A common problem faced by those looking to buy their first faucets is the holes.
A lot of people don’t realize that you are limited to picking a faucet that has the correct amount of mounting holes for your sink – otherwise the faucet won’t install properly onto your sink.
So, here, we are going to be talking about three hole sink faucets, what they are and what include a few examples of three hole faucets that would look great in your kitchen.
What Are Three Hole Sink Faucets?
Every sink will have a different number of holes which are used for mounting the faucets onto the sink. Some will have two, others will have three and some will even have four – but why?
The three holes in a three hole sink are meant to provide a hole for the spout of a sink and two handles for cold and hot water.
This means that you have installed the spout and both handles of your faucets separately and into separate holes. On a two hole sink, you can install a centerset faucet that attaches the spout with both handles.
This is why so many people end up purchasing the wrong kind of faucet for their sink.
It’s not uncommon for someone to buy a centerset faucet only to mount it and realize they have a spare hole in their sink – and the inverse is just as common!
Sometimes, people will end up drilling additional mounting holes into their sink because they purchased the wrong kind!
As for four hole sinks, the fourth hole is usually there for some kind of accessory, such as a soap dispenser.
The most common version of these sinks are three hole sinks which means most people want to purchase three hole sink faucets for their bathrooms and kitchens.
Although centerset faucets are more popular for bathrooms, nearly all kitchen sinks will require a three hole faucet set – but this has not stopped people from purchasing the wrong ones.
What To Do Before You Buy A Faucet
Before you rush out to buy yourself a stunning faucet for your kitchen, you need to take a few simple steps first to make sure that you purchase one that actually fits the sink.
Start out by removing the faucets already installed on your sink (installing farmhouse sink) to see how many holes there are.
Sometimes, people install a centerset faucet that comes with a long bar across the bottom, making it able to fit into the three holes available on certain sinks.
So, even though you have a centerset faucet already installed, you could open up your options by finding out that your kitchen sink actually has three holes and not just one or two!
This method is way better than just assuming how many holes your sink has based on what faucets you already have – it’s always best to double check!
Then, you will want to measure the distance between the holes on your sink. Some faucets come with fancy designs that means they need to be placed further away from the spout in order to turn fully.
If your holes are too close together, this means you will have to limit yourself to thin handles and spouts, or look for a centerset faucet that comes with a bar to hide the other holes.
But, once you know how many holes your sink has and how far apart they are, you can use this vital information to find out the best faucet for your sink!
If you are stuck for inspiration, then check out below this recommended three hole sink faucet that is perfect for your kitchen!
It can act as a great starting point so you know exactly what you need to look for in your three hole kitchen sink faucet (see also ‘Best Brass Kitchen Faucets‘)!
This amazing kitchen faucet from the well recognized brand Delta (see remove) has everything you need for your kitchen sink.
It’s tall enough to stand over a deep kitchen sink and you can even pull down the nozzle to turn it into a sprayer, meaning that cleaning out your sink after washing your dishes or preparing food just got a lot easier!
It’s made from high quality materials including stainless steel and nickel, plus it’s designed to be durable and long lasting.
So, this makes this faucet a great one to fit the three hole sink in your kitchen!
So, there you have it – three hole sink faucets (see also ‘Chrome Vs Stainless Steel Kitchen Faucets: Which Is Better?‘) are the most common type used in kitchens! However, not a lot of people realize this before they buy their faucets.
This means a lot of people end up with faucets that don’t fit their sinks. So check out the recommendations and handy advice above, and then you can’t go wrong!