My wife and I are redoing a first floor powder room with new countertop, sink, faucet, lighting and wall color. We are very pleased with the look and feel of the faucet set. And the low price made the deal even better. thanks.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? The image on the site was very acurate.
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. The product is a name brand and very good quality.
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? The description on the site was also very acurate.
This is an extremely well made faucet. It's got a highly polished finish and looks better in person than it does in the photo. I am a construction professional and I mounted it on a French Provincial cabinet with a granite top and it really makes the whole piece come together beautifully. The quarter-turn valves have ceramic washers which should mean many years of maintenance free service. I've seen comparable faucet elsewhere at up to 4 times the price. This is a great value if it is the look you're going for.
I purchased 2 of these faucets and was very disappointed in the quality. I have done a lot of plumbing so am not a novice. After I installed these faucets, they each had 3 common leaks due to poor design. One is the T filling that brings the water to the spout. It has a washer to seat it that pushed right through into the water opening when it is tightened - note this has to be tightened until the angle is right so that two hoses can be attached. It starts to tighten up and then it breaks loose as the washer slips. I tried using plumbers tape on the threads so it wouldn't have to be tightened as much but the threads are so coarse it still leaks. I ended up having to use a thread paste, put in a new washer and then tape the assembly with some leak sealing tape. The other two leaks are in the drain assembly. The first one is where the ball nut for the pop up drain is attached. Both of these leak as well as the metal drain pipe that screws into the drain assembly. The threads are so short that there is not enough to use teflon tape to stop the leak. These products have design flaws. Also both boxes came open with all internal parts in plastic that were torn open as well. I assume they are returns. Also, for some reason the handles on the faucets are at different heights and cannot be adjusted to all be the same. So there are different gaps between the body and the handle base.
I bought two of these to replace an old pair of Price Pfister widespread faucets. These Kingston Brass faucets are very well made and have a good finish. While they are not as popular a brand, they cost about a half of what the name brands would cost. I cannot understand why some reviewers had such negative comments about their quality and or why they had so much trouble installing them. If you have an understanding of how widespread faucets work, it will not be difficult. It took about 25 minutes to install each set. The only real problem was removing the old ones. While all of the parts needed for the faucet are supplied, you will stil need to purchase your own supply hoses. All of the parts mate well and the completed installation was leak-free. I highly recommend these faucets.
From looking at the photo I expected this faucet to be fairly substantial and of good quality and I was not disappointed. Our plumber had no problem with the installation. We have only used it for a week but the handles and plunger work solidly and I expect they will last. The brass looks great with the other high quality brass towel rods in our guest bath.
The faucet is very nice looking and provides good value for the money. However, the faucet handles are very loose. I am concerned that the faucet may not last for very long. I hope I'm wrong.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Excellect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Looks good but faucet handles are very loose
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good
This faucet really spruced up our bathroom. Installation is straight forward, but as with any faucet it is difficult to get into small places. I ended up taking out the sink and it was a piece of cake! Since I was replacing an older faucet, it would have been nice to know the exact "footprint" of the faucets, but it worked out okay. I would buy again!
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Same
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Looks to be of very good quality
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Good, would have liked better dimensions
Replace previous Moen Faucet, good quality of plating finish and parts. take plumber extra efforts to tighten T-joints where cold and hot water flown in due to o rings easy to stripped off which causing leaks. previous Moen had brazed T-joint which is much better.
Box is missing an imporant part-a black O ring that fits beneath the faucet. Box contained a large clear O ring for a drain in some other kit. I do not want to pay the plumber for a second visit. Perhaps some one had trouble installing it and returned it without all the key parts. This is my first purchase on overstock and I will not be coming back.
putting this in a powder room I'm updating. gorgeous finish. hard to find bright brass faucets. Haven't had it installed yet so can't comment on functionality. will do soon. highly recommend this and its a great price you can't find anywhere else
Based on satisfaction with a previous purchase we decided to change out both bathroom facets with units from Overstock. They arrived on time and were easy to install. No issues with missing parts and everything had a snug fit. The only issue was an aerator which was stuck in the faucet and could not be removed without damaging it. The manufacturer -- Kingston Brass -- quickly shipped the replacement part.