A vessel sink faucet needs precise placement. You will find that whenever you are installing a vessel sink in your home, the faucet placement is what is going to make or break the sink. If it is not in the correct location, you will find that your vessel sink can become quite messy and be an issue whenever people attempt to use it.
The key to placing your faucet is to ensure that it goes directly over the drain. It is best whenever the faucet is in the center of the vessel. While it does not have to be, if it is not in the center, then you will not have to worry about it being directly over the drain, but you will run the risk of a lot of splash back.
You will need to check the length of the spout. The length of the spout will help you to figure out where the actual hole will need to be. If the countertop is made of laminate or wood you will be able to cut the hole by yourself. If it is made of stone or marble, then you will need to have a professional do it.
2. Faucet Installation
Typically, it is a good idea for you to make sure that you have the faucet installed before you have the sink secured into place. While you will need to have the sink in place while you are making sure that it is going to be over the drain, you will find that it is much easier to install the faucet without the sink in the way.
3. Bowl Depth
The placement of the faucet will also have a lot to do with the depth of the bowl. You will need to make sure that the faucet will not allow the water to splash out of the bowl. If the bowl is very shallow, then make sure that the faucet is not too high so whenever it is turned on, even at full blast, the water will not splash out. However, if you are working with a deeper bowl, you will be able to have a little bit more play room with your faucet. A faucet that is a little bit higher goes much better with a deeper bowl. You will not have to worry about splash back as much. Splash back is the biggest concern with a vessel sink.