felicia. faucet design. February 22nd , 2018.
Compression Style Faucets - this design is used for many double-handle faucets and is the old-fashioned style faucet (when shutting the faucet off, you usually can feel the rubber washer being squeezed inside the faucet.) Compression faucets have separate controls for hot and cold water and can be identified by the threaded stem assemblies inside the faucet body. Compression faucets all have washers or seals which control water flow and need to be replaced regularly over time. The replacement parts are inexpensive and easy to replace.
Single handle faucets still make up more than 80% of faucet sales and are popular with builders. These faucets are basic and have a single handle that controls temperature and flow. These are available with a side spray which is much less expensive than the pull-out spray faucets. They also allow you to have a spray with a vintage-look faucet.
The faucets with detachable spray wands have become extremely popular during the last decades. But there is always some doubt whether the pull-out wand will have a snug enough fit into its dock. If the wand does not sit very well, the faucet loses a lot. It can be beautifully designed, but if the spray head does not sit where it should, the whole faucet will look cheap and inferior. That is why the leading manufacturers of kitchen faucets have done their best to secure the wand firmly in its place.
However, within the price range between $120 and $200, there are a lot of faucet models from well-known brands that offer leak proof operation for a lifetime, a set of handy features and eye-catching design.