Rated 4.4 out of 5Â by 27
Rated 5 out of 5Â by GaryWasher This is a winner
This faucet should not disappoint you. Everything about it (almost) is prefect. The faucet seems fully rust-proof as it is only very slightly magnetic and is metal everywhere. The handles are firm and turn easily and without any wobble (as is not the case with some competitors).
Installation was very easy, mainly because the supply line hoses are already attached and ready to use. The only parts made of plastic are the finger nuts and the threaded sleeves that go around the hose fittings. It appears the hose fittings at the faucet are unique to Kohler, so that may be an issue if you need hoses longer than about 22". There is a soft rubber seal for the base, so it should not need any sealer. A special tool is included to remove or install the aerator, which is recommended during installation to avoid clogging the aerator.
The popup rod is bendable in case your installation requires a special configuration. That was not the case for one competitor's (Moen) faucet.
March 26, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by dutchgirl Smooth operation!
Installation: It took my husband approximately 2.5 hours to install this faucet. This was mostly due to the design of the faucet base. It has a sort of scalloped edge and due to the fact that we have a older style sink, it was hard getting it to fight right. The installation was especially challenging with the drain opener/closer part, as it sort of scrapes against the water pipe now. The drain opener/closer is operational, but not very smoothly. Fortunately, we don't use that part very often, so in the long run it's not going to be a big problem. My husband did like the fact that the hoses were already attached to the faucet, although he found them to be a bit too long. He also noticed that there was no plastic phalange attached underneath the base of the faucet, which he said other faucets he's installed have come with. Instead he had to use plumber's putty to make the faucet fit tightly onto the sink and so no water will creep underneath the base. Operation: The handles for turning the water on and off operate smoothly and after a week of using the faucet we've had no problems with any leaking. Design: I like the mid-arc design; it makes it easier to take a sip of water when you have no cup available (unlike a low-arc design where you'd have to bend your head down more), but it doesn't cause the water to splash all over the sink as with some high-arc faucets. I also like the fact that, unlike my old faucet, there is a bit more room between the hot/cold water handles and the faucet itself, which makes it easier to clean and that area won't get grimy as easily.
April 16, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by sacherjj Very Classy Faucet
Upon unpacking the faucet, I was just slightly put off by how much plastic was in the drain assembly. Then I removed the faucet I was replacing, and had to grind apart the brass nut to get it past the corroded metal threaded portion. I'm guessing that if someone replaces this one in 30 years, a little cleaning of the plastic then it should come right off.
Installation was pretty standard. I wish the edges of the faucet came down just a little more. There is an 1/8" foam to seat the faucet with the sink. This won't compress enough for the outside of the faucet to touch the sink. I just put a generous amount of clear silicone on the inside edge of the faucet base and let it run down as I seated the faucet. A little squeezed out, that I cleaned up. This will keep any water from getting under the faucet (unlike the broken up plumber's putty that was under the original one. After the silicone cured, I'm the only one that knows about it. The gap left is less than 1/32", so the install looks really nice.
My only nitpick is the Kohler branding on the drain. It is fairly subtle, but still a little annoying to me. But then I peal off the car dealership's stick, because they didn't pay me to advertise for them. I included a picture so you can see it for yourself. I worried about this getting misaligned, but when you mount the drain straight back for the drain mechanism to work, it lines up perfectly horizontal. (Or upside down if you put it in backwards.)
My wife is extremely pleased with the look. We noticed a slight water flow drop from the previous faucet. It is plenty of flow for washing hands and I actually like the flow better. This is our guest bath, so it might help save water as well.
June 21, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by MomtheBuilder Great Kohler Faucet
Kohler delivers with this nice bathroom faucet. The design is sleek, finish looks elegant, and it's easy to install. The water pressure is a bit lower than the builder's standard one included with our house, but overall it's a great upgrade.
June 10, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by headhunter Easy install
Looks great in the new vanity. Heavy, durable. Easy to install. Most new faucets have the quick connect drain, this one doesn't..It still uses the old "ball" style..Therefore I only rated 4 stars. Outside of that, this is a great little faucet. Arc is high enough to wash your hands easily, but not too high to splash water everywhere. Brushed nickel finish leaves almost no water spots. Recommend..
April 4, 2014