Rated 4.5 out of 5 by 24
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by PersnicketyME Lovely fixture - note the color variations
Kraus consistently offers great products that are hefty, durable and high quality. This is no exception.
The single lever moves easily and fluidly and simple adjustments allow for a good, even and consistent temperature adjustment. The aerator, which is the thing subdues the water flow so it doesn't splash all over and helps to reduce water consumption, does its job and restricts water flow to an acceptable hand washing level. Mind you this is no kitchen sink water pressure faucet and it's not meant to be...
One important note is that the actual finish is remarkably different than pictured on the HD site. Please see my image below. You'll note that the oil rubbed bronze is a bit more distressed looking in reality as there are shiny bronze areas around the beveled rings. This is not necessarily a bad thing however when you're trying to match this to other hardware, you need to be advised and choose accordingly.
Overall - great price point, great look, great faucet.
January 8, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by soldbydon Finish is Not As Pictured
The picture looks nice - but the oil rubbed bronze finish has an almost black appearance with copper rings around the spout, base and neck - which makes the faucet look quite different from the picture. This is a nice decorator touch if you like that type of style, but if you are trying to match other bath fixtures it may be an issue. The rod that operates the drain is of flexible plastic rather than stainless steel like other brands of faucets; hopefully it will be durable. On the plus side the faucet has braided stainless steel water lines and excellent instructions for assembly. Can be used installed with or without the deck plate.
February 24, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jason31 nice look, right flow for a bathroom
This is a nice looking faucet, the oil rubbed bronze is dark, with bright highlights on the edges. The water flow is not high, but this is just right for a bathroom, I don't like the faucets that have a strong spray and splash everywhere. The handle moves easily and mixed to warm water right in the middle.
The installation was average for a bathroom faucet, it comes with the hoses attached, but they were a few inches short for me and I had to buy longer hoses. It's a simple fix, but you may want to check the height of your water supply lines, as some are lower than they are supposed to be.
March 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by ApartmentOwner Adore this faucet
I love this faucet!! Super stylish, single-handle, easy to use, great water pressure and easy to clean. What more can a faucet do? Oh yeah,.. it can install in a snap. Which this one did. Great quality details in the install. Not sure if the base plate is intended to be optional but I didn't install it and I didn't use silicone around the faucet and no issues. It's a nice clean mount on a very tiny, corner-mount sink I have in a very small bathroom that I recently remodeled. Absolutely adorable combination! I was able to install the faucet on the sink before mounting so it saved me from the usual basin wrench and laying on your back, fiddling in the dark corners of your cabinet scenario. So it was a breeze to install. Note no plumber's putty around the basin stopper. It has a very nice rubber gasket. It really doesn't get any easier or elegant. I like the look without the base plate a lot better than with it. So easy and a perfect application for a corner-mount sink.
April 27, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by GaryDoug Good faucet, terrible instructions
First, let me complain about the documents. The instructions are full of errors. If you are not familiar with faucet installation, have someone explain the instructions who is familiar. I will point out the errors below.
The faucet I received is not like the photo as others have complained. It is black with copper colored accent rings. Doesn't matter to me, I like it. But be aware of this important difference.
The faucet installation was relatively easy once I corrected the instruction sheet errors. Ordinary installation with n o further problems. The water flow is a bit less than my older faucet but that is not an issue for me. As a matter of fact that will probably make for less splatter, always a problem for me. The pop-up drain worked well. The ball/rod and extension are plastic and flex a bit. That may be an issue in the future if the ball tightens with age.
The errors I found:
1. The parts diagram incorrectly identifies some parts. The simple o-ring is described as a trim ring but I believe it's to be used under the faucet and on top of the basin as a seal. I did not find a good fit anywhere else. The instructions make no other mention of it.
2. The cone-shaped rubber ring is to be used on the drain seal below the basin top. It is also described as a trim ring for the faucet head.
3. The ball/rod tool is the metal Y-shaped one. It is used to final tighten the ball/rod onto the drain body. No mention of that in the instructions either.
4. The metal L-shaped tool is an Allen wrench used to remove and reinstall the handle. you remove the plastic plug in the back of the handle first. No mention in the instructions again.
Attached photos show these parts and tools in position.
Once again I am finding a basically good product marred by poor instructions. This seems to be happening more and more often,
I assumed wrongly that the 3-hole trim plate would work for me but unfortunately my vanity top (also received from Home Depot) has the holes much wider spaced than standard. I will probably add plugs and/or soap dispensers.
I found no ferrous (rust-able) material on the outside of any part. Even the C-shaped mounting plate that goes underneath is stainless steel.
I was willing to give the product 5 stars except for the instruction sheet issues.
May 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fyrhawk Beautiful
High quality faucet. awesome. Easy to install and looks beautiful. I spent more to get the faucet I really wanted. Glad I did
April 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bc95 Nice Design perfect color easy to install
Arcus Single-Hole 1-Handle Bathroom Faucet in Oil Rubbed Bronze this is the perfect color for our bath remodel Arch design is just what my wife wanted easy install to replace our old 3 hole set .
March 2, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by LosRubios Love this faucet, looks great and easy to install
We got this faucet to go with a new vanity that we installed as part of a full bathroom remodel and we're very pleased with the end result. It was very simple to install and took about 30 minutes from start to finish, including installing the pop up drain plug in the sink.
The finish is a dark brown with a polished copper accent on the edges and goes perfectly with the rest of the oil rubbed bronze fixtures and dark wood vanity in our bathroom.
The only additional items I purchased to make the install easier were a pair of 1/4 turn 1/2" compression water outlets since this faucet has 3/8" water hose connectors while our old faucets had 1/2" water hoses. We don't really notice the smaller bore on the water connection although the flow is a little less than our previous faucets when the faucet is fully open.
In addition to the connectors we also purchased a 10" oil rubbed bronze cover plate/escutcheon. The supplied cover plate is for 4" faucet holes and our vanity top has 8" on center holes. Kraus wasn't much help in recommending a suitable 10" cover plate (I asked the question on the product page on Home Depot's website) however we found one on an online auction website (a Cupid brand FP06ORB) which was an ideal match for the shade and finish of the faucet.
In addition to the faucets, this comes with an oil rubbed bronze drain plug and this was equally easy to install. We ran a bead of silicone caulk around the underside of the drain plug and dropped it into the sink and tightened up the supplied plastic nuts and rubber gasket. We then connected up the plug lift rod and it was a very easy process with no leaks. The plug lifting rod is also very easy to adjust for the optimum height.
Another feature we liked is the fact that the aerator is hidden from view. A special plastic wrench tool is supplied to help remove the aerator for periodic cleaning or hard water buildup removal and we decided to keep this tool in one of the vanity drawers to avoid losing it in the future.
June 29, 2015