If you’ve got a hands-on home, the right utility sink faucet will make the difference between a sparkly clean mudroom and an unbearable mess. Utility sinks are great for hand-scrubbing clothes, bathing the dog, cleaning gardening tools, washing paintbrushes, and a range of other DIY projects.
Read on to learn how to choose the best utility sink faucet for your home and hobbies.
The best utility sink faucet for you will have the right size (height and reach), the number of sink holes, and a warranty that suits the price-point.
Our top choice for function and durability is the Moen 8277 Commercial Utility Faucet. For form and function, we recommend the American Standard Colony Soft.
|1. Moen 8277 Commercial M-DURA 4-Inch Centerset Utility Faucet|
Editor’s Choice 2019
|5 Year Limited||Chrome||Reach: 6.50”, 6.50”||CHECK PRICE
|2. Delta 2131LF Classic Two Handle Laundry Faucet||Lifetime Limited Warranty||Chrome||Reach: 7”, 4.625”||CHECK PRICE|
|3. American Standard Colony Soft Laundry Faucet||Limited Lifetime Warranty||Chrome||Reach: 4 ¾”, 6 1/8”||CHECK PRICE|
|4. Delta Collins Single-Handle Faucet with Pull Out Sprayer 4140-DST||Lifetime Limited Warranty on Parts & Finish||Chrome||Reach: 8 ¼”, 9”||CHECK PRICE|
|5. LDR Industries Universal Laundry Tub Faucet by Maya||2 Year Limited||Chrome||CHECK PRICE|
|6. WEWE Single Handle High Arc Brushed Nickel Pull out Kitchen Faucet||5 Year||Brushed Nickle||Reach: 8 ½”, 8 ½”||CHECK PRICE|
Buying Guide Summary
What Materials Should Utility Sink Faucets Have?
Signs of durable and long-lasting construction can be found in the valves, faucet core, and finishing.
Look for faucets that have ceramic valves. They don’t cost that much more than non-ceramic valves, but they last way longer. Valves are important since they help regulate temperature and prevent dripping.
Also, look for faucets that are built with a brass core. Brass holds up well against long-term exposure to water and other elements. If there is plastic in the construction, it should be ABS, which is particularly durable and damage resistant.
Finally, check for high-quality finishing. For utility faucets, this includes chrome, brushed nickel, and oil-rubbed bronze. The finishing helps protect your faucet from stains, scratches, and rust damage.
Which Specs are Important for Installation?
For installation, you must consider the number of sink holes and the dimensions of your faucet.
Before browsing at faucets, count the number of holes in your utility sink. The typical number of holes for utility sinks are one, two, or three. Some utility faucets can work on both one or three, or only work on two.
Finally, check the height and reach of the faucet to ensure you can fit large items in your sink, or that an over-the-sink cabinet doesn’t prevent installation.
Editor’s Choice: Moen 8277 Commercial M-DURA 4-Inch Centerset Utility Faucet
Moen is a reputable brand for home finishing. This utility faucet is part of its commercial line, which is meant to withstand hospitals, hotels, restaurants, and other facilities. They’re designed to perform under tough conditions with regular use.
Though their commercial line is heavier and sturdier than their residential products, Moen still works to balance rigorous function with sleek and modern form.
- Chrome Finish for Nice Shine and Durability
- Durable Brass Construction
- Swivel Ability
- Threaded Spout
- ADA Compliant
- Unrestricted Flow
- 5 Year Limited Warranty
- “Vandal Resistant”
- Some had difficulty with installation instructions
Durable Brass Construction
This Moen faucet is under their M-DURA line, which features solid cast brass construction. The quarter-turn ceramic disc cartridge is also built with a durable brass shell. The internal stops work to prevent misalignment which safeguards against leaky faucets.
Because this heavy-duty faucet is designed to hold up even in public spaces, it’s also designed to be ‘vandal resistant’. This design discourages tampering, damage, and theft if your faucet is outdoors.
Range of Design Features
This two-handle faucet is designed for easy use. The large hot and cold labels are easy to read from far away. The threaded spout lets you connect a garden hose or other accessories, making it perfect for plant watering and other distance water needs.
If a range of people will have access to your utility or laundry sink – it’s best to have an ADA compliant faucet. This faucet is ADA compliant, meaning people of all abilities will be able to use it comfortably.CLICK TO CHECK PRICE
Best for Laundry and Basement Use: Delta Faucet 2131LF Classic Two Handle Laundry Faucet
Delta has a great reputation for offering high-end finishing without the high-end cost. This two-handle faucet is best suited for standard laundry and other around-the-home chores. However, its long warranty means you should feel comfortable using it for standard utility or laundry sink purposes as well.
It’s chrome finish and small handles make it a sleeker choice than some of the more industrial options. The angled spout means you get more height without sacrificing valuable sink space.
- Angled Spout & Full Swivel
- Durable Chrome Finish
- Threaded Spout
- Easy to Install
- ADA Compliant
- Lifetime Limited Warranty
- Long Reach
- Some reviews mention inconsistent water flow
Angled Spout, Full Swivel, Easy Installation
This centerset Delta faucet is designed with function in mind. The spout is angled at 45 degrees, which makes it easy to fit large items under the spout. The 360-degree swivel also makes it easy to wash out the sink when you’re finished.
The threaded spout ensures you don’t lose your water connection for a range of other purposes. Water hoses, spray nozzles, and other accessories can be attached to your faucet for versatile use.
This Delta faucet can be installed in either 2 or 3-hole 4″ sink holes. The base plate is elevated, which is what gives it this ability.
Durable Chrome Finish & Brass Construction
Unlike other industrial looking faucets, this Delta model has a sleek appearance that could meld well with any room. Its chrome finish promises long-lasting durability and shine.
The interior of the faucet is made with durable brass. There are some ABS plastic pieces in the handles, so this model may be better suited for lighter, indoor use. Regardless, with the lifetime warranty, you can buy Delta with confidence.
Part of Larger Design Line: American Standard Colony Soft Laundry Faucet
Of the utility and laundry sink faucets on our list, we’d say this one looks the sleekest. It’s slim and elongated handles match the spout in a shiny chrome finish. Best of all – it’s part of a larger American Standard design line.
- Ceramic Disc Valves
- Choice of Threaded Spout or Normal Faucet
- Brass Construction
- Limited Lifetime Warranty
- Metal Lever Handles
- ADA Compliant
- Part of Larger Design Line
- 360 Swivel Spout
- Only works with 4″ Triple Hole Mount Sink
This faucet is perfect if your utility sink is commonly in view. The Colony Soft line is designed to be modern, rounded, and sleek. If you’re planning to do a renovation – take this opportunity to make everything line up. This utility sink faucet is part of a larger finishing line by American Standard that includes bathtubs, showers, toilets, and more.
Finally – if you don’t foresee needing to connect a garden hose to your faucet, you can opt for a normal aerator spout over a threaded spout. This choice can add to its sleek design.
High Quality Construction
On top of being a beautiful choice, this faucet is built with the strength to last. The ceramic disc valve cartridges ensure a lifetime of drip and leak-free performance.
The solid brass construction holds up well to prolonged contact with water. The long, bent reach and swivel spout makes it easy to get water where you need it. Finally, if you want to make your faucet accessible to all, this model (and the entire design line) is ADA compliant.CLICK TO CHECK PRICE
Heavy-Duty Washing and Cleaning: Delta Collins Single-Handle Kitchen Sink Faucet
This Delta faucet will be the ultimate sidekick for washing and cleaning in your utility sink. Its pull-out ability and high GPM gives you more control over water flow and direction. Although it’s a single handle (and single hole) faucet, it can be fitted on a variety of sink types.
- Range of Water Flow Options
- Ceramic Disc Cartridge with Delta’s Diamond Seal Technology
- 1-hole or 3-hole sinks (with covering plate included)
- 120 degree Swivel with 20 inch retractable hose
- Extra-High Height
- Height and reach might prevent installation for some
- Powerful magnet might be dangerous for children
Long-Lasting and Durable Design
This Delta faucet comes with all the perks and features you’d expect from a high-quality finishing brand.
A common problem with pull-out faucets is that they droop, become loose, or otherwise don’t stay secure once you secure them to the faucet. The MagnaTite docking uses a powerful magnet to keep your kitchen faucet securely docked.
The Collins also includes Delta’s patented Diamond Seal technology, which is designed to decrease instances of leaking for twice as long as the industry standard.
The Collins pull-out faucet can swivel up to 120 degrees, letting you reach the full area of your utility sink. Combined with the 20-inch retractable hose, you’ll be able to reach all areas of large items in and outside of the sink.
The single handle makes it easy to clean with one hand and change temperature and water flow with another. The high 1.8 GPM ensures that big cleaning jobs don’t take forever to complete.
Finally, you can choose between spray and stream with a simple push of a button on the faucet spout.CLICK TO CHECK PRICE
Minimalist Design: WEWE Single Handle High Arc Brushed Nickel Pull-out Kitchen Faucet
If you like the Delta Collins but want something slightly taller and less expensive – take a look at the WEWE single handle brushed nickel faucet. This WEWE utility sink faucet has a spray and normal pour function and turns on and off with a simple tap of the faucet.
- Sleek Tulip Design
- Touch On-Off
- Range of Water Flow Options
- Ceramic Disc Cartridge
- 1-hole or 3-hole sinks (3-holes requires extra purchase of Escutcheon)
- 360 Swivel
- Extra-High Height
- Height might prevent installation for some
- No Threaded Hose Function
Sleek Appearance & Durable Construction
This WEWE faucet is as beautiful as it is durable. The slim tulip shape in brushed nickel adds an elegant touch to an otherwise functional space.
The main body is constructed with standard brass and the valves are high-quality ceramic. The spout itself is stainless steel and the handles are made from a durable zinc alloy.
Although this faucet is advertised as a kitchen faucet – we believe this would hold up nicely for utility sink purposes.
User-Friendly Design Features
This WEWE pull-down faucet has three modes for water dispensing. Stream mode is ‘normal’ and lets you fill cups, pots, and other containers quickly. The spray function is great for cleaning wide surfaces.
There’s also a pause button that temporarily stops the water flow. This feature lets you rearrange the items in your sink or prevent spraying yourself as you place the pull-out spout back into the pipe. These buttons make it easy to switch between your water needs.
The pull-out spout extends to 23 inches, which can let you clean, wash, and rinse items beside your utility sink or on nearby countertops. Combined with the 360 swivel and touch on-off feature, this utility sink faucet will be a helpful companion for your basement, garage, or workshop needs.CLICK TO CHECK PRICE
Budget-Friendly Option: LDR Industries Universal Laundry Tub Faucet by Maya
In case you’re on a tight budget or just want to finally be done with your home renovations – consider this LDR Industries Laundry Tub Faucet.
Although it’s made with more plastic parts, it still checks the boxes on form, function, and durability. If your utility sink is indoors and you expect light use, this faucet should be a contender on your list.
- Budget-friendly price
- Pull-Out Head
- Range of Water Functions
- Can Connect to Garden Hose
- Universal 4-inch centerset
- Swivel Ability
- 2 Year Limited Warranty
- Some reviews recommend removing flow limiter
Pull Out Head + Garden Hose Ability
Unlike the other two pull-out faucet options on our list – this LDR Industries faucet can be removed to attach a garden hose. The extra-long 24-inch sprayer is fully flexible and will make washing, soaking, and cleaning your belongings a breeze.
Easy Installation & User Friendly
This faucet is designed to be a universal 4-inch centerset for 3-hole sinks. The package includes step-by-step illustrated instructions to help with DIY installation.
This faucet can switch between a steady steam or a wide spray at the touch of a button. The two handles are labeled hot and cold with red and blue indicators, and help you get the perfect temperature for your task.CLICK TO CHECK PRICE
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How Should I Choose a Utility Sink Faucet?
First and foremost, think about what heavy-duty needs your home has. Unlike choosing the best bathroom faucet, a utility sink faucet will need to stand up to more intense use.
For some, a utility sink faucet that can handle treating stains and handwashing clothes before laundry is enough. For others, you might prefer a faucet that can handle bigger home projects like cleaning paintbrushes, washing gardening tools, and other tasks.
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Which Specs are Important?
Once you’ve done a little brainstorming on your needs, here are the main specs to consider for choosing the best utility sink faucet for your home.
1. Design Features
Utility faucets vary in the functions and design features they have available.
For example, if you have a large dog to wash, you might want a faucet that pulls out or down and extends for hard to reach places. If you plan to water nearby plants, consider a faucet that lets you screw on a hose and other garden accessories.
Another feature includes a spout that can spin 360 degrees, so you never miss a spot. If your utility sink is going to be in a public or commercial space – look for an ADA compliant design.
2. Sturdy Construction
Since we demand so much from our utility sinks – it’s worth choosing one built to last. Like choosing the best bathroom faucet, look for utility faucets that have ceramic valves. They don’t cost that much more than non-ceramic valves, but they last way longer. Valves are important since they help regulate temperature and prevent dripping.
Utility sink faucets should be built with brass cores. Brass holds up well against long-term exposure to water and other elements. If there is plastic in the construction, it should be ABS, which is particularly durable and damage resistant.
3. Long Warranty
Your utility sink faucet is bound to take some abuse, so definitely take a moment to consider warranty. The top brands usually offer limited lifetime warranties, but it’s ok to have a shorter warranty if your preferred faucet wins on other features like design and function. Look for a warranty of at least 2-5 years.
4. Faucet Arc Height & Reach
Faucet arc and reach are both measurement specs that can make the different between water in the sink and water splashing on you.
Reach is the measurement on how far the faucet spout extends from its base. As a rule of thumb, water should pour straight down the drain when the faucet is on. To get it right, measure the distance from the faucet holes to the center of the drain.
If you’re not sure of the size of your utility sink, you can purchase a pull-down or pull-out spout, which are easier to adjust if there’s a mismatch.
5. Aesthetics & Faucet Finishing
If your utility sink is in the basement or laundry room, you might want a more aesthetically pleasing faucet to go with the room. If your utility sink is in a garage, shed, or workshop, you might be ok with a more functional appearance.
Regardless of the design you choose, your utility faucet should have a high-quality finish. Finishing prevents rust and degradation from the wear and tear you’ll put on your faucet and sink.
The most common finish for utility faucets is stainless steel or polished chrome. These silvery finishes are sleek yet functional. They’re easy to clean and durable, making it a perfect choice for heavy use utility sinks.
For a stylish touch, try an oil-rubbed bronze or brushed nickel finish. It’ll give your room a special touch while still providing protection against wear and tear.
Outside of these finishes, we’d say be wary. Some finishes, although nice to look at, simply aren’t as durable as others. For utility sinks – function should win over form.
6. Utility Sink Type
The type of faucet you choose will depend on the type of utility sink you have. Plastic utility tubs usually fit centerset faucets. If you’ve already purchased your sink, take careful measurements to ensure that installation of your new faucet goes smoothly.
The first thing to do is to count the number of mounting holes in the sink. Drilling new holes in a utility sink can be a pain – so make sure to count the holes beforehand.
Best Utility Sink Faucet – FAQ
Question: What’s the Best Way to Keep My Faucet Clean?
Answer: The safest way to clean your faucet without damaging the finish is to mix a few drops of dish soap with warm water. Using a normal cleaning rag, wipe down the faucet to remove any dirt, grime, or calcium build up.
If there’s still grime, try using a toothbrush to clean hard to reach crevices. Finally, give your faucet a final rinse with cold water and pat it dry with a non-abrasive cloth.
For best maintenance, clean your faucet for every five times you use it. If you find yourself regularly putting your sink through the ringer – cleaning more often is better.
Question: Can A Utility Sink Faucet Help Me Wash Grease and Oil Down the Drain?
Answer: Your utility sink and faucet help keep your bathroom and kitchen sinks clean when you have a big mess to deal with. However, there are no special drains or pipes associated with utility sinks. This means you should still be careful of what you pour down the drain.
Fats, oils, grease, fertilizer, automotive fluids, and other normal no-goes should still be avoided when using a utility sink.
We’ve walked you through everything you need to know to choose the best utility sink faucet for your home.
For function and durability above all else, we recommend the Moen 8277 Commercial Utility Faucet. It’s a reputable brand and is designed to withstand long-term abuse outdoors.
For more easy-going use, we’d recommend the American Standard Colony Soft. This option is also great if you’re planning to replace other nearby finishing, since it’s part of a larger design line.
Finally, if you’re planning to wash items, we’d recommend the Delta Collins faucet. It can spray, stream, and pull-out to meet all your cleaning demands.
Although it can be a mess – the utility sink is where a lot of fun projects, hobbies, and other home activities get cleaned up. Avoid looking back on these activities as a burden by choosing a utility sink faucet that makes clean up easy and painless.
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