Plumbing Information Center

This area contains in depth and useful information about the key features to consider when purchasing quality lighting, hardware & home décor, as well as some of the other great products we offer at Faucet.com.

These easily navigable guides help you learn the basics to make buying decisions with confidence. Browse through the topics below, and be on your way to selecting the right products for your home!

Bathroom Basics

Bathroom Basics
  • Bathroom Accessory Basics
    • Replacing your bathroom accessories is one of the quickest and most simple ways to update your bathroom's style.
  • Bathroom Fan Basics
    • Good ventilation prevents moisture and excess build-up of mold and mildew which are not only detrimental to your health, but can also lead to the deterioration of structure supports and walls
  • Bathroom Lighting Basics
    • Correct lighting is essential for the bathroom. Ambient lighting sets the stage to add task or accent lighting to call out the room's features
  • Bathroom Sink Basics
    • Bathroom sinks come in all shapes and sizes to complement any bathroom size and style. Be creative and innovative with our large selection ...
  • Bathroom Sink Faucet Basics
    • Bathroom sink faucets are available in various styles; high arc, detachable spray, single handles and two handle styles ...
  • Bidets and Bidet Faucet Basics
    • Simple and comfortable to use, a bidet is a sit-down wash basin used for partial bathing. Historically popular in Europe , bidets are becoming a favorable addition to the modern American home
  • Clawfoot Tub Basics
    • Love the vintage look? Then opt for an antique claw foot tub built for today’s modern plumbing. Choose from dual, rolltop and slipper models that are contoured for lumbar support...
  • Custom Shower System Basics
    • Nothing illustrates today’s “ultimate” showering experience more than a custom shower system. It’s the perfect indulgence that can be enjoyed every day
  • Handheld Showerhead Basics
    • One of the main features of showerheads is the ability to adjust spray settings--narrow to wide, spray only, pulse and so forth...
  • Mini-Bathroom Makeover
    • A quick and easy fix to update a dated bathroom is to replace the faucet. Simply updating the bathroom sink faucet will enhance your rooms feel and function...
  • Toilet Basics
    • Today’s toilets are designed to match the other products in the bathroom suite. This allows you to create a fully coordinated look for your bathroom...
  • Kitchen Basics

  • Garbage Disposal Basics
    • No matter where you keep your kitchen garbage can, getting rid of food waste can be a messy, smelly chore. What's more, bagged garbage can attract animals and insects...
  • Kitchen Accessory Basics
    • Add a stylish element and that finishing touch to any kitchen with accessories specifically designed to match your faucets or perfectly fit the size and shape of a particular kitchen sink...
  • Kitchen Faucet Basics
    • Today's "must have" kitchen upgrade is the kitchen faucet. Faucets have been revolutionized to be the "star" of the kitchen...
  • Kitchen Sink Basics
    • Finding the correct kitchen sink for your application does not need to be a difficult and confusing task. Below you’ll find some basic guidelines to help make your search quicker and easier!
  • Mini-Makeovers: Kitchen
    • Replacing an old faucet and sink can really liven up the area! Sinks and faucets can end up looking dingy and outdated over time, you might be dealing with a drip or a worn out sink...
  • Plumbing Buying Guides

    Plumbing 
Buying Guides
  • Air Tubs Guide
    • An air tub is designed to create a softer, subtler, full-body relaxing experience so that you completely float away, relaxing the body as well as the mind...
  • Choosing Bathroom Accessories
    • Replacing your bathroom accessories is one of the quickest and most simple ways to update your bathroom's style
  • Choosing Bathroom Lighting
    • Correct lighting is essential for the bathroom. Ambient lighting sets the stage to add task or accent lighting to call out the room's features
  • Choosing Bathroom Sink Faucets
    • The bathroom faucet is one of the most used fixtures in the home. A almost any guest will end up seeing it at least once so select a faucet that reflects your design and taste...
  • Choosing Bathroom Sinks
    • The bathroom is used more than any other room in the home by you and your guests. The Bathroom Sink and Bathroom Faucet are an important part of any well designed bathroom...
    • Choosing Custom Shower Systems
      • To enhance your own home spa, try a custom shower. For an easy upgrade, a one-day project, try our Shower Towers which can be installed in your current shower...
    • Choosing Kitchen Faucets
      • Kitchen faucets don’t just serve as a functional piece of the kitchen anymore; they set the style with shapes, sizes, designs and finishes to fit any décor...
    • Choosing Kitchen Sinks
      • Finding the correct kitchen sink for your application does not need to be a difficult and confusing task. Below you’ll find some basic guidelines ...
    • Whirlpool Bathtubs Guide
      • A whirlpool bath is designed to create sensations that can range from a gentle nudge to the thumping of a jujitsu massage...

    Hardware and Accessory Basics

    Cabinet Hardware Basics
  • Cabinet Hardware Basics
    • Regarded as the jewelry of the cabinets, knobs, pulls, switch plates and accessories are details that can make a strong statement and reflect your own personal style....
  • Deadbolts, Handlesets and Levers Explained
    • Create grand entrances with attractive combinations of locking technology, security and style to enhance both curb appeal and convenience. Here are some simple tips to help you select the right hardware for every door...
  • Door Hardware Basics: Locksets and Keying
    • Elegant entrances begin with finely crafted, solid brass handle sets, door knobs, levers, and deadbolts which are available in a full spectrum of finishes...
  • Door Hardware Basics: Proper Measuring
    • You will need to know your backset measurement when purchasing a door lever, door knob, deadbolt or handleset...
  • Drains and Supplies
    • All the plumbing in a home (bathrooms, laundry rooms and kitchens) are tied to one common plumbing system which is the water supply and sewage/waste system...
  • Planning Your Door Hardware
    • In order to help you select the correct hardware for your door, we’ve made it easy by compiling the following list of necessary questions...
  • Mirror Basics
    • Accent your home and add depth to any room with LightingShowplace.com's large selection of...
  • Tips, Topics & Glossaries

  • Energy Star Lighting
    • Energy Star is a government-backed program helping businesses and individuals protect the environment through superior energy efficiency...
  • Hardware Glossary
    • Door Hardware Basics: Common Hardware Terms ...
  • Plumbing Glossary
    • Look up basic plumbing terms and definitions ...
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