double handle
Black and white mosaic tile bathroom wall-mounted double-handle faucet
The double-handle faucet can separately control the flow of hot and cold water. They allow you to make precise adjustments to the pressure and temperature of the water.
Single-handle faucet, one of the handles controls temperature and pressure, with lower accuracy, but easier and more convenient to operate.
When the nozzle is not integrated into the main faucet, this is called a "standalone spray" faucet. Compared with pull-out faucets, they usually have longer hoses and weaker pressure.
Adding a separate nozzle mounted on the deck to a sink with a wall-mounted faucet will ruin the effect you want. Instead, look for wall-mounted faucets with integrated sprayers.
The kitchen pot filling tap is out of range
The pot filling faucet is installed above the stovetop, which makes it easier to fill the large pot with water for cooking. They are designed to deliver water faster than traditional kitchen sink faucets and can fill large pots faster.
The faucet is equipped with an articulated arm, which can pull the faucet head to wear the faucet you need without having to move the pot under the faucet outlet.
Bathroom wall-mounted faucet
The wall-mounted faucet in the bathroom reduces cleaning time and creates a stylish and sophisticated atmosphere. Use them with wall-mounted toilets to make the appearance cleaner. For different designs, please visit our page about bathroom faucet types.
Double sink wash basin with wall-mounted faucet and river stone
Floating or wall-mounted faucets on bathroom cabinets are most often installed above the container sink. In small bathrooms, the combination of a container sink and wall-mounted faucet is a good way to eliminate counter space.
A container sink that can be made of any shape and any material is located on the top of the bathroom vanity. They are different from under counter sinks that sink into the vanity top.
Tin bathtub with wall-mounted faucet and marble-clad wall
Although there must be a faucet directly installed on the surface of the bathtub, it is also common to install the bathtub faucet on the wall, or even more. For several reasons, it makes sense to install a wall-mounted faucet in a bathtub.
First, the rim of the bathtub will stay clean and reduce the accumulation of dirt, thereby reducing the amount of scrubbing you have to do.
Second, you can replace or restore the bathtub without replacing the faucet.
Finally, repairing or replacing the faucet usually requires removing the bathtub or the wall, sometimes both, so there is really no reason not to choose a wall-mounted faucet.
Bathtub faucet with hand shower
Freestanding bathtub with faucet and hand shower
For generations, the classic bathtub/shower combination has been a wall-mounted shower head that can overflow into the bathtub, with a second faucet a few inches above the lip of the bathtub to fill the basin.
However, a new trend is to abandon wall-mounted showerheads and replace them with hand-held showerheads.
The most fashionable design combines a hand shower with a wall-mounted faucet, which can easily rinse the bathtub, wash the dog or wash your hair in the bathtub.
Wall-mounted faucets are very suitable for practical sinks. By definition, utility sinks are multi-purpose one day you might be washing a paint roller, and then you need to fill a bucket to mop the floor.
A wall-mounted faucet of appropriate height allows you to put awkwardly-shaped objects in and out of the sink. The 180-degree rotatable faucet provides further flexibility and versatility.