Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 83
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Sensei Looks great but horrible drain design
I have never replaced a faucet before, so take this with a medium grain of salt (I did a lot of research, so I learned some:).
I bought 3 of these Marquettes for updating our house faucets because it looked good and had Quick Connect features that sounded easier at first. I have now learned a ton about faucets and I'll list pros/cons before I explain my install experience.
High faucet arc (the replacement I bought was too low and horizontal, so now need to find another)
Handles feel good and solid
Quick thread nuts for the faucet base are very quick threading
Easy connect stopper cable is also very simple and easy
Price is reasonable, I guess
The drain lip is too high and is also flat, leaving water in the sink (see picture) (WHY?!)
Plastic drain with chrome-plated top
Plastic chrome-plated underside of the faucet neck (you don't see this much, but it is plastic, while the rest of the faucet is metal, saves them what? $.50?)
Proprietary stopper lift connection, so, not as easy to replace with something else (a generic one that doesn't have a high drain lip, for instance)
Poor instructions that don't explain much (or say whether to use putty or silicone or nothing to seal the drain)
So, basically, all of the nice features are no good for me because the water pools in the drain and stays there - which will get moldy/discolored/possibly flake the chrome a ton faster than if it drained out and dried out quickly, which means more frequent cleaning (not a bad thing, I guess).
It seems all faucets have plastic drains in this price range, as I returned this and bought a Moen Banbury. Perhaps the plastic makes the drain lip have to be thicker? Or perhaps my 12 year old vanity tops are not designed the same as when they made this faucet (doubtful)? I can't believe more people aren't complaining about this, and I even see water in the drain pictures on this review page. Who wants water constantly stuck in your sink, not to mention heavier particles that can't get over the lip? Gross.
I, then, bought a generic drain and stopper only that is all metal. It will not work with this American Standard because of the connection system. This is designed properly, where the drain lip is thin and mounts to your sink flush and is also ANGLED down slightly and not flat, so the water drains like it should. I sealed it with plumbers putty and it's totally fine (by the way, I also learned you should not use plumber's putty on some sinks or with plastic drains as it can make them brittle quicker).
So, you have to decide, do you want water stuck in your sink after you leave for work? Do you want to buy another faucet that may have a flat drain lip, too (the Moen Banbury was also flat)? Do you want to buy a separate generic drain/stopper metal replacement and toss the plastic one that comes with these? Or pay more for a completely full metal faucet system? I don't want to deal with any of these! I found the toilets were easier to replace than these faucets.
January 8, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by chris very easy to install and very functional and stylish. I like it.
I installed this faucet on a new ceramic oval sink, also from Home Depot. This was a simple and easy to install and it also came with the drain pieces needed for the sink. It is more functional and stylish than the old single handle faucet it replaced. Price was fair and I have a second bathroom I am considering to use this same faucet on.
August 26, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Kathy Easy to install
I'd never installed faucets before, and this proved to be super easy. It also looks very nice and works great. I'm happy with my purchase.
October 20, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by kaydi Beautiful faucet.
The faucet was easy to install and looks great. I am very impressed that the faucet and handles were metal. Some fittings were plastic though. We bought the tub faucet to match. Very happy with our purchase and the price was very reasonable.
March 8, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Berto Very Easy Installation
This is a great product, I love the size and finish. Installation is very easy, aided by the new drain stoppage device the manufacturer provides for this faucet. I love it.
April 25, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Mada Great product for the money - highly reccomend
I bought this faucet to replace my existing (and less than one year old) Glacier Bay single knob faucet that provided very little pressure and flow. It was rated at the same GPM as this unit, but only delivered a dribble of water that was not even enough to thoroughly wash your hands. This faucet provides a very strong flow of water that is more than enough for a bathroom sink. It's a well built all steel unit that feels like it should cost much more than it does. It's also very easy to install - it took me an hour total, which includes cleaning all the junk out from under the vanity and putting it back when I was done. The plastic nuts that secure the faucet to the sink are great - you can push them on until they reach the bottom of the sink, then turn them to tighten them from there. Saves a ton of time trying to thread the nut all the way up. The drain installed with no plumbers putty, and was leak free on the first attempt. The cable operated stopper is also a huge plus - no messing around with rods and linkages. The only issue I had is the stopper cable interferes with my shut off valve (see attached picture), but this was only because of the way my valves are installed - this may not happen in your application. I wanted to turn the drain slightly so there was no interference, but this would have caused the "American Standard" insignia on top of the stopper to be sideways (which would have driven my OCD absolutely crazy). However, with how easy it is to connect and disconnect the cable, it isn't a big deal to have to remove it to shut off the valve (which won't be that often, if ever). That insignia is the only complaint I have about this product.
December 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by King Great product for the money
Looks really nice in our bathroom and was easy to install.
August 6, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Kathy Excellent Choice in Choosing This Item
The faucet is perfect and exactly what I wanted/needed. It was easy to install - easier because my husband did it :-)
June 16, 2015