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
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.
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
K-12182 : This model
K-12181: This model + 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
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Kohler K-12182 Reviews
Rated 5 out of
Nice style, heavy duty quality.I received two of these faucets and they were both in perfect condition and well constructed. Another reviewer said they had problems with this faucet's factory assembly that showed a noticeable defect. This was not the case with mine and I would not be concerned by the other reviewer's statements. I would recommend this product.
Date published: 2008-12-31
Rated 5 out of
Kohler K-12182 (Faucet): Lavatory Single HandleWe love this handle. It's sleek and very attactive. Very smooth when turning on/off. The only thing to be aware of is the placement on your sink. Once installed we noticed that the pull lever for the plug on the back was really close to the wall. It worked ok but you don't have much room to pull that lever up for the sink plug
Date published: 2010-11-09
Rated 5 out of
i have purchased Kohler products over the years and find them reliable, stylish and beautiful. The price range is more than reasonable and delivery always prompt. In recently upgraded my masterbathroom with granite counters, new sinks and faucets. Delivery was within 24 hours!!!! The sinks pristeen white and design picked up the curves of my walls and other architectural details. The faucet of polished chrome combined the high tech look that is popular today, with the vintage look as well. pretty perfect in my book.
Date published: 2012-04-03
Rated 5 out of
Great Bathroom FaucetsJust added these to four bathroom sinks in our home. They look sleek and sharp, without looking overly modern for our historic home. The single hole gives us more counter space and makes cleaning up after my kids simple. I would absolutely buy these again.
Date published: 2012-07-31
Rated 5 out of
Traditional BeautyWe purchased 2 chrome Fairfax faucets for a double bowl counter. They are beautiful and we love the one handle because we have young children and it is a clean look. The faucets are sturdy and what you would expect with the quality of Kohler. The shipping was very fast and the products were packaged securely. We would recommend these if you would like a traditional look and an excellent quality faucet. The price was also outstanding.
Date published: 2011-04-21
Rated 5 out of
Simply ElegantNever planned to write a review about a faucet but couldn't resist. Just remodeled a small bathroom and based many of my decisions on this faucet and the Fairfax series. The color (I chose brushed nickel) and simplicity helped give the room a spa-type atmosphere. Is also easy to use and clean. The contractors even commented on it!
Date published: 2011-05-09
Rated 5 out of
Pleasantly surprisedI had not ordered from the "Fairfax" collection before.
This suited the project and I went ahead and ordered sight unseen. The proportions and overall look of the faucet were beyond expectations. I will consider it again on future projects.
Date published: 2013-11-12
Rated 5 out of
Absolutely perfect!I purchased three of these faucets in polished chrome. Two were for our master bath and one for our guest bath. I hadn't seen them in stores, so I wasn't sure how they would really look in person, but they far exceeded my expectations. The finish is flawless and beautiful, and the single hole faucet looks sleek and modern. The handle operation is smooth, and the size and proportions look beautiful in both bathrooms. It doesn't look out of place or too large in our guest bathroom, but it doesn't seem dwarfed by the thick granite or the long 8 foot counter in our master. I really think this would look beautiful in any home.
Can an 6" escutcheon plate be ordered for this model or do I need to send it back?
A. The Kohler K-12182 is the non escutcheon version of the Fairfax faucet. The escutcheon itself is on our site and is Kohler K-78050.
Can this faucet be used with a push close drain?
A. Yes. This faucet has a pop up drain included, but if you prefer to use a push close drain you can. You would just not install the pop up drain and install the push drain instead.
Does this come with the chrome plate to cover three hole counters?
A. The Kohler K-12181 is the Fairfax faucet that is included with a 6" escutcheon plate for mini-widespread, 3-hole configurations.
how much room from to the back wall should be allowed for the drain pull?
A. The Kohler K-12182 required a minimum of 2.5" in distance from the backsplash.
I have seen the K-12182 BN described as "Vibrant Brushed Nickel" and "Brushed Nickel." I assume these are the same. Can you confirm?
A. Correct, On Kohler Faucets, Vibrant Brushed Nickel as well as Brushed Nickel are one in the same.
The white button on top of the faucet, is it plain white or does it have words on it like "hot & cold"?
A. The Kohler K-12182 has a white button on the top with no words.
Does this product comply with California Law Lead Law?
A. Yes, the Kohler K-12182 complies with California and Vermont Low Lead Laws.
One question was asked about the button, but the answer was not clear. Exactly what buttons are included in the box? Would it match the finish ordered?
A. The Kohler K-12182 includes a white button, you may order additional colors by searching item K-12001 and selecting the desired finish.
What is the difference between the 12181 and 12182?
A. The Kohler K-12182 is for single hole installation and the K-12181 comes with an escutcheon.
Hi I have the Fairfax sink faucet in my half bath and like it very much and would like to do my masterbath as well with the same. However, my shower surround has been drilled for 3 holes. Is there anyway to cover those up to give me more options? I need help on this one. Thank you.
A. The Kohler K-12182 escutcheon plate model is 77091. Are you looking for a something similar to a escutcheon plate that will work for shower drilled holes?
The picture shows a white finial on top of this. Can you tell me if other finials are included? (for example clear or blank as I don't like the white)
A. The Button for the Kohler K-12182 is available under either product number 1017730 or 1017731 and is available in a variety of finishes.
I like this Fairfax faucet in oil-rubbed bronze, but there don't seem to be matching accessories (towel bars, toilet paper holders) in that finish. Can you recommend something that would go with it, either a different finish or a different collection?
A. Though many of the Fairfax accessories have not been released in the ORB finish yet, many of the accessories from the Devonshire Collection have and are of a comparable shape and style: such as the K-10555, K-10554 and the K-10551.
What is the height of th faucet, tallest point?
A. Thank you for your inquiry. The Kohler K-12182 is 7 /12" high. That is measured from the bottom of the escutcheon plate to the highest point on the lever handle. Thank you.
Is the finial on the Kohler K-12182 white?
A. The Kohler K-12182 is does have a white top cap.
What is the height of this faucet when off? I know it is 7.5" at max open but there is no indication of height when the faucet is off.
A. The Kohler K-12182 is 7" high.
Can I get a stopper that goes with the faucet?
The Kohler K-12182 is provided with a standard pop up drain from Kohler. You can find additional stoppers on our website by putting "Kohler drain assembly" in the top search bar. An example in polished chrome is Kohler K-7126.
Are the internal parts in the K-12182 plastic, metal or a combination?
The Kohler K-12182 has a Ceramic Disc valve.
Where is the aereator located?
The Kohler K-12182 aerator is threaded into the spout.
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