Plumber’s Pick: Faucets & Fixtures 2

When it comes to choosing faucets and fixtures, there are many variables to consider. In the last article Faucets & Fixtures Part 1, we focused on price and quality. This time around we will look at other aspects such as colors, features and warranty.

Choosing the Color of your Faucets and Fixtures

Let's start with color. Choosing a sink, toilet, bathtub or faucet in a specific color is a nice way to liven up a bathroom or kitchen. It is also a great way to express one's own personal taste. In the Ray May Plumbing showroom we made sure to put a variety of color options on display. This way we are able to show those interested that there are indeed different color options as well as expose others to a look they may not have considered before. On the fixture side of things, we have colors like biscuit and almond besides white. The Kohler Company makes a wide array of tones for those with a more adventurous palate. As far as faucets, other finishes are available. Don't want chrome? Check out brushed nickel, oil rubbed bronze, pewter or copper. There are a variety of manufacturers who make these and more colors.

Various Features to Consider

Let's talk features now for a minute. Shower heads come in many styles and multiple spray settings and water saving options. Toilets have 1.6 or 1.28 gallon flushing options. There are also dual flush toilets that offer either 1.28 or 0.9 gallons per flush in the same toilet. If you are looking for kitchen, bath, bar or prep sinks, keep in mind there are self-rimming, under mount and tile in models.

"What about bathtubs" you say? There are numerous sizes, depths, whirlpools and soaker features. More than can be listed here. When it comes to features, the sky is the limit, just make sure they fit your requirements so you are not paying for features you do not need.

What about the Warraty for Your Faucets & Fixtures

Last but not least is warranty. Most companies offer a limited lifetime warranty. Ask your showroom sales associate or check with the manufacturer if you're not sure. Do not purchase any faucets or fixtures without a manufacturer's warranty. You will not regret it.

We at Ray May Plumbing hope this helps in choosing your next plumbing purchase.

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