Frequently Asked Questions
Q. "What type of faucets can I use in the bathroom?"
A. The two most commonly used bathroom sink (lavatory) faucets are the 4-inch centerset and the widespread.
Q. "What is a centerset?"
A. It is a lavatory set that is 4" center to center from handle to handle.
Q. "What is a widespread faucet?"
A. A widespread faucet includes three separate parts that measure from 8 to 16 inches from center to center.
Q. "What is a mini-widespread (4 inch centerset)?"
A. It is similar to a widespread but with a 4 inch center to center instead of 8 or 16 inches.
Q. "I'm hearing a lot about lead-free these days. What does that have to do with plumbing products and how does the new lead-free legislation affect me?"
A. Basically, the laws implemented Jan. 1st, 2014 require plumbing products that come in contact with drinking water to be "essentially lead free" (less than 0.25% weighted average). For further information about how the law determines what is "lead free", rules regarding which plumbing products must be "lead free", and who these laws will affect, please click here.