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How to Choose a Tapware

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

Style
Avoid a tiny tapware on a big, bold sink, and vice-versa. Also make sure that the style, such as contemporary or classic, matches that of the sink. Look for a tapware that directs water into the center of the bowl. For a large sink consider a tall gooseneck or one with a pull-out spray. If the tapware’s too short it may not reach far enough. Make sure your new tapware matches the correct hole drillings in your sink, 4″ centers, 8″ centers, or single hole.

Handles
How many and what type of handles do you desire? Our designs range from traditional cross handles to contemporary single-lever and two handle models. Lever handles in both single and dual control designs are not only stylish, they’re also the easiest to use for people with smaller or less flexible fingers.

Mounting
To keep things interesting, we offer a variety of tapwares that mount directly to the sink, a tapware deck, countertop, or wall. As with hole patterns, make sure that your tapware is compatible with your sink especially when it comes to vessel sinks which require tall countertop mounted vessel tapwares or wall-mounted tapwares.

Dripless Tapwares
Consider how a new tapware will last. Or, more importantly, how long it will last without dripping. Tapwares 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.

Pull Out
Select bathroom and kitchen tapwares feature a pull out or pull down spout in which the end of the spout of the tapware can be ‘pulled out’ from the rest of the spout similar to a side spray. These tapwares allow you to bring the water flow to where you need it in the sink.

ClickMove Tapwares
If you’re concerned with conserving water, look for tapwares with the ClickMove Technology. By providing a resistance midway when lifting the lever, this technology gives you better water volume control, saving you precious water.

EcoStart Tapwares
Unlike conventional mixers, ClickMove technology releases cold water instead of warm water upon lifting the lever. This saves you precious energy as it prevents the boiler from heating up, resulting up to 30% energy savings. To get hot water, you only need to move the lever to the left. Acacia Evolution basin mixers are equipped with EcoStart technology.

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