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5 Favorites: The New Wave of Industrial-Looking Faucets


5 Favorites: The New Wave of Industrial-Looking Faucets

September 20, 2016

Forget sleek and polished: Industrial-style faucets—the more nuts and bolts, the better—are on our wish lists these days. Inspired by the exposed-pipe hardware spotted in a Gloucestershire bathroom by theater designer Niki Turner, we sourced our favorite ready-to-install faucets. Get the look with our top five picks.

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Above: The inspiration: Spotted in a bath in the English countryside, this copper wall-mounted faucet is striking against white walls and dark counters.elan vital elevated faucet by watermark 18

Above: Brooklyn-based hardware company Watermark Designs is the leader in industrial-style plumbing fixtures. Their Elan Vital collection offers choices for bathroom and kitchen, including the Elan Elevated Widespread faucet, with handles marked “hot” and “cold.” (Contact a dealer for Watermark pricing information.)

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Above: Signature Hardware’s Edison line includes this dual-handled kitchen faucet, available in black and red, brushed nickel, and four other finishes (from $229.95). The wheel-like handles are inspired by industrial steam pipes.elan vital wall mount faucet by watermark 20Above: The Elan Vital Wall-Mounted Bridged Faucet, also part of Watermark Designs’ collection, makes a sculptural statement above a bathroom sink.

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Above: The sturdy Edison Bridge Bathroom Faucet features ridged-edge handles; $229.95 from Signature Hardware.r.w. atlas low profile faucet by waterworks 22

Above: For a low-profile version of the look, try the R.W. Atlas Deck-Mounted Lavatory Faucet. It’s available in 13 finishes, including carbon and shiny copper, as part of Waterworks’ industrial-inspired R.W. Atlas collection; from $1,717.

Considering making your own? See Trend Alert: 10 DIY Faucets.

Finally, get more ideas on how to evaluate and choose your bathroom sink and faucet in our Remodeling 101 Guide: Bathroom Sinks & Faucets.

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Frequently asked questions

What is an industrial-looking faucet?

An industrial-looking faucet is a faucet that has a utilitarian and rugged aesthetic, often inspired by industrial design and engineering. These faucets often have exposed pipes, metal finishes, and simple, functional designs.

What are some features of industrial-looking faucets?

Industrial-looking faucets often have features like pull-out sprayers, high-arched spouts, and single-lever or dual-handle controls. These faucets are designed for commercial kitchens and have durable and functional features that make them stand out from traditional home kitchen faucets.

What kinds of finishes are available for industrial-looking faucets?

Industrial-looking faucets come in a variety of finishes, including stainless steel, brushed nickel, bronze, and chrome. Each finish has its own unique look and adds to the overall aesthetic of the faucet. Some finishes also offer additional protection against tarnishing and corrosion.

Is an industrial-looking faucet easy to clean and maintain?

Yes, industrial-looking faucets are designed to be easy to clean and maintain. They often have simple, sleek designs that don't have many crevices or hard-to-reach spots. Additionally, many of these faucets have finishes that are resistant to tarnishing and corrosion, making them easy to keep looking new over time.

What are some of the top brands that make industrial-looking faucets?

Some of the top brands that make industrial-looking faucets include Kohler, Delta, Moen, and Kraus. Each brand offers a range of styles and finishes to choose from, so you can find the perfect faucet to fit your kitchen's aesthetic.

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