American Standard Plumbing Fixtures - Style That Works Better

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How To

Faucets come in all shapes and sizes. Here’s a few things to consider when finding the faucet that’s right for you.

EverClean Faucet Finish.
Look for a long-lasting, low maintenance finish to complement your decor. American Standard offers a wide selection of finishes. All guaranteed for life. Including EverClean Faucet Finish, giving you a spotless faucet with one wipe. Keeping the lasting shine it came with.

The Speed Connect Drain
American Standard bathroom faucets are equipped with The Speed Connect Drain. 1/3 the parts that install in 1/3 the time. It makes it easy for the do-it-yourselfer and the tradesmen.

Handles.
Our designs range from traditional cross handles with porcelain inserts to contemporary single-lever models. And not only are our lever handles stylish, they’re also the easiest to use for people with smaller or less flexible fingers.

Style.
Avoid a tiny faucet on a big, bold sink, and vice-versa. Look for a faucet that directs water into the center of the bowl. Maybe a tall gooseneck or one with a Pull-Out Spray. If it’s short it may not reach far enough. Also, make sure your new faucet can match the correct hole drillings in your sink, 4" centers, 8" centers, or single hole.

Mounting
To keep things interesting, we offer a variety of faucets that mount directly to the sink, a faucet deck or the countertop. As with hole patterns, make sure that your faucet is compatible with your sink.

Holes
Choosing a 3-hole sink with a 4" spread gives you the most faucet options, including the use of a 4" centerset, 4" mini-spread or a center-hole faucet with a base plate. However, some people prefer the simplicity of center-hole designs, or the traditional appeal of 8" spreads. The choice is yours to make, and enjoy.

Dripless Faucets.
Consider how a new faucet will last. Or, more importantly, how long it will last without dripping. Faucets should offer long-term performance and be drip-free for life. Ceramic Disc Valving utilizes discs made of hardened ceramic, a durable material that won’t wear out and won’t leak even under the toughest water conditions.

Safety
Finally, check into anti-scald features. American Standard offers three solutions:
  • Hot-Limit Safety Stops offer adjustable settings that restrict how far the handle can be pushed toward hot. Our Safety Stops are simple and easy to adjust. This feature is particularly useful in households with small children.

  • Pressure-Balancing Valves protect users from drastic temperature changes should someone operate a washing machine or flush a toilet while someone else is showering.

  • Thermostatic Valves allow users to select a favorite shower temperature on an easy-to-read dial. The valve responds automatically and maintains the selected temperature even if the water supply temperature changes.

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