I used to be very partial to Moen for residential applications, but the quality has taken a serious nosedive in the last 10 years.
Vote for the brand that you think is best on the market right now in terms of quality and value. If you can think of a brand that i didn't put up there, vote for other and post with your suggestions.
I'm limiting the thread to just lavatory faucets for now. I'll start another thread next week on Kitchen sink faucets.
Here's my ratings on a scale of 1-10 on the brands that I've installed recently (with the specific model that i installed in parenthesis)
Moen (Chateau single handle): 6
(plastic internal parts are inferior. Quality has dropped significantly. The pop ups are inferior too)
Chicago #802 Quaturn 2-handle: 9.5
(expensive yes, but still the best quality that money can buy. It's a commercial grade faucet after all. I service a condo complex that is well over 60 years old. Chicago lavatory faucets were original equipment in each unit and the ones that have not been remodeled are still in excellent working condition. Minus 1/2 point for limited style selection for today's choosy/trendy customer.)
Delta (classic single handle): 5
(Same quality issues as Moen, but parts are slightly less common in my area. I replace a lot of Delta's that are less than 5 years old.)
Kohler (Coralais single handle): 7.5
(parts are tricky to come up with sometimes, but it's well made. the kohler line is very complete. As a midwestern boy, I'm still partial to them)
ProFlo (Ferguson house brand, single handle model): 6
(Basically a Moen in sheeps clothing. Slightly cheaper than Moen)
Gerber (Maxwell single handle): 8.5
(Solid construction. Pop up is nice. the hardwater faucets have a very nice ceramic disk cartridge)
Danze (Single handle): 6.5
(parts hard to get, but it's a fairly decent faucet)
Wovlerine Brass (Essence Single Handle): 8.0
( I put one in my own house to try them out. Quality of the internal parts are fantastic with 100 year cartridge warranty on their ceramic disk. The pop up is premium top quality. The body is a little thin though. Function is excellent. Price is hard to beat as they sell factory direct. Only downside is that if a customer wants a special finish they may have to wait a couple of days.)
Pegasus (don't know the model, and don't care): 2
(HD junk. It's a throw away once the cartridge fails.)
Glacier Bay: 2
(same deal as above. the 19.99 faucet special. The customer still wanted me to put it in......yikes)
American Standard (single handle): 4
(Very poor quality. Parts hard to come by on the newer faucets)
Grohe (Euro Single Handle): 9
(Excellent faucet, but very expensive)
I put my vote in for Gerber, as it's the easiest for me to get of my highest rated brands.
Looking forward to reading everyone's opinions and experiences.
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