Commercial kitchen faucets are a common need in professional foodservice establishments, as many compartment and hand sinks do not come equipped with a faucet at the time of purchase. Kitchen faucets may be wall- or deck-mounted, and the type of commercial kitchen faucet that you require is based largely upon how the faucet attaches to the sink as well as how the water lines enter the area.
Deck-mounted faucets are ideal when your water inlets come from the floor and enter your commercial sink vertically. Wall-mounted faucets are used when the faucet attaches to a sink’s backsplash or when the water inlets run through or against the wall. In order to select the proper commercial kitchen faucet for your business, there is one important measurement you must know. The faucet center indicates the distance between the water inlets and both the sink cut-outs and kitchen faucet must match this distance in order for the faucet to work correctly.
Spout length and type are also important considerations in choosing a commercial kitchen faucet. A compartment sink will require a longer spout length in order to provide faucet access to multiple bowls while a hand sink may work best with a short spout length. Some commercial sinks may be used to clean large pieces of cookware and a gooseneck spout would be ideal for such instances. Hook, joint, and standard spouts are also available options when selecting a commercial kitchen faucet. One final consideration could be the most important when getting your local health code enforcement’s nod of approval.