Asked by: Gema Verduasked in category: General Last Updated: 11th March, 2020
How do you measure a faucet center?
Similarly, how are faucets measured?
Spout reach is measured from the center of the spout base horizontally out to the water stream. Spout height is measured from the sink/countertop surface vertically up to the highest point. Refer to the specification sheet for your faucet for specific measurements.
Subsequently, question is, what does an 8 inch center faucet mean? A 4″ measurement means you should look for a 4″ Centerset faucet or 4″ Minispread faucet. An 8″ measurement means you should look for an 8″ Widespread faucet. 4″ Centerset faucets are compact and join the three hole openings above the sink or countertop.
Accordingly, how do you measure a kitchen sink faucet?
If you have windows or cabinets above your sink, measure upwards from the center mounting hole to find the maximum overall height and ensure your new faucet can fit comfortably underneath. To find the ideal spout reach, measure from the center mounting hole forward to the center of your sink.
Are faucet holes standard size?
All tap holes are standard sized at 1 3/8 inches wide, but some faucets require a 1 1/2 inch hole. Tap holes are spaced apart 4 inches on center for center set faucets, and 6 to 8 inches on center for widespread faucets. Widespread faucets are named so because the handles are spaced wider apart.