Single Handle Pressure Balanced Tub and Shower Trim and Valve with Multi Function Showerhead from the Parma Collection
Problems with Danze Parma Tub and Shower
- I bought two of the Danze Parma Tub and Shower valve in mid-2009. By mid-2010, one of them became hard to turn, and squeaked very badly. I called Danze, and they sent me a replacement cartridge.
- Now, in mid-2011, I am having the same problem with the same valve. I'll have to replace the cartridge again soon. I called Danze, and they sent me out two more cartridges.
- I have two of these valves--the other valve is the same model but used in a different, lesser used tub. In this one, the part of the valve that diverts from the tub filler to the shower stopped working--water would dribble out both the shower and the tub filler at the same time no matter what position the diverter valve was in. I called Danze, and they sent me another diverter valve. It was the wrong one. They sent me out the right one after I e-mailed them about it, but the nut that secures it to the valve didn't turn. After some muscling to get the nut free, I found a gasket had been pinched and this is what was causing the nut to be difficult to turn. I managed to get the gasket seated correctly, but the gasket is still damaged and I'm not sure how long it will last.
Needless to say, I will never buy another Danze product again. Sure, they are great at sending replacement parts, but that doesn't matter because I've had to spend so much time replacing parts! A valve should not require this much maintenance. If they ever stop making replacement parts for this valve, I'm going to have to break into my beautiful slate shower wall to replace it. And I can guarantee you it won't be with a Danze product.
July 10, 2011
better in person
really happy with this quality product. We ordered the polished chrome finish and it looked and felt very high end for reasonable price. You could not get anything like this at home depot or lowes (and believe me i looked!). Shipping time was also really swift. Nice job!
August 27, 2011
Although we had our contractor do the installation, he assured me that the unit was/is sound. Bottom line is, for all that I looked at prior to purchasing this unit, this is by far the most substantial and attractive fixture/valve combo I've come across. The price was great, too. I highly recommend it.
January 22, 2013
high quality and value
I had recently installed a Grohe equivalent in a master bathroom. I choose the Parma for the guest bath for a fraction of the price. It may not be european but just as solid in weight and design.
Very nicely made. High quality.
September 4, 2011
Well made, high end look for less
We purchased this tub and shower faucet for our master bath remodel. Since we were on a fairly tight budget, this Danze unit fit the bill without sacrificing quality or style.
April 25, 2011
High quality product; worth every penny. This is the opposite of the Home Depot/Lowes plastic fixtures that are half the price.
April 20, 2011
Matches faucet ordered
Looks great with the Danze sink faucet I ordered. The two products together finish off my bathroom beautifully.
August 6, 2009
One of the best purchases
It's attractive, contemporary and not complicated to use. I would definitely recommend this product.
January 6, 2009