Low Lead Compliant Double Handle Widespread Bathroom Faucet with Metal Pop-Up from the Foundations Windemere Collection
As with every other review from this site...wow. super fast shipping! bought tues or weds with super saver shipping, it arrived friday, like as in 2 or 3 days later. Was looking for a low price set that included a roman tub faucet. This product comes through. Very affordable, feels strong...looks great. Everything matches nicely. Wife was happy too, *she's picky*, can't wait to install. fyi, stay away from bargain brands like aquasource and glacial bay. This product is a great alternative to price, but with better quality. bought stainless *matches well with brush nickel*
April 29, 2011
Love the curved handles
My local plumbing supplier wasn't able to find these faucets to match the Windemere shower faucet. I'm so glad I found them at faucetdirect.com. They match the other design elements in this bathroom beautifully. Very quick turnaround - I received them just a few days after ordering.
April 19, 2011
Check for plastic valves
I really liked the design and feel of this faucet, as well as the price. It installed very easily -- the instructions were simple and easy to follow. However, once the hot and cold sides were tightened down, I realized that the handles were rather loose and wobbly on the stems (almost like a bobble-head doll). I called Delta, who to their credit, provided excellent customer service. I spoke with a technician who talked me through the process of taking apart the handles to get to the valve stem assembly. When he learned the valves were plastic, he offered to send me metal ones at no charge. The new valves did the trick, and I'm very pleased with the result (not to mention the feeling of empowerment for changing the valve stems myself). But I must say that with was rather inconvenient to be without a bathroom sink for a week while waiting for the valves to come from Delta. I have since come to learn that a particular model is not the same from retailer to retailer. Large retailers work a deal with a manufacturer for bulk orders, the "savings" of which are then passed down to the consumer. This Delta Windmere faucet was the same design on the outside, but the components were different on the inside. And according to the technician I spoke with, it is difficult to know from the description on the box which version you are purchasing, the standard version or the discounted-for-mass-market version. So just make sure to purchase a product that is described as "all metal," or having "metal valves."
So my overall rating is: 5 STARS for Delta's customer service (and the Delta brand in general), but 2 STARS for the original handle design, and that I ended up having to do extra work on my end.
January 19, 2012
These faucets have a lovely classic look. They are exactly what I was looking for, and were very easy to install. Another great feature - they are easy to keep clean!
July 14, 2010
This faucet looks good. At the time of purchase I read a review by someone saying the handles wobbled. I arrogantly wrote it off as someone who didn't install them correctly, but I was wrong. Installed correctly, the handles will wobble on their pivot as they turn. No leaks, doesn't effect the function of the faucet...it just doesn't give you that solid feeling you would hope for.
January 19, 2012
Nice option for a widespread
There are not many value-oriented options for widespread lavatory faucets in oil-rubbed bronze - they're all expensive. This is the least expensive name brand design that I found appealing.
We are doing a light remodel of our master bath, and I just installed two of these. They were quite easy to install, and so far seem like quality pieces. I am not certain of the long-term reliability of the two quick-release plastic fittings between the valves and spout, but for the price I am satisfied.
January 10, 2011
had 4 installed today. look great, but they wobble. i will call delta tomorrow to see what can be done. As far as FaucetsDirect goes - excellent turnaround, great prices. I bought sinks, faucets, toilets, shower accessories, mirrors, lights - all arrived in great shape and fast. I give 5+ stars for Faucets Direct, 3 stars for the faucets - unless delta can resolve the problem.
February 1, 2013
While a professional installed the faucet, so I cannot comment on the ease of installation I would heartily recommend it. I got it in oil rubbed bronze and it is beautiful, impressive looking and easy to clean around those curves. My previous faucet was squared-off and much more time consuming to clean.
November 2, 2010
Great faucet and great site
The quality of the delta b3596lf Low Lead Compliant Double Handle Widespread Bathroom Faucet with Metal Pop-Up from the Foundations Windemere Collection is outstanding. It is a quality built product in every respect. The installation instructions were clear and easy to follow. Upon installation it looked absolutely beautiful. Faucet Direct.com is a wonderful site to do business with. Easy to find what I was looking for and their clear product descriptions made my purchase peace of mind.
May 15, 2012
This is a beautiful set and so worth the money. I purchased in oil rubbed bronze and also purchased 2 of a more expensive model by Delta. This is really more pleasing to the eye than the more expensive ones! Wish I had seen all of them in person first.
May 8, 2011