Bancroft Widespread Bathroom Faucet with Ultra-Glide Valve Technology - Includes Metal Pop-Up Drain Assembly
Solid product, well built, feels like money
This faucet is really solidly built. It seems to be solid brass, carefully polished and chromed. I couldn't find a rough spot on it. The feel is very classy and solid. Did I mention this thing is solidly built?
The assembly went very smoothly, with easy to assemble parts and fairly clear instructions. The list of tools and materials required is complete, but they assume you have installed plumbing products before (e.g., they indicate you need teflon tape but don't tell you where it goes). Two of the connections have integral O-rings, so is it not clear if you need the teflon on the threads of those fittings (I did use it, to no apparent harm).
Overall a very well designed and expertly manufactured faucet set.
September 21, 2009
Classic, sturdy, great value
This faucet seems to be one of the nicest in its price range. It's got a great heft and looks awesome w/ our new chrome legged American Standard sink. The sink is kind of bulky and needed a hefty faucet to balance it out. There was a broken plastic part in one handle that kept that handle from staying attached (although I'm not convinced that my contractor didn't break it himself), but I called faucetdirect as soon as we realized that and they immediately ordered and had rushed to us a replacement part (I had to pay for the part, but not the shipping).
June 3, 2009
All around great purchase
I had a faucet go bad on my double bowl vanity, so that meant replacing both since the originals were no longer made. Double whammy! I shopped around via the home centers and the internet and settled on Faucet Direct because of their selection and pricing. The home centers seemed to only have cheaper builder-grade faucets with the nicer models being special order only whereas Faucet Direct had pretty much anything from the inexpensive all the way up to high-end. Their pricing was resaonable and their delivery was very quick. The Kohler faucet set that I bought is well made with solid brass and chrome plating, the ceramic valves are smooth and positive and the stying fits our bathroom nicely. I have no connection with Faucet Direct nor Kohler.
November 20, 2009
Love this faucet!
I went to a plumbing supply co before purchasing from FaucetDirect. About $50 more and they had to order it! FaucetDirect sent it to me and I had it in less than a week which was less time than the plumbing co had promised me. A friends installed it without and difficulty (he is handy) and it looks beautiful! It's looks very high end and sturdy. It's in my kids' bathroom and I couldn't be happier with the cost, shipping time or look! I totally recommend this faucet!
January 18, 2013
The Bancroft line in polished nickel is beautiful. I outfitted my bathroom with the Bancroft pieces approximately 6 years ago and love them everyday....the polished nickel finish is perfect for the line...subtlety elegant....and works beautifully in my 1928 home. I would highly recommend this faucet.
July 17, 2012
Old School Quality
You always hear that things are made so "cheaply" today. That may be the case with a $49 faucet but this $200+ faucet is well made. Every component is HEAVY. All the hardware is machined to tight tolerances (nuts thread easily and turn easily). Finish was flawless and appears durable.
September 7, 2008
Looks great and water comes out smoothly. Very nice feel when turning faucets on and off. Like the difference between closing a car door on a Yugo and a Mercedes - the first clunks the latter shuts cleanly and quietly.
December 8, 2009
Product arrived the day after order placed. Install went smoothly and the faucet is working flawlessly. Great support and product.
December 18, 2012
This is my 2nd Kohler Bancroft faucet, but the first bought from FaucetDirect. Arrived today in excellent packaging. Less than a week, and saved a few bucks over buying locally. I've ordered from these guys in the past, and will continue to do so.
January 25, 2012
this faucet is large-best to place it on larger vanity tops. It's also heavy. So far after 2 months looks great and performs well in a low traffic bathroom. The flexible hoses that came with it were too short for our install.
February 1, 2014