Sculpted 18" Towel Bar from the Forte Collection
Need a better a design!
I have always had a high regard for Kohler products, until now.
The towel bar is a three piece design that requires a reasonable amount of mechanical dexterity to install so that the seams butt together with no spaces... especially in a case where the wall is not flat (as in my case).
There are 2 internal sleeves (one on each end) that couple the pieces together. These sleeve do not stay in place so when you connect the pieces, the sleeves tends to move. I had to Locktite them to keep them in place. The equivalent design 20 years ago probably would have been a one piece design, or at least totally assembled.
I am really disappointed with Kohler. The matching faucet had a leaky valve and an aerator that did no spray correctly.
I wanted to return the towel bar but my wife wanted the matching towel bar, so we live with it. I will definitely think twice before I purchase another Kohler product. Oh, to be fair, Kohler's customer service is very good.
January 30, 2009
The part where the towel hangs is in 2 pieces. The bar should be all one piece and then the 2 ends separate. The towel bar moves back and forth and is not very sturdy. Make the bar one piece and then attach at each end.
April 20, 2011
As a previous reviewer noted, the bar is not one piece. The spacing/gap between the bar looks terrible. It is hard to see from the picture on the website but if you look at the PDF installation guide you can see it clearly. For the price I would have expected a one piece bar. We have returned it in favor of a Moen towel bar from their Wembley collection.
January 9, 2013
This is an attractive towel bar. I did expect it be a heavier built since it was a little pricier than some of the others I looked at.
June 4, 2009
Kohler towel bar
This product is just as I would expect. The finish is perfect. It measures exactly to it's specifications. Installation was easy and quick. I would recommend it to all who are looking for an elegant line of bathroom accessories
December 22, 2009
Looks nice and functions well.
November 12, 2010