Rated 4.7 out of 5Â by 16
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by lady Extremely Useful Faucet
I was able to reuse my Water Supply Line Hoses so all I needed was the following items to install the Kohler Faucet: a Phillip Screw Driver, an Adjustable Wrench and a rag. I also needed to purchase a small roll of 1/2" Pipe tape for $.70 and 14 oz jar of Oatley's Plumber's Putty for $1.09, at Home Depot.
The step by step instructions show pictures to ensure you are installing it correctly. If you are installing this faucet onto a marble or stone countertop, it is advised to use a non petroleum non-staining plumber's putty. I installed mine onto a cast polymer sink and vanity top so I was able to use plain ole plumber's putty.
The faucet I replaced was a standard low spout which didn't allow me to do much other than wash my hands in the sink. With the raised spout I am able to add water to a small bucket and can even wash my hair in the sink now. I am very pleased with this faucet and as long as I own my home, Kohler guarantees me a lifetime warranty with the faucet. Did I mention how reasonable the price of this faucet is? I've paid more before and received less. I do recommend this faucet, especially if you like the idea of having some extra room under the spout.
September 2, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Phawk33 Excellent Quality + Easy to Install
Installation took about 2 hours per sink, including new drain plumbing and valves. Not bad for an amateur plumber.
Quality product. Works like a charm.
December 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by PJCC Fun Modern sleek bird design. Polished chrome reflects the vanity top.
Out of the Box, pictured, it comes with all the major parts needed for installation. To be fair I have not completed installation as my home needs re-plumbing, no running water.
Design...Exciting. It reminds me of a design by an American Finnish Architect. The bird beak quality of the handles, long and thin, are also practical for someone with aging hands and limited strength. It's easier to put your torso into moving them.
Blending designs...Chrome Reflections in the set reflect the Vanity top and help integrate the existing designs. This is in a small room with too many conflicts already. The handle reflecting the
vanity is pictured.
Solid metal...Being a fan of industrial design, I like my metal fixtures weighty and sleek. The faucet
piece alone weighs over one pound. it has a thick brass pipe attachment.
The arched neck fountain is for my cats to drink from, hoping it isn't too easy for them to turn on. My first impression of this was to smile, Cat Fountain.
September 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by sacherjj Classy looking and good feel.
This is a very stylish faucet. Note to those that have not installed split style before, you need to also purchase the correct length pair of hoses to come up from the shutoffs. There are not attached as they are with a one piece 4" style.
I worried that the handle motion felt pretty loose. However, once installed and pressurized, I quite like it. The look is elegant and operation feels very solid.
It has about the same flow that I've seen in the high end faucets lately. Some complain, because it is less flow than older faucets. However, it is plenty to do all tasks you will a bathroom faucet. I don't mind the flow and free water savings. I think it is a good move for conservation with new products.
October 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by PersnicketyME Mid Arc is just right....
High arc is too high and may not allow you to open a medicine cabinet door or will splash too much. Low arc always seems cramped and too low when used in a shallow bathroom sink to do anything but wash your hands - even face washing seems to get water all over the place. Well just like Goldilocks found, the 4.5 inch spout reach "Mid Arc" is just right! Comfortably wash your hands, face or hair in a standard shallow bathroom sink with little splash back and enough clearance underneath the spout.
The chrome is beautiful and will most definitely show every water spot and finger print that comes near it however the mirror like finish is stunning. The design of this faucet is clean, sleek and modern. I fear that the handles move a bit too easily however it's probably just a matter of getting used to it. Some have noted that the water pressure seems a little weak however I've attached information directly from the EPA website regarding how they reached the standardized 1.5 gallon per minute flow rate for bathroom faucets:
"EPA industry and product research, as well as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) A112.18.1/Canadian Standards Association (CSA) B125.1 standard for Plumbing Supply Fittings, form the basis for the WaterSense lavatoryâor bathroom sinkâfaucet specification. In developing the specifiÂcation, EPA collaborated with interested parties repÂresenting industry, water utilities, and water-effiÂciency advocacy groups. The WaterSense lavatory faucet specification sets the maximum flow rate of lavatory faucets and faucet accessories at 1.5 galÂlons per minute (gpm) tested at a flowing pressure of 60 pounds per square inch (psi) (common water
pressure in most households)."
With this information in mind, be sure to check that the shut off valves under the sink, as well as your water main valve, are fully opened to ensure maximum water pressure.
Overall, the designer look and Mid Arc benefits combined with the affordable price point make this an ideal bathroom faucet option not to be overlooked. Remember, Kohler has a limited lifetime warranty so that an added bonus.
January 14, 2015