Hampton Tub and Shower Trim Package with Single Function Shower Head and Diverter Tub Spout
How well will it wear?
After I received and inspected this faucet, I returned it and purchased a more expensive one. Like another reviewer, I noticed that the escutcheons were plastic, although made to look identical to the metal finish. They look fine now, but over time, plastic and metal will age differently. I was also concerned about the plastic sleeve inside the faucet handle. The plastic sleeve actually turns the valve, so if anyone were to over-tighten it, the plastic would absorb all the torque. It seemed to me that there was potential for wear, looseness, or cracking. My reservations have to do, not with how well the faucet works now, but how it will wear over 10 - 20 years.
August 3, 2012
Love it--except for the plastic
This faucet and spout (we didn't install the shower head) are just what we needed. They make a lovely addition to the bathroom we're upgrading. They look great, work well, and installed easily. The ordering and shipping could not have worked better. The only reason I'm not giving this 5 stars is because the manufacturer (not Faucet Direct) has chosen to use a chrome-finished plastic flange to tie in with the wall, and included instructions not to use abrasive cleaners on it. I scour my bathroom to keep it clean, so this adds a layer of complexity I don't appreciate. I'd pay more for a metal flange I could scrub for years without having to think about what can be used to clean it.
November 21, 2012
Quality not as expected
The faucet handles are sturdy chrome plated brass but the escutcheons (trim) behind them are made of plastic and are easily cross threaded when attempting to install them. I'm concerned about the life expectancy of the plastic parts. Chrome finish flaking off, scratches, ETC. All other parts are chrome plated brass.
April 25, 2011
Great quality -Great Price
A hard-to- find item at a wonderful price. I am really pleased with the quality and beauty of this item. Due to the lack of a picture I wasn't sure what I would be getting. I had ordered a Delta Victorian facuet for another bathroom, and the quality of this item was comparable. It is a very pretty faucet and the handles are lovely. You won't be disappointed.
May 10, 2008
Great for retro fitting in an old house
We own a very old home and needed something to retro fit the same holes in our shower from the previous fixture. This fixture was reasonably priced and was made with metal, not plastic (which is surprisingly common). It looks great, but more importantly, does the job and doesn't drip and leak.
June 20, 2012
I choose this product after much review of other products, many of which was some form of plastic. Experience had shown that quality means long service life as well as maintaining the finish you had planned on. This is a well engineered product that will provide years of service.
June 7, 2011
exactly what I needed
It is hard to find older styles like this anywhere, you cannot find them in home improvemnet stores. I need this style and I wanted quality and this product delivered both. It has worked great so far, and I am confident that it will continue to do so.
June 1, 2009
Great fit for unusual layout
I had a difficult time trying to find a replacement for my old fixtures. American Standard met all my requirements with the prefect style, and color we wanted. And I didn't have to tear out my tile !!
April 20, 2011
Excellent option for remodel
We wanted to remodel our two (2) guest bathrooms without having to re-tile the showers. This two (2) handle set works very well and was easy to retrofit.
April 19, 2011
Suited our needs exactly
A dated product, but it fits the decor of our dated bathroom. It was hard to find a suitable faucet. We are definitely pleased.
June 7, 2011