You cannot go wrong with Delta valve mechanisms.
I have tried many different types of faucets through the years and always end up back at Delta. The valve just works without leaks. Believe me, I've had other brands that have leaks right out of the box!
For that, I say "Go Delta."
But there are some areas for improvement.
1) The drainpiece needs some metal and some gaskets. Although plastic is easy to install and it is hidden, the problem is plastic is LOUD. A sturdy brass tailpiece quiets the water when it flows down. Yes it does. Additionally, most manufacturers are also including gaskets to do away with the putty or silicone under the drain collar. Not so here.
2) The stopper mechanism is still clunky and awkward, with the bars and ball swivels that have existed for about the last 100 years. There are other ways now to connect the mechanism in today's world that are much more convenient and don't tend to hang up as easily.
Finally, I want to mention the swivel. It is very nice. Very few bath faucets allow a swivel for the spout. This one does.
BUT, be careful if you have small children! I fear that the swivel could be misused by a child and cause a flood. See my photo where I was able to swivel the spout away from the sink. It is a nice feature, but know your audience.
Delta is the best love the long neck keeps the water in the bowl not on the top. we have always had issues with the water splashing on the sink top. with the long neck we no longer have this happening . The spot shield finish is very easy to keep clean
Pros: Durable, Easy to Install, Strong Water Pressure, Looks Great, Stylish, Modern
I really like the look of this faucet. The finish is a perfect match to the rest of the fixtures in my bathroom, and the flow rate of this thing is GREAT. The only thing I don't like about it, is that the drain had to be siliconed in. The faucet I replaced had a soft rubber washer that went between the drain and the sink so no mess to clean up when replacing. All in all a great faucet for the price.
Pros: Easy to Install, Looks Great, Strong Water Pressure
I installed it and it instantly made the bathroom sink look very modern. Sleek finish. The only negative was installing the plunger rod under the sink it comes loose very easily despite numerous adjustments.
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Response from Customer Solutions November 12, 2018
I'm glad you're pleased with the look of the Delta lavatory faucet. I apologize for the issue with the lift rod. We care about the operation of our products and we'd be happy to assist you. You should receive a email from me shortly, Please refer to my email for assistance.
This faucet looks very nice and enhances the look of the sink. The reason I am giving 3 stars as it is advertised as spot resistant. But I find it is not really spot resistant.
Other than that it is a great faucet that works very well.
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Response from Customer Solutions April 2, 2018
We appreciate the feedback. I'm glad you're pleased with the look of the Delta faucet. The faucet does have the SpotShield feature. Here is some basic cleaning and care information:
Always blot dry any water from faucet surface. Allowing water to evaporate on the surface can lead to build up of mineral deposits. Cleaning with a damp non-abrasive sponge and buffing it dry with a clean soft cloth should help keep your product looking beautiful. To remove water spots, use warm water and a soft, damp cloth. Hard water stains and calcium build up may be removed using a 50/50 solution of white vinegar and water. Make certain that you rinse thoroughly with water afterward. Also take care to protect surfaces that may be damaged by vinegar. The white vinegar can stain porous stones like granite, limestone and marble. You can also use a cleaner called " bar keepers friend" which works very well with removing water spots.
If additional cleaning is required, all of our finishes may be cleaned with the following household cleaners: 409, Fantastic, or Windex, when used according to the manufacturers' instructions for use. Avoid using the following which can damage your finish:
Avoid industrial cleaners and abrasive cleaners, such as those used for toilet bowls, green Scotch-Brite heavy duty scrub sponges, Scrubbing Bubbles Bathroom Cleaner and Lysol Basin Tub and Tile Cleaner, Lime Away and Soft Scrub. Please contact us back with any questions or concerns.