September 4, 2023 | Updated: September 6, 2023

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How to choose a kitchen faucet

The type of spout, its location and function are all aspects that will define our choice among the huge range of kitchen faucets available.

Kitchen faucets are an essential part of any home. In addition to providing water for cooking and cleaning, they can have a significant impact on the aesthetics and functionality of the room.

The current concept of living conceives the kitchen as a more experiential, modern and elegant space. A place where culinary creativity can be awakened and where each element takes on capital importance. Kitchen faucets are an essential accessory that must combine design, exclusivity and practicality.
But which kitchen faucet is the most suitable for each situation? What functions should kitchen faucets have? How are they installed? What maintenance do they need? What is osmosis?
Below, we will define the different types of kitchen faucets available on the market, the characteristics to take into account when choosing one, and how to keep it in optimal shape.

Arquitect kitchen faucets by Noken

Grifería de cocina Arquitect de Noken

Different types of kitchen faucets

There are different types of kitchen faucets available, depending on the type of control, mechanism, location, spout and operation they offer. There is a wide range of possibilities that allow customization to meet any need.
These are the most common types of kitchen faucets:

Arquitect Matte Black kitchen faucet by Noken.
Arquitect Matte Black kitchen faucet by Noken.

Single lever kitchen faucets

Single-lever faucets are the most commonly used option in most modern kitchens. They have a single knob that controls both water flow and temperature. This facilitates quick and precise water adjustment, which is especially useful when cooking.

Benefits:
• Easy to use with one hand.
• Precise control of water temperature and flow.
• Contemporary and elegant design.

Two-handle kitchen faucets

These faucets have two handles, one for cold water and one for hot water. They often have a very classic design and are an excellent possibility for kitchens with a traditional style.

Benefits:
• Clear separation between hot and cold water.
• Classic style that adapts well to traditional kitchens.
• Durability.

Urban Stick Chrome pull-out kitchen faucet by Noken.
Urban Stick Chrome pull-out kitchen faucet by Noken.

Pull-out kitchen faucets

Pull-out kitchen faucets, also known as shower faucets, have a head that can be removed from the body of the faucet. This makes it easier to rinse large dishes and pots.

Advantages of choosing a pull-out faucet:
• Greater scope and versatility.
• Makes it easier to clean large utensils.
• Useful for filling high pots.

Wall-mounted kitchen faucets

Wall-mounted kitchen faucets are mounted on the tiling above the sink rather than on the worktop or sink. They are the best choice for a clean and minimalist look in the kitchen.

Benefits:
• Save space on the worktop.
• Elegant and modern design.
• Easy cleaning around the sink

Other aspects to consider in kitchen faucets

In addition to the typology of kitchen faucets, other important features of kitchen faucets should be taken into account when selecting the right model.

Construction material

The quality of a kitchen faucet depends to a large extent on the material used in its manufacture. Stainless steel is the most widespread choice due to its durability and corrosion resistance. Other common materials include brass and chrome.

Colors and finishes

Noken Porcelanosa Bathrooms offer a wide range of kitchen faucets, among which you can find finishes such as brushed stainless steel, titanium / brushed titanium, copper / brushed copper, chrome and black. A complete catalog included in the Finish Studio collection that is capable of adapting to any trend.

(1) Round Inox Brushed Copper kitchen faucet by Noken. (2) Osmosis kitchen faucet by Noken. (3) Bridge Slim Titanium kitchen faucet by Noken.

Style and design

The style of a kitchen faucet should complement the design of the room. Whether adopting a modern, classic or rustic style, it should adapt perfectly to the aesthetics of the rest of the house.

Water saving

Kitchen faucets with water-saving technology help to reduce consumption and waste in the long term. A good example is the elements included in the WaterForest initiative by Noken Porcelanosa Bathrooms. Different models can save up to 89% of this scarce commodity.

How to maintain a kitchen faucet

The maintenance and cleaning of a kitchen faucet is essential for it to function properly and to prolong its useful life. These four tips will help keep your kitchen faucet in perfect shape for longer:

Foldable Fold Chrome kitchen faucet by Noken.

Foldable Fold Chrome kitchen faucet by Noken.

Daily cleaning

Regularly wiping the faucet down with a soft cloth and warm water prevents the build-up of hard water stains and residues. Do not use abrasive chemicals that may damage the finish.

Regular preventative maintenance

It is important to regularly check joints and connections for leaks. This can ensure we detect potential problems and prevent further damage.

Protection against lime

In geographical areas where hard water is present, the installation of a water softener is essential to reduce limescale build-up.

Annual inspections

An annual inspection of the kitchen faucet will detect any wear and tear or potential problems.

Kitchen faucets with an osmosis system

Kitchen faucets with an osmosis systems allow instant access to pure, fresh water without the need to constantly buy bottles of water or to install a separate filtration system. An innovative solution that combines a traditional faucet with the ability to purify water directly from the sink. These systems use the reverse osmosis process to remove impurities, sediment, chlorine and unwanted flavors, resulting in instantly clean water.

Benefits of osmosis kitchen faucets:

Pure water instantly: It is not necessary to filter or boil the water. With a simple turn of the key, we get pure and crystalline water to drink or cook.

Space saving: Unlike stand-alone filtration systems, osmosis kitchen faucets do not take up extra space on the worktop or under the sink.

Reduction of waste: As we don’t need plastic bottles of water, we reduce waste generation.

Better flavor: The reverse osmosis process removes unwanted tastes and odors from your running water.

Health and safety: Purified water is essential for a healthy life.

Choosing the right kitchen faucet is essential for the functionality and style of the room. We have to take into account aspects such as the needs of the house, its typology and style in order to select the perfect design. Once installed, with proper maintenance our kitchen faucet will remain functional for many years. Functional tools and design pieces that are a must in any home.

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