Kohler K-12181 Oil Rubbed Bronze (2BZ) Fairfax Single Hole Bathroom Faucet - Free Metal Pop-Up Drain Assembly with purchase

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  •  Kohler Fairfax Single Hole, Single Handle Bathroom Sink Faucet - Build.com
    Brent Holland reviews the Kohler K-12181 Single Hole, Single Handle Lavatory Faucet from The Fairfax Collection. This faucet comes with a matching metal drain and features a high temperature limit stop, allowing the owner control how hot their water is when it comes out of their Kohler K-12181.

Product Features:

  • Fully covered under Kohler's limited lifetime faucet warranty
  • Faucet body constructed of solid brass
  • Kohler finishes resist corrosion and tarnishing - exceeding industry standards for durability
  • The Fairfax Collection brings a touch of elegance and nostalgia to the bathroom
  • Simple curving spouts and graceful design that complements a variety of styles
  • Smooth single handle operation
  • Metal pop-up drain assembly included
  • Includes escutcheon (cover plate) for sinks with 3 faucet holes
  • ADA compliant
  • Low lead compliant - meeting federal and state regulations for lead content
  • Designed for use with standard U.S. plumbing connections
  • WaterSense-labeled product - uses at least 30% less water than standard 2.2 GPM faucets, while still meeting strict performance guidelines
  • Features and extra-secure mounting assembly
  • All hardware needed for mounting is included

Product Technologies / Benefits:

  • WaterSense/Eco-Performance: To help make a difference on a global scale and further its role as industry leaders in eco-performance practices, Kohler has established partnerships with a number of environmental organizations, including WaterSense. Many Kohler faucets are equipped with low-flow aerators; meaning they use less water, while continuing to meet superior performance standards.

Product Specifications:

  • Overall Height: 7-1/2" (measured from the counter top to the highest part of the faucet)
  • Spout Height: 2-1/8" (measured from the counter top to the spout's outlet)
  • Spout Reach: 5" (measured from the center of the faucet base to the center of the spout's outlet)
  • Faucet mounts in a single hole configuration
  • Number of Holes Required for Installation: 1
  • Flow Rate: 1.5 GPM (gallons-per-minute)
  • Maximum Thickness of Mounting Deck: 1-3/4"
  • 1 handle included with faucet

Product Variations:

  • K-12181: This model
  • K-12182: This model without escutcheon
  • K-12183: Vessel (taller) version of this model
  • K-12265-4: Widespread version of this model
  • K-12266-4: Centerset version of this model
About Kohler:

Gracious living is characterized by qualities of charm, good taste, generosity of spirit and the enhancement of nature. It is Kohler’s mission that you can improve your sense of gracious living with every experience you have with a Kohler product or service.

With everything that Kohler does it lives on the leading edge of design and technology, while maintaining a constant level of quality regardless of price. Kohler sets the standard of excellence in its field, and yet is constantly striving to improve.

From sustainable products in the kitchen and bath, to engines for lawn tractors and generators, to power systems that protect data centers and urban landscapes all over the world; this is what the Kohler Company is all about.

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Our SKU: Kohler K-12181

This product is listed under the following manufacturer number(s):

  • Kohler K-12181-BV*
    Brushed Bronze
  • Kohler K-12181-G*
    Brushed Chrome
  • Kohler K-12181-BN
    Brushed Nickel
  • Kohler K-12181-2BZ
    Oil Rubbed Bronze (2BZ)
  • Kohler K-12181-BRZ*
    Oil Rubbed Bronze (BRZ)
  • Kohler K-12181-PB*
    Polished Brass
  • Kohler K-12181-CP
    Polished Chrome
  • Kohler K-12181-CB*
    Polished Chrome/Polished Brass

*Denotes a finish or option that has been discontinued

Kohler K-12181-2BZ Product Specifications

Specification Sheet
Installation Guide
Country Of Origin USA
Drain Assembly Included Yes
Eco Friendly Yes
Escutcheon Included Yes
Faucet Centers 4
Faucet Holes 1
Faucet Type Bathroom Sink Faucet
Flow Rate (GPM) 1.5
Handle Material Metal
Handle Style Lever
Handles Included Yes
Height 7.5
Low Lead Compliant Yes
Made in America Yes
Material Metal
Max Deck Thickness 1.75
Mounting Type Centerset, Single Hole
Number Of Handles 1
Overall Height 7.5
Overall Width 6
Pop-Up Included Yes
Spout Height 4.5
Spout Reach 5
Theme Traditional
Valve Included Yes
Valve Type Ceramic Disc
Water Efficient Yes
WaterSense Certified Yes

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Kohler K-12181 Reviews

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not happy at all with this product I have previously purchased 2 of these faucets in chrome and was very happy with the product. Therefore, I decided to purchase in the brushed nickel as I was changing the faucets in another bathroom. I am very unhappy with the brushed nickel finish, and the two products were very, very expensive (over $500 for 2 of them). I know that there can sometimes be a difference between finishes depending on the manufacturer, but this brushed nickel is very unattractive, always looks like it has spots on it, and is difficult to clean. I wished I had purchased the chrome version again.
Date published: 2013-08-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from beautiful faucets We replaced a couple of old Moen faucets with these Kohlers. Love Love Love them. They are so much easier to turn on & off. The quality is unmistakeable. We have the Kohler Forte in the kitchen and love that one with the pull out spray. It's no wonder the Kohler name stands for quality.
Date published: 2008-07-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Lovely faucet, corrosion at spout After a number of years of use, I will need to replace this faucet as it has corroded through the "ring" at the tip of the spout. It is a lovely faucet and not sure what I'll replace it with since the matching bath fixtures are still going strong. It works great but is a cosmetic problem.
Date published: 2010-12-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Went fine I've purchased three or four of these faucets in the past. The price was nice and the shipping was quicker than I expected. They were used in a new granite installation (two sinks). The only glitch was that the mounting holes for the faucet were close to the back splash and the faucet body is wide with the pop up handle exiting the back. I had to bend the pop up handle so it would not bind with the back splash. I'm not sure if the granite supplier cut the holes further back than necessary or their sink is a bit larger. Either way, I've never had this issue in the past and it worked out. The faucets look great.
Date published: 2010-11-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from What's not to like! I needed to replace a bathroom faucet that was showing a little corrosion. I haven't replaced any faucets for many years, but decided to give it a try. My wife loves the style of this faucet and Kohler quality, and we selected it when we had our master bath remodeled a year ago, so it was the natural choice for this project.The faucet was very easy to install, with the long flexible connecting hoses. It looks and works great, and my wife is VERY happy! Faucet Direct provided great selection, excellent pricing and wonderful service. The result was a win all around! What more could you want. (I'm planning my next, larger plumbing project.)
Date published: 2010-01-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid Faucet I'm generally happy w/ this purchase, and thought it was a good value for the price based on other models I'd looked at. My only complaint is that there are plenty of nooks / crannies for the water to settle into, making it look grungy when it's not wiped down.
Date published: 2009-12-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fairfax faucet I love this faucet! It works so smoothly. It's high enough for me to wash my hair in the sink now.
Date published: 2014-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Upgraded Faucet for Bathroom Vanity My wife selected the Fairfax single handle Master Bath vanity faucet for its different design -- upright and stocky-cylindrical. It is visually eye-catching. NOT your usual profile. It works great; the water flow is easily graduated from the barest trickle to full force. Top quality construction and design. Written installation instructions are clear and detailed. Delivery took only several days. Were we to again order new faucets, our first choice would be FaucetsDirect.
Date published: 2014-02-02
  • Does the button on the top of the lever come with the faucet?


    The button is included and comes as a white finish.

  • Is the Kohler K-12181 made in the USA?

    A. The Kohler K-12181 is assembled in the USA, but the parts come from China.
  • Is the Kohler K-12181 faucet made in the United States?

    A. The Kohler K-12181 is assembled in the USA, but the parts come from China.
  • Can a Kohler K-12181, which comes with a three-hole cover eschucheon plate, be mounted instead the single-hole eschucheon plate supplied with the K-12182? I have new granite and would like to change my current K-12181 faucets to a single-hole look, prefer to order only the base plates.

    A. The Kohler K-12182 does not come with an escutcheon plate. There is, however, 2 models that are recommended for the K-12182; the 75017 and the 77091, which can both be used for the K-12181.
  • What type of metal is the K-12181 Faucet constructed with?

    A. The Kohler K-12181 is made of brass.
  • After 5 years should the finish corrode where brass trim meets chrome?

    A. The Kohler K-12181 finish is warranted for life. It should not corrode.

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