Bold styling and a sleek modern finish mark this bathroom vessel sink faucet by Kraus Ramus. Enjoy ease of use while making a truly bold statement in your home or office washrooms. The high standard ceramics are good for years of trouble free service....more
I love this faucet. I read about some design bloggers using it in their bathroom remodel (over on www.yhl.com) so I knew ahead of time that it was going to be a great faucet, and it has lived up to its reputation. The finish (I got satin nickel) is great, zero problems with leaking, install directions were perfect. Whole faucet install took < 10min. Also we bought the Kraus porcelain vessel sink (rounded rectangle), and this faucet has no problems with water splashing out of the sink even when it's on all the way. I know that's a problem with some vessel sinks so I did my research and this faucet consistently out-performs its competitors on that score.
I have two caveats, which is why I'm writing this review for future buyers:
1) Be sure you place the faucet pretty close to your sink. Our Kraus sink installation instructions said to leave 3 inches between faucet and sink. At the last second my husband thought they looked to far apart and we moved them closer - boy am I glad we did that! You don't want to be dripping water between vessel sink and faucet every time you go to turn off the water, which is definitely what would happen if we had left three inches of space. We have them 1.5"-2" apart and that seems good although if I did it again I'd move them even a little closer. I think the optimal install would let the water stream right onto the pop-up drain.
2) Be careful to use the drain installation instructions that come with your *sink*, not the faucet! We made this mistake (because we had so many different Kraus instruction sheets around during install), and had leaking the first time. Even the instructions with the sink are v. inadequate - basically a picture and a supplies list. I've read other reviews of the drain complaining that not all the water drains out of the sink - in that case your drain is installed incorrectly!! (It is also installed incorrectly at yhl.com). From the Kraus web site, talking to a Kraus rep and reading all the instructions, this is how we figured out it should go: above the sink: metal drain and one thin slanty washer. below the sink: concave washer (cupped upward like a bowl so it 'cups' your drain), second slanty washer, then the rest of the pieces in the order they come in.
We also used clear caulk above the sink, both between the drain and washer and between washer and sink. We have had zero problems with leaking since installing this way, and now have a lovely minimalist drain above the sink (if you install it wrong with the concave washer on top then you have this ugly plastic lip and the water will not drain all the way). It was worth the effort it took to figure this out, because our drain looks awesome now. Love it.
Would have given 5 stars if product had included adequate drain installation instructions.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Looks even better in person
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Zero leaks, zero splashing, awesome water flow
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Great
I like this faucet. It has a nice clean look, installed easily, and works great.
I was not able to use the included drain because I needed an overflow drain, so I had an added expense by the time I was finished.
I would probably have looked for a faucet that did not include the drain, or had the correct one.
Make sure you research your needs before purchasing.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Just as it appears on the website
Please tell us about the quality of the product. When installed, the faucet is very sturdy. It has a nice water flow. No splatters.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Very accurate description
we were looking for a faucet to use with a vessel sink we had installed. The stuff that was available in local home improvement stores was expensive, cheap looking and ugly.
Checked out the selection on Overstock and found a bunch that we liked at great prices, so we picked one and gave it a shot.
Package arrived - and I was really impressed with the quality of the materials and construction. Having installed a bunch of different faucets in several homes that we remodeled - this one was much nicer than anything we had bought from a home store, including faucets with big brand names and marketing budgets. There was nothing flimsy or cheap about this faucet!
Installation was easy, and worked great from the second the water came on.
We purchased two of these to replace older vessel sink faucets. They are far better then the one's they replaced. Nice heavy feel to them, attractive design and they are not noisy like the old ones. Also the drain works very well. We had a plumber install as we were remodeling our bathroom and he was here for other work, he said he had installed Kraus before and was impressed woth the quality. I will update if the finish starts wearing off as it did on our previous faucets, but so far we are extremely happy.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Accurate depiction
Please tell us about the quality of the product. Seems like high quality
How accurate was the on site description of the product? Excellent
This is a good looking faucet. It is a simple and classic design and was a good value. The only problem we had was with the description.It indicated everything was included for the installation. We did not realize that a mounting ring needed to be purchased separately. This caused a delay for our remodel.
How did the color on site compare with the actual product? YES, the color was as represented in the photo
Please tell us about the quality of the product. The faucet was heavy and good quality.
How accurate was the on site description of the product? It should have indicated that the mounting ring would need to be purchased separately.
Is the Oil-Rubbed Bronze finish going to be available soon? I would really like to get it in that color but I only see chrome and stain nickel as an option. Thank you.joecool82 on Mar 9, 2013Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Thank you for your question and I apologize for the delayed response. Items are restocked as they become available, however we cannot guarantee if/when an item will be restocked. overstockcustomercare1 on Mar 12, 2013
Searched our site and we do not have any, try the manufacturer, Kraus, they do.overstockcustomercare1 on Dec 9, 2012
How thick of a surface will the pop-up drain go through? on Sep 15, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question
Solid brass umbrella pop-up drain in matching finish is included Designed to work with any vessel sink with above counter installation, including glass, stone and ceramic (without overflow) Fits any standard 1.75' opening installation overstockcustomercare1 on Sep 15, 2012
Is this faucet an import? How easy is it to get parts for this faucet in the future? on Jun 2, 2012Please enter a valid question.Answer This Question