The Flexibility of the Faucet

A handy kitchen pullout faucet will become your new best friend in the kitchen. Our pullout faucets feature a retractable spray hose that is disguised inside a traditional spigot. A pullout faucet is an essential in the busy kitchen for filling large stock pots, cleaning dishes and pans, watering plants, and giving that bowl of tomatoes a good rinse. One thing that sets the pullout faucet apart from faucets with a separate pullout hose is that the pullout spray hose is cleverly hidden – given your modern kitchen an enhanced aesthetic appeal while putting the convenience of water “where you need it” at your fingertips.

Distinctive Features:

Though the terms are often used interchangeably, technically pull-out and pull-down faucets have slight differences between them. While they both integrate the high-pressure sprayer into the faucet itself, as opposed to having a separate sprayer on the side of the sink, a pull-down faucet features a tall faucet head/sprayer (usually with a shorter hose, but not always) that pulls straight down into the sink. A pull-out faucet has a faucet head/sprayer that pulls out towards you. Which one is best is really dependent on your aesthetic preference and what kind of functionality you’re looking for.

Pros vs. Cons of Pull-Out:

Pros: Has a longer hose than a pull-down, so you can swivel it to the side to fill pots on the countertop (a hands-free activity); lower profile, which is preferable if you’re working in a small area or have a low counter for which a high spout wouldn’t work; less overall splashing than a pull-down. Cons: Not great for filling tall pots.

Pros vs. Cons of Pull-Down:

Pros: Usually has a tall arc spout and multiple spray options, so it’s good for filling bigger pans and pitchers; considered more ergonomically correct, because it’s one fluid hand motion (pulling down) without having to twist and maneuver the hose to the side. Cons: The additional spout height can further decrease already low water pressure; faulty weights on cheaper models can cause the spout head/sprayer to dangle.

Kitchen faucets come in many shapes and sizes. We have a large selection of single-hole, widespread, pull-out spray, wall-mount, hands-free and entertainment/prep faucets from top manufacturers like Whitehaus, Moen, and Newport Brass. Choose from traditional or contemporary styles with a variety of finishes, from polished chrome to antique copper.

Whatever your decor, contact International Bath & Tile or stop by our showroom. You will sure to find the perfect faucet for your kitchen.