Forte Widespread Bathroom Faucet with Ultra-Glide Valve Technology - Includes Plastic Pop-Up Drain Assembly
Cost engineered to the point of failure
I use Kohler items all the time. they make excellent toilets, and tubs. As to this group of bath fixtures less than impressed. When we were installing the faucet the collars set screws are really short so tightening the handles down was really hard and we were installing it on a silestone top with under mount 1 1/4thick. Then when we finally got it in and tightened the set screws; the main brass shut off valve body split. Other areas that were less than optimal
Highly suggest they have one of their design engineers install this unit took 1.5 hours, not including installing the new piece when it broke.
1 The connection hoses and the junction mixer T
No room to tighten down
2 Requires 2 people at several points of install to hold and set handles in place
3 The way the water supply hoses are tied into the valve base requires a really small wrench with very little room to tie in.
Well as to the rest don't have time to go into the tub shower combo too many issues to list
Build .com was great in sending out a replacement for the customer in a hurry
May 29, 2012
In an effort to match my existing chrome fixtures to give my guest bath an update, I selected Kohler for its reputation and the Forte series for its look. The new handle and faucet make the room look totally updated. It installed with ease and is of excellent quality, unlike the kitchen fixture of another brand that cost considerably more. Nice lines, modern look. It seems the water comes out in a stream that is a bit strong and splashy, but no leaks and no problems otherwise. Love the new look, recommend highly. Ordering off the web at Faucets Direct gave me a great price and quick delivery to the front door.
May 24, 2009
I was a little concerned that a couple of people felt the water stream that resulted from this faucet was not ideal, but I have not had any complaints with the two that we had installed in the master bath. I like the look in the brushed nickel and the price was very reasonable. One thing I have concluded is that it is not neccessary to match every sngle bathroom fixture in the same line - we bought a different line Kohler for other fixtures in the same bathroom and they blend in just fine. I do find that Kohler has good quality in all the fixtures we did purchase.
January 1, 2011
not that pleased
This product lacked the quality I would expect from Kohler. It certainly seemed a lower end product. It did not have the solid feel I expected from other Kohler products and even the finish wasn't what I hoped for. If not for the hassle of returning and a time crunch, I would have returned it. Take your time picking out these products as you have to live with a mistake a long time. Product did come quickly from seller.
November 28, 2012
Excellent Faucet and Order Process
This faucet is high quality and a wonderful style. It looks fantastic on my granite vanity top. After looking at many faucets, this is a great value...Kohler doesn't disappoint. I installed a different brand faucet in another bathroom and now wish I had purchased another Kohler. Shipping was incredibly fast and I could easily track my package. I highly recommend FaucetDirect and would definitely order from them again.
September 4, 2010
I really like this faucet and the overall purchase experience was good. The only thing I do not like is the water stream from this faucet seems extremely limited and inconsistent in comparison to my other Kohler faucet. The stream doesn't shoot out nice and straight like i would expect, I removed the internal aerator to increase the volume and get a more consistent stream.
December 28, 2009
Nice faucet and problem resolved
Nice faucet but our plumber noticed a imperfection on the spicket--Faucet direct shipped a new one right away and was here in 2 days (plumber was coming back to finish other items on the job so not a problem) The defective unit was sent back at no expense to me-would use Faucetdirect anytime
October 9, 2010
The instructions say "if possible install faucet and waste to lavatory before installing lavatory" when what it means is "if possible install faucet and waste to sink before installing sink". I wish I had known this....
The faucet and taps look nice. I wish the waste pipe was metal rather than plastic but it installed without leaking at the second attempt (lots of plumbers putty required).
Overall nice for the price.
October 8, 2011
The faucet was exactly as I hoped it would be. Looks great in my new powder room remodel. I have been very pleased with the customer service from this company and will definitely buy all my faucet needs here. I have previously purchased many items and they have always been courteous and accommodating to me. Keep up the good customer service. Thank you!
April 16, 2011
Straight Forward Quality. This Kohler faucet is durable with a quality finish. The Lav controls are heavy weight and sit very nicely in pre-drilled granite. The Spout is a good weight as well with plenty of stem depth for install. Kohler provides the quick connects from diverter and flow seems normal.
May 3, 2011