Discover The World’s Best Single Handle Bathroom Faucet 2019

Updated: August 01, 2019

Best Single Handle Bathroom Faucet Reviews leverWhen compiling our review for the best single-handle bathroom sink faucets we were astonished at the wide variety of choices available to the consumer. Therefore we had to spend well over 30 man-hours trying to obtain the absolute best choices for you. We started by checking out sink configurations, quality of materials, valve types, the durability of the finish and of course, the overall style of the faucet. For instance, our first choice, the Delta Faucet Zura Single-Handle Bathroom Faucet, has it all: patented Diamond Seal Technology, Delta's own scratch-resistant Brilliance Finish as well as suiting either one or three hole configurations. When you read our review for the best bathroom faucets, first consider what it is you need, what your decor requirements are, and sink configuration.

Our Review of the Best Single Handle Bathroom Faucet

ProductWeightSizeEditor's RatingPrice
Delta Faucet Zura Single-Handle Bathroom Faucet 5745.26 lb6.8 x 6 x 8.9 in5.0Check Price
hansgrohe Talis C Classic 1-Handle Bathroom Sink Faucet 141119214.02 lb4 x 2.1 x 7.9 in5.0Check Price
Delta Faucet Classic Single-Handle Bathroom Faucet 583LF3 lb5.5 x 6.1 x 5.5 in5.0Check Price
OWOFAN Single Handle 1 Hole Bathroom Sink Faucet WF-7012.77 lb15.6 x 10 x 2.5 in4.7Check Price
Moen 6145 Gibson One-Handle Single Hole Modern Bathroom Sink4.35 lb6.4 x 2 x 8 in5.0Check Price
BWE Oil Rubbed Bronze Waterfall Bathroom Vessel Sink Faucet Deck Mount3.75 lb16.3 x 8 x 3.1 in4.8Check Price
Delta Faucet Cassidy Single-Handle Bathroom Faucet 597LF4.6 lb7.1 x 9.1 x 5.8 in4.8Check Price
KOHLER Forte K-10215-4-CP Single Handle Single Bathroom Faucet5 lb17 x 11.2 x 3.2 in4.6Check Price
BWE Commercial Waterfall Single Handle Deck Mount Bathroom Faucet3.55 lb15.1 x 7.5 x 3.1 in4.8Check Price

Top Recommendation

1. Delta Faucet Zura Single-Handle Bathroom Faucet 574 DST

Our first choice comes from Delta, a world-renowned company, know to deliver high quality products. Delta's Zura Single-Handle Bathroom faucet blends contemporary styling with functionality. The Zura faucet comes with Deltas' famous, patented DIAMOND Seal Technology which decreases leaking by having a valve integrated with real diamonds. This model is certified WaterSense, which means you'll use up to 20 percent less water than common, industry standards. This faucet is ADA compliant, and comes with Delta's scratch-resistant Brilliance Finish,and matching drain assembly. Installation is easy, as this unit can fit both 1 or 3 hole configurations. Your purchase includes mounting hardware, and optional Escutcheon and deck plate.

Pros

Comes with Delta's own patented Diamond Seal Technology which works to reduce or eliminate leaking

WaterSense and ADA compliant

Uses 20 percent less water when compared to industry standards

Beautiful and durable scratch resistant Brilliance Finish

Cons

The connection hoses are a bit too inflexible for some users during install

Final Verdict 

This faucet is an exceptional value for those of you looking to blend beauty with functionality. WaterSense and ADA compliant, it's superb Diamond Seal Technology will ensure that your faucet won't leak, and it's Brilliance Finish will keep it looking like new for years to come. We recommend this faucet to those who seek ease of installation, durability and reliability in their bathroom faucet.

Second Pick

2. Hansgrohe 14111921 Talis C Single-Hole Faucet

Like Delta, Hansgrohe is known for manufacturing top of the line water fixtures for the home, and the Talis C Single-Hole faucet is no exception, and is our second pick for the best single handle bathroom faucet. Its contemporary design hosts a mid-arc faucet, which gives you suitable clearance for use and ease cleanup. Height is 7-7/8 inches, reach is 4 inches and the flow rate is 1.5 gallons per minute. The Talis C is WaterSense certified, low lead and ADA compliant. All mounting hardware is included in your purchase, as well as a Boltic Handle Lock. Features include an aerated spray, ceramic cartridge, and pop-up assembly. This unit can be installed on a sink with a 3 hole configuration if the provided base plate is used.

Pros

Sturdy product with favorable customer reviews

The design of the faucet gives you enough clearance to perform tasks like washing hands and delicates

WaterSense and ADA compliant

Includes all mounting hardware plus a Boltic handle Lock

Cons

Installation may not be as easy as other brands

Final Verdict

Hansgrohe has manufactured an absolutely stunning bathroom faucet with the Talis C. Single-hole but can be installed on a sink with a 3-hole configuration, it includes all mounting hardware required. Features include a Boltic Handle Lock, aerated spray, ceramic cartridge and pop-up drain assembly. Great find for those of you looking for a high performance, low maintenance faucet for your bathroom.

Third Pick

3. Delta Faucet Classic Single-Handle Bathroom Faucet 583LF

Our third offering is also from Delta, it's the Classic Single Hole, Single-Handle model. The overall design is contemporary, with contours designed to reflect the water flow. This one or three hole mount bathroom faucet has a maximums flow rate of 1.20 gallons per minute, a ceramic cartridge to prevent dripping, 50/50 pop-up with metal flange and plastic drain.  It's also WaterSense certified, ADA compliant and comes with an optional escutcheon. Designed to fit a sink with a 1 or 3 hole configuration, your purchase includes all mounting hardware.

Pros

Easy installation. Fits single or three hole configurations. Comes with optional escutcheon

1.20 gallon per minute flow rate with ceramic cartridges to prevent leaking

Comes with a pop-up drain assembly

WaterSense and ADA compliant

Cons

The strap extension for the drain may be too short for some, and may require an extension

Final Verdict

Number three on our list of the best single handle bathroom faucets is this beauty from Delta. Just the right size for your vanity, this unit mounts on a single or three hole sink, has a flow rate of 1.20 gallons per minute, a ceramic cartridge and pop-up drain assembly. WaterSense and ADA compliant you also receive an optional escutcheon.

Budget Pick

4. OWOFAN Single Handle Bathroom Sink Faucet WF-701

Our choice for the best budget bathroom faucet, one that combines elegance with high performance, is the OWOFAN Single-Handle bathroom sink faucet. Just one look and you'll notice how easy it is to work with. You not only have plenty of clearance, but the 360 degree swivel sprayer allows you to bring the water to where you want it, which is perfect for when you wash delicates in your sink. To prevent dripping, the faucets use ceramic valves, while the beautiful, white finish resists scratching and rust formation. Installation is easy as your purchase includes 3/8 inch H and C hoses, hardware and fittings.

Pros

360 degree swivel sprayer lets you get the spray where you need it most

Tall, with plenty of clearance to wash hands or other items

Ceramic valves to prevent leaking

Includes all mounting hardware and fittings

Cons

The swivel spout may be a bit stiff when first used, but this will generally end after a few uses

Final Verdict

Not only is this faucet easy to install, but you'll find the fact that the swivel feature is 360 degrees, just perfect for directing water to where you need it. Customer reviews state its superior build quality and durability. Not only that, it's design of the white and metallic chrome is unique in and of itself, and really makes your faucet stand out. The clearance is good, so you not only get to direct the water, but have plenty of space to perform necessary activities.

Also Good

5. Moen 6145 Gibson One-Handle Bathroom Sink Faucet

This unique bathroom faucet from Moen blends the best of both worlds by deconstructing a classic vintage faucet design, and transforming it into a stunning, functional, industrial contemporary faucet. Part of their Gibson collection, this single-hole faucet comes with a scratch resistant, polished chrome finish, easy to use lever, ADA compliant, with an aerated flow. Designed to last for life, you'll find that the entire faucet is metal, with no plastic save part of the drain assembly. Features include WaterSense certified, a 1255 Duralast ceramic cartridge, and water flow rate of 1.2 gallons per minute.

Pros

Gorgeous, scratch-resistant, reflective finish

Stunning design fits most decors from traditional to contemporary

1255 Duralast ceramic cartridge for superior, long lasting performance

Cons

The drain may be a bit difficult to close for some users

Final Verdict

Gorgeous design blends well with it's reflective, mirror-like, easy to maintain and scratch-resistant finish. The lever moves smoothly which allows for excellent temperature control, no surprises. This unit has a flow rate of 1.2 gallons per minute, a 1255 Duralast ceramic cartridge, and is WaterSense and ADA compliant. Finally, this design can probably work for most decors, so in case you feel like changing up the scenery, you'll still be able to keep your faucet.

Also Good

6. BWE Oil Rubbed Bronze Waterfall Bathroom Vessel Sink Faucet

For a true touch of the vintage, it's the BWE Oil Rubbed Bronze Waterfall bathroom faucet. It's entire design speaks of language of yesteryear with it's scaled down pump design, fashioned into a faucet. This single-handle and one-hole gives you a fresh, clear laminar stream of water that is relaxing, functional and beautiful. Standing tall at 13 inches with a spout reach of 5.31 inches, and spout height of 9 inches, you'll have plenty of clearance to do anything from giving your little pooch a bath, to hand-washing your delicates. Please note that this faucet is for vessel sinks only.

Pros

Beautiful vintage design, high performance faucet with an excellent build

Gives a nice, wide laminar stream of water, reminiscent of a waterfall

Spout height of 9 inches and reach of 5.31 inches guarantees plenty of clearance

Durable, oil rubbed, bronze finish is designed to last

Cons

Some users may find this faucet a bit noisy

Final Verdict

Perfect for those of you with a more classic, vintage or traditional bathroom decor, this bathroom faucet from BWE gives you exceptional quality at an affordable price. The stream of water is fresh, clear and has a waterfall effect. It's spout height of 9 inches and reach of 5.31 inches is generous, and allows you to have the clearance you need to wash hands or delicates. All of this, plus it's durable, oil rubbed, bronze finish is built to last. Good, dependable, high performance faucet.

Also Good

7. Delta Faucet Cassidy Single-Handle Bathroom Faucet 597LF

Made right here, in the USA, this offering from Delta is from their Cassidy collection. A one-handle bathroom faucet built specifically for non-vessel, undermount bathroom sinks that comes with a durable, scratch-resistant finish. You'll find that the placement of the side handle gives it a unique, classic touch, as well as promoting ease of use and temperature control. Constructed of high quality brass, this WaterSense and ADA compliant, Low Lead and eco-friendly bathroom sink faucet comes with a dependable ceramic disc valve, and has a water flow of 1.2 gallons per minute. As for installation, this model can fit a one or 3 hole sink, and if needed, they provide a deck plate along with drain assembly.

Pros

Constructed of high quality brass

WaterSense, ADA and low lead compliant

Fits single or three hole configurations and comes with all mounting hardware

Comes complete with a drain assembly

Cons

May not be as easy to install for some users

Final Verdict

A member of their classic, Cassidy Collection, this bathroom faucet features a single handle which is located on its side, instead of the top. The finish is spectacular, and is also rust and scratch resistant. Made from high quality brass, this faucet is WaterSense, ADA and low lead compliant. The disc valves are ceramic and the flow rate is a nice, 1.2 gallons per minute. Fits a single or three hole sink, and all hardware is included.

Also Good

8. KOHLER Forte K-10215-4-CP Bathroom Faucet

Perfect for a bathroom with a contemporary design with its flowing contours, the Kohler single-handle bathroom faucet comes from their Forte Collection. Classically designed, its gently arching spout produces aerated water which feels smooth while eliminating excess splashing. This unit is constructed from high quality brass, and comes with durable ceramic disc valves.  As for its polished finish, it easily exceeds industry standard over 2-times. Features include a metal pop-up drain assembly, 1.2 gallon per minute flow rate, and WaterSense certified. It also comes with a high temperature stop to avoid accidental scalding, which is great for those of you with kids.

Pros

High temperature stop works to prevent accidental scalding

Beautiful, contemporary design with flowing contours

Smooth flowing stream which results in little or no splashing

1.2 gallon per minute flow rate, WaterSense certified

Cons

The flow control lever may be a little stiff for some

Final Verdict

From its Forte Collection, this faucet from Kohler exceeds the needs and desires of most in the market for a top of the line bathroom faucet. The aerated water stream is smooth, and designed to eliminate excessive splashing. Made from high quality brass, its well-made ceramic disc valves help to prevent leaking. Flow rate is a nice 1.2 gallons per minute, and the best part, is that it has a high temperature stop. This means that if you or your kids accidentally have the hot water tank set too high, you won't get scalded, as the faucet will shut off automatically.

Also Good

9. BWE Commercial Waterfall Single Handle Bathroom Vessel Sink Faucet

Bring a touch of old-world elegance into your bathroom, with BWE's Commercial Waterfall, single-handle, deck mount bathroom faucet for vessel sinks. Made with high quality, solid brass, you'll love how its highly polished, chrome finish sparkles and shines, catching every ray of light. Its spout height of 9.6 inches and reach of 4.7 inches means you'll have plenty of space to wash hands or delicates, which makes it an excellent choice for the homeowner who values function with beauty. You're purchase includes one bathroom faucet, 2 hot/cold flexible hoses, and mounting hardware.

Pros

Elegant design with Waterfall water stream

Made specifically for vessel sinks

Crafted with high quality, solid brass with a reflective, chrome finish

Spout height of 9.6 inches and reach of 4.7 inches provides more than adequate clearance

Cons

During installation, some may find the tape included is useless, so may need to purchase additional tape

Final Verdict

Gorgeous, reflective finish is what you'll notice first with this bathroom faucet from BWE. You'll also find that the single lever moves smoothly, and allows you to control flow and make minute temperature adjustments as you see fit. The flow is a lovely, relaxing waterfall stream. Made from solid, high quality brass, this faucet is built to last, and continue to look gorgeous for many years to come.

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. How to replace a bathroom sink single handle faucet

Ans:

Shut off the Water

Shut off the water by turning off your shut off valves counterclockwise. Next turn on both hot and cold water to ensure that all the pressure and water is out of your faucet before removal.

Disconnect the Supply Lines

Disconnect the hot and cold water supply lines. Next unscrew the mounting nuts from your old faucet. Your old faucet is now disconnected and can be removed. Finally, disconnect the lift rod from the drain plug, if applicable, and clean the entire area before you install your new faucet.

Slide the Spout Base Over the Supply Lines

Notice that with a single handle faucet, both hot and cold supply lines are already built into the faucet. Please check the instructions which came with your faucet, but generally, you'll be taking a faucet  gasket and placing it onto a spout base. Next, slide the spout base over the supply lines.

Insert Faucet and Secure with Mounting Hardware

Check to see if you'll need to use an escutcheon. If so, apply it now. Next, insert your faucet, supply lines first, into the hole. Now, go underneath the sink and use the mounting hardware which came with your faucet to secure the faucet.

Connect the Water Supply Lines

Connect your supply lines to the corresponding water supply valves, making sure connections are secure. Turn on the water to check for any leaks. If there are, tighten your connections.

Flush Out the Faucet

Finally, you need to flush your faucet to remove any debris that collected during installation. First, remove the aerator. Next, turn on the faucet and let it run for around one minute.

2. How to Fix a Leaky Moen Single Handle Faucet with 1225 Duralast Cartridge

Ans:

Prep Time

Start by making sure the area is clean, and that you have all your tools handy. Next, go under the sink and turn off the water. Rotate the shut-off valves clockwise, and do both water lines, hot and cold. Once that's done, turn on your faucet to make certain all water is drained from the faucet.

Remove the Handle

Look for the red/blue Moen logo on the single handle and remove it, revealing a hole. Once removed, take a hex key, size 764, and insert it into the hole and turn counterclockwise to loosen the set screw. Proceed to remove the single handle, and place it aside.

Insert Your New 1255 Duralast Cartridge

Remove the following pieces: The dome, the cartridge nut, and pull out the 1255 Duralast Cartridge. Next, take your new 1255 Duralast Cartridge and insert it, making certain that tabs of the cartridge match the grooves in the faucet.

Replace the Old Cartridge Nut if Necessary

If the old cartridge nut is brass, you can reuse it. However, if it is plastic, please replace it with the new cartridge nut. Begin by tightening the nut by hand, and securing it with an adjustable wrench.

Reinstall the Dome and Handle

Reinstall the dome and handle. Turn on the water and check for leaking.

3. Peerless single handle bathroom faucet repair

Peerless makes it easy, as they offer repair kits which have everything you need in that one purchase. Therefore, your task is to identify where the leak is coming from, after which you obtain their designated parts.

Identify the Origin of the Leak

First identify where the leak is coming from. In this case, the water can be leaking from underneath the handle, or from the aerator.

Leaking Beneath the Handle

If the leak is coming from beneath the handle, you'll have to remove the handle, then tighten the adjusting ring. If the leak continues, then you'll need to replace the ball assembly, cam and packing. Please use Peerless repair kits for the best results.

Leaking from the Aerator

If the leak is from the aerator, you'll have to replace the seats and springs. If this does not work, then you'll need to replace the ball assembly.

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